NEW HAVEN – Vincentian Father George J. Dabrowski died in Philadelphia on April 6, 2013, at age 82. He was an ordained priest for 55 years.
He was born on July 29, 1930, in Hamden, a son of the late Joseph Dabrowski and Sophia (Piascik) Dabrowski.
He was ordained to the priesthood on May 31, 1958. Over the next six years, Father Dabrowski served as a parish priest at St. Stanislaus in New Haven and as a teacher at St. John Kanty Prep School in Erie, Pa. He then was a chaplain in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1989 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
From 1990 to 1992, Father Dabrowski served as the archivist and superior at his order’s provincial house in West Hartford. He then spent three years in parishes in Lisbon Falls, Me., and Concord, N.H. In 1995, he returned to Connecticut to be the archivist and superior at De Paul Provincial House in Manchester.
He retired to St. Joseph’s Residence in Enfield in 2003 for health reasons. Later, he was transferred to St. Catherine’s Infirmary in Philadelphia, which is run by the Vincentian Fathers.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 11 at St. Stanislaus Church in New Haven, Burial followed in All Saints Cemetery in North Haven.