Louis John Novinski
Published in the Hartford Courant on 6/25/2008.
NOVINSKI, Louis John
Louis John Novinski, 78, of Ellenton, FL formerly of Moodus, died Saturday,
(June 21, 2008) at Middlesex Hospital. He was born in Moodus on May 14,
1930, the son of the late Edward and Thoefila (Dykas) Novinski.
Lou attended Nathan Hale High School and graduated in 1949. He was drafted
in May 1952, attending basic training in Ft. Knox, KY for 16 weeks, then
eight weeks leadership school in Ft. Knox 3rd Armored Division. He left
for Germany in November 1952 and served in Mainz, Germany from 1952 to
1954. Lou played 80 baseball games for the 2nd Armored Division and 80
basketball games, traveling to many of the cities in Germany while playing
other Army teams.
He was discharged in Ft. Dix, New Jersey in February 1954. He took two
weeks vacation "furlough" to Paris, France between baseball
and basketball season in order to stay on temporary duty. When he was
discharged, he went to work for Connecticut Light and Power, retiring
in 1987. He went to live in Florida, spending winters there and summers
Lou was elected to the Nathan Hale High School Hall of Fame. He played
three years with the Boston Red Sox and was always a Red Sox fan.
He is survived by two sisters, Lottie Spada of Cromwell, and Celia Delehanty
and her husband Bill of Hadlyme; two brothers, Benedict Novinski of Chester,
and Henry Novinski and his wife Kay of Moodus; and several nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Edward and Albin Novinski;
and two sisters, Eugena Nowakowski and Hedwig Stula.
The Funeral Liturgy will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Church
in Cromwell. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at Biega
Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., Middletown, Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m., prior
to the funeral services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Middlesex Hospital, c/o Dept. of
Philanthropy, 28 Crescent St., Middletown, CT 06457.