Sheila A Kulesza, 70, of Torrington, CT passed peacefully March 27, 2023, with her family by her side after a brief battle with cancer. She was the wife of 50 years of Raymond A Kulesza. Sheila was born in Maine on May 19, 1952, daughter of the late Owen and Joan (Lint) McLellan. Sheila was a kind, caring, loving soul that dedicated her life to caring for others. She worked for Ann’s Nursery for Babies in Norfolk CT for 25 years and Community Systems in Torrington, CT for 25 years before retiring. The joys of her life were her two grandsons Paul J Mangiaracina and Mason Mangiaracina both of Goshen CT, cooking and gardening. Besides her husband and grandsons Sheila is survived by her daughter Trina (Paul P) Mangiaracina of Goshen, CT, Andrew Wyatt of Torrington, CT, Stepsons Mark Kulesza and Raymond Kulesza both of Torrington CT. Brothers Preston McLellan of Vermont, Yarmouth (Holly) McLellan of Torrington CT, Sisters Deborah Bathelder of Homer AK, Pandora (Richard) Pergola of Torrington CT, Tina (Steve) Hammond of Ashland, ME, Cindy (Mike) Casciani Savage of Wolcott CT. As well as many nieces and nephews. Sheila was predeceased by her son Timothy Kulesza, Sister Connie Zima, and Brother Owen McLellan. Sheila will be greatly missed.
Friends may call Monday April 3 from 4:00 to 6:00PM at Phalen Funeral Home, followed by a prayer service at 6:00 PM. www.phalenfuneral.com
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