Lucian Michael Domkowski, 87, of New Britain, Conn., died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General. Lucian was born and raised in New Britain. He attended New Britain High School where he was an avid violin player. After graduating high school in 1948 Lucian joined the U.S. Army. While in the army band he switched to the trombone which he continued with throughout his military career. While touring in Europe he met the love of his life, Caroline. They married in Salzburg, Austria, and had three children all born in different countries: Fred in Austria, Sherry in the United States, and Sue in Germany. When his mother became ill, the family returned to the United States settling in New Britain. Lucian’s military career continued as he was stationed in Fort Devens Mass., for four years, then Germany for two years finishing up at Fort Polk, La., for the last 3½ years finally retiring as a Master Sargent E8. He was most proud of his children and grandchildren. He was very spiritual and comforted by his faith. Lucian was an active member of the Holy Cross Church and was a member of the Holy Name Society.
Lucian leaves behind his beloved wife, Caroline of 64 years of New Britain; his son, Fred Domont and his wife, Lee, of Edgartown, Mass.; his two daughters, Sherry Rouleau and her husband, Jeff, of East Hampton, Conn., and Sue Kaeka and her husband, Danny, of West Tisbury, Mass.; his six grandchildren, Ali, Jordan Peterson, Leolani, Fin, Eve, Jenny and his seven great-grandchildren, Ashley, Colleen, Katie, Grace, Andrew, Emma and Page.
Funeral rites for Mr. Domkowski will be held Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, with the procession departing at 10:30 a.m. from the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, Farmington Avenue, New Britain. Burial with full military honors rendered by the U.S. Army will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, 662 Burritt St., New Britain. Relatives and friends may call at the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, Friday, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Directions to funeral home - I-84 East or West, exit 37 (Fienemann Road) right off exit - one mile down on right. To extend condolences to the Domkowski family or to share a memory of Lucian, please visit shakerfuneralhome.com.