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Peter A. Wasilewski

funeral director and embalmer with Thomas E. Fitzgerald Funeral Home Inc., Wallingford, Connecticut, died August 12, 2012, at age 60. Wasilewski began working for lifelong best friend and mentor David T. Warren at the funeral home at age 16 and completed his degree in mortuary science at American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. He continued his career in funeral service for 45 years, and the firm expanded to open Yalesville Funeral Home in 1972 and Wallingford Funeral Home in 1997. In 2007, Wasilewski was named officer of the year of Wallingford Elks Lodge 1365. He was a member of the Connecticut and New Haven County funeral directors associations and NFDA. He is survived by mother Inez; sons Peter and Charles and their mother, Karen; and companion Maureen.