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James F. Szepanski

James F. Szepanski

Saturday, April 22nd, 1944 Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

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Obituary for James F. Szepanski

James F. Szepanski, 75, of Windsor Locks, beloved husband of Shirley G. (Gogulski) Szepanski, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Morristown, NJ. Born in Hartford, CT on April 22, 1944, he was the son of the late Walter J. and Mary (Godek) Szepanski. Jim grew up in Windsor Locks and was proud lifetime resident. Jim joined the US Air National Guard and served for 6 years during the Vietnam War. After graduating from the University of Hartford with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, he worked for UTC for 27 years, leaving as Chief Contracts Administrator. He went on to own and operate Clay Hill Package Store in Windsor Locks for several years, selling the business in 2004. Jim was a jack of all trades and knew a little bit about everything from electrical, plumbing, automotive, wood working and yard maintenance. He was the go-to guy when someone in the family needed something fixed. Jim served the town of Windsor Locks as the Vice Chairman of the Windsor Locks Police Commission and the Past Secretary of the Planning & Zoning Committee. He was a member of the American Legion Post #36 and a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Besides his beloved wife Shirley, he leaves his son, Jay Szepanski and his girlfriend Amy Reynolds of East Granby; his daughter, Amy Williamson and her husband James of Mendham, NJ; his 2 grandchildren, Eloise and Henry Williamson; his brother, Thomas W. Szczepanski and his wife Janet of Windsor Locks; 2 brothers-in-law, Clemens “Mike” Gogulski and his wife Patty of Enfield, and Richard Gogulski of Suffield; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jim’s family will receive friends on Monday, January 6, 2020 from 4-7 PM at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St., Windsor Locks. His Funeral will begin on Tuesday, January 7, at 10 AM at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at St. Mary Church, Windsor Locks. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Windsor Locks. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. For online condolences, please visit www.windsorlocksfuneralhome.com.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, January 6th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Windsor Locks Funeral Home
    441 Spring St
    Windsor Locks, CT
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    Monday, January 6th, 2020
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 | 11:00am
    St. Mary Church
    42 Spring St.
    Windsor Locks, CT
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    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
    11:00am
  • Interment

    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    St. Mary's Cemetery, Windsor Locks
    Spring St.
    Windsor Locks, CT
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    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
    12:00pm

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Nancy Sweatland

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. We are lifting you and your family up in prayer for strength, peace mercy and love during this very difficult time in your life. Gordie and Nancy Sweatland
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Betsy (Lord) Brogioli

Shirley my deepest sympathy in the passing of yur husband. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Betsy
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Will & Susan Blanche

Thinking of you all and sending our Love. With deepest sympathy.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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