N. Grosvenordale – Anthony “Tony” J. Kruzel, Jr. 83, of Pasay Road, died peacefully Wednesday March 12, 2008 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne (Gaumond) Kruzel for 55 years. Born in Webster, he was the son of the late Anthony J. Kruzel Sr. and the late Anna (Czechowski) Kruzel.
Mr. Kruzel owned and operated Tri-State Paving Company for many years. He was a life member of St Bernard Council # 2087 Knights of Columbus in North Grosvenordale.
Besides his loving wife, he is survived by a daughter-in-law, Tamara (Godzik) Kruzel of Woodstock; a sister, Josephine Duquette of North Grosvenordale; and two grandchildren, Tyler and Alexandra Kruzel of Woodstock. He was the father of the late Thomas Kruzel who died in 2005.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Tony’s family from 5:00 – 8:00 pm Friday March 14, 2008 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT. A gathering will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday March 15, 2008 in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in 12:30 pm in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Dudley Hill Road, Dudley, Ma. Burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, N. Grosvenordale. In lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of Northeast Connecticut, PO Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260