John Puhacz

Obituary of John P. Puhacz

John P. Puhacz, 89, of South Woodstock, CT passed away December 28, 2021 at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, CT. Beloved husband of almost 70 years to Pauline (Chapdelaine) Puhacz, they were married on January 5, 1952. He was born January 15, 1932 in Providence, RI, son of the late Nicholas and Della (Kimball) Puhacz. John was a truck driver and worked for the teamster local 251 and formerly employed by Petro of RI. He won first place in truck rodeos three times.

He leaves his wife Pauline Puhacz; his children John P. Puhacz, Jr. (Elaine), Paul N. Puhacz (Sherry) and Frances Lenox (Ron); his grandchildren Katherine Mueller, Michael Puhacz, Eric Puhacz, Brad Puhacz, Brian Lenox and Kevin Lenox; his 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson Nicholas J. Puhacz and a brother William N. Puhacz.

Calling Hours will be Wednesday, January 5, 2022 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, CT 06260. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM at Most Holy Trinity Church, 568 Pomfret Street, Pomfret, CT. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory to Most Holy Trinity Church, PO Box 665 Putnam, CT. Share a memory at

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