February 7, 1936 – February 8, 2020
Michal Szafran, 84, widower of Katarzyna (Barniak) Szafran, passed away February 8, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Poland and was the son to the late Alexander and Katarzyna (Major) Szafran. He was a devout parishioner of St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church and a member of the church choir. As a retiree of Stanley Works, he enjoyed the many outings to the casino sponsored by the company he loved to work for. Michal enjoyed tending to his garden and was a proud Bee Keeper. His advice of caring and tending to bees was sought by many in the area. He is survived by his sons; Bohdan Szafran and his wife Bohdanna of Killingworth, CT and Mark Szafran and his wife Debra of New Hartford, CT. His sister Ruzia Rafalski of Myczkow, Poland His precious Grandchildren; Daria Warycha, Stephanie Szafran, Michael Szafran, Jessica Szafran, Larysa Wordingham and Alexander Szafran His sweet great-grandchildren; Matthew Warycha, Luke Warycha and Peter Warycha He was also predeceased by a brother; Hryhorij Major of Poland. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the caregivers who took such loving care of our father during the most recent years and to all his friends and family for their many acts of kindness and support. A time of visitation will be held Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 5-8pm, with a Panahyda service at 7pm at New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain. Funeral services will begin Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:00am from the funeral home, followed by his Funeral Liturgy at 10AM in St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 303 Eddy Glover Blvd. New Britain, CT Memorial donations may be made in Michal’s memory to St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church.
- Alexander Szafran, Father (deceased)
- Katarzyna (Major) Szafran, Mother (deceased)
- Hryhorij Major, Brother (deceased)
- Ruzia Rafalski, Sister
- Katarzyna (Barniak) Szafran, Wife (deceased)
- Bohdan Szafran (Bohdanna), Son
- Mark Szafran (Debra), Son
- Daria Warycha, Grandchild
- Stephanie Szafran, Grandchild
- Michael Szafran, Grandchild
- Jessica Szafran, Grandchild
- Larysa Wordingham, Grandchild
- Alexander Szafran, Grandchild
- Matthew Warycha, Great Grandchild
- Luke Warycha, Great Grandchild
- Peter Warycha, Great Grandchild
- Visitation Tuesday, February 11, 2020
- Funeral Liturgy Wednesday, February 12, 2020
February 12, 2020
It is with a heavy heart to hear such sad news of Вуйко Михайло.
He was a very special person with a big heart. We have very fond memories of him and you all when we visited you many moons ago.
We are sorry we can not be there to stand by you all today. Though we are miles apart, you are always in our thoughts and forever in our hearts.
Вічна Їм Пам'ять
Families Wencyk and Stevenson, England
February 11, 2020
I have very fond memories of Mr. Szafran, having grown-up just down the street from him. He was kind and generous man, always welcoming neighbors to his home. It still brings a smile to my face thinking of him and his bees. He was ahead of his time recognizing the value of being in touch with nature.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Szafran’s family and friends during this difficult time. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.
Jerry Hrycyszyn and family
February 10, 2020
February 9, 2020
The Kebalo’s & the Szafran’s have decades of friendship that we have shared together, ever since the Szafran family came to America in the early 1970’s. Our children named the relationship the Szabalo’s Our cumulative thoughts go out to Mark & Bohdan and their families. May your Tato Rest In Peace and in this time of sorrow, remember that you have friends that love you. God bless you!
Steve & Anna Chomyn
February 10, 2020
Dearest Family Szafran, It is with great saddness to hear this news. We are in prayer for the family and dear friends. I will always have a smile when I think of Pane Szafan, when seeing him at church when times were good he would always call me by Maria, which is my sisters name and he would always say he is sorry. I would say to him thats ok my father always called me that.
His happy little jokes and small talk was a pleasure to hold of him . May he rest in peace and enjoy his family in heaven.
Vichna Pamynat Pane Szafran !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sending you our Love from Florida
February 10, 2020
We would like to offer our deepest condolences for the loss of your father, father in law, grandfather and great grandfather. It has been our pleasure to be family friends and neighbors with Mr. Szafran and his family for many , many years. We'll miss the friendly smile and quick wave as he would drive by the house. The jars of tasty honey will be remembered fondly.
May the happy memories you have help carry you through this difficult time. With deepest sympathy.
Holly and Eric Rousseau and family