Kirk Bruce Fraczek, 61, of Newtown died peacefully January 4, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Bridgeport, February 15, 1952, to Yvonne and Bruce Fraczek.
He married his beloved wife Nancy in 1972, and for the past 40 years resided in Newtown, where their lives centered on their sons and family life.
In addition to his wife, his sons and wives Brennan and Johanna of Trumbull and Justin and Jennifer of New Milford; his brother Lee Fraczek of Yonkers, N.Y.; his sister-in-law Karen Karker, and her husband Neal; his sister-in-law Janice Sature, and her husband Mark; six cherished grandsons, Gavin, Keenan, Beckett, Westley, Callan, and Logan; and many nieces and nephews survive Mr Fraczek.
Recently retired from work as an electrician, he had been a member of Local Union #488 IBEW since 1970. He was a dedicated employee who thoroughly enjoyed his craft.
Mr Fraczek was a devoted father who was always his sons’ biggest fan and supporter in numerous arenas, including Cub Scouts, marching band, Little League, and football. He was a consummate craftsman; there was nothing that he could not build or fix. His favorite pastimes were collecting and restoring vintage cars, making home improvements, and caring for wild birds.
He lived his life with dignity and grace. He was a gentle, generous, and loving man who was adored by family and friends, especially his six grandsons who will sorely miss their “Papa” on the sidelines during sporting events, while apple picking, and during family events and vacations. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather extraordinaire.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 pm, Wednesday, January 8, at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown.
Memorial donations may be made to the Newtown Scholarship Association, PO Box 302, Newtown CT 06470. To honor Mr Fraczek’s memory, please consider performing an act of kindness in his name.
To leave on online condolence visit www.honanfh.com.