Anthony T. Tomkiel

Anthony T. Tomkiel, 87, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Geraldine (Collins) Tomkiel, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.

Born in Poland, he lived in Windsor for over 50 years. He was a member of Pipefitter's Union Local No. 676 for 60 years and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Gray-Dickinson Post No. 59 American Legion and a life member of the Manchester Elks Club. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of the McLean Home in Simsbury, Suffield House, and Hartford Hospital. A special thank-you to Rose Lightbody for her companionship and care while he lived at home for the past several years.

He leaves two sons, Gerald Tomkiel and his wife, Sylvia, of Windsor, and John Tomkiel of Greensboro, N.C.; a granddaughter, Renate Tomkiel of Windsor; a brother, William Tomkiel of Manchester; and was predeceased by a brother, Edward Tomkiel.

The funeral will be held Monday, Nov. 19 at 9:15 a.m. from the Carmon Poquonock Funeral Home, 1816 Poquonock Ave., Poquonock section of Windsor, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Poquonock. Burial with Military Honors will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Poquonock.

His family will receive friends at the Carmon Poquonock Funeral Home Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church, 1747 Poquonock Ave., Windsor, CT 06095. For online condolences, please visit

Funeral Home

Carmon Funeral Homes, Inc.
807 Bloomfield Avenue Windsor, CT 06095

Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 17 to Nov. 21, 2012