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Paul P. Bereza

July 20, 1926 ~ January 12, 2019 (age 92)
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Paul P. “JaJa” Bereza, age 92 of Stratord, beloved husband of the late Eva Eichinger Bereza, the love of his life, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Paul was born in Mahonoy Plane, PA, son of Andrew and Anna Churko Bereza, and was a longtime area resident. He is a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army and was a founding member and past Commander of the American Legion Sylvan Crest Post 177. He was the retired owner of Bereza Builders. Paul enjoyed his time at the Stratford Baldwin Center, and was known as an awesome dancer. He ran for the alderman seat from the 136th district, Bridgeport and was one of the last of the “Whiskey Hill” generation. Survivors include his devoted children Andrea D’Amico and husband Joseph of Stratford, Andrew A. Bereza and wife Cindy of Venice, FL, Frank P. Bereza and wife Stacy of Ridgefield. Cindy Kassimis and husband Dennis of Stratford, and Sandra Caiazzo and husband Joseph of Monroe, a son-in-law Joseph Trombetta of Naugatuck, fourteen cherished grandchildren Joey, Mark, and Linsey, Jamie, Marlene, Melissa, and Joey, Jacquelyn and Joey, Alyssa and Michael, Nicole, Kristen, and Shannon, eight great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents he was predeceased by his daughter Debra Trombetta, his brothers and sisters, infant twin Peter Bereza, Frank Bereza, and Clara Behmke; also Joseph Socha, Rose O’Brien, Fannie Michno, Stella DeJulio, Millie Bryk, and Mamie Eichinger. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:00a.m., from the Redgate – Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull and at 11:00a.m., in St. Michael the Archangel Church, 310 Pulaski Street, Bridgeport, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment with full military honors will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m., in the funeral home. To send online condolences please visit

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