Obituary: Thaddeus F. Lewandoski, 79

Thaddeus F. Lewandoski, 79, of Southington, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Adele Lewandoski.

Born May 3, 1937 in Meriden he was the son of the late Frank and Stephany (Kowaleski) Lewandoski.

Ted graduated from Meriden High School and served with the U.S. Airforce from 1956-1962. He was a truck driver for Smith Trucking and retired from St. Johnsbury Trucking.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Carol Udeen; a daughter, Jessie Udeen and her fiancée, Shawn BenMaor and their children, Julia and Dominick all of Southington; a brother, Frank Lewandowski and wife Lorraine of Meriden; an aunt, Stasia Gwara of Middletown, a cousin, Irene Albert of VA and a son-in-law, Howard Arbeit of Plantsville. He was predeceased by two daughters, Rose Arbeit and Teddianne Parker.

Funeral services and burial will be private. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington is assisting with the arrangements. Donations in his memory may be made to the Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave., Meriden, CT 06450. For online condolences please visit,

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