Mary B. Bukowski

MERIDEN - Mary B. Bukowski, 95, beloved wife of the late Leo J. Bukowski, Sr., died on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Valerie Manor in Torrington with her family at her side.

Born Aug. 11, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Stacia (Mierzejewski) Duchnowski. A lifelong resident of Meriden, Mary was a graduate of Meriden schools and a parishioner of St. Joseph Church. She was a member of the St. Joseph Rosary Society and the Meriden Council of Catholic Women. Mary was very proud of the more than 20 years she volunteered at Meriden Wallingford Hospital. Mary was an avid bridge player, knitter, bowler and traveler. She and Leo traveled the world and with Leo's passing Mary continued her travels. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be missed ever so much.

Mrs. Bukowski is survived by her daughter, Lenore B. Murphy, of Torrington; five grandchildren, Ann Murphy, Sean (LeeAnn) Murphy, Shannon (Richard) Denver, Jeanelle (Eli) Ricca, Jeffrey Bukowski; and eight great-grandchildren, Patrick, Andrew and Bridget Murphy, Lily and Laurel Denver, Liberty, Chance and August Ricca. She was predeceased by her son, Leo J. Bukowski, Jr.; three sisters, Helen Duchnowski, Ann Hepple and Genevieve Clark; and brother, John Duchnowski.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 9:30 a.m. from the Stempien Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden when the funeral cortege will proceed to St. Joseph Church for a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Saturday from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. at the Stempien Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to . To send an online expression of sympathy please visit

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Stempien Funeral Home, Inc.
450 Broad Street Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 235-9181

Published in The Record-Journal on Nov. 14, 2013