Philip Perkowski (Phil-ski), 90, of Newington, CT passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at Touchpoints of Farmington, Farmington, CT. Philip was born April 12, 1930 on Staten Island, NY to the late Anna (Zuba) and Walter Perkowski. Philip was the youngest of thirteen children. He leaves behind his son James Perkowski of Pompano Beach FL, his daughter Lisa Cyr of Windsor, CT, his grandson Joshua Trares of Windsor, CT, ex-wife Bernadette (Bunny) Perkowski of Manchester, CT, his sisters Kitty Perkowski and Josephine Ostrowski, of Staten Island NY and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves his longtime caregiver and friend Denese Anderson.
Philip is predeceased by his parents Anna (Zuba) and Walter Perkowski; brothers John, Walter, Peter, and Ray; sisters, Helen Mahoney, Sister Mary Margaret Perkowski, Teresa Sellenthin, Angela Siuzdak, Stella Perkowski, and Rosalie Mason.
Philip loved to spend time with his friends and family, he loved to travel, fish, hunt, play cards and buy lotto tickets. He always joked with his family that he was waiting for this “ship to come in”. He enjoyed many a meal with his family laughing and teasing everyone. Philip was always quick to help anyone in need and was a devout Catholic and he belonged to St. Adalbert’s Church whom his immigrant Mother and Father help found in Staten Island. He also was a member of St. Bridget’s Church in Manchester, and St. Mary’s Church in Newington. He was a member of the US Army during the Korean War and later worked for AT&T as an installer for over 40 years.
Philip was very active helping his neighbors and the Condo Association at Royal Villas in Newington before moving to Farmington to live at Village Gate where he enjoyed the staff and friends he made while he lived there. He often would go play Bingo and attended many of the concerts, especially if his daughter or son came in to sing. Philip was so proud of their talents and accomplishments. Philip always had a great sense of humor and he loved to call all women his “girlfriends” and was not shy to let them know that he was available.
Our family would like to sincerely thank the Team at Touchpoints who worked tirelessly to take great care of Dad with much compassion during his final days.
Because of the Covid19 virus, there will be no calling hours at this time. Philip’s graveside service will be private. The family will determine further arrangements at a later date. The Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, in Manchester, CT, is handling local arrangements. He will be buried at St James Cemetery in Manchester CT. To sign an online memorial guestbook visit: www.holmeswatkins.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Phil’s honor to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
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