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764 Farmington Avenue
New Britain, CT 06053
Phone: (860) 229-9006
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Theodore W. Gajda, Sr.

Theodore W. "Teddy" Gajda, Sr.

Wednesday, September 5th, 1928 - Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
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Theodore W. Gajda, Sr., 90, of New Britain, CT died Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Jerome Home, New Britain. Teddy was born in New Britain, CT and was the son of the late Teofil and Rose (Was) Gajda. He served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. Teddy worked as a sales representative for Roberts Associates for several years. He was an avid Detroit Tigers, Lions and Pistons fan. Teddy loved to cook, shop and was an avid reader who loved to read the NY Post.
Teddy is survived by his beloved wife Joan (Tumel) Gajda of New Britain, CT, his two sons Theodore W. Gajda, Jr. and Paul Gajda and his wife Melissa all of New Britain, CT, his two daughters Patricia Beloff and her fiancé Henry Stregowski of Plantsville, CT and Pamela Gajda and her fiancé Lawrence Bradley of Plantation, FL, his sister Geraldine Palmer of New Britain, CT, his two loving grandchildren Jeffrey and Michael Gajda and several nieces and nephews. Teddy was predeceased by his sister Gloria Melecsinsky, his brother-in-law John Melecsinsky, his brother-in-law Edward Tumel, sister-in-law Irene Whitford and her husband Ellery.
Funeral Rites for Mr. Gajda will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with the procession departing at 9:00 a.m. from the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain, CT. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Parish of St. Jerome Church, 1010 Slater Rd., New Britain, CT. Burial with full military honors rendered by the United States Army will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, 662 Burritt St., New Britain, CT. The American flag will be presented to Mr. Gajda’s wife, Joan. Relatives and friends may call at the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, Friday from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. Directions to funeral home – I-84 east or west, exit 37 (Fienemann Rd) right off exit – one mile down on right. The Gajda family extends a special note of thanks and gratitude to the Jerome Home for their compassionate care to Teddy. To extend condolences to the Gajda family or to share a memory of Teddy, please visit SHAKERFUNERALHOME.COM
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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 14th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, June 14th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home
    764 Farmington Avenue
    NEW BRITAIN, CT 06053
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Jerome R.C. Church
    1010 Slater Road
    new britain, CT 06053
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    Rev. John C. Granato
  • Interment

    Sacred Heart Cemetery
    662 Burritt Street
    NEW BRITAIN, CT 06053
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  • Reception

    Lola's Restaurant
    161 Woodford Ave
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May our condolences bring you comfort and may our prayers ease the pain of your loss. May he rest in peace. God bless you, all.
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Robin Marie Punt

Posted at 08:36pm
My deepest sympathy to the Gajda’s, Many memories in my heart growing up with them on Wood Rd. I’ll always remember Mr Gajda’s laugh an beautiful smile, what a wonderful man an neighbor, God had certainly gained an Angel, I’ll miss him dearly. Robin M Punt

Cathy & Bill Paldino

Posted at 08:17pm
So very sorry to hear of Mr Gajda's passing.
Growing up across the street on Wood Rd, he always had a smile & kind word for all the neighbors. May he rest in peace with our Lord. Our prayers & love are with you all

Sharyn Maczko

Posted at 05:44pm
We will always remember the Teddy's smiling face at the kids birthday gatherings. You could just see the joy in his face. We will keep Teddy and your family in our prayers.

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