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Theodore F Bielen

December 31, 1930 ~ April 10, 2017 (age 86)

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Theodore “Ted” F. Bielen, age 86, of Stratford, beloved husband of Rose Marie Corvino Bielen, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2017, in his residence surrounded by his loving family. Ted was born in Stratford on December 31, 1930 and was the son of the Catherine Bielen Yanosky and Joseph Bielen and spent his entire life living in Stratford. He graduated from Stratford High School where he played the position of Quarterback and Punter for the “North Paraders”. He was also a member of the school’s 1950 State Champion Baseball team. After graduation, he continued playing football for the Stratford Rockets, a semi-pro team as well as being a member of Avco Lycoming softball team. In 1952, Ted married the “love of his life” Rose Marie Corvino. During the Korean War, Ted served his country in the United States Army as a corporal in the medical corp. After the war, he returned to his home and family. His love of sports encouraged him to be a volunteer coach for football, baseball and basketball. Football was his main passion as the head coach of Holy Name Cardinals (Pop Warner) for over 20 years. Mentoring hundreds of players, some continuing on to play in High School and College. Ted was a member of the VFW, Stratford Old Timers Athletic Association, founding member of the Stratford High Fathers Club, Holy Name of Jesus Men’s Society. Ted was an avid golfer and frequent donor to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. He will be missed by all who knew him. In addition to his beloved wife, Rose Marie, Ted is survived by two sons, Theodore F. Bielen and wife Kathleen of Glen Rock, NJ and David J. Bielen and wife Irene of Watertown, CT, two grandsons, Todd Bielen and wife Beth and Kevin Bielen and wife Meredith, two granddaughters,Bielen, Theodore “Ted” F.  Bielen, age 86, of Stratford, beloved husband of Rose Marie Corvino Bielen, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2017, in his residence surrounded by his loving family. Ted was born in Stratford on December 31, 1930 and was the son of the Catherine Bielen Yanosky and Joseph Bielen and spent his entire life living in Stratford.He graduated from Stratford High School where he played the position of Quarterback and Punter for the “North Paraders”. He was also a member of the school’s 1950 State Champion Baseball team. After graduation, he continued playing football for the Stratford Rockets, a semi-pro team as well as being a member of Avco Lycoming softball team. In 1952, Ted married the “love of his life” Rose Marie Corvino. During the Korean War, Ted served his country in the United States Army as a corporal in the medical corp. After the war, he returned to his home and family. His love of sports encouraged him to be a volunteer coach for football, baseball and basketball. Football was his main passion as the head coach of Holy Name Cardinals (Pop Warner) for over 20 years. Mentoring hundreds of players, some continuing on to play in High School and College. Ted was a member of the VFW, Stratford Old Timers Athletic Association, founding member of the Stratford High Fathers Club, Holy Name of Jesus Men’s Society. Ted was an avid golfer and frequent donor to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. He will be missed by all who knew him. In addition to his beloved wife, Rose Marie, Ted is survived by two sons, Theodore F. Bielen and wife Kathleen of Glen Rock, NJ and David J. Bielen and wife Irene of Watertown, CT, two grandsons, Todd Bielen and wife Beth and Kevin Bielen and wife Meredith, two granddaughters, Amanda Bielen (itsy bitsy) and Samantha Bielen, one step granddaughter Sara Jalbert, six great-grandchildren, Carson, Cole, Alexandra, Mia, Anna, and “Teddy” and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his beloved parents, Ted was also predeceased by three sisters, Mary Goglin, Florence Bielen and Stella Pitiak. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM DIRECTLY at the Holy Name of Jesus Church, 1950 Barnum Avenue, Stratford where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Andrew G. Marus. Interment will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery with full military honors. Friends may call on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home 2220 Main Street, Stratford. In lieu of flowers, those who so desire, may contribute in Ted’s memory to Holy Name of Jesus Church of Stratford, 1950 Barnum Avenue, Stratford, Connecticut Hospice INC,  2 Trap Falls Road, # 408, Shelton, CT 06484 or Wounded Warriors, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675.  


 Service Information

Visitation
Monday
April 17, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Galello-Luchansky Funeral & Cremation Services
2220 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
April 18, 2017

10:00 AM
Holy Name of Jesus Church
1950 Barnum Avenue
Stratford, CT 06615

Committal
Tuesday
April 18, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Michael's Cemetery
2205 Stratford Avenue
Stratford, CT 06615


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