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Louise A. Petrofsky


1925 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Louise A. Petrofsky Obituary


Louise A Petrofsky, 88, of Berlin, CT, passed away peacefully on 8/4/14 at the Apple Rehab facility in Cromwell, CT. Born in Basking Ridge, New Jersey on 9/22/25, she was the daughter of the late James & Lorraine Abott. She was a Berlin resident for over 60 years and also spent many pleasant winter seasons at her condo in Palm Bay, Florida. Louise earned a bachelor's of science degree in botany from UConn in 1947 and while in college she met her roommate Ginnie Francois. They developed a lasting friendship which eventually led to Louise buying a cottage on Money Island, in the Thimble Islands in Branford. This cottage became the destination for many pleasant summer family gatherings and is a large part of Louise's lasting legacy. After graduating from college Louise met Ray Petrofsky who had recently returned from serving in the US Air force during World War II, and Louise and Ray were married on 9/18/48. They started a family and Louise stayed home to devote herself to raising 6 children. After the children grew up and left home, Louise embarked upon a new career as an artist and had her paintings displayed in many local art shows and galleries. Louise was a Roman Catholic and attended St Paul's for much of her life, and later became a regular attendant at Wellspring Church. She was faithfully devoted to her Christian faith and it was the source for providing her with much comfort throughout the years. Louise led a full life and is survived by a large number of children, their spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Louise was predeceased by her husband, the late Raymond Petrofsky, and her daughter Shirley (Petrofsky) Bors. She is survived by her children, Susan Krupa and her husband Dr. Joseph Krupa of Augusta, GA Thomas Petrofsky of Prince Edward Island, Henry Petrofsky and his wife Dr. Ruth Rollin of Kensington, CT, Gerard Petrofsky of Pompano Beach, FL, Christine (Petrofsky) Wells and her husband John of Plainville, CT and a son in law Jim Bors from Annapolis, MD; she is also survived by her grandchildren, Katherine Oates and her husband Travis, Nathan Krupa and his wife Mary, Alicia Hutchinson and her husband Buddy, Seth Petrofsky, Christa Petrofsky, Joel Petrofsky and his wife Sarah, Gabriel Petrofsky and his wife Tai, Miriam Petrofsky, Michael Bors, Jeffery Bors, Zeke Wells, Caleb Wells and Macayle Wells. Louise is also survived by six great grandchildren. Calling hours are Thursday 8/7/14 from 5-8 PM at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, 96 Main St, Kensington, Ct 06037. A funeral service will be celebrated on Friday 8/8/14 at 11:00 A.M. at Wellspring Church, 222 Lincoln St, Kensington and will be followed by a burial service at Maple Cemetery in Berlin. Memorial donations may be made to Wellspring Church, 222 Lincoln St, Kensington, Ct, 06037. To share memories or condolences online, please visit www.berlinmemorialfuneralhome.com


Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 5, 2014
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