Robert R. Czaplicki
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1940 - 2020
Naugatuck, CT Robert Raymond Czaplicki, 80, of Naugatuck, CT, loving husband of Dawn (Biagioni) Czaplicki for 31 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on October 8, 1940, he was the son of the late Raymond Czaplicki and Sophie Czaplicki. Robert worked for G&G Beverage Company for over 40 years making many friends along the way with his wit and humor. He was an avid history buff, Yankees and Giants fan, and lover of the beach, spending many summers at Misquamicut with his family. Bob was a little league baseball coach and basketball coach for Union City Little League and the Naugatuck Basketball Association, respectively.
Robert will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him. He is survived by two devoted sons, Dean Byron Czaplicki, and his wife Kathleen Czaplicki of Southbury, CT, and Zachary Dane Czaplicki and his wife Shelby Czaplicki of Windsor, CT, as well as one cherished grandchild Gaby “Peanut”. He also leaves many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by sister Mary “Chippy” Miller. He is also survived by his father-in-law Pete Biagioni, mother-in-law Patricia Biagioni, brother-in-law Peter Biagioni, brother-in-law Kenny Freer and sister-in -law Kimberly Freer, all of Naugatuck, CT.
Walk-through calling hours will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave, Naugatuck CT 06770. Everyone attending is required to wear a facial covering and to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Online condolences can be made at www.buckmillerthurstonmengacci.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation at www.cure.pcf.org in Robert’s name. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Waterbury Hospital and St. Mary’s Vitas hospice nursing team for their care and compassion.