Matthew Bochniak, 80, Of Fairfield, Retired Sikorsky Aircraft Employee

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Matthew Bochniak of Fairfield died Jan. 24. He was 80.

Bochniak was born in Fairfield, to Karol and Anna Sarna Bochniak, He worked as a foreman at Exide Battery for more than 30 years and later retired from Sikorsky Aircraft. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a Southport volunteer Firefighter for more than 60 years and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2007.

Bochniak is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Debi Bochniak and her companion Richard Havanec of Fairfield and Darice Bochniak (Robert) Appleby of Fairfield; a granddaughter; brother, Joseph Bochniak (Marian) of Norwalk; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; and sister, Mary Lou (John) Pace.

Calling hours are Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Fairfield.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Southport Fire Department, PO Box 454, Southport CT 06890 or The Ukrainian-American Club Inc., 279 King's Drive, Southport CT 06890.

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