Mary Catherine (Indelak) Horbal

KENSINGTON - Mary Catherine (Indelak) Horbal, 93, of Kensington, passed away in her sleep Saturday, May 10, 2014, joining her late husband Peter to tend to the Lord's garden in Heaven.

Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Frank and the late Stella (Kowalewski) Indelak, she graduated from Berlin High School, and devoted many hours working on her family farm on the Chamberlain Highway. She was a member of St. Paul Church and the Berlin Polish Political Club, and was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her son, Frank with whom she made her home, her daughter, Dorothy Chase, of Kensington; her sister, Lucy Berger, of Cromwell; her brother-in-law, Michael Horbal, of Berlin; a grandson, Eric Chase and his wife, Narissa; her cherished great-grandchildren, Jacquelyn, Allison, and Connor, and; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four sisters, Victoria Michalowski, Anne Sheley, Helen Pawloski, and Irene Parciak.

Funeral services took place Wednesday at 9 a.m. from Porter's Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington, with a funeral liturgy at St. Paul Church. Burial will follow in West Lane Cemetery, Kensington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul Church, 467 Alling St., Kensington, CT 06037, or to St. Paul School, 461 Alling Street, Kensington, CT 06037. Directions to the funeral home can be found at

Funeral Home

Porter's Funeral Service
111 Chamberlain Highway Kensington, CT 06037-1920
(860) 223-0981

Published in Berlin Citizen on May 13, 2014