OBITUARY

Susan H. Dabkowski

June 4, 1929March 26, 2021
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Susan (Haberern) Dabkowski, 91, of New Britain, beloved wife of the late Edward Dabkowski, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 26, 2021 at the Jerome Home. Susan was born on June 4, 1929 in Manchester, Ct to the late Martin and Anna (Lerch) Haberern. In 1955, Susan married Edward in Holy Cross Church and settled in New Britain to raise their four children which were the joy of her life. Susan, Edward and the kids would often go camping and visit many children’s places which included Storyland and Santa’s Village with all three generations. Susan was employed for many years as a dietary aide at Central Connecticut State University. In her leisure time, she was a very active member of the New Britain Senior Center where she played bingo, doing puzzles, playing Scrabble and singing. These same activities she also enjoyed doing with her family. Susan is survived by her four children; Katherine Cameron and her husband William of Kensington, Suzanne Cyr and her husband Bruce of Southington, Jane Dagata and her husband Jeff of Plainville and John Dabkowski and his girlfriend Penny Pastuszak of Southwick, MA. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and by one sister in law Joan Zeh and her husband Walter of Thompson, Ct. and also by her dear friends, Mary Lou Cunningham and Theresa Edmond and their special friends and travelling buddies Bill and Sylvia Stevens. Susan was pre-deceased by her siblings Ann and Michael. A Celebration of Susan’s life will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the New Britain Memorial / Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home 444 Farmington Ave. New Britain, Ct. 06053. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to visit with the family on Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Contributions in Susan’s memory can be made to the Jerome Home Activity Dept., 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain, Ct. 06053. Susan’s family would like to thank the staff of the Jerome Home especially Carmel, the Activity Department, Nitz, Nadine and all of the nursing staff on East 1. To send an online condolence or for directions please visit www.newbritainsagarino.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Celebration of Susan's Life

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Burial

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Memories

Susan H. Dabkowski

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Theresa Edmond

April 7, 2021

I love you Gram! Thanks for all the wonderful times we had together ❤
Thanks for the great memories too 😊
You were always a happy, loving & caring person. I'm glad we got together.
Thanks for being my friend! I am honored to have known you. I'm glad I brought you flowers all the time!! 💐
It saddens me now realizing that day has come that I can't bring you flowers anymore 😔. Our saying of bringing flowers while you're alive & can enjoy them & not bringing them after your gone has sadly happen now. I will miss you, our many visits & talks we had together but I know you are where you need to be now. You will always be in my heart ❤ I'll keep our memories forever! I miss you already. I love you Gram!

Sue Cyr

April 1, 2021

Leaving me with your memories... Mom, I’ll always remember how close we used to be. All the sweet little confidential talks we had from when I was a child till adulthood. We used to be more like sisters then mother-daughter. We would laugh so hard we’d cry! We loved playing badmitton, board games and cards. I’d have to admit if I ever won, you weren’t too happy!! You were so funny if I came over and you were on the phone with your best friend Annie. You didn’t want to be disturbed. You two were like high school girls. Always giggling and talking for hours! Your phone would be busy for hours and I knew you must be talking to Annie! We were happy that you were able to travel with the Steven’s. And enjoy retirement. As you and dad aged, Jane and I took over hosting all the holidays and picnics. We were determined NEVER to leave you two alone for any holiday or event!! Jeff would replicate your famous potato salad but no one could make an apple cake like you did! We knew how much you liked to be on vacation and we never left you out, between the camping trips, Cape Cod vacations, whale watch boating trips, train rides and loving all the fresh lobster to attending Tina’s wedding in Turks & Caico’s! You were in paradise. We were overcome with joy that you came with us all. You loved the ocean just as much as I did! We always made sure you were always included in the trips that you and dad could go to until you couldn’t go anymore. To me you left foot prints in the ocean sand and every time I’m there
(as this is my favorite tranquil place to be too), I’ll see your footprints next to mine. I know in my heart we made it possible for you to enjoy life with our family. Now you’re at peace with God and all your loved ones are waiting for you at the gates to Heaven! Don’t walk, but run with open arms to dad and God. You’ll be missed but always remembered. Love, Sue,
Bruce, all my children and grandchildren . ❤️🙏❤️

Jane Dagata

March 31, 2021

This is for you Mom
Memory Lane......
We had lots of good times laughs, lots and lots of talks in person or on phone .
John and I were the last to leave the nest almost three decades. It was priceless times together .
Camping days all the way up to 17 years with both me and John.
Then you came camping with us when we had kids. Camping with Molly, Bill Stevens Sr and Bill Jr and had to put the wine to bed ....lol ... Then you finally had two camping trips that were in a trailer you had a blast with us.
You spent a lot of Holidays, picnics, and time in my pool. You always loved coming over to visit.
We both got to spend so much time with Tina,Rob and the twins. We really watched them grow. You love it.
It was so priceless.
These are grandma’s favorite grandkids
Great grandkids ... Tina., Nicole, Chris,
Greg,Cassie,and Adam.
Makayla., Robert, Makenzie, Brielle, Charlotte, and Carter...
You always loved looking good in all your Kohls clothes from both Sue and me.
You loved your hair curled looking great too.
Dad would always say to you Suzie
You are not dressed til you had your earrings on.
I’ll never forget shopping for a prom dress
For you for your first prom ever when you were about 85. You were so excited.
I will always remember the good times no one can take that from us.
Mom your safe now.
Mom your in a better place with Dad.
Always love you Mom.
I cherish all the time we had together.
Miss you always .

Tina Tardiff

March 31, 2021

We love you!

Tina Tardiff

March 31, 2021

Our grandmother was the sweetest soul... most humble, genuine, kindhearted spirit. She was a blessing in our life... as we have many wonderful memories with her growing up... as she was simply the best! I will never forget her wisdom along the way... or her infamous Apple
Cake! And I will selfishly miss you ... as you were such an important part of my life ... and the life of my children... We love you grandma/great-grandma!!