Frank Zilinyi

Obituary of Frank Zilinyi

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Frank Zilinyi, age 85 of Fairfield, beloved husband of Joyce Hofmann Zilinyi, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2023.

Born in Komjati, Hungary on April 9, 1937, son of the late Ferenc Zilinyi and Margit Baffi Zilinyi, Frank emigrated to the United States in 1957 and had been a Fairfield Town resident since 1966. He had worked as the owner and operator of General Auto Radiator of Bridgeport for many years until his retirement.

Frank had many interests, he enjoyed reading, and dancing, he especially liked the outdoors, whether hiking,  fishing or gardening and more so world travel with his wife Joyce, especially his anniversary cruises. He liked  swimming and poolside times with his friends. He had been a scoutmaster and loved spending time with his grandchildren teaching them to whittle walking sticks and sometimes "secretly" taking them flying in his plane. He was always ready to help a friend in need.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, he will be greatly missed. In addition to Joyce, his loving wife of 63 years, Frank is survived by his son, Frank Zilinyi and his wife Cheryl of Fairfield, a daughter, Bonnie Baker and her husband Glenn of Oviedo, Florida, grandchildren Frank Raymond, Robert Steven, Matthew David, Kenneth Dale, Christopher John, Katherine Nicole, great-grandchildren Atticus Caleb, Mathilda Karoline, Scarlett Rae, Emilia Josephine,  Braiden Rodriguez and Ezra Thomas Baker, a sister Margit Sashalmi of Hungary, his closest friends Louis and Diane Toth as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Vilmos Zilinyi.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10:15 am in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Rd., Fairfield Center and at 11 am in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Stratfield Rd., Fairfield with burial to follow in Mt. Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. 

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Visitation at Funeral Home

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Final Resting Place

Thursday, January 5, 2023
Mountain Grove Cemetery
2675 North Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States


11:00 am
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Our Lady Of The Assumption Church
545 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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