Joseph John Wcislo, 93, of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 24, 2012 at his home. Born in Trumbull to the late Alexander and Agatha (Opiat) Wcislo, Joe spent most of his life in Fairfield and Westport. He was married to his loving wife, the late Eleanor (Mills) Wcislo for 47 years.
A World War II Veteran, he served in the US Army for which he bravely toured much of Europe. Joe was a former tradesman who retired from the Sate Park and Forest Commission in the 1980s after many years of service.
After his retirement, he spent many happy years with his wife, Eleanor in Belleview, FL. Joe loved the water and spent much time fishing, boating and clamming. He loved traveling, doing puzzles, cooking and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his four children and their spouses, Lawrence & Robin Wcislo of Toano, VA, Ronald & Joanne Wcislo of Ansonia, Mark & Mary Wcislo of Trumbull and Sharon & Matthew Porter of Midlothian, VA. He is also survived by his brother, Stanley Weislo of Fairfield and his sisters, Helen Cronan of Wakefield, MA and Frances Wilson of Columbia, SC. He also leaves behind his most beloved friend and companion, Bernice Vonick with whom he happily spent the last years of his life , as well as his grandchildren, Raymond, Charles, Nicholas Wcislo, Sarah (Wcislo) Deaver, Katherine Cox and Hayden, Abigail and Ellie Porter as well as several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. Joe has an infectious grin and bright blue eyes. He will be sadly missed by his family.
Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Church in Trumbull. Interment will be private. Friends may greet the family prior to the Mass from 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home 50 Reef Rd. in Fairfield Center.
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