Clement Richard Kopnicky passed away peacefully on August 16, 2019, in Ridgefield. Mr Kopnicky was born on April 3, 1937, in Stratford, to parents Joseph Andrew Kopnicky and Elizabeth Mary Dugas.
He attended Stratford High School, graduating in 1955, and then entered into military service with the United States Marine Corps from February 1956 to February 1958. Mr Kopnicky married Joan Marilyn Duda on February 27, 1960. Mr Kopnicky lived most of his life in Newtown where he and his loving wife raised their son Lyle.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Marilyn Duda; his son, Lyle Kopnicky; his sister, Margaret Cheever; and sister-in-law, Shirley Kopnicky.
Mr Kopnicky worked as a mason, at first for his brother, Robert Kopnicky, and later built his own business. He took great pride in his work, and his excellence in masonry was noted by many. He was an avid bowler and golfer.
Friends and family will remember him for his hospitality, generosity, eagerness to help others, and sense of humor.
A wake will take place Friday, August 23, from 5 to 8 pm, at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown. Funeral services are Saturday, August 24, at 10 am, at Honan Funeral Home, proceeding to Newtown Village Cemetery.