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Stella M. (Rutkowski) Podkulski

July 7, 1920 ~ January 19, 2019 (age 98)

Stella ( Rutkowski ) Podkulski, 98, of South Windsor CT. passed away peacefully, on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Manchester Manor. She was the widow of Thomas J. Podkulski Sr. Stella was born July 7, 1920, in Minooka, PA., daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Rutkowski. She was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Polish National Catholic Church in Manchester. Prior to her retirement in 1982, Stella was employed as a seamstress for King Koil for over 35 years. She is survived by her daughter Elaine Molocko and husband Leo of South Windsor and son Thomas J. Podkulski Jr. and wife Lyn also of South Windsor, four grandchildren; Diane and her husband Mark, Debbie and her husband Joe, Thomas III. and his wife Lise, and Michael, and two great-grandchildren Brian and Nicole..The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the entire staff at Manchester Manor for the excellent care given to Stella. Funeral services and burial in St. John’s Cemetery will be private. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse and Health Services Inc. 8 Keynote Dt. Vernon, CT 06066. Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, Manchester has care of the arrangements To leave an online condolence please visit

Donations may be made to:

Visting Nurse and Health Services Inc. North Central Hospice
8 Keynote Drive, Vernon CT 06066
Tel: 1-860-872-9163

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