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135 North Broad St
Milford, CT 06460
Phone: (203) 874-2588
Fax: (203) 878-6446
Shawn Tarnoczy

Shawn H. Tarnoczy

Thursday, March 28th, 1974 - Saturday, March 9th, 2019
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Shawn Howard Tarnoczy, age 44 of West Haven, passed away suddenly at home on March 9, 2019. Shawn was born in Bridgeport, March 28, 1974, son of Stephen Tarnoczy Sr., and the late Margaret Doherty Tarnoczy.

He was a long time employee of State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families. He was a talented musician playing the bass guitar and performed at many local venues. He was an avid reader, loved fishing and camping. He enjoyed the art of conversation and different cultures and traditions that he often shared with others. Shawn always loved spending time with friends and family and was always full of laughter and smiles. He was proud of his Irish and Hungarian heritage.

Besides his father, he is survived by his siblings Stephen Tarnoczy Jr. of Oklahoma, and Dana Lynn Goldberg (Anthony) of Plainville, his niece Christin Tarnoczy of Georgia and his nephews Joshua Tarnoczy of Winsted, Noah and Branden Goldberg of Plainville. He also was survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

The calling hours will be held on Friday, March 15, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 135 N. Broad St., Milford. Family and friends will gather for the procession at the funeral home on Saturday, March 16, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. and at Christ the Redeemer Church, Milford for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at King’s Highway Cemetery, Milford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 15th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 15th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Smith Funeral Home
    135 N. Broad St.
    MILFORD, CT 06460
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 11:00am
    Christ The Redeemer Church
    325 Oronoque Road
    MILFORD, CT 06460
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  • Interment

    Kings Highway Cemetery
    271 Cherry Street
    MILFORD, CT 06460
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Jennifer Rondini

Posted at 12:04pm
Waterbury will never be the same without it's voice over the intercoms. Thank you Shawn for always making Waterbury smile when we needed it most. You will be missed.

Tracey Anderson

Posted at 11:24am
Sending prayers and condolences to the family. Shawn was my coworker neighbor and I will miss him and our talks

Stacey Cormier

Posted at 07:14am
Rock the heaven Bone. RIP

Deanna buchholz

Posted at 05:04am
So many memories with you and your family. I will forever be grateful to have been young and dumb with you. Rest easy Shawn.

Cynthia Yahary

Posted at 03:56am
Dana-Our deepest condolences in the loss of your brother. Shawn had a contagious smile and was always the life of the party. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.
Sincerely, the Yahary Family

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