Julia Stankiewicz

WINSTED — Julia Stankiewicz, 76, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2008, after a short illness. She was surrounded by her loved ones during her passing.

Born on Aug. 11, 1931, in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of Elizabeth and Jacob Stankiewicz Sr. She was a lifelong resident of Winsted.

Ms. Stankiewicz worked for Underwood and retired from Sterling Name Tape. She was an avid bowler at Laurel Lanes in her younger years. She enjoyed knitting at Jan's Knitting Shop, gardening, puzzles and playing with her dog, Patches.

Ms. Stankiewicz leaves behind her friend and caretaker, David Webb and his family; special friend Clayton Webb; and a sister-in-law, Eileen Stankiewicz of Arlington, Mass. She was predeceased by two brothers, Jake Stankiewicz Jr. and Peter Stankiewicz.

Funeral services were to be private. Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Winsted, in the spring. There were no calling hours. Montano-Shea Funeral Home, Winsted, has care of the arrangements. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Church or St. Anthony School, Winsted. Visit an online guestbook at montano-shea.com.  

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