1921 – 2016
North Grosvenordale – Frederick Hryzan, 95, of Linehouse Road, passed away peacefully at Hartford Hospital on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Born in Fitchburg, MA, he was the son of the late Sylvester and Michalina (Kachowicz) Hryzan. Mr. Hryzan was a plumber until his retirement at age 72. He served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1942-1946 as an aviation machinist mate on the U.S.S. Guadalcanal, receiving the Good Conduct medal, American Theatre, and Victory Medal.
Mr. Hryzan was an active member of both the V.F.W. and the American Legion. Fred was a devoted fan of the Patriots who enjoyed birdwatching, canoeing, fishing, and dancing. He was a renowned trapper belonging to the Connecticut Trappers Association.
Fred had a special place in his heart for Cindy Krans and her family; Norman and Mary Babbitt; his sister Theresa Zelazo; and his son Timothy.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with Fred’s family on Monday April 4, 2016, from 5:00PM to 7:00PM in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, where the funeral will assemble on Tuesday at 10:00AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church at 11:00AM. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion, P.O. Box 909, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255, the Connecticut Trappers Assoc., PO Box 1633, Wallingford, CT 06492, or the V.F.W. P.O. Box 496, Quinebaug, CT 06262. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.