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On Friday, July 15, 2016, Stanley Charles Gardocki entered the gates of heaven into the arms of his Lord. Stanley left this earth with the same quiet dignity that he lived his life. He was born August 23, 1920 in Suffield, son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Zielinski) Gardocki. He lived in Suffield all his life. He graduated from Suffield Academy and received a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Hartford. After school he entered the United States Army serving with the 71st Infantry Division and retired as an Army Master Sergeant. He received the Bronze Star, two battle stars and a Combat Infantry badge. After the war he worked at the Veterans Administration for 38 years and Enfield Honda for 5 years before retiring. Stanley was a member of St. Joseph Church, Suffield, the Holy Named Society, the Suffield Landry Sic Post 9544 V.F.W. and the American Legion. He was predeceased by his wife, Christine (Elander) Gardocki; his brothers, John, Walter, Henry and Anthony Gardocki; his sisters, Helen and Blanche Gardocki. He is survived by his three daughters, Mary Mazur and her husband Brian of Suffield, Nancy Orr-Madden and her husband Michael of Suffield, Joanne Apostolidis and her husband Jim of Bolton; seven grandchildren, Rayshelle, Jordan and Conor Mazur, Kristy Preli, William and Jessica Orr, Alexis Apostolidis; two great grandchildren, Benjamin and Joseph. Only because of the loving care from every single employee at Suffield House was Stanley able to have some extra precious years, many priceless visits with updates about his beloved grandchildren of whom he was so proud. The final prize was meeting his two great grandsons, Benjamin and Joseph. Benjamin had to be put on Stanley's lap to be wheeled around so he could show him off to the staff. For a life well lived the Lord sent an angel named Marva into Stanley's life. A private burial with military honors will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Suffield at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Suffield Landry Sic Post 9544 V.F.W., P. O. Box 366, Suffield, CT 06078.