OBITUARY

Thomas J. Osipowicz

January 3, 1950October 3, 2020
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Thomas John (Ozzie) Osipowicz of New Britain passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 3, 2020. He was born January 3, 1950 to the late John and Christine Osipowicz. Tom was a lifelong resident of New Britain. He graduated from New Britain High School class of 1968 and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Central Connecticut State University. Tom had a long career in the banking industry, retiring from Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union. Tom was an active member of the Spartans Veterans Athletic Club, Italian Political Independent Club as well as various other social and charitable organizations.

Tom was a loving and devoted brother, uncle, great uncle and friend to many. He enjoyed time spent with family and friends most. He was a very gifted athlete, having played baseball, basketball and football in his younger years, achieving numerous awards of distinction. He enjoyed playing golf with his friends and attending numerous Final Four basketball games and the Traveler’s Championship each year. He enjoyed doing daily crossword puzzles and increasing his never- ending knowledge of sports statistics. He excelled at Trivia when it came to any type of sport. Jeopardy was one of his favorite programs to watch.

Tom will be most remembered for his love and dedication to his family and friends and for his giving nature. He was a true gentleman in every sense. He valued “old-school” gentlemanly ways. Tom was all about showing respect towards others. He also valued tradition and was both a thoughtful and sentimental soul. It truly made Tom happier to give more than receive. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

Tom is survived by his loving sisters Christine Brandenburg of Menomonie, WI, Janice Keller of Burlington, CT and his loving brother Daniel and his wife Wendy of New Britain. In addition to his siblings, Tom is survived by his loving nephews and niece; James Brandenburg of Menomonie, WI, Amy Nelson and her husband John of Menomonie, WI, Richard J. Sanzo and his wife Jessica of Burlington, CT and Bryan Keller of San Francisco CA. He’s also survived by his loving and precious great nephews; Ethan and Tyler Nelson of Menomonie, WI and Carter and Mathew Sanzo of Burlington, CT. Tom was predeceased by his very best friend and brother Jackie who died in 1958. He also leaves behind many dear and loving friends.

Calling Hours will be held at New Britain Memorial/Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave, New Britain on Thursday, October 15th from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Services will begin at the funeral home Friday, October 16th, at 9am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church New Britain, CT at 10am. Memorial donations in memory of Tom may be made to the National Kidney Association and Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital. To leave an online condolence please visit www.newbritainsagarino.com

  • FAMILY

  • John Osipowicz, Father (deceased)
  • Christine Osipowicz, Mother (deceased)
  • Jackie Osipowicz, Brother (deceased)
  • Christine Brandenburg, Sister
  • Janice Keller, Sister
  • Daniel Osipowicz (Wendy), Brother
  • James Brandenburg, Nephew
  • Amy Nelson (John), Niece
  • Richard J. Sanzo (Jessica), Nephew
  • Bryan Keller, Nephew
  • Ethan Nelson, Great-Nephew
  • Tyler Nelson, Great-Nephew
  • Carter Sanzo, Great-Nephew
  • Mathew Sanzo, Great-Nephew
  • He also leaves behind many dear and loving friends.

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Services

  • Calling Hours

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

  • Brief Gathering Prior to Church

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, October 16, 2020

Memories

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DONNA SILVERIO

October 16, 2020

Ozzie was Best Man and I , maid of honor, at my sister's wedding. He lived up to the term Best Man always, because of his kindness and humor. We will remember Christmas Eve's at the Wysocki house, going out to the Polish club on New Year's Eve in the 80's. Goodness like his surely ensures a great next adventure. He will be missed.

Dennis Jakubowski

October 13, 2020

I had the great opportunity to grow up with Tommy.Everyday we played football and baseball at Ben Franklin and basketball at the marconi club .when the older guys came and took over the court Ozzie was always chosen to play with them because he was a lethal shooter.He brought his talents to play all sports at NBHS.He was always a fun loving person and will be missed

Joe Kozioi

October 12, 2020

Had a lot of fun playing in the secondary w/Tom @ NBHS and Flag football.Be assured you are not alone in your in your sorrow.

Michael Dechichio

October 11, 2020

I’ve known Ozzie since Benjamin Franklin Elementary School back in the late 1950’s, although I haven’t since him since our 20th high school reunion in 1988. He was always fun to hang out with. We played lots of sports at Ben Franklin and I always admired him for his athletic talent, sense of humor and what a great person he was. Whenever I have a thought of elementary school, Ozzie is in it. He was always giving me pointers on how to make foul shots but I’m afraid I was a slow learner. We later joined forces again on the NBHS football team-great memories. He will be missed. My thoughts are with his family. I attached a photo of our 6th grade class in 1962. Ozzie is in the middle of the back row.

Laura & Allen Shapiro

October 11, 2020

We are so sorry for the loss of Tommy. We were in his company at his sister Janice's home many times for family events. He was always so personable and friendly with my late parents. I also remember how much he enjoyed the company of his nephews Rich and Bryan. He seemed to have a love of spending time with people, and cooking for them, and just always trying to be helpful.
Our condolences to the entire extended family,
Laura & Allen Shapiro

Celine Blouin LeBlanc

October 11, 2020

Condolences to Tom's family & love ones. We enjoyed meeting Tom and sharing banking stories when he & my father worked at New Britain National. Enjoyed his enthusiasm for sports and working the numbers - just like you did while banking, also enjoyed sharing a cocktail watching games at the Oaks Club. Tom you will be missed by us & many. ❤ Celine & Dean LeBlanc

Edward Osipowicz

October 10, 2020

Summers at the ocean; weekends camping on the Connecticut River on your Dad's boat; golfing; holiday cook-outs, softball games and pig roasts at Gardner Lake: too many memories and not enough years to relish in them all. Rest in Peace.
Cousin Ed

Jason Ramm

October 10, 2020

Tommy was a great guy! He was my cousin! He was a wild man back in his day and always a fun cousin to be around. Always had great jokes and enjoyed making everyone laugh and smile. Had some great times with him at the family picnics over the years. He will be missed!

Lois Procopion

October 9, 2020

To the family of Tom,

Ozzie was a star in so many ways at New Britain High School. Everyone loved him. The NBHS, Great Class of 1968 will remember him for his great sense of humor, fun-loving ways and his athletic prowess. Please accept my deepest sympathy. My thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

Thomas Pytel

October 7, 2020

I am very sorry for your loss. Tom was a good friend and teammate back in high school. I will always remember the good times.

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