US Marine Corps

Stanley James Prybylski

October 20, 1944 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Stanley James Prybylski, 79, Stan or Stach, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2024, with his wife and granddaughter’s presence, at The Summit at Plantsville, after an extended illness with Parkinson’s Disorder. He was a dedicated criminal justice public servant, with justice, not judgment, in his decision-making process. His quiet demeanor, as a listener and advisor, had a calming effect upon his clients, family, and friends.
Born October 20, 1944, Stanley was the eldest child and only son of Stanley and Mary (Hanna) Prybylski of Danbury. He attended Sacred Heart School, and St. Peter School in Danbury. He graduated in 1962 from Henry Abbott Technical School, Danbury, majoring in electronics, and in 1968, Western CT State University with a B. A. in History. From 1971-72, Stanley attended and graduated from the University of Hartford with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA).
Stanley served honorably and proudly in the Alpha unit of the USMC from 1968-1970, serving in Quang Tre, Vietnam, as infantry squad leader. Receiving the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat, he rehabilitated in Yokosuka, Japan for three months before returning to the United States.
In 1970, Stanley began serving his hometown of Danbury as a law enforcement officer; he also served as president of the police union for one year. In 1975, he accepted a position with the CT Municipal Police Training Center in Meriden, as a motor vehicle instructor. He created and instituted a “hands on” training day for recruits to experience various policing skills, known as “Stations Day”. After eleven years with the MPTC, in 1986, Stanley took a position as a Correctional Personnel Instructor, with California Corrections for four years, returning to CT in 1990. He fulfilled his criminal justice career as a probation officer in Bridgeport and Waterbury, instituting new policies, and retired from the Waterbury office in 2006.Throughout his criminal justice career, Stanley participated in many police and physical training courses and workshops.
He Married Linda Polubinski in 1973, and moved to Southbury in 1976 where they began their family of four children. The family moved to Fair Oaks, CA in 1986 until 1990, when they returned to Southbury until present.
Stanley believed in community service, as well as public service. He was a member of various Southbury civic organizations such as, Beautification Committee, Jaycees (Secretary), Young Republicans, Conservation Commission (Chairman), Blood Drive (Chairman), VFW Post 1607. He volunteered at Southbury school functions, as well as Sacred Heart Church events. He especially enjoyed veteran’s events and presentations at the schools, and marching in the Memorial Day parade.
Stanley enjoyed reading, hiking, physical exercise, using creative ways to fix items, and spending time with his family. He embraced a professional image, of a man enjoying a rainy day, reading a book in the home library, fire going in the fireplace, with a Scottish cap on his head, pipe in his mouth (never a smoker), and drinking a scotch.
Stanley is survived by his wife, Linda, of fifty years, and his children, Meredith Schwartzmiller (Brett), of Lake Stevens, WA, Courtney Prybylski (David), of Hornbrook, CA, and Mark Prybylski (Oy), of Sarasota, FL, grandchildren, Lilliana, Brady, Caden, Marina, and Tristan. He is survived by family members Victoria Prybylski Virga, Ann Prybylski (Robert), Evelyn Prybylski Klingner (Glenn), Frank Polubinski (Jane), Sharon Polubinski Martin, several nieces/nephews, great nieces/nephews, and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Matthew (Julie) of Orlando, FL.
The family would like to thank the staff at The Summit at Plantsville for their care, and VFW 1607 for their veteran assistance and friendship.
Stanley’s family will receive visitors on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, in the Daily Chapel at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 910 Main St. South, Southbury, from 9:30 am to 10:45 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Southbury, immediately following the visitation, at 11:00 am. Interment, with full military honors, will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury, CT. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorial contributions in Stanley’s name be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation,, the Wounded Warrior Project,, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Carpino Funeral Home of Southbury has the honor of being entrusted with Stanley’s arrangements. For directions, or to leave an online expression of sympathy, please visit


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Public Visitation
February 27, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Daily Chapel of Sacred Heart Church (Southbury)

Mass of Christian Burial
February 27, 2024

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
910 Main St. South
Southbury, CT 06488

Graveside Service with Full Military Honors
February 27, 2024

St. Peter Cemetery
71 Lake Avenue Ext.
Danbury, CT 06810


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997

Parkinson's Foundation
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami FL 33131


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