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Obituary for Edmund Walter "Duke" Suzenski

Edmund ‘Duke’ Walter Suzenski, 100, of Suffield, passed peacefully on February 28, 2022 surrounded by his family. Born in Westfield, MA on December 27, 1921, son of the late Henry and Agnieska (Lewandowski)Szuczynski and graduated from Westfield Schools.

Duke was a proud WWII U.S. Marine Veteran serving from 1944 in Okinawa, and the occupation of China from 1945-1946. After graduating from Technical Schools he was employed with Hamilton Standard for over 40 years, retiring in 1983. He was an exceptional Machinist, handcrafting parts within blueprint specifications. His error-free work was honored, and used in the EC-200 Air Bearing Space Program.

Ed was married in 1943 to his beloved late wife Pauline (Matyskiela) Suzenski, and they enjoyed 68 years together. Duke converted from the Polish National Catholic to the Roman Catholic Church before his marriage to Pauline. He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church and was active in the Holy Name Society. Duke also was active member of the Suffield V.F.W Landry-Sic Post #9455, serving as Commander.

He is survived by his four sons Donald and his wife Lucia Pandolfo, David and his wife Donna, Paul and his wife Barbara and Robert; 10 Grandchildren Melissa (Chris) Castelli, Gina Smith (David), Erica (Ryan) McMillian; Andrea(Michael) D’Errico; Rebecca (Tyler) Kruzel; Kimberly Suzenski(Evan), Kate Flowers (Kevin); seven great grandchildren Jillian, Caleb, Grace, Eloise, Michael, Abigail, and Owen. The family thanks his friendly neighbor Scott Guilmartin. Besides his wife Pauline, Ed was predeceased by his seven siblings Jenny Horacz, Wady Marge, Bernice Bonkowski, Helen Troy, Stanley, Frances and Mary; and daughter-in-law Martha (Potter) Suzenski.

The Funeral Services will be on Saturday, March 5 at 9:00AM from the Heritage Funeral Home, 1240 Mountain Road, Suffield, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church, Suffield at 10:00AM. Burial will follow with military honors in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hill St. Suffield. Friends may call to the funeral home on Friday, March 4, from 4:00-6:00PM. Memorial donations may be made to the V.F.W. Landry-Sic Post 9544, PO Box 366 West Suffield, CT 06093. For online condolences please visit: