D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT


Stella Elizabeth Kulagowski

January 30, 1930October 22, 2019

Stella Elizabeth Kulagowski, age 89, of East Hartford, was brought home to Paradise on October 22, 2019. Born in Hartford in 1930 to Francis and Regina (Scabinska) Kulagowski, she was the youngest of their six children. Stella was blessed to assemble a group of friends whom she valued greatly, including those from her fifty years of service at the Connecticut State Police, her subsequent employment at Southern Auto Sales, Inc., and her membership at the Eastern CT Pomona Grange. She was a gifted crafts person, who delighted in the reaction of friends and charities when she gave them her hand-made items.

Stella considered each day a blessing and was a true inspiration to everyone she encountered. During the last years of her life, Stella was especially grateful for the love and care provided to her by her family including Joanne Seitz, Minnie Seitz, and Charles Seitz, and for the kindness of the families of her dear friends, Helen Horan, Richard Horan, Frances Claudine, her sister Patricia DeCarlo, and daughters Michelle DeCarlo, Patricia DeCarlo and husband Bill Bayne, Debbie Massa, Mary DeCarlo and by her caregiver, Irene Phinney.

Visitation will be held at the D’Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel at 30 Carter Street in East Hartford, CT on Monday, November 4, 2019, from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Christopher’s worship site of Saint Edmund Campion Parish at 538 Brewer Street in East Hartford. Burial will follow at Mt. Saint Benedict Cemetery, 1 Cottage Grove Road, Bloomfield, CT.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stella’s memory to her favorite charities: The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, 114 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105 or Conquer Cancer Foundation, PO Box 896076, Charlotte, NC 28289-6076


  • Public Visitation Monday, November 4, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, November 4, 2019
  • Burial Monday, November 4, 2019


Stella Elizabeth Kulagowski

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Anita Thibeault

October 28, 2019

Aunt Stella, was a quiet,kind, intelligent lady who loved her crafts which were lovely. She was very independent and proud. I only wish we had known each other better

Rick Horan

October 28, 2019

Stella was my mother's friend for many years. I remember seeing her at most holidays, and always enjoyed her company.
She was a good friend and a fine person. Rest in peace.