Obituary: Lillian (Rutkowsky) Sutkaitis

Lillian (Rutkowsky) Sutkaitis

PROSPECT — Mrs. Lillian (Rutkowsky) Sutkaitis, daughter of the late Mary Navitkas and Enoch Rutkowsky, passed away on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband Charles Sutkaitis.

Lillian was born in Shenandoah, Pa. on July 12, 1924. She spent all her adult life in Connecticut where she touched the lives and hearts of the many children that called her Gramma. She always remembered the “kids” on holidays and special occasions.

She was employed for many years at Meyers Supply. Upon retiring she helped to raise her 14 grandchildren where she continued to be a part of their daily lives. Lillian Sutkaitis will be deeply missed by her family and friends but always alive in their hearts.

She leaves behind her daughters, Elaine Rumph and her husband Gary of Waterford, Gayle Pagoni and her husband Benjamin of Prospect, Donna Sutkaitis and her husband Brian Phelan of Cheshire, and Karen Gerard and her husband Allen of Prospect. She also leaves behind her nephew Ronald Rutkowsky of Waterbury, her 14 grandchildren Michael and Matthew Rumph, Benjamin, Christopher, Brian, Lilly, and Jill Pagoni, Virginia Pagoni-Ligi, Mary, Monica, and Eric Phelan, and Kevin, Kyle and Molly Gerard. She also leaves behind her five great grandchildren and her cat Tara.

The funeral will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 at 9:15 a.m. from the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 26 Waterbury Road, Route 69, Prospect to the Church of the Epiphany, 1750 Huckins Road, Cheshire for a mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Since Lillian loved flowers the family is welcoming flowers for her service especially daisies.

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