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George Edward Vagasky

February 8, 1930 February 17, 2018
George Edward Vagasky
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George Edward Vagasky, age 88, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Ann (Kaminsky) Vagasky, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 in Stratford.

Mr. Vagasky was born February 8, 1930 in Bridgeport, son of the late George J. and Elizabeth (Koval) Vagasky and had been a life time Stratford resident. 

George was a retired manager for Raymark Industries and at the age of 84, he also retired as a bus driver for the Stratford School system. He was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a member and past commander of the Stratford VFW Raymond Goldbach Post 9460 where he and his wife were extremely active. He was also instrumental in the construction of the Stratford WWII Memorial on Academy Hill, Stratford and volunteered in many capacities at the West Haven VA Disabilities Hospital and the VFW annual Christmas parties. When his children were small he and his wife were very active volunteers in Saint James School.  

Survivors include his daughter, Carol Ann Plichta and her husband, Ted of Bellevue, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Bradley Vagasky, Andrew Vagasky, Zachary Belanger and Lisa Marie Belanger; a sister-in-law, Irene Carter and her husband James of Trumbull and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a son, Stephen Vagasky. 

Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Father Thomas Lynch on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in Saint James Church, Stratford. Interment with military honors will follow in Union Cemetery, Stratford.

Friends may visit with his family Friday morning before Mass time from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St. Stratford. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, PO BOX 310909, Newington, CT 06131,  https://www.dav.org/ 

For additional information or to share a message of condolence, visit www.wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

23

Feb

9:00 AM 2/23/2018 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 2/23/2018 10:00:00 AM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

Friday

23

Feb

10:30 AM 2/23/2018 10:30:00 AM
Saint James Church

2070 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Celebrated by Father Thomas Lynch

Saint James Church
2070 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Interment with Full Military Honors

Friday

23

Feb

12:00 PM 2/23/2018 12:00:00 PM
Union Cemetery

Temple Court
Stratford, CT 06615

Union Cemetery
Temple Court Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Disabled American Veterans

VA Medical Center
P.O. Box 310909
Newington, CT 06131
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