Obituary: Christopher Tomalczyk, 56


Christopher Tomalczyk of New Britain, CT, beloved son of the late Franciszek “Pop” and Marie (Tubez) Tomalczyk passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Hartford Hospital with family members at his side. He was 56.

He was born in Buffalo, New York on June 25, 1963. His family had resided in Buffalo until 1965 when they moved to New Britain.

Chris was employed at Panera Bread, Dave’s Bagels and Manhattan Bagels until health issues forced him into early retirement. During his life and in his retirement years he enjoyed cooking, fishing, gardening and most of all, spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his brothers Karol Thomas (Allison) of Terryville, Joseph of Bristol, his sisters Jacqueline of South Carolina, Patricia Thompson (Richard) of Plainville along with nephews Brandon Thomas, Greg Piechowicz. Michael Piechowicz, Jason Thompson (Jessica), Joseph Thompson (Margarita) and Justin Thompson (Ginger), nieces Amber Thomas, Michelle Piechowicz and Jennifer Vaverchak (Paul), great nephews and nieces, cousins and his very dear friends

Joseph Krawiec, Michael Krawiec, Susan Krawiec, Robert Lopol, Elaine McCue and Mary Ann Watson. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his fraternal grandparents, maternal grandparents and his best doggie buddy Sam (he was an animal lover).

Chris was a loving son, brother and uncle who will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him. His never ending smile and contagious laughter made everyone feel happy and good even during difficult times.

Donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital  or the CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd, Newington, CT 06111.

Family and friends may gather in celebration of Chris’s life on Monday from 5-7 p.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad ST, Plainville. Words of remembrance will be shared at 7 p.m.   For online expressions of sympathy, please visit