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KENSINGTON - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved mother, wife, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, Jeanne Spilka, of Kensington, on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain with her family by her side.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Anthony Roselli and late Philomena Guerrera, and a resident of Kensington most of her life, she was proud to be a homemaker and made a wonderful life taking care of her family. She graduated from New Britain High School, was a former secretary of the Junior Women's Club, former treasurer of The Kensington Garden Club, and had taught CCD at her church, St. Paul's of Kensington. She loved traveling with her husband, family vacations, playing bridge with her bridge group and loved being with her friends and family.

Jeanne is survived by her husband of 60 years, Donald Spilka; her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Stephen Stachelek, of Middlefield; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Kate Spilka, of Kensington, and Daniel and Julie Spilka, of Medway, Mass. She was the very proud Nana to Jonathan and his wife, Elyse Stachelek, of North Haven, James Stachelek, of Austin, Texas, Samuel, Jack, and Robert Trent Spilka, of Kensington, and Hailey and Connor Spilka, of Massachusetts; her sister, Angela Gwara, of Kensington; and her nieces; and several great-nieces, great-nephews; and many close dear friends. She was predeceased by her sister, Lucy Janowiec; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Louis and Mary Spilka.

The family would like to extend their thanks and gratitude for the great care mom received from Jola, her aide, who became a member of our family, The Hospital of Central Connecticut N 3 and C 5 floors, and the Westfield Care Rehab Center in Meriden.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Sept. 23, at Porter's Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Berlin followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St Paul's Church, 461 Alling St., Berlin. In lieu of flowers, donations made in Jeanne's memory may be made to The Kensington Garden Club, 99 Cole Lane, Kensington, CT 06037. Directions to the funeral home can be found at

Published in The Record-Journal on Sept. 29, 2016
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