James Grabowski

James Francis Grabowski

Tuesday, January 22nd, 1952 - Monday, April 22nd, 2019
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Obituary

James “Jim” Francis Grabowski, 67, a longtime member of the Stamford community and firefighter passed away peacefully, on April 22, 2019, with his family by his side. Jim was born in Stamford on January 22, 1952, son of the late John and Frances Rogalski Grabowski.
Jim leaves behind his devoted wife of 46 years Pamela Kristoff Grabowski of Shelton, and their four children, daughter Danielle Grabowski, three sons, James, Jr. and his wife Megan of Niskayuna, NY, Richard Grabowski and his partner Renee Brown of Stratford, and Sean Grabowski and his wife Allison of Oxford. Jim is a part of a large family and is survived by his three brothers, Cazimer Grabowski of South Carolina, Gerald Grabowski and his wife Andrea of Colorado, and Daniel Grabowski of Oxford, a sister Marybeth and her husband Darel Gustafson of Shelton. The untimely death of his brother Richard Grabowski was something that affected Jim until his own passing. Jim has seven beloved grandchildren Devin, Logan, Richard, Tessa, Alyssa, Nina, and Corey. Dzia Dzia loves each of you more than you will ever know.
Whether you knew him as Jim, Chub, Uncle Jim, Dzia Dzia or Dad there is a piece of him that will live on in those that were fortunate enough to be part of his life. Jim was passionate about the outdoors, friends and family. There was not a day that went by that he did not speak about fishing and hunting or take the time to check-in on someone to see how they were doing and say he loved them. Jim was a firefighter in Glenbrook for 36 years and received a number of awards for his heroics on the job. Jim never spoke much about his awards, but would light up if asked about the people he helped or the volunteer firefighters he mentored throughout the years. There are few people that have been able to positively impact the lives of so many in a short 67 years. Jim is loved by so many and will be missed.
A celebration of his life will be on May 11 from 12-4 pm at Rosa’s Family Restaurant in Oxford. All are welcome to celebrate his life.
In lieu of flowers, the family has designated the Stamford Professional Firefighters Burn Foundation for charitable donations.

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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Rosa's Family Restaurant
    Address
    OXFORD, CT
  • Interment

    Location
    PRIVATE
    Address
    UNKNOWN

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Donations are being accepted for: Stamford Firefighters Burn Foundation.

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CJ and SG

Posted at 12:43pm
We are sorry for your recent loss. The death of a loved one is difficult, continue to lean on God, friends and family. God will always give you comfort, as found in the Bible at (2Cor 1:3-4). He will soon take away death (1Cor 15:26), and he will soon return our loved ones by way of the resurrection (John 5:28-29).
Please search the article “When someone you love dies”, at JW.org it greatly helped us through a difficult time and we hope it can help you to gain some comfort.
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Joe Anderson

Posted at 07:32am
Grabowski Family , I was sorry to read of Jim's passing , I haven't seen many of you since Dick's funeral . He and the family are always in my thoughts and prayers. Joe Anderson /Sun City Center,Florida
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Kee

Posted at 01:46pm
To the family,
My sincere sympathizes for the loss of your loved one. Losing someone that means so much to you is very difficult, so i hope that the words promised at Revelation 21:4 and John 5:28, 29 can comfort you in this time of loss. May you also cherish the many memories you shared together as they too can be a source of comfort.
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