Monsignor Thaddeus F. Malanowski, 97

NEW CANAAN—Monsignor Thaddeus F. Malanowski died on Thursday, January 23, at Waveny Care Center in New Canaan.

Named after the famous Polish General and American patriot Thaddeus Kosciuszko, he himself became a Brigadier General. Msgr. Thaddeus Malanowski was a retired Brigadier General in the United States Army and native son of Stamford’s Holy Name of Jesus Parish.

He celebrated the 70th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on May 28, 2017 at Holy Name of Jesus Church.

Monsignor was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Hartford on May 15, 1947 and was incardinated into the Diocese of Norwich when it was established in 1953.

One of 14 children, Msgr. Malanowski lived at the Catherine Dennis Keefe Queen of the Clergy Residence in Stamford from April 2009 until shortly before his death.

Monsignor Malanowski’s body will be received at Holy Name of Jesus Church in Stamford (325 Washington Boulevard) at 4 pm on Tuesday, January 28 and will lie in repose until the Vigil Mass at 7 pm. Monsignor Thomas W. Powers will be the celebrant and Monsignor Nicholas V. Grieco will be the homilist.

Bishop Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, will celebrate the Funeral Mass at 11 am on Wednesday, January 29 and Monsignor Leszek T. Janik, vicar general of the Diocese of Norwich, will be the homilist. Those concelebrating the Vigil Mass and/or at the Funeral Mass are asked to bring diocesan vestments. Vesting will take place in the hall below the church.

Interment will follow the Funeral Mass at Saint John’s Cemetery in Darien (25 Camp Avenue).

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Monsignor Malanowski, and for the consolation of his family.

Msgr. Malanowski’s service as a priest took him to many countries around the globe.  This profile, originally published in 2007, offers an overview of his remarkable priestly life: