Church & Allen Funeral Service

136 Sachem Street, Norwich, CT


Senielle Marie Kogut

13 marzo , 198229 julio , 2019

FRANKLIN - Senielle Marie Kogut, 37, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Monday July 29th after a long battle with PTSD and complications from Huntington’s Disease. A graduate of NFA, Senielle served 12years in the Connecticut National Guard as a Carpenter-Mason. She deployed overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 248th Engineer Company (2003-2004). She was recognized as the first female Veteran of Foreign Wars in the Town of Franklin.

She is survived by her mother and father Linda and John Kogut of Franklin. She is also survived by sister and brother-in-law Sonja and Scott Smilinich of Oakdale, and brother and sister-in-law John and Louise Kogut of Coventry, RI. She is also survived by her grandmother Diane Stefanski (Muenzner), grandfather John Pitschendeder, aunts and uncles William Muenzner, Randy and Hong Muenzner, Edwin and Nancy Muenzner, Stefan and Melinda Muenzner, Anastaciaand Glenn Lemaire, Christopher and Nancy Kogut, Rudy and Woodi Pitscheneder, Lisa Pitscheneder, Richard Pitscheneder and numerous cousins. Senielle was predeceased by her great-grandparents Edwin and Isabelle Popplston, and grandparents William F. Muenzner Sr. and Joseph and Blanche Kogut.

Senielle appreciated nature. She enjoyed hiking and watching for birds, butterflies, and dragonflies while on nature walks. She loved spending time at the beach and walking along the ocean. Senielle was an animal lover, she rode horses as a child and her dogs Mae and Rem were her babies. Throughout her childhood, she played soccer and was a catcher on her softball’s All-Star Team. Senielle was very religious and loved Jesus with her whole heart. She was the first female alter-server at St. Francis of Assisi church in Lebanon. She also participated in the children’s choir at her church and would perform in her church’s passion play. Senielle and her mother Linda would read their morning and evening devotionals together daily. Her favorite bible verse was John 3:16. She had an eye for detail and would help her father John with home improvement projects. Senielle had a special relationship with each of her siblings, Sonja and John, and loved them deeply. Senielle and Sonja enjoyed running, and ran the Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach. She shared her love of music with her younger brother John and they went to many concerts together. She loved spending time with her family. She had an infectious laugh and a very silly sense of humor (especially in the text messages she would send to her parents). She is loved by so many people and will be missed.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, August 9th from 5pm - 7pm at the Church & Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem St., Norwich, CT. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, August 10th at 10am at The Cathedral of St. Patrick, 213 Broadway, Norwich, CT (Meet directly at the church) Following the Mass there will be a procession to the Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5 Tyler Dr., Franklin, CT where Military Honors will be rendered in honor of Senielle's service to God and Country. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

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  • Calling Hours / Visitation viernes, 9 agosto , 2019
  • Memorial Mass sábado, 10 agosto , 2019
  • Military Honors sábado, 10 agosto , 2019


Senielle Marie Kogut


Steve Brackett

11 agosto , 2019

I don't know this service member, but my condolences to the Kogut family on the loss of their family member. Rest in peace my sister, you served your country with honor.

Veteran, U.S. Army

Michael Cosentino

11 agosto , 2019

R.I.P sister. So sorry for your loss, you are all in my prayers.

Joan Connell Prignano

9 agosto , 2019

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I am writing this condolence note to Senielle’s family. I remember Senielle as a sweet, kind and gentle young girl. It is apparent that she continued to show and share these qualities as she became a young woman...showing compassion to family , country and nature’s animals. We are all lucky to have had her in our lives, at different times , touching our hearts.

With deepest sympathy Linda, John, Sonja and family🙏
Joan Connell Prignano

Robert Salisbury

7 agosto , 2019

My condolences to the Kogut family. She was a very good soldier and Senielle was beautiful person. I'm proud to say that I have served with Senielle and she made the world a better place.

Debbie Pausig, LMFT, CT

4 agosto , 2019

On behalf of the Huntington's Disease Society of America-Connecticut Chapter, please accept our deepest condolences. 💙💜

GBabs sullivan

4 agosto , 2019

I So Loved your Daughter. She is the Bravest Woman ever Loved and had the Pleasure of Knowing...……...Hats Off to you my Friend.
See you later...……..

Susan Morin

4 agosto , 2019

I did not know her personally but my son is in the National Guard so i wanted to let you all know that I appreciate her service and how very sorry I am for the loss of your daughter.

HM Marien

3 agosto , 2019

My heart goes out to Senielle's family. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time. Her military family as devastated to hear of her passing and share in your sorrow.
Senielle was a strong and confident soldier who was friendly and well-respected by her sisters and brothers in arms. We will always have a special place in our hearts for her memory.

With great respect,

SFC Marien, HM

Sherry Mason

3 agosto , 2019

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. She showed great courage throughout her life. Her service to our country will always be remembered and appreciated. Though I never had the honour of meeting your daughter I wanted to you to know that your family and daughter are in my thoughts and prayers.
With Sincere Respect and Sympathy;
Sherry Mason

Michelle DeVeau

3 agosto , 2019

Senielle, I will always remember your beautiful, gigantic smile. You always gave your complete attention to everyone you encountered, and that smile of yours would draw them in. I have so many wonderful memories of you, laughing in the summer sunshine. I will always treasure our walks around Camp Niantic, the honest conversations we shared, and how much more fun everything was with you around. I pray that you are now at peace, and that your family and loved ones can find some measure of happiness in knowing how many lives you touched. Much love, Shellie