Obituary: Jon G. Bryda, 76

Jon G. Bryda, 76, of Southington, CT was called to eternal rest Thursday, September 6, 2018 at home. Born on March 29, 1942, Jon was the son of the late John and Margaret (Fuschillo) Bryda. He attended New Britain High School before enlisting in the US Marine Corp where he proudly served his country. Prior to his retirement, Jon made his career as a Quality Assurance Manager for Pratt & Whitney where he worked for thirty-seven years. Jon was the District Democratic Chairman in New Britain, and was also an active member of St Jerome Parish, serving on parish council, Finance committee and as a lectern before moving to Southington in 2008. Jon was very active in his retirement as well, joining the Knights of Columbus where he was a fourth degree Knight and served as President of his condo association.

Left behind to honor Jon’s memory are his son and daughter in law Mark Bryda and his wife Susan of Sandisfield MA, and his daughter and son in law Kim Perna and her husband Vito of South Glastonbury CT. He also leaves behind five grandchildren, Amanda Bryda, Amy Bryda, Scott Bryda and Brianna Perna, Francesco Perna. His girlfriend Barbara Avitabile, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Jon was predeceased by his wife Patricia (Steffick) Bryda, and his oldest son Gary Bryda

Funeral Rites for Jon will be held Tuesday, September 11, 2018 with the procession departing at 10 a.m. from the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain, CT., followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., Southington, CT.  Burial with full military honors rendered by the United States Marine Corp. will be in St. Mary Cemetery, 1141 Stanley St., New Britain, CT. The American flag will be presented to Mr. Bryda’s son, Mark.  Relatives and friends may call at the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Directions to funeral home – I-84 east or west – exit 37 (Fienemann Rd) – right off exit – one mile down on right. To extend condolences to the Bryda family or to share a memory of Jon, please visit

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