Anthony Biskupic

  • Born: October 28, 1928
  • Died: May 6, 2016
  • Location: Granby, Connecticut

Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home

364 Salmon Brook Street
Granby, CT 06035

Tel. (860) 653-6637

Tribute & Message From The Family

Anthony Biskupic, 87, of Granby, CT, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of 40 years to the late Elizabeth "Mona" Biskupic. Son of the late Matthew Biskupic and Rosalia (Carsky) Biskupic, Tony was born on October 28, 1928 and defected from Communist Czechoslovakia in 1948 to join family members already living in the United States. He settled in New Jersey and later relocated to Granby in 1970. During the Korean Conflict, Tony honorably served in the United States Army. After completing his flight training, Tony flew for many airlines and companies before being hired in 1968 as Chief Pilot for Stanley Works. He flew for his beloved company until his retirement in 1993. Tony enjoyed being at home with his family, caring for his lawn, and maintaining his pool. He was very social and took great pride in hosting family and close friends at his home. He was an avid hockey fan and devoted New York Ranger fan, watching every game during the winter months. Tony coached many years with the Enfield Hockey Association. He leaves his son, Greg Biskupic and his wife Gina of Westfield, MA and their children Michael and Mia; grandchildren, Stefanie Blackburn and her husband Robert, Jonathan, and Nick; two great-grandchildren, Mason and Hayley; and many nieces and nephews. Tony was predeceased by his daughter, Beth Deutsch. His family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 4 – 7:30 p.m. at Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby. Family and friends may gather at 9 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 10 a.m. at St. Therese Church, Granby. Burial will be held in Granby Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to either the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or Saint Francis Foundation, 95 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm sorry for your loss. He was a very sweet man. I'm glad were part of the same family and had such a sweetheart in our lives. :-)

Posted by Diane    April 07, 2017

Dear Tony I will miss our long calls on the phone. With so much of our family being gone now, I'm afraid I never got the news, I'm very sorry.
I pray you will rest in peace, I know you heart will be at peace as you are now with your beloved Mona. My sincerest sympathies go out to the rest of the family. I'm so thankful to have found you through my genealogy and you helped me get family connected back together, I'll be forever grateful. My grandmother Anna spoke very highly of you, I remember how excited she was to talk to you and Pauline as well. Much Love. Diane

Posted by Diane    April 07, 2017

My condolences to the Biskupic family, Although I hadn't known Mr. Biskupic very well, he was always a pleasant gentleman coming in to the office where I work. I'm so glad he urged me to visit a beautiful part of California. I couldn't wait to let him know when we returned!



Posted by Kelly D - North Granby, CT   May 26, 2016

Dear Tony,
Rest in peace, I will miss our conversations in Slovak language on Skype! You will stay forever in my thoughts and prayers. My condolences to your family!

Posted by Ildi Vamos - Somers, CT   May 16, 2016

Rest in peace, Tony. I will miss my conversations with a really nice guy upon many of his frequent visits to Elizabeth's grave at Granby Cemetery.

Posted by Mike St. Pierre    May 11, 2016

Mr. "Tony" this is Robus your neighbor from across the street a long time ago. You will always be a part of my life. You gave me so many great memories when I was growing up. You cared for and loved me. You treated me as if I was part of your family.You were best friends with my father. You were such a great example of what a man should be. I will strive to make you proud. There is no amount of gratitude I can give you for the tremendous positive impact you had on my life. We will meet again one day!

Posted by Robert Kaczowka    May 11, 2016

Such an amazing man and great friend to my parents for so many years. I am truly sorry for your loss.

Posted by Mike Kaczowka - Queen Creek, AZ   May 11, 2016


Dear Gregory and all family,
I was very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I know he was precious to you. I'll miss seeing his big smile at the PC. Your father loved you and all family, and all his friends, very much. Please accept our sincere condolences. Szabo family from Partizanaske - Slovakia.

Posted by Marian Szabo - Partizanske, Slovakia   May 10, 2016

Honoring the father of our friends and neighbors Gina & Greg Biskupic. Our thoughts are with you and your family. John & Tina.

Posted by John Winkler - Westfield, MA   May 10, 2016

So sad "Mr. B" has passed. We are comforted to know he is at peace. Our condolences to the whole family and of course to Greg, Gina, Mike & Mia.
Love, Ann Marie(Gina's sister)and Paul

Posted by A friend   May 09, 2016

He was a lot more than just a “hockey coach” to me. He has been an important role model in my life. I have model my past 23 years of coaching youth and junior hockey players after him. His style of hard work, educating with a firm style while making the game fun has served me well. To this day I can still see his expression when we would mess up. He would just look at you with a stern caring face and say “I want you to do me a flavor” (with his accent). It made me work even harder. I have thought of him often over the past few years when I received my pilots license and been working to get my commercial pilots license.
Next time I am up in the clouds, the wing wave is for you, Coach.

Posted by David Chapdelaine    May 09, 2016

My favorite hockey coach ever!! I always wondered how you were doing over the years. I remember how hard you worked us on the ice, you used to laugh at us when we were out of shape. You would work us even harder until we got in shape by working hard. You not only were a good coach but you were a great man. I still remember all the nicknames you gave us. You will always have a place in my heart.

Posted by Steve Poulin    May 09, 2016

RIP Coach Biskupic. Condolences to Greg and your family. From an old EHA teammate, Tim Jensen

Posted by Tim Jensen    May 09, 2016

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Posted by American Heart Association    May 08, 2016