Edward J. Kovac Sr.

October 2, 1942 ~ April 26, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old


Edward J. Kovac, Sr., aged 80, of Easton, Connecticut, beloved husband of Gloria R. Kovac, passed away peacefully at home on April 26, 2023.  He was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1960.  Ed earned a bachelor’s degree from Willimantic State Teachers College and a master’s degree from the University of Bridgeport.   He devoted his life to the service of others and his community.   Ed was known for his 35-year career in the City of Bridgeport public schools, as a teacher, guidance counselor, administrator, and as an active member of his union.   He served the town of Easton in numerous roles, including as a member of the board of ethics and as a member of the regional board of education.  Ed was a longstanding member of the Easton Volunteer Fire Department.  He served as the President and was instrumental in the completion of a new firehouse building for the department in 1989.  After his retirement in 2001, he worked until 2018 as an auxiliary police officer for the town of Fairfield.

In addition to his wife of 54 years, he is survived by his daughter Julie and her husband Andrew Ray of Washington D.C., and his son Edward Jr. and partner Julie Barylski of Easton Connecticut.  One of his greatest joys was his grandchildren; Colin (23), Madeleine (20), Gwendolyn (20), Michael (18), Eve (18), and Tillman (15).  Ed found comfort and peace in providing for his family, and he instilled the importance of an education and hard work in his children and grandchildren. 

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 10:00 A.M.  It will be held at Notre Dame of Easton Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Long Hill Burial Grounds, Trumbull.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (  To leave an online condolence, visit

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Marin Pozucek of Peaceful Passings, LLC, for her love and care of both Ed and the entire family.   


Mass of Christian Burial
May 16, 2023

10:00 AM
Notre Dame of Easton Church
655 Morehouse Rd.,
Easton, CT 06612

Interment following funeral service
May 16, 2023

Long Hill Burial Grounds
Middlebrook Avenue
Trumbull, CT 06611


Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc.
912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn GA 30047


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