OBITUARY

Edward Thaddeus Mikulak

January 1, 1936February 17, 2020

Edward Thaddeus Mikulak, formerly of Plainville Connecticut, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020 in Melbourne, FL.

Born in New Britain on January 1, 1936, Ed was one of ten children to the late Stanley and Alexandra (Gondek) Mikulak. He was raised in Plainville and married his high school sweetheart Carol Jean Ciccio. Ed and Carol shared years of life adventures, bringing into this world a loving family of five children. He was employed by TRW Marlin Rockwell in Plainville until retirement.

Ed and Carol fulfilled their dream of retiring to Florida, enjoying the warm climate and visits from their family. But Ed had to still keep busy, and he loved working as a landscaper at a couple of different golf and country clubs for several years.

Ed was warm, loving and fun-loving, and a religious man holding true to his Roman Catholic faith. He was proud of his heritage and was a lifelong member of the Polish National Alliance, and Polish-American clubs in Connecticut and Florida.

He leaves his five children, Edward Mikulak Jr and Lynn Castagliola of Plainville, Susan Pender and David Pender of Plainville, Michael Mikulak of CA, John and Amanda of TX, and Lynne Mikulak of PA, daughter-in-law Diana Mikulak, grandsons David Pender, Brandon Pender and Carter and sister Joan Osak. Also several nieces and nephews, godchildren, extended family, special family friend Robin Grossman and close friends Jill and Fred Farmer in Barefoot Bay, FL.

Edward was predeceased by his wife Carol. Also he was predeceased by his brothers Stanley, Thaddeus, Casmier, Frank, Alexander and Joseph Anthony and Florence and his sisters Lucy Janowski and Irene Squires.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:30 am from New Britain Memorial-Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave, New Britain followed by the funeral liturgy at 11:00 at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S Canal St, Plainville. Burial will be at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 175 South End Rd, Southington. Family and friends may gather on Thursday prior to mass from 8:30 to 10:30 at New Britain Memorial-Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home. Directions: I-84 take a right at the exit 37, funeral home is 1 1 /2 miles on your right. To share a memory with the family please go to www.newbritainsagarino.com

Ed was a member of St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church in Barefoot Bay FL; a memorial mass will be scheduled in the coming weeks in his honor.

  • FAMILY

  • Stanley Mikulak, Father (deceased)
  • Alexandra (Gondek) Mikulak, Mother (deceased)
  • Stanley Mikulak, Brother (deceased)
  • Thaddeus Mikulak, Brother (deceased)
  • Joseph Mikulak, Brother (deceased)
  • Alexander Mikulak, Brother (deceased)
  • Casmier Mikulak, Brother (deceased)
  • Frank Mikulak, Brother (deceased)
  • Lucy Mikulak, Sister (deceased)
  • Irene Mikulak, Sister (deceased)
  • Joan Osak, Sister
  • Carol Jean Ciccio, Wife (deceased)
  • Edward Mikulak Jr (Lynn Castagliola), Son
  • John Mikulak (Amanda), Son
  • Michael Mikulak, Son
  • Susan Pender (David Pender), Daughter
  • Lynne Mikulak, Daughter
  • Diana Mikulak, Daughter-in-law
  • David Mikulak, Grandson
  • Brandon Mikulak, Grandson
  • Carter Mikulak, Grandson
  • Also several nieces and nephews, godchildren, extended family, special family friend Robin Grossman and close friends Jill and Fred Farmer in Barefoot Bay, FL.

Services

  • Calling Hours Thursday, February 27, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, February 27, 2020
  • Burial Thursday, February 27, 2020

Memories

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Lynne Mikulak

February 27, 2020

We would like to thank everyone who shared a memory here, sent flowers and expressed condolences, and thank you to everyone who came to funeral and paid respects and celebrated our father’s life with us. We deeply appreciated connecting with everyone.
Ed, Sue, Michael, John and Lynne

Robin Grossman

February 27, 2020

Thinking of Ed with Love today. My heart is with you all as you lay your father , grandfather, uncle and friend to rest. May he rest in eternal
Peace .❤️ Robin Grossman

Josephine & Fred Farmer

February 27, 2020

To Lynn, Sue, Mike, Ed Jr, and John -


I wish we could be there today. I know we have only met Lynn, she has become a part of our family as Ed was.

We hope someday, to meet the rest of Ed's children. our thoughts and prayers are with you all of you today. God bless and keep you.

Terese Drouin

February 27, 2020

Cousins,

My heart is with you today. I wish I could be there with you all.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Dad was always one of my favorites. He was a man of faith, and now he is with your Mom.

Love you all,
(Cousin) Terese and Ron

Catherine Mastroianni

February 26, 2020

My thoughts are with Lynne,Sue,Johnny,Michael & Ed. Uncle Ed was more than an Uncle. I have great memories as a child spending time with a Aunt Carol & him. When I was a teen they asked me to be Lynne’s godmother. I was so pleased. I visited until they moved to Florida. I again spent good times visiting in Florida.you will be missed “Papa Smurf❤️“

Catherine Mastroianni

February 26, 2020

my thoughts are with you. Uncle Ed will be truly missed. I enjoys spending many days in my childhood with Aunt Carol & him. In my teens I loved that they wanted me to be Lynne’s godmother. In recent years I enjoys v/s in Flordia. Spent good times with Aunt Irene,Kris & him. God bless “Papa Smurf”

Bobbi and Jim Dzwil

February 25, 2020

Uncle Ed was more of a big brother than an uncle to us growing up. Another hole in our hearts.

Marcia Vinci

February 21, 2020

Uncle Ed had a gentle soul and a wonderful smile. With deepest sympathy, our hearts go out to you. Eddie will always be loved and remembered in our prayers. Sister-in-law, Ann Mikulak; Annie Mikulak; Marcia, Peter, and Pete Vinci

Jill and Fred Farmer

February 21, 2020

We sort of "Adopted" Ed after his wife, Carol passed. He truly became family to us as well as to our children. We spent almost every afternoon together ...for the "happy hour" that we had at our home from 5:00 PM every day to whenever. We would have get-togethers at our home, and Ed was always with us. He was a wonderful neighbor, man, confidant, and friend. We know he is in a better place now, he is with his Carol, no more pain, no more sorrow... he is finally where he wants to be. God has called him home. We will miss him...always.

Kris Squires

February 21, 2020

My uncle Eddie was a man who loved his family and was proud of his family
He loved to have a good time and I’m glad there were years before my mom passed that we got a chance to spend some Christmas holidays together in Florida
May your soul Rest In Peace my uncle

FROM THE FAMILY