Leonard E. Giza
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Leonard E. "Len" Giza, 92, of New Britain, passed peacefully surrounded by family, on Thursday, February 10, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Mabel M. "Mae" (Nicolucci) Giza.
Len was born in New Britain on June 13, 1929, to Joseph A. Giza and Anna (Dymkowski) Giza. He was a proud U. S. Air Force veteran and served in the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge from military service, he began his career in sales for Conn. Spring Co., Bristol, and later for Rowley Spring Co., Bristol, until he retired.
After retiring, he spent his time volunteering as chairman of the board of the Monsignor Bojnowski Manor, as a volunteer at the New Britain Industrial Museum, as a Scout leader for Troop 24 of Berlin, and as a member of the New Britain Elks. For many years, he was an active member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, St. Maurice Church.
He enjoyed golfing, fishing and spending time with his family at Campbell's Bay, VT, and at the cottage at East Beach, R.I.
A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, along with Mae, he leaves his two daughters, Kathleen Kimball and husband Kenneth of Malta, NY, and Karen Gworek of New Britain; grandsons Christopher Kimball and wife Tara of Fort Edward, NY, Thomas Kimball of Argyle, NY, and Jason Gworek and wife Gina of Berlin; and great grandsons Nicholas Cichowicz and Hudson Gworek of Berlin; and extended family, Brookelyn and Haley Johnson of Berlin. He also leaves his brother Donald Giza and wife Marsha in Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Len was pre-deceased by his brother Joseph Giza and his wife Jane.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service, to be held on Friday, April 8, 2022, at 11:30 am, at his grave in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain. He will be laid to rest with military honors. Memorial donations may be made in honor of Leonard Giza, to "Veterans Affairs", 555 Willard Ave., Newington, CT 06111, c/o Volunteer Services, or to "Monsignor Bojnowski Manor", 50 Pulaski St., New Britain, CT 06053. Duksa Family Funeral Homes at Burritt Hill, 332 Burritt St., is serving his family. To share your sorrow, please visit us at www.duksa.net.