Vincent Joseph Zelinsky

September 28, 1929May 16, 2020

Vincent J. Zelinsky, age 91, of Milford, CT, formerly of Cocoa North Florida, died on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Orange Health Care Center.

He was the loving husband of the late Florence V. (Harsch) Zelinsky.

Mr. Zelinsky was born in Bridgeport, CT to the late Andrew and Agnes Zelinsky. He proudly served our country in the US Army from May 1951 to May 1953 and spent time in Germany. Mr. Zelinsky retired from Raybestos in Stratford, as well as Sikorsky Aircraft, and the Brevard County School system in Florida. He belonged to the Slovak Catholic Sokol of Bridgeport and he also belonged to the Thaddeus Kosciuszko Society of Milford. His kind and humorous soul will be greatly missed by his family, and the staff at Orange Health Care Center.

He is survived by one beloved Son, Vincent R. Zelinsky, and his wife, Diane of Milford, and a grandson Vincent Nicholas; two sisters, Frances Saresky and Irene Cullen, and several nieces and nephews. He had been predeceased by two brothers, Joseph Zelinsky and Edward Zelinsky; and four sisters, Mae Liscinsky, Helen Marseglia, Marge Skandera and Agnes Doyle. As well as extended family John Kenz of Boise, ID and Audrey Foote of Ludlow, VT.

Due to the current pandemic restrictions, Vincent’s burial must be private.


  • Burial Will Be Private


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Al & Vicky Zaleski

May 21, 2020

So sorry for your loss. We will fondly remember our weekend that reunited your Dad and our mom, Marge, after not having seen each other in 30 years, in upstate NY a couple years ago. There were so many smiles and laughs that weekend.
Sincerest thoughts for you at this time.
Al & Vicky

Thomas Flowers

May 20, 2020

RIP Mr. Zelinski. Thank you for your service to our country and condolences to the Zelinski family.

Margaret Preto Rodas

May 20, 2020

Diane, Vincent & Vincent
I am not gone
I remain here beside you
Just in a different form
Look for me in your heart
And there you will find me
In our love which forever lives

In those moments when you feel alone
Look for me in your thoughts
And there you will find me
In sweet memories that burn strong

Every time a tear
Forms in your beautiful eyes
Look up to the heavens
And there you will see me
Smiling down from God’s glorious skies.

Holding you all in gentle thought and prayer at this time.

Margaret, Rob, Jonathon & Meghan

Dolean Welch-Perugini

May 19, 2020

Vinny & Di,

so sorry for the lost of your father and father in law.


John Angelicola

May 19, 2020

Vinny & Di, so sorry for the lost of your father and father in law. it was always a pleasure to see him, he was always so happy and upbeat, he will be missed.

love, John & Cindy.

Reg & Deb Edo

May 18, 2020

Vin always had a smile and kind words for everyone. We enjoyed visiting with him in the past and listening to him reminisce his army experiences with our dads Nick and Ralph. Now they can all be reunited in heaven. Vin, you will be missed.

Heide Gehri

May 18, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I know you will be together again someday.

Susan Berry

May 18, 2020

My prayers are with the Zelinsky family for the loss of their beloved Vinnie. I knew him as part of the Lewis Carroll Elementary School family. When Vinnie came to my kindergarten classroom each day to make it like new again, he always cane with a smile, a story, and a twinkle in his eye. What a kind man he was!

Tracy Petrik

May 18, 2020

My condolences to the Zelinsky family for the loss of your father, grandfather, brother. He was an amazing man. So full of life. I knew Vincent as a beloved custodian here at Lewis Carroll Elementary in Brevard County FL. He was always smiling and always had a story to tell. What an amazing man!

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