Jamie Michael Otfinoski, 68, of Bridgeport, entered into eternal peace on January 31 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center after a brief illness. The second son of Tony and Helen Otfinoski, he was born on March 25, 1952, in Farmingdale, New York. The family moved to Middletown, Connecticut in 1958. Jamie grew up surrounded by family and had many friends. He attended the Paier College of Art in Hamden and was a gifted artist and illustrator with a vivid imagination and a keen sense of humor. Jamie made his living as a skilled carpenter and had his own construction company for many years. One part of his profession he particularly enjoyed was drawing up detailed architectural plans for his clients.
Jamie was a loving father, a devoted son, and a loyal brother and friend. He liked nothing better than a lively conversation about politics, music and the latest movies on Netflix. Jamie enjoyed exploring other cultures, including his wife’s Brazilian heritage. He loved animals, especially his two dogs, Malu and Mimi, and the many birds who flocked to his outdoor birdfeeder.
He is survived by his loving wife Eliamar Soalheiro Otfinoski and his three children: Jamie Anthony (Brianna) of Danbury, and Jaclyn and Danielle (David), both of Philadelphia. He is also survived by his two brothers and their wives: Steven and Beverly of Stratford and David and Maria of Chester; as well as two nieces, Martha and Annie; a nephew, Ben; and his brother-in-law, Ramildo Soalheiro. He was predeceased by his parents. A private service will be held for immediate family members.
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