Paul F. Tantarski

November 1, 1915April 29, 2012

Paul F. Tantarski, 96, widower of Celia R. (Wasielewski) Tantarski since 1978, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2012 in Maine. Born in New Britain, he was the son of the late Ludwig and Jadwiga (Gorczewska) Tantarski and retired from Emhart Corp. after 29 years. Paul is survived by daughter Paulette McKenna Buongirno and her husband Mark of Orrington, ME; his grandchildren, SGT Thomas P. McKenna of Mililani, HI and his wife Melissa, Elizabeth R. McKenna of New Haven, CT and ISSN Caitlyn M. McKenna, stationed on the USS Carl Vinson. Also two great grandchildren; Annabella and Thomas Joseph of Mililani, HI and another great grandson expected in July. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brothers Stanley, Walter, Joseph and sisters Regina, Mary, Veronica and Lucy and and his son in law Thomas Edward McKenna. A time of remembrance will begin Monday, May 7, 2012 at 10:30am at the New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain followed by a Prayer Service at 11:00am, officiated by Father Robert Buongirno. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation hours will be held Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 3-6pm at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donors choice. For directions or to leave an online message, please visit


  • Visitation Sunday, May 6, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 7, 2012

Paul F. Tantarski

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