Joseph T. Czarnecki

  • Born: October 17, 1921
  • Died: November 24, 2018
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Coolidge Ave.

250 Coolidge Ave
Manchester, NH 03102
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Joseph Thomas Czarnecki, 97, life time resident of Manchester, NH, passed away peacefully at his home on November 24th, 2018, from a long-term illness, while surrounded by his loving family.

He was born to Jacob and Irene (Gula) Czarnecki on October 17, 1921. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Julia Czarnecki, who passed away in 1992, as well as his daughter, Carol who passed in 2000.

He leaves behind his son, Joseph "Joe" Czarnecki; daughter, Sandi (Czarnecki) McGorry; his grandchildren, Geoff Glidden, Lisa Glidden, Gregg Czarnecki, Brian "BJ" McGorry II, Brandon McGorry, and Shelbi McGorry, all of Manchester, NH. He also leaves behind many great grandchildren, a great-great grandchild along with many nieces and nephews.

Born and raised in Manchester during The Great Depression, Joe began working as a paperboy at a very young age to contribute to his struggling family of 13.

His siblings who predeceased him are; Amelia Czarnecki, Stella Czarnecki, Peter Czarnecki, Michael Czarnecki, Anne Kulaga, Josephine "Jo" Reynolds and Jean Swindler. He is survived by Julia Carrington of Vacaville, CA, Fred Czarnec of Orlando, FL, Richie Czarnec of Chester, NH, Walter Czarnec of Holliston, MA and Stella "Stashie" Schofield of Sheboygan, WI.

He was a graduate of Central High School's 1941B class before enlisting with US Navy in August 1942, where he went on to serve honorably as a sonar technician aboard the USS Thatcher (DD-514) destroyer. During his time on the USS Thatcher, he was lucky enough to have survived a kamikaze attack that took the lives of 14 of his brothers and injured another 53.

After the war, Joe worked as a cabinet maker with Hermsdorf Manufacturing Company for 20-years before moving onto Bingay and Son Corporation for another 22-years and then retiring in 1988 as a Master Cabinet Maker.

As a devout Catholic, Joe belonged to St. Patrick's Parish for over 60-years where he sang in the choir, became a Eucharistic Minister, and served as the President of the Parish Council. To further serve his piety, he volunteered for St. Vincent DePaul, was a contributor to the Sisters of the Precious Blood where he served as a member of The Legion of 1,000 Men, and contributed to a multitude of other Catholic charities with both his time and his generosity.

When Joe was not working with local religious institutions, he enjoyed dining with family, watching WWII documentaries, playing cribbage and penny poker, engaging in DIY projects, attending Monarchs hockey games, helping others in need and a "damn good cup of tea."

ARRANGEMENTS: His Visitation will be held in the Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Ave., Manchester on Friday, November 30th from 5:00PM-8:00PM. A Requiem Mass will be held at the Parish of the Transfiguration, 107 Alsace St., Manchester on Saturday, December 1st at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers, Joe's family requests donations be made to either Home Health & Hospice Care, and St. Joseph's Meals on Wheels, To view Joe's Online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Joe and Sandi, sorry for your loss . I send prayers to you and your family. Many fond memories of your Dad and Mom from the past years. Steve Payne

Posted by Steven Payne - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   December 06, 2018

Sandy sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. Sending prayers and hugs.

Posted by Bob Bellaud - Brooklyn, NY   December 04, 2018

Sandi, remembering all the stories you shared about your amazing father,with tears ,wonder and laughter. With love ,prayers and blessings ! Luella (friend)

Posted by Luella Scordato - Loudon,nh, NH - Friend   November 30, 2018

Sandi and Gregg,
Our condolences to you and your family and may his memory be everlasting.
From the Letares family

Posted by Mary Letares - Manchester, NH   November 29, 2018

Joey and Sandy:
Your parents will always hold a special place in my heart. The childhood memories, the friendships of our families, sharing multiple milestones together. Your father exhibited all the qualities a good father should have; and found time to help others in need. He raised a wonderful family who will continue his mission throughout their lives, so he will never be forgotten. Our prayers are with you.
Janice and Dave Aubin

Posted by Janice Aubin - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   November 29, 2018

I am so happy that I got to know your Dad. He will be missed ❤

Posted by Joy    November 28, 2018

I think I have got this one right. I recall my mom (who passed away last month) saying she graduated with Joe from Central. I believe I sold his house on Smyth Rd? I thought I remembered he went into assisted living with possibly his son? Maybe I got parts of this wrong but, either way condolences to the family and RIP.

Posted by Gregory Barrett - Manchester, NH   November 27, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. As you remember your love one, may your precious memories and Almighty God comfort your broken hearts. (Psalm 147:3)

Posted by A friend   November 27, 2018

Joe, I'm sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Michael Landry    November 27, 2018

Joe & Sandy, Sorry for your loss. Your dad was a GREAT man!!

Posted by Mitch LAROCHELLE - New Boston, NH - Friend   November 27, 2018

We have lost a loving, kind, funny, generous man. I wish I could have known you better. I will miss our witty exchanges in our cards. We are definitely losing a star that brightened this earth. Love you Uncle Joe.
Brenda and Chris Good. XXXXX

Posted by Brenda Good - Sheboygan, WI - Family   November 26, 2018


so very sorry for your Dad went to Central and knew him well......

Posted by Sandi Glogowski - Largo, FL   November 26, 2018

Sorry for your loss Joey. Read the obit and it sounds like he a great life. Peace be with you and your sister.

Posted by Mike Blunk - Oklahoma City, OK   November 26, 2018

You were the most caring and generous man I have ever known. You influenced so many lives in the most positive way imaginable. You will be missed so very much.

Posted by Brandon McGorry - Hooksett, NH   November 26, 2018

Again Brandon so sorry to you and your family with the passing of your grandfather. He sounded like he was a wonderful man with a lot to be proud of. I think of you often please take care.

Posted by Irene Morrissette - Tilton, NH - Friend   November 26, 2018

I wish I had known you Uncle Joe. Rest in Peace. Love, Darece

Posted by Darece Swindler - Spokane, WA   November 26, 2018

You were the greatest man I've ever known. You will be missed than words are able to express. I love you Gramps.

Posted by Gregg Czarnecki - Manchester, NH   November 26, 2018


May he Rest In Peace

Posted by Denise Kehoe - Chester, NH - friend   November 26, 2018

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You were the most caring and generous man I have ever known. You influenced so many lives in the most positive way imaginable. You will be missed so very much.