Stephen E. Rakiec, age 57, of New Haven, passed away May 19, 2008 in Yale-New Haven Hospital. Stephen was a son of Mary Adamczyk Rakiec with who he resided and the late Frank Rakiec Sr., brother of Frank Rakiec Jr. of New Haven, Paula Rakiec-O'Mara of East Haven, Barbara and her husband Leonard Gallo of North Haven, Emily and her husband Steve Novak of Guilford and Daniel and his wife Orsola Rakiec of North Haven. Stephen is also survived by 15 nieces and nephews. Stephen was a US Navy Veteran of Vietnam War and until his illness he was employed by the Milford Transit District as a driver. Prior to that he was a driver for Connecticut Limousine. Stephen was an avid fisherman. His funeral will leave from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Thurs., May 22 at 9:15 AM. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Bernadette's Church, 385 Townsend Ave., New Haven. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 to 8 PM. Burial with Military Honors will take place in All Saint's Cemetery, North Haven. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.

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  1. DEAR AUNT MARY AND COUSINS; IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME SENCE I HAVE SEEN ANY OF YOU BUT I HAVE MANY FOND MEMERIES WHEN WE WERE KIDS. YOUR FAMILY WAS ALWAYS NICE TO ME . IT IS SAD TO HEAR OF STEVENS PASSING. I HAVE JUST LOST MY BELOVED HUSBAND ON APRIL 9TH 2008. SO I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS.

  2. Dear Aunt Mary, I am so sorry to hear about Stephen. I just want you to know my thoughts of you will be with me in my daily prayers. It is always a sad time when we loose someone we love so much. Please give my love to the rest of the family. I Love you

  3. Dear Grammy Mary and Family I want to express my sincerest sympathies in the passing of your son and brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Marcella

  4. DEAR MARY I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT STEPHEN PLEASE GIVE MY REGARDS TO THE REST OF THE FAMILY FONDLY RITA(HULSE)WOODBURN

  5. Dear Mary&Family, We are sorry to hear of the loss of your son Stephen. I hope your happy memories will get you through this most difficult time.

  6. Dear Mary, Buzzy, Paula, Barbara, Emily & Danny, I am so very sorry to hear about Stevie. I didn’t know until yesterday 10/7/08 or I certainly would have been in touch. We may not be in touch often but you are all always in my thoughts and have a special place in my favorite childhood memories and in my heart. Hugs to all, I am truly sorry for your loss.

  7. Dear Mary, We would like to express are condolences on your loss to you and your family. With our sincere sympathy, Michael and Yvette Giannelli

  8. Dear Paula, Barbara, Emily, Frank, & Daniel, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I Know how it feels to loose a brother, as I lost mine 3 years ago this July. I will keep you all in my prayers for God to comfort you in every way. I love you all

  9. My condolences to your family. It was a privilege to care for Stephen. Warm Regards, Marianthe Grammas, M.D.

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