John J. Cieniewicz
John James Cieniewicz, 93, of Middlefield, passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 1, 2016 at Middlesex Hospital. He was born in Berlin, CT and spent his childhood on the family dairy farm. He worked there until he started at Colt Firearms. WW II intervened and he enlisted in the Army serving in the European Theater Campaign in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Ardennes with the 125th Cavalry Recon Squadron. Post war, John worked 40+ years at Pratt and Whitney as a precision tool and die maker. Always fiercely independent, John enjoyed boating, claming and crabbing along the CT shore when he was not tinkering with his multitude of projects at home. Everything needed modification to suit his standards and his ingenuity got to run free. He is survived by his 4 children: Barbara Wells and husband Bob, of Estero Florida, Paul Cieniewicz and wife Louise St-Germain of Durham, Judy Jorgensen of Enfield, Susan Cieniewicz and partner Steve Chesney of East Hartford. He was proud of his 3 grandchildren: Brandon Cieniewicz and Pierre-Paul Cieniewicz of California and Alec Cieniewicz of Durham, and is survived by several nieces and nephews. His parents, all his siblings and Judy's husband Jim Jorgensen predeceased him. There will be no calling hours. A funeral mass will be held at St Colman Church, 170 Hubbard St., Middlefield, CT. on October 29th at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors or a Charity of your choice.
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