Karen Sokolowski

Obituary of Karen Sokolowski

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing on March 24th of Karen at 66 years.   Born in New Britain, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Jean Peterson.  She graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School and St. Luke’s Hospital of Nursing in Pittsfield, MA in 1973.   She specialized and excelled in the Critical Care area, retiring from Hartford Hospital in 2017.  Her love for life and family was very fulfilling.  She loved the beach, traveling, concerts (EAGLES), casino, sailing with her husband, endless list.  She accomplished so much in her short lifespan no bucket list required.  Unfortunately it was cut short by her illness. 

She leaves behind her husband, best friend and soul mate, Ted Martin of Cromwell, her pride and joys, granddaughters, Kylee McCumber of Leominster, MA and Paige Walker of Sturbridge , MA. Also her two sisters Ellen Suprynowicz (Gary) and Tricia (Jeff) Dutkiewicz all of Kensington, CT.  Her nephew Eric (fiancé Cassie) Dutkiewicz of Boston, MA, nieces TSgt Alyssa Dutkiewicz of Beavercreek OH, Jennifer Peterson of Raytown, MO, Kayla Suprynowicz and her daughter Mya of Kensington.  Her stepdaughter Laurie (Bill) Buckman and daughter Scarlett of West Hartford, CT.  Her stepson Greg Martin of San Diego, CA.  Her brother in law Tom and Deb Martin Palm Harbor and their two sons Marc and Kristoffer.  Also many other cousins, family and friends. She was predeceased by her daughter Lauren McCumber, sister Lynn Peterson and mother in law Annie Martin.

A celebration of Karen’s life will be held Saturday April 7th at 1:00 PM the Farrell Funeral Home 110 Franklin Square New Britain, CT. Visitation will be held prior to service from 11:00 – 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately in St. James Cemetery, Manchester. In lieu of flowers Karen’s wish is donation to Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz Inc, 68 Main St #564, Leominster MA which was created by her granddaughter Kylee.  Our comfort is knowing that you are wrapped in angel wings free of pain.  Special thanks to Lori Bateman and Pam Tripp. We will all cherish your memories and miss you dearly.