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Obituary: Austin P. Mordowanec

The 34-year-old was a loving son, brother and uncle, and the coach of the Pomperaug High freshman football team.


Austin P. Mordowanec, 34, of Wolcott, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012 in Lyme, Conn., from injuries sustained in a jet skiing accident.

Austin was born in Waterbury on July 6, 1978, son of Donna Colella and the late George Mordowanec. He worked for the Classic Restaurant Supply in Hartford as a kitchen designer and also as a bartender and chef for the Groggy Frogg in Southington and the Hidden Vine in Newington.

He was an avid sports enthusiast, and coached the Southbury Pop Warner, as well as the freshman football class at Pomperaug High School.

Austin is survived by his mother and stepfather, Donna and Mike Colella of Naugatuck; his brother, Jere Ravenscroft and his partner, Matt Stimac of Glastonbury; his sisters, Laura Santos and her husband Lee, and Michele Mordowanec and her fiance, Vinny Ruotolo, all of Wolcott, Christine Colella and her husband Chad Montague of Prospect, and Michelle LaFevre-Bernt and her husband William of Novato, Calif.; and two nieces, Shanna Colangelo and Lauryn Santos.

A funeral service will take place on Friday, July 20, at 10 a.m. at Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway in Waterbury, with Father Tom Gallagher officiating. Burial will follow at SS. Peter & Paul Ukranian Cemetery in Derby. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:

American Diabetes Association, 306 Industrial Parkway Road, Middletown, CT 06457.

Obituary published courtesy of Albini Family's Chase Parkway Memorial.

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