OBITUARY

Edward A. Wisniewski

June 2, 1922May 19, 2018
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Edward A. Wisniewski, 95, of Glastonbury and formerly of Hartford, died Saturday, May 19, 2018. Born in Hartford on June 2, 1922, he was the son of the late Adam and Marta (Mocarska) Wisniewski. Eddie was a self-made man, always relying on his wit and own hard work. He remained youthful until the end. He proudly served his country as a Bosun in the Merchant Marines during WWII. In 1987, he co-founded Payless Auto Glass with his son John, and remained involved and interested ever since. Their employees loved and respected him and often referred to him as “Uncle Eddie”. All those close to Eddie knew him to be kind-hearted and very generous, though he often hid behind a gruff exterior. Eddie is survived by his long-time partner Barbara Saccardo of Glastonbury, his son John Wisniewski of Glastonbury, his daughter Joanna Cooper and her husband Patrick of Norwalk, and his grandchildren Myles, Emma, Madelyn, and Brianna. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Helen Norris. Visitation will be from 4-7pm on Tuesday, May22 at the Glastonbury Funeral Home, 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury. Funeral Services will begin Wednesday, May 23, 9am at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10am, at SS Cyril & Methodius Church, 55 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford. Burial will follow in Mt St Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. To leave online condolences, please visit www.glastonburyfuneral.com

  • FAMILY

  • Adam Wisniewski, Father
  • Marta (Mocarska) Wisniewski, Mother
  • Barbara Saccardo, Long-time partner
  • John Wisniewski, Son
  • Joanna Cooper, Daughter
  • Patrick Cooper, Son-in-law
  • Myles, Emma, Madelyn, and Brianna, Grandchildren
  • Helen Norris, Sister

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 22, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Lisa Carson

June 30, 2018

There will never be another "Uncle Eddie"

Amber DeMartino

May 21, 2018

Hello Barbara & Family

I am so sorry to hear about Eddie's passing. I have many fond memories of being in your company; Oweengo, Denise's home. He was ageless and filled with enthusiam for life. You truly made a nice couple, Barbara. Please be assured of my prayers at this difficult time. God bless always.

Mac McKew

May 21, 2018

To John, Barbara and the rest of Eddie's family,

Eddie will forever be in my heart. I first met him not long after my own father passed away in 1996. Eddie and my father shared the same birthday two years apart (1920). In many ways he replaced my father in my life. They both served in WWII and, indeed, came from this country's greatest generation.

I will never forget all the rounds of golf, trips to glass shows, dinners and "beat downs" in our meetings. The obituary described him spot on, "kind-hearted and very generous, though he often hid behind a gruff exterior."

Ed would ALWAYS genuinely ask how my wife and kids were doing. He often told me, "you did it right, you were one of the lucky ones." No Eddie, you did it right...thank you for being a great friend. Now I have another angel in heaven keeping an eye on me.

Congratulations Eddie on a life well lived. I love you.


Mac McKew & Family

Sheila O'Toole

May 21, 2018

I enjoyed many a find meal with Eddie during my time at Pilkington. He was always smiling and making the group laugh with many a tale! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time of loss.

JAIME MARTINEZ

May 21, 2018

Uncle Eddie
Played a big part in my life, when started working at Norris Glass in 1988 and then Payless Glass he was the first person to welcome me in, he always gave me good advice and believed in me. Some of the best memories I have where with
Uncle Eddie

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Biography

Edward A. Wisniewski, 95, of Glastonbury and formerly of Hartford, died Saturday, May 19, 2018. Born in Hartford on June 2, 1922, he was the son of the late Adam and Marta (Mocarska) Wisniewski.
Eddie was a self-made man, always relying on his wit and own hard work. He remained youthful until the end. He proudly served his country as a Bosun in the Merchant Marines during WWII. In 1987, he co-founded Payless Auto Glass with his son John, and remained involved and interested ever since. Their employees loved and respected him and often referred to him as “Uncle Eddie”. All those close to Eddie knew him to be kind-hearted and very generous, though he often hid behind a gruff exterior.
Eddie is survived by his long-time partner Barbara Saccardo of Glastonbury, his son John Wisniewski of Glastonbury, his daughter Joanna Cooper and her husband Patrick of Norwalk, and his grandchildren Myles, Emma, Madelyn, and Brianna. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Helen Norris.
Visitation will be from 4-7pm on Tuesday, May22 at the Glastonbury Funeral Home, 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury. Funeral Services will begin Wednesday, May 23, 9am at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10am, at SS Cyril & Methodius Church, 55 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford. Burial will follow in Mt St Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. To leave online condolences, please visit www.glastonburyfuneral.com