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Obituary for Anthony C. Janovicz

Anthony Janovicz, 99, passed away on June 8, 2022.

Tony, Grandpa, Dziadzi was born on November 23, 1922 to Mariana (Borovski) and Andrjez Janovicz in Norwich, CT. Against the odds, he survived as an infant delivered at less than 2lbs. The story of his birth was portrayed in the historical novella, Until the Robin Walks on Snow, authored by his niece, Bernice (Janovicz) Rocque.

After graduating from Norwich Free Academy (1940) he enlisted in the Navy, serving in one of the earliest units of the SeaBees. In 1945, he married the love of his life, Albina Anthony. With the help of his brother, Mike, Tony built his home on Vergason Avenue. On the property, he started one of the first commercial Christmas tree farms in Connecticut.

Without the benefit of a college engineering degree, he earned his license as Land Surveyor in 1961 and Professional Engineer in 1974 while working with the Connecticut DOT. He co-founded Towne Engineering with is nephew, Don Aubrey, and worked for the Town of Old Lyme after his first retirement. He enjoyed sailing, archery, cheering on the Sox and Huskies, beekeeping and gardening. He valued service including support of the Boy Scouts, regular blood donation, and driving fellow seniors to health appointments. He was a long-time member of Sacred Heart Church in Norwichtown. When he and Albina moved to White Oaks Retirement Living in Manchester CT (2013) he attended St. John’s Episcopal Church in Vernon.

Tony is survived by his sons Michael (Jody) of Venice FL and Indianapolis, Paul (Sharon) of Willington CT and daughter Monica (Scott) Powers of Conway SC, and his little sister, Veronica Aubrey of Norwich CT. He was Grandpa to eight grandchildren: Chrissy, Stephanie, Andrew, Amy, Anna, Dan, Sarah and Drew; Dziadzi to 20-great grandchildren with 2 great-great-grandchildren on the way.

He was predeceased in 2016 by his wife whom he joins in eternal rest. He said many times how he looked forward to being together again with his beloved Albina.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday July 20 at St John’s Episcopal Church, Vernon CT at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 523 Hartford Turnpike for outreach efforts confronting food insecurity.

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