KOZYRSKI, Sophia M. (Farbotko)
Sophia M. (Farbotko) Kozyrski, 60, of Plainville, beloved wife of Wieslaw "Vin" Kozyrski, passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital, having endured a 28 year long battle with multiple cancers that she faced with great strength and optimism. Born in Germany on January 7, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Josef Wezner, who died when she was five months old, Diane (Wisniowski) Farbotko of West Hartford and the late Frank Farbotko. She and her mother moved to Connecticut when she was two, where she attended schools in Newington and West Hartford, graduating from Conard High School in 1971. She married her childhood sweetheart at age 18. They bought their first home together in Bristol and later moved to Plainville where they raised their two adored daughters. Sophia worked in the insurance industry for a short time, and upon her illness, retired from Grove Hill Clinic. She was a member of the Polish Ladies Nest 811. Sophia had an infectious love for life that she spread to everyone she met. Always looking her best with her sassy sense of style, she was truly the life of the party, enjoying each moment to its fullest and never missing an opportunity to say what was on her mind. She had a fondness for the beach, making frequent trips to her and Vin's honeymoon spot, Cape Cod, or to Folly Beach to visit her daughter. A devoted Babci, spending time with (and spoiling) her two granddaughters brought her the greatest amount of joy. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Sophia will be greatly missed leaving a legacy of love, strong will, and many happy memories for her family and friends to cherish. In addition to her husband, Vin, she leaves her daughters and sons-in-law, Dianna and Christopher Belliveau of Coventry and Elena and Ricky Hacker of Charleston, SC; her two precious granddaughters, Madison and Maya Belliveau; her brothers, Bob Farbotko and his wife, Lissa, of NH and Chet Farbotko and his wife, Sue, of VA; her brothers-in-law, Teddy Kozyrski and his wife, Christine, of Bristol and Jan Kozyrski and his wife, Alicia, of Poland; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. Sophia's family extends their gratitude to Dr. Pazooki and her oncology group, Medical Oncology & Blood Disorders, Dr. Dalsania and all her nurses on the 8th floor, Oncology and Hospice, at St. Francis Hospital, as well as Drs. Belgrami, Davis, and Sittambalam for the care and compassion shown to her over the years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, meeting directly at Holy Cross Church, 31 Biruta St., New Britain. Committal services will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Family and friends may gather on Sunday, from 3-6 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St, Plainville. Honoring Sophia's wishes and her lively spirit, those who attend are invited to celebrate her life by wearing bright and cheerful attire. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation online or mail to the Connecticut Affiliate of
, 74 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, Connecticut 06032 to support the fight against breast cancer. For directions or online expressions of sympathy, please visit Sophia's tribute page at www.Bailey-FuneralHome.com.