Josef Vazsonyi

Obituary of Josef Vazsonyi

Josef “Hunky Joe” Vazsonyi, age 82, of Fairfield, passed away in his home on March 16, 2021.

Joe will be remembered by his family including his children, Julie Delmonico and her husband Chris of Fairfield, Vivian Vasilescu and her husband Paul of Shelton; his grandchildren, Jordan Power Chernes and her husband Josh of Jupiter FL, Paige Power Heredia and her husband Andrew of Fairfield, Shayne Power of Fairfield, Tyler Vasilescu of Wilton, and Troy Vasilescu of Shelton; his great grandchildren, Colin and Kase Chernes, Carter, Presley and Shea Heredia; and his former wife, Barbara Vazsonyi of Fairfield. 

Born and raised in Budapest, he was the son of the late Gabor and Ida Vekony Vazsonyi. He left at the age of 18 during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. He left his parents and brother in Hungary to find a better life.  He arrived in America on December 3, 1956 with nothing but the clothes on his back.  Bela Anka came over with him and remained a good friend for life.  He found his way to Bridgeport and became a naturalized citizen on April 24, 1964. Joe moved to Fairfield where he remained. He went into the US Army in 1961 followed by the reserves, where he was Honorably Discharged in 1967. 

Joe worked hard to provide for his family and was employed by Acme Shears, Handy & Harmon, and Sturm Ruger. Upon retirement from Sturm Ruger he had odd jobs then became a parts driver for Exact Auto, becoming a close friend to Todd Lansdale.  

Joe loved to grow vegetables in his garden, which took up most of his back yard.  He always had an abundance of vegetables and would share them with everyone he encountered. He was known to many as Hunky Joe or the man with the crazy socks.  He enjoyed driving around town to say hi or have a conversation with anyone who would listen.  He spent time at the senior center where he made many friends and had a great time watching the ping pong games. He will be fondly remembered by all whom he touched in life.

Calling hours will be held on March 20th, Saturday, from 3 to 7 PM in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. Words of remembrance will be held at 6 PM followed by Military Honor. His interment will be held at a later date in Hungary. 

To order flowers online, for travel directions, or to sign his guest register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com.  

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Saturday
20
March

Visitation at Funeral Home

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Saturday
20
March

Funeral Service

6:00 pm
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Final Resting Place

Mountain Grove Crematory
2675 North Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
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