Marian Anthony Mikolajczyk, 57, of New Milford, died July 1, 2010. He was the husband of Veronique (Graboski) Mikolajczyk.

Mr. Mikolajczyk was born Feb. 1, 1953, in Dziekowicz, Poland, son of the late Michal and Aniela (Chudzik) Mikolajczyk.

He was a resident of New Milford since 1987, having moved from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Mr. Mikolajczyk owned and operated a retail grocery business for 33 years.

He was known as a kind, gentle and loving man who had a generous heart.

Mr. Mikolajczyk enjoyed traveling with his family and friends and skiing in the beauty of the Colorado Rockies.

In addition to his wife of 32 years, Mr. Mikolajczyk is survived by three sons, Michael Mikolajczyk, of Norwalk, Matthew Mikolajczyk and Andrew Mikolajczyk, of New Milford; a daughter, Danielle Mikolajczyk, of New Milford; a brother, Stanley Mikolajczyk, of New Milford; two sisters, Aniela Dul, of Danbury, and Mary Jozwa, of Zary, Poland; three nephews, Joe Dul, Tomas Jozwa and Paul Mikolajczyk; and three nieces, Dorothy Kiley, Edytka Jozwa and Simone Pizzonia.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to New Milford Police Department DARE Program, 49 Poplar St., New Milford, CT 06776.