Francis R. Baczek (Bunny) age 60 of Oxford entered into eternal rest on Oct. 15, 2012 at Saint Mary’s Vitas Hospice Unit in Waterbury. He is the beloved father of Brett Baczek, of Oxford.
He was born on February 4, 1952, in Derby, he was the son of the late Frank and Jeanne Lique Baczek. Up until the time of his death Fran owned and operated Basic Industries Metal Sales Co. He is survived by his sisters, Jeanne DeGennaro and her husband Thomas of Derby, and Lorraine Mackey and her husband Kevin of Meriden. He is also survived by his aunt, Ester Baczek , nieces and nephews, Jennifer DeGennaro, Kyle Mackey and his wife Jenna , Alena Roberts and her husband Jeff, Emily Kielt and her husband Mike , Mark Lastauskas and his wife Rita, and Greg Lastauskas. He also leaves to cherish his memory his grandnieces and grandnephews, Joey and Mia Isabella Ferrigno, Alyssa Lastauskas, and Harper Kielt. He is also survived by his former wife, Linda Ogle, mother-in-law Sue Antinozzi, sister-in-law Susan Ledellaytner, brother-in-law Art Antinozzi and his wife Genevieve, and leaves behind his many wonderful cousins and friends who were supportive and caring during his lengthy illness.
Bunny graduated from Derby High School in 1970 and was an outstanding quarterback and member of the 1969 State Football Championship Team. He was a graduate of the University of Vermont. He was an avid New York Giant Fan. He enjoyed cooking and spent countless hours tending to his flower and vegetable gardens. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, but his greatest love was fly fishing and when he wasn’t tying his favorite flies you would find him fishing in the Delaware River with his best friends, Gary and Denmo Lucarelli. Bunny was an ardent fan of the Grateful Dead Band and attended many of their concerts throughout the years.
Friends may greet his family on Thursday from 4 to 7 PM in the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home 253 Elizabeth Street Derby. On Friday his funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 8:15 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 AM in St. Mary’s Church. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Vistas Innovative Hospice Care 1579 Straits Turnpike, Suite C, Middlebury, CT 06762.
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