Cindy (McLellan) Grzes, 58, of New Britain, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. She was the beloved daughter of Phyllis (Schlotterbeck) McLellan Bartosewicz and the late Robert H. McLellan, Sr. Cindy grew up in New Britain and attended local schools. She was employed by Grove Hill Medical Center for many years and Quest Diagnostics for the last 10+ years. Cindy was a talented artist, she enjoyed painting watercolors and making afghans. She had a fondness for dogs, especially silky terriers, but loved her grand-dog, Max. Her smile and lovable personality will be missed by all who knew her. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sons, Michael Grzes and Jonathan Grzes and wife Diana; her brother Wayne McLellan and wife Cathy; her nephew Christopher McLellan and his partner Ashley Castellani and her loving and supportive companion and best friend, Sal Pagliarello. Cindy was predeceased by her father and baby brother, Robert H. McLellan, Jr.; her step-father, Edward Bartosewicz and her maternal grandparents, Herman and Anna Schlotterbeck.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Duksa Family Funeral Homes at Burritt Hill, 332 Burritt St., New Britain followed by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Burritt Hill. She will be laid to rest privately in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Cindy’s name to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org . To share a message of sympathy with her family, visit www.duksa.net