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Donald Edmund Norkawich

29 octubre , 194230 enero , 2021

Donald Edmund Norkawich, 78, of Glastonbury, passed away from complications of the Coronavirus on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital. He was the widower of Elaine Ann (Kaufman) Norkawich. Born on October 29, 1942 in Bridgeport, CT, he was the son of the late Edmund Vincent and Mary Veronica (Domblosky) Norkawich. Donald worked for 45 years in the paint and hardware industry. He was with with H.C. Lovell Hardware in Stratford, CT for 22 years and moved onto become a manager at the north-end Paint Products store in Bridgeport, CT. He always went above and beyond for his customers. He had an amazing eye for color and there was not anything he could not match or anything he would not do to help someone. He loved lighthouses and surrounded himself with everything lighthouses. They held special meaning to Donald because they represent our journey on earth and are a beacon of light to find the way home, “For thou art my lamp, O’Lord: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.” (2 Samuel 22:29) He was a loving and devoted husband to his wife Elaine of 39 years. They spent many days walking hand in hand on the beach at Seaside Park in Bridgeport or by the seawall at Marnick’s in Lorship. The love that Donald and Elaine had for one another was remarkable. They did everything together, enduring hardships and celebrations alike. At last, they have been reunited. Donald was a wonderful friend and uncle to many nieces and nephews. He had an amazing sense of humor and an uncanny knack to make others laugh. He made a friend wherever he went and whether it was in Bridgeport or Glastonbury, he made a lasting impression on everybody. His wife Elaine would always say that Don would be remembered even if they only met him once. She was right. He will be missed dearly be all. Donald is survived by a son, James Norkawich and his fiancé Daria Biancardi of Glastonbury; a daughter, Deanna Karaffa and her husband Keith of Shelton and two grandsons, Matthew and Ryan. Matt and Ryan love their “Pop Pop”, as he loved them with all his heart. Besides his wife Elaine, he was the youngest of 5 siblings and predeceased by all - his brother Edward Norkawich, and three sisters Isabel Johnson, Teresa Norkawich, and Marie Sasso. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Glastonbury Funeral Home, 30 Carter St., East Hartford, CT 06118. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit the obituary page at www.glastonburyfuneralhome.com

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Nancy Sasso Janis

4 febrero , 2021

Uncle Donald was my godfather and a man of great faith. I know that he has been reunited with his mother and father, Aunt Elaine and all of his siblings. Rest in peace and watch over all of us.

Nancy Sasso Janis

Mark Sasso

4 febrero , 2021

Recalling a summer weekend sometime in the late 1960s or early 1970s. Not even sure what age I was. Swimming in our pool in the backyard in Stratford, with Uncle Donald and Aunt Elaine over for a visit, my father grilling hot dogs and burgers, clowning around and just having a good time. My mom Marie's potato salad getting rave reviews from everyone.

James Norkawich

3 febrero , 2021

My dad, my father my best friend. Someone who was able to fix what needed to be fixed, a man of true faith and his love for god was immeasurable. The best sense of humor, love of family, and anyone he came in contact with. I love him and I am going to miss him for the rest of my life. I love you dad. Thank you for everything. Always being there, never saying no. My world has stopped. I miss you and love you.

Jeffrey Sasso

3 febrero , 2021

Donald had the best sense of humor, I remember from my youth, he would make everyone laugh at a family gathering. Always upbeat and social, I will remember his enthusiasm and warmth. It is an honor to have known him and be part of his family.

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