Julia Wnuk, 93, of Pompano Beach, Fla., and formerly of New Britain, Conn., died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Poland and immigrated to the U.S., and settled in Connecticut. She retired from the Keeney Manufacturing Company in Newington, after many years of service. Julia was an avid traveler and cruiser. Some of her most cherished memories were her travels to the Holy Land of Israel and to the Vatican in Rome, where she personally met St. Pope John Paul II. Julia was a devoted parishioner of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in Pompano Beach, Fla., and was a member of their rosary prayer group. She will always be remembered as having a big smile on her face and a pep in her step because of her love to dance. Julia is survived by her two daughters and their husbands, Teresa and Ken Upham and Christine and John Kaminski, her three granddaughters, Krystal, Kayla and Beata and her husband, Joe as well as her four great-grandchildren who were her pride and joy, Abigail, Annabelle, Bryan and Ali. She is also survived by her nephew, Zygmunt Hajdasz and his wife, Christine. Julia was predeceased by her beloved husband, Kazimierz Wnuk, her son, Marian Wnuk and her grandson, Christopher Kaminski. She was blessed with a long, happy and healthy life and she will be missed dearly as our mother and Babcia, our queen.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, Sept. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Duksa Family Funeral Homes at Burritt Hill, 332 Burritt St., New Britain. A time of visitation will begin at Burritt Hill at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, New Britain. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Sacred Heart Cemetery. To share a message of sympathy with her family, please visit us at www.duksa.net