Ronald J. Noveck

June 10, 1941 ~ November 1, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Ronald Noveck Obituary

Ronald J. Noveck, 82 of Farmington, formerly of New Britain, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday November 1, 2023.  A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and pillar of the New Britain community, Ron faced his illness with an admirable strength and optimism.  He was the devoted husband, best friend, and business partner of Sonya (Shlatz) Noveck, with whom he shared 44 years of love and laughter.

Born in New Britain on June 10, 1941, he was one of two children to the late Morris and Nell (Vaness) Noveck.  Class President and 1959 graduate of New Britain High School, Ron was a star athlete having set records on the basketball court; was much loved and looked up to as Captain of the football team; and well deserving recipient of the Burns Memorial Trophy.  He went on to excel in college sports at UCONN in both football and basketball.  A longtime local restaurateur, Ron owned and operated the Gartenhaus Café in New Britain before relocating to Plainville, where he managed the nationally recognized and award winning slow pitch Gartenhaus softball team, having been inducted into the Connecticut ASA Softball Hall of Fame.   In 1987, the Gartenhaus became the Stonecrest which he proudly ran until it’s closing in 1998, when he became the co-owner of the former Tom’s Café in Plainville.  Awarded the prestigious Man of the Year by the City of New Britain, Ron was recognized for his efforts in athletics and his generous support of countless organizations.  A man who truly made an impact in his community and beyond, he leaves a legacy of kindness, selflessness and love.

In addition to his wife, Sonya, he leaves his daughter, Kimberly Butler, her husband, Ben and their son, Ben Butler, Jr.; his sister, Bev Newberg and her husband, Al; his niece, Courtney Kaloyanides, her husband Jimmy and their children, Cleo, Adriana, and Max; and his nephew, Jeff Newberg and his daughter, Kai.

In lieu of flowers, Ron may be remembered with contributions to Hartford HealthCare at Home, 81 Meriden Ave, Southington, in appreciation for the kindness and compassionate care shown to Ron.

Family and friends may gather on Friday November 10, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville.  Prayers and words of remembrance will be shared at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be held privately at a later date.  For online expressions of sympathy please visit

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November 10, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Plainville Funeral Home
81 Broad St PO Box 877
Plainville, CT 06062

Words of Remembrance
November 10, 2023

12:00 PM
Plainville Funeral Home
81 Broad St PO Box 877
Plainville, CT 06062

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