Jean Elizabeth Sarog Kunkiewicz passed away on December 3, 2020, at home with her family beside her. Born in Torrington, CT on August 10, 1924, she was the beloved wife of Anthony “Whitey” Kunkiewicz and the daughter of the late Ethel and Jules Sarog. She graduated from New Britain General Hospital School of Nursing in1946, receiving her RN. She went on to work at Hartford Hospital and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She was the first school nurse at Harwinton Consolidated School. She completed her career as an RN on the fourth floor at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. She enjoyed supporting her husband, children, and grandchildren in sports and spending summers with her family on Cape Cod. She is survived by her children, Suzanne Kunkiewicz of Harwinton, CT, Michael Kunkiewicz (Janis) of Plainville, CT, Rachel Bowles (William) of Barkhamsted, CT and her beloved grandchildren Madeleine and Katherine Bowles of Barkhamsted, CT, John Kunkiewicz of Torrington, CT and Christopher Violette of Florida, and two great-grandchildren, and cousin William R. Benjamin of Maryland. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son Bruce Kunkiewicz. Services and burial will be private. Visit Phalenfuneral.com to leave condolences. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s memory to NCCC, Alison Jassen Nursing Scholarship, 4 Park Place, Winsted, CT 06098.
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