Theodore (Ted) J. Zajehowski Jr.

August 30, 1940 ~ November 28, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Theodore (Ted) Zajehowski Jr. Obituary

Theodore (Ted) J. Zajehowski, Jr. (83) of Jewett City, CT passed away after a long illness on November 28, 2023 at Colonial Health and Rehab with his wife by his side. He was born in Norwich, CT on August 30, 1940 to the late Theodore, Sr. and Eileen (Manseau) Zajehowski.

Ted graduated from Griswold High School and Norwich Commercial College and spent his entire 34-year career working in the local banking industry.

He served 6 years in the US Army Reserves. While his son was growing up, Ted was very active with Teddy in judo, little league, and scouting activities. He was a member of the Griswold Board of Finance and the past president of the Plainfield Rotary Club. Ted was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus.  He was a charter member of the Oanaco Council #6642 of Knights of Columbus and served as treasurer for many years.  Ted was a 33-year cancer survivor and received the 2005 Eastern Connecticut Road to Recovery Award for devoting his time for over 10 years driving people to and from radiation and chemo treatment.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Claire (Pelletier) Zajehowski.  He is also survived by his grandson, Matthew Zajehowski; his daughter-in-law, Kimberley Zajehowski; and a brother, Dennis, of Jewett City, CT. He was predeceased by his only son, Theodore (Ted) III, on April 2, 2016.

Calling hours will be at Gagne-Piechowski Funeral home, 490 Voluntown Road, Jewett City, CT on Friday, December 8, 2023 from 5:00 – 7:00pm. A mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 10:00am at St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 243 Route 164, Preston, CT. Burial will follow immediately at Pachaug Cemetery, Griswold, CT. 

The family wishes to thank all of the staff of Colonial Health and Rehab for their excellent care of and compassion shown to Ted during his stay.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Catherine of Siena Church or to the Residents’ Recreation Fund at Colonial Health and Rehab Center, 16 Windsor Avenue, Plainfield, CT 06374.

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December 8, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home
490 Voluntown Road
Jewett City, CT 06351

Mass of Christian Burial
December 9, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Catherine of Siena
243 CT 164
Preston, CT 06365


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