Thaddeus B. (“Ted”) Egnaczyk, 95, of Carol Ave Boonville, NY, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2020 at Bethany Gardens Skilled Living Center in Rome.
He was born on September 18, 1925 to the late Anthony and Stefania (Klimek) Egnaczyk on the family dairy farm on Potato Hill, and was a 1943 graduate from Boonville Central High School.
Ted was the owner of Boonville Dairy and operated it out of the former Post House on Ford Street. In 1957 he changed the business name from Boonville Dairy to the Central Adirondack Dairy and successfully operated dairy’s in Inlet, Rome, Camden and Croghan, until 1979 when the business was sold.
On July 18, 1954 he married the love of his life, Doris Dahlem in the Church of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Poughkeepsie, NY. Ted was also well known for his “Chuck Wagon” in which he sold food and drinks at the Boonville Fair, Woodsman’s Field Days, the Boonville Winter Carnival Snowmobile races as well as many local field days, events and auctions.
In 1981 Ted was appointed Justice for the Town of Boonville, and was re-elected and held the office continuously for 29 years. Periodically he also served as Justice for the Village of Boonville. During his “final” retirement years, he continued to operate a small diner and ice cream store on South James Street in Rome, NY.
In addition to his loving wife Doris, he is survived by his children, Steven (Libby) Egnaczyk, Glenmoore, PA, Gary Egnaczyk, Albany, NY, Carol (Keith) Gauthier, Longmeadow, MA, Michael (Kathy) Egnaczyk, Pittsburgh, PA, and Douglas Egnaczyk, Jamesville, NY. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Thaddeus, Ian, Hannah, Madelyn, Emma, Michael, John, Steven, and Julia,and many nieces and nephews. Ted was predeceased by a grandson, Daniel Norman Egnaczyk and by his brothers and sisters Rudolph (and Josephine) Egnaczyk, John Egnaczyk, Clara (and Edward) Rashford, Florence Egnaczyk, Hela (and Leo) Harris, and Julian (and Jane) Egnaczyk, his cousin Andrew Klimek and many childhood and lifelong friends.
Calling hours will be held from 1-5PM on Sunday October 11, 2020 at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville. Funeral Services on Monday, October 12, 2020 will begin with a 10:00 AM prayer service at the funeral home for family followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, followed by internment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boonville Fire Company Ambulance Fund, or to the Rome Polish Home.
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