In Loving Memory of Stephen J. Polifka, Jr.

May 07, 1965
Bridgeport, CT
September 10, 2019
New Haven, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


St. Michael Cemetery

Graveside Service

2205 Stratford Ave.,
CT 06615

Monday, September 16, 2019 11:00 a.m.


St. Michael Cemetery

2205 Stratford Ave.,
CT 06615

September 16, 2019

Family Gathering


St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church

100 St. John's Drive,
CT 06611

Stephen J. Polifka, Jr.

Stephen J. Polifka, Jr., age 54, of New Haven, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Born in Bridgeport, Stephen was raised in Fairfield. A graduate of Andrew Warde High School, he worked in carpentry and light construction for most of his life. Those that knew him would agree that he had a heart of gold and showed it to those he loved and cared about. Throughout his struggles, he was still a loving son, brother and uncle. Survivors include his beloved father, Stephen J. Polifka, Sr. and his wife Kathleen of Fairfield; two sisters, Louise M. Vezina and her husband James of Fairfield and Theresa M. Jakab and her husband John of Milford, his nephew James and nieces, Nicole, Alyssa, Brooke and Katrina; three uncles, Vito, (Marie), Robert (Jeanette) and Russell (Elaine) Del Vento and many cousins. He was predeceased by his beloved mother Theresa A. Del Vento Polifka and Uncle, Stephen V. Del Vento (Arlene). The family is especially thankful to his Social Worker, Marcie Tratnyek, for always having his best interest. A graveside service will be held Monday, September 16, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford. (Enter the Main gate on Stratford Ave and follow Spear-Miller signs to the gravesite.) In lieu of flowers, friends may consider a donation in Stephen’s memory to St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 100 St. John’s Drive, Trumbull, CT 06611. For information or to offer an online condolence, please visit

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11 Guestbook Entries for Stephen J. Polifka, Jr.

  1. Louise, Teresa and your whole family there are no words were terribly sorry he was so funny and I still remember babysitting him
    Sending you all strength and prayers

  2. Theresa and family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our prayers are with you and family. I’m sorry we are out of the country and cannot pay our respects

  3. I have fond and happy memories of his smiling face walking into the store. He could get a smile and laugh out of his mom by just showing up. My love and prayers go out to his family. May he be at peace and smile down on you with that twinkle in his eye. Xoxo.

  4. To the Polifka Family, please accept our condolences. We have known Stephen for several years and he always had a very large heart and always welcomed with open arms. He always had a great sense of humor and made people laugh. You will be truly missed Steve. Dawn Ferrucci and Raymond Dugay

  5. Sending our thoughts and prayers to Uncle Steve, Louise, Theresa, and the Del Vento family. He is finally at peace and with his Mom in their heavenly home.

  6. Uncle Steve, Louise, Teresa our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. He is finally at peace and with him Mom, they are both smiling……