1947 – 2017
Putnam – Paul L. Grocki, 69, of Ballou St. formerly of Moosup, passed away on Saturday morning, April 29, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Joan (Moran) Grocki. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Stanley and Ellen (Coderre) Grocki.
Mr. Grocki was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the United States Army. He worked for many years for Staples NAD in Putnam as a picker.
Paul enjoyed playing baseball in his younger years, going to Foxwoods Resort and Casino, watching pro wrestling, attending the “Doo Wops” concerts. He was a guitar player for the group the Minute Men, and an avid fan for the Boston Red Sox, UCONN Mens Basketball, and the New England Patriots. But, above all he cherished the time that he spent with his loving wife Joan.
Paul is survived by his wife, a son Jeffrey Grocki and his wife Kerri of Killingly, a daughter Stephanie Hynes and her husband Brennan of Brooklyn; a step son Richard S. Gogan and his partner Monica of Danielson; a step daughter Pamela Jenkins and her husband Kyle of Yulee, FL; two siblings Thomas Grocki of Central Village and Catherine Lane and her husband Edward of Moosup; six grandchildren Ella, Braeden, Emma, Wesley, Stefanie, and Tasha, a great granddaughter Zoe, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson Kellen.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a graveside service on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John Cemetery, Norwich Rd., Plainfield with military honors. Funeral arrangements and cremation have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Hartford Healthcare, 999 Asylum Ave., Suite 504, Hartford, CT 06103. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.