We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home of Berlin
Edward T. Rubinowicz (Eddie Ruby), 57, of Berlin, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at John Dempsey Hospital following a sudden illness, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in New Britain, he resided there most of his life, moving to Berlin last year. He attended New Britain schools and was a graduate of EC Goodwin Technical School. Eddie was a dedicated employee at Anthology of Farmington Assisted Living, where he described having found his purpose serving the residents, he considered family and working with special coworkers. He always went above and beyond and spoke of them lovingly and so often his family and friends knew them by name. He was previously employed at Bel-air Manor, Russo Brothers and Tilcon-Tomasso. He was a member of the Spartans Veterans Athletic Club where he enjoyed playing pool and catching up with friends. He was a former member of the New Britain Elks Lodge 957 and the Oaks Club. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Friday Golf League at Stanley Golf Course for several years with lifelong friends Joey Calvo and Andy Dziedzic. He looked forward to golf season each year with this group of close family-friends, as well as getting together watching UFC and other sporting events. Joey’s wife Tracey and their son Michael, Andy’s wife Irene and their son Andrew, Jr. were also very special to him. A sports fanatic, he was a big fan and enjoyed cheering on the Boston Red Sox and Dallas Cowboys. He was the “life of the party” always creating laughter and good times.
Eddie is survived by his loving mother, Marianne (Faulkner) Rubinowicz of Southington; a brother, Philip J. Rubinowicz and his wife Melissa of Bristol; two sisters, Roseanne Silvia of New Britain and Marylou Rubinowicz of Southington; his aunts, Alyce Ann Rubinowicz and her partner Kathy of Indianapolis, IN; Eleanor Kallberg, MA; his nieces and nephews whom he adored, Rachel Silvia and her fiancé, Mike Fazio, Joey Silvia, Robbie Silvia, Scott Silvia and his wife Ali, nephew and godson Anthony Christiano, Lindsay Porter, Stephanie Brown and her husband Tyler along with several cousins and second cousins. Eddie treasured his friendship with Mike Fazio knowing they could depend on one another for anything they needed. He cherished time spent with Jacob Clark and long-time friend Tony Scierka, whom he considered his brother. Eddie was predeceased by his father, Louis E. Rubinowicz, his great aunts Bertha Greico and Helen Eissrig whom he doted over, his aunt Rosemarie and uncles Bob, Clarence and Adolph Kallberg, his cousin Brian Kallberg, his childhood friend and brother-in-law Rob Silvia and his beloved Pit Bull, Biggie. He most enjoyed time with his family, friends and pets whom naturally gravitated toward him and he cherished annual family vacations at the CT shore. Eddie enjoyed time with his little sister Marylou, who he could always count on for a good laugh. From childhood he and his sister Roseanne shared a special bond, celebrating the highs and supporting each other through the challenges of life. Eddie’s legacy as a kind, forgiving, generous and fun-loving Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend will live on through those who loved him.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 11:30 AM at St. Paul Church, Kensington. Burial will be at the convenience of family. Calling hours are Thursday July 28, 2022 from 4-6 PM at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home of Berlin/Porter’s, 111 Chamberlain Hwy, Kensington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the CT Humane Society at cthumane.org or an animal rescue organization of the donor’s choice.
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