John A. Zuraw

  • Died: December 30, 2017
  • Location: Newington, Connecticut

Newington Memorial Funeral Home

20 Bonair Avenue
Newington, CT 06111
Tel. (860) 666-0600

Tribute & Message From The Family

John A. Zuraw, 84, of Newington, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Born in Hartford, John was the son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Kochanski) Zuraw and husband of the late Barbara (Lynch) Zuraw for 61 years. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Town of Newington in the Highway Department. John was a former member of the Polish American Club, Knights of Columbus, Newington Volunteer Fire Department, the Town of Newington Golf League and St. Mary's Church for many years. A beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, John is survived by his daughters, Pamela Williams and Janice DiBattista and husband Jeffrey all of Newington, his son-in-law, Jeffrey Sachs of Berlin; his six grandchildren: Gary Williams and wife Deena, Nicholas, Nicole and Melissa DiBattista, Jessica and Eric Sachs; one great-granddaughter, Jennifer Williams and best canine companion, Buddy. Besides his wife and his parents, John was predeceased by his daughter, Victoria Sachs. John's family would like to thank his caregiver, Nino who provided excellent care and comfort.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 3 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a funeral service beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington. He will be laid to rest privately in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. In honor of John's love for upkeep of the landscaping and grounds, memorial donations may be made to The Polish American Club Beautification Fund, 140 Wilson Ave., Newington, CT 06111. To share a memory or condolence with his family, please visit us at


Condolence & Memory Journal


To John's family -
I just learned of your dad's passing.
He was a wonderful man . I had the
opportunity to work with , and ,
socialize with him . He could dance
like no other ! My sincere condolences
to you all . Rest in peace John .

Posted by Brian Skehan NPD (ret.)    January 11, 2018

I'm saddened to learn of John's death and offer my condolences. He was a valuable member of the team that transformed the Newington Highway Department into a top-flight operation -- one of Connecticut's best.
He is fondly remembered, too, for his friendly and upbeat demeanor. It was a privilege to work with him.

Posted by Pete Curry - Plainfield, CT - Coworker   January 04, 2018

My condolences to John's family and friends. I was honored and blessed to work with John for many years finding him to be a great person and team player. His service to the Town and NVFD was much appreciated.

Posted by Keith Chapman - Waterford, CT - Coworker   January 03, 2018

With deepest sympathy during your time of mourning.

Posted by Newington Memorial Funeral Home Duksa Family Funeral Homes - Newington, CT   January 03, 2018

I'm very sorry to hear about Zuraw. I hope you will all find comfort and hope during this time of sorrow. (Jeremiah 29:11)

Posted by Heather    January 02, 2018

Pam, Janice and Families, Our deepest condolences to you all. John will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Julie & Tom Soudier - Kensington, CT - Family Friend   January 01, 2018

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