Andrew Bogaski Obituary (1928 – 2021) – Hartford, CT

Andrew Charles Bogaski, 93, of Hartford, died suddenly on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at his home. Born in Hartford on April 7, 1928, son of the late Helen (Bogaski) Francolini, he resided all his life in Hartford. After graduating from high school, Andy attended St. Thomas Seminary and studied to become a Catholic priest. After a year he left the seminary to serve in the United States Army and was stationed in Japan after the end of World War II. Andy was then transferred to South Korea and fought in the Korean War until he was honorably released in 1951 as a Private First Class. He returned to Hartford and held a position in the Connecticut State Department of Transportation in the 1950s and worked for over 30 years until his retirement. Since his baptism at SS. Cyril & Methodius Church in 1928, Andy’s central focus in life has always been his faith. As a young boy, he became a choir waiter and faithfully served masses every weekend, at funerals, weddings and on holy days. His church service as an altar server spanned over 80 years and also included many years as a Eucharistic minister and reader. Andy was also a member of the SS. Cyril & Methodius Church Men’s Club and has participated in many events in the life of the parish. Proud of his Polish heritage, Andy was a long-time member of the Polish National Home in Hartford where he spent many years as a member of the board of directors and as an active volunteer at the club. He leaves a brother, John Joseph Francolini of Old Lyme; four nieces and nephews, John C. Francolini and his wife Yvonne of Long Island, NY, Lisa Francolini-Felton of Newington, Debra Ghirlanda and her husband Romano of Marlborough, and William Robinson and his wife Amy of Louisville, KY; nine great-nieces and grand-nephews, Ian and Drew Robinson, Corina Jo Muir and Anthony, Ava, Joseph and Ella Francolini, and Alexander and Vienna Ghirlanda. Besides his mother, he was predeceased by a brother, James Francolini; one sister, Kathy Robinson; and a sister-in-law, Theresa Francolini. His family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 29 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a Christian funeral mass at 11 a.m., at the SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, 61 Popieluszko Court, Hartford. The entombment will follow in the mausoleum of the Mt. St. Benedict cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, 55 Charter Oak Ave., Hartford, CT 06106. The family entrusted the arrangements to the Waszkelewicz South Green Memorial Home in Hartford. For online condolences, please visit,

Posted by Hartford Courant on Dec 26, 2021.

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