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David "Ducky" Knofla

January 23, 1961 ~ April 26, 2019 (age 58)


David “Ducky” Knofla, 58, of Manchester, beloved husband of 17 years of Tanja (Mazurek) Knofla died on Friday, April 26, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born on January 23, 1961 in Manchester, one of five children of the late Donald and L. Audrey (Waddell) Knofla. David was raised in Manchester, attended local schools and had been a lifelong resident. He was formerly employed with Craft Pool & Spa in Glastonbury until retiring due to his health. He was a former parishioner of St. Bartholomew Church in Manchester. David enjoyed fishing and was well known as an avid handyman. In addition to his wife Tanja, he is survived by his son Ian Knofla of Manchester, his three siblings; John Hackett and his wife Margaret of Manchester, Tracy Knofla and her spouse Karen Anderson of Guilford and Amory Lanciano and her husband David of Manchester, his niece Elizabeth Hackett and her fiancé Ben Krantz, two nephews; Andrew and Kevin Lanciano and his in-laws; Gloria Gannon and John Mazurek. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother Andrew John Knofla. Family and friends are welcome to attend a time of visitation at Manchester Funeral Home 142 East Center St. in Manchester on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 6-8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Bartholomew Church, 736 Middle Turnpike East in Manchester on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 9:30am. Burial will follow in East Cemetery in Manchester. Memorial contributions may be made to the L. Audrey Knofla Scholarship, c/o Manchester Scholarship Foundation 20 Hartford Road, Manchester, CT 06040. To leave an online condolence please visit

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May 2, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Manchester Funeral Home
142 East Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040

Mass of Christian Burial
May 3, 2019

9:30 AM
St. Bartholomew Catholic Church
736 Middle Tpke. East
Manchester, CT 06040

Interment following funeral service
May 3, 2019

East Cemetery
240 East Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040


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