James Hornyak

James J. "Jimmy" Hornyak

Wednesday, November 17th, 1954 - Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
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James J. Hornyak of Newtown, age 64, born on November 17, 1954 in Stamford, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, January 1st, at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Wallingford. He died peacefully with his devoted wife by his side.
James was the son of Ruth R. Hornyak of New Milford and the late William J. Hornyak. He was predeceased by his brother Robert C. Hornyak and sister-in-law Jane Hornyak.
James is survived by his wife Denise (Petruccelli) Hornyak, his step-sons; Sean Myslewski, Matthew Myslewski and his wife Courtney, and granddaughter Claire, of Newtown; a son, Christopher Kelly, his wife Sarah, and granddaughter Maddy, of New Hampshire. He is also survived by his brother William J. Hornyak Jr. of Westport, sister Elinor and husband Douglas Platt of Sarasota, FL, sister Nancy and husband Robert Jerolmon of New Milford; his nieces, Jennifer Cannone, Lindsay Hornyak, and nephews; Jason Hornyak, Tyler Hornyak, Douglas Platt, Randy Platt, and Corey Jerolmon.
He was employed at Montanari Fuel in Ridgefield as an HVAC technician. He will be deeply missed by all of his coworkers whom he considered family as well as everyone who knew and loved him. He particularly enjoyed time spent with family and friends and had a passion for animals, NASCAR, and vintage automobiles.
Calling hours are at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown from 5 pm to 8 pm on Friday, January 4th. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, 163 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT, on Saturday, January 5th, at 10 am. Interment will follow at the Newtown Village Cemetery.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, January 4th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Honan Funeral Home
    58 Main Street
    NEWTOWN, CT 06470
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Joseph Church
    BROOKFIELD, CT 06804
    Monsignor Robert Weiss
  • Interment

    Newtown Village Cemetery
    Elm Drive at Hawley Road
    NEWTOWN, CT 06470
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Lillian Barry

Posted at 03:15pm
Denise, I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words. You and your family will be in my prayers. Lillian Barry

Posted at 12:39am
We read with sorrow of Jimmy's passing, and wanted to let the Hornyak Family know that we remember Jimmy from "old Ridgefield. We coached T-Ball together, and knew each other from school. Please accept our sincere condolences. John and Laurie McMurray


Posted at 03:44pm
Denise, our deepest sympathies. Jim will be missed. A good man with a big heart. Keeping you and your families in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Anna & Dan

Posted at 12:52pm
Denise, so sorry to hear of your loss. Jimmy will be missed dearly. He was such a good sole.
Lisa, Tom Earley & Family


Posted at 11:13am
My deepest condolence to Jimmys family. You will be greatly missed. RIP my friend Paul

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