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Ronald "Sonny" M. Burek

September 8, 1943 — October 22, 2023

Plantsville, CT

Ronald "Sonny" M. Burek

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Ronald "Sonny" M. Burek, 80, of the Plantsville section of Southington, passed away at his home on Sunday, October 22nd surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Carol A. (Buchholz) Burek for 57 years.

Ronald was born in Waterbury, CT on September 8, 1943, only son, of the late Leo and Frances (Paolino) Burek.

Sonny proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a former Teamster Local 677, retiring after a 30-year career as a truck driver. Sonny enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports, always rooting for the Miami Dolphins, Red Sox and UConn Basketball.  He loved boating on his boat, “Point Blank.” He was a member of the American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 in Southington, the Southington Elks Lodge 1669 and the Bristol Fish & Game Club where he excelled in shooting. He especially loved playing horseshoes with his family and friends battling for the “Horseshoe Champion Belt.” Sonny lived life to the fullest, loved a good party and was the life of the party.

Sonny was a loving and devoted family man. In addition to his wife Carol, Sonny is survived by 3 sons: Ronald L. Burek and wife Nadine of Kensington, Michael Burek and wife Susan, Anthony Burek and wife Tanya and Neal Heslin, who was like a son and Geri Feeney, all of Southington; 6 grandchildren: Alyssa and Timothy West, Michael Burek and fiancé Lexi Negron, Tyler Burek (Bailey Brochu), Isabelle Burek (Leah Maiorano), Kaitlyn Burek and Emma Heslin and one cherished great-granddaughter, Rose Marie. He is also survived by his Goddaughter, Laura Newton and husband Christopher and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Sonny was predeceased by his dearest cousin, Jack Paolino, who was like a brother.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sonny’s memory may be made to the Bristol Fish & Game Club (https://bristolfishandgame.com/), the American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 (https://www.kiltonicpost72.org/), Southington Elks Lodge 1669 (https://www.elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?lodge=1669) or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (https://www.stjude.org/).

 A funeral service with military honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 28th at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. Calling hours will be held before the service from 11 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

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Saturday, October 28, 2023

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