Mitchell Anthony Wnek, Sr, age 85, of Whitney Ave., Hamden, passed away Jan. 19, 2009 at Connecticut Hospice. Mitchell was the husband of the late Lucille Grace Manacchio Wnek. Father of Richard D. Wnek, Sr. of Hamden & Mitchell A. Wnek, Jr. of North Haven; grandfather of Richard D. Wnek, Jr, & Jacqueline Wnek both of Hamden & Jennifer Hemstock of Wallingford; brother of Gladys Young, Rose Matthews, Sophie Price & Helen Wnek all of New Haven and the late John, Joseph, Frank & Thomas Wnek. Mitchell also leaves 3 great granddaughters. Born in New Haven on July 9, 1923 he was a son of the late George & Hedwig Wnek. Mitchell was a WWII US Navy Veteran & employee for 35 years at the former Pond Lilly Co. in New Haven. His family would like to thank all the staff at Montowese Health Care Center, CT Hospice in Branford & St. Raphael Hospital, especially Dr. Frank Cardinale & his nurses for their care at his time of need. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden, Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at 9:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Friends may visit with his family at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 7 PM. Burial with Military Honors will take place in All Saint's Cemetery, North Haven. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Father Michael McGivney Center for Cancer Care, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. Mitch Tony and I are so sorry to hear of your lost. We are unable to attend due to him being out of town and I am recovering from hip surgery.

  2. Mitchell & Eleanor, My deepest condolences on the loss of your father and father-in-law. May he now be at peace and with his beloved wife. Know that he will always watch over you and be right by your side. Donna & family

  3. Rich, I am very sorry for your loss. I know how close you were to your dad. My prayers and sympathies are with you and your family. I know you will miss him; but remember, he will live forever in your heart. Try to stay strong and if you need ANYTHING call.

  4. rich, my most sincere thoughts and sympathy are with you at this time on the loss of your father. may he rest in peace.sincerely paul white

  5. Rich, Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your father. May God bless you and you family during this hard time. Stay strong.

  6. Rich,Our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and your family.

  7. Rich,Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Take comfort in knowing he’s at peace and home with loved ones.May GOD bless. Art & Pam T.

  8. Rich, I am very sorry for your loss. I know how close you were to your dad. My prayers and sympathies are with you and your family. I know you will miss him; but remember, he will live forever in your heart. Try to stay strong and if you need ANYTHING call.

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