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Della Vecchia Funeral Home

211 North Main Street, Southington, CT

OBITUARY

George F. Sigiel Jr.

October 28, 1944July 23, 2020

George John Sigiel, Jr., 75, passed away peacefully at the Summit at Plantsville, on April 1, 2020. Born October 28, 1944 in Bristol he was the son of the late George J. Sr. and Sophie (Drzewiecki) Sigiel.

George grew up in Bristol and graduated from Central Connecticut State College with a degree in education. He taught middle school in Simsbury until his retirement. He touched many lives of his former students and friends often bringing them on ski weekends to VT and Bantam Lake (Camp George). He was an avid skier on both the slopes of Vermont, which he skied at Killington Mountain and on the water at his home on Bantam Lake where he lived for many years and also sold real estate. George was a volunteer EMT & fireman in the Town of Morris, and also an active community member. He owned a non-profit boxing gym in Torrington for the youth, was a certified USA boxing instructor, and he was a driver for Kelley Transit.

Lovingly known as Uncle G, he is survived by his nephew, Randolph Parent, Jr., and his wife, Mary Beth (Lasbury) of Southington; his nieces Denise Burzynski (Parent) and her husband, Miro, of Boonton, NJ, Laurie Ryan (Parent) and her husband, Ed, of Franklin, MA, and Bonnie Campbell (Parent) and her husband, Dan, of Hanover, MA. "Great" Uncle G also leaves his grand nieces and nephews Amy Burzynski, Melanie and Allison Campbell, RJ, Zachary and Ryan Parent, and Caleigh Ryan. He was a good friend and will be remembered by all who knew him. He was predeceased by his sister, Pauline Parent. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 10:00am. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington is assisting the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to; https://webpoint.usaboxing.org/wp15/Transactions/Order/Donate.wp?prd_ID=1741 For online condolences and directions please visit, www.dellavecchiafh.com

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  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, July 31, 2020

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Lisa Panella Eells

July 30, 2020

I knew George since I was a teenager working at the Veterans’ Memorial Skating Rink in West Hartford. Groups of us would often take ski trips up to VT on the weekends. Over the years, we spent many weeks between Christmas and New Year’s Eve together - skiing, playing games, and hanging out together with a large gang of regulars over the past 40 years. George was energetic and fun. He knew how to joke around and have a great time. He was a great person and a good friend to many.

Sharon Teasdale Watson

April 14, 2020

I am very sorry for your loss. I fondly remember George (Mr. Sigiel) from my junior high school days and ski trips to Okemo! God bless you all during this difficult time.

Blessings, Sharon Teasdale Watson xo

George Hatsian

April 13, 2020

I enjoyed Mr Sigiel as my drivers ed teacher. He was a funny and pleasant person. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless him - George Hatsian

Brenda Cristillo

April 13, 2020

George was our neighbor on Bantam Lake. He was active, generous, pleasant, fun, and giving of his time. He always had a supply of dog biscuits and all the neighborhood dogs made a daily trip to visit George. His 4th of July parties were memorable. He loved his family & friends, his home, boat, water skiing and skiing! And Beach Boys music!! He was a great guy and is missed by all in the neighborhood. Brenda & Jim

Lynne Kenton Capecelatro

April 13, 2020

So sorry to hear such sad news, “good neighbor George“! We have all been friends for many many years… May he rest in peace:peace_symbol::pray::skin-tone-3:

Jeff Wheeler

April 12, 2020

He was a wonderful man, my Drivers ed. Teacher always had something interesting to say, great sense of humor.

Gil Maffeo

April 12, 2020

Mr. Sigiel was one of favorite teachers at Henry James. He took me skiing at Killington with other classmates. I still remember it as one of the most fun trips I ever went on. RIP

Roger Carlson

April 12, 2020

George and I were colleagues in Simsbury Ct. We also were dear friends. I have many fond memories of weekend ski trips to Ludlow Vt. May you rest in peace George. Roger Carlson

Pat Mancinelli

April 10, 2020

George will always be remembered for his delicious contribution of a fried turkey to our New Year's Eve party in Ludlow VT. He was a loving and giving spirit. He was a good man. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

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