Barbara R Cubanski

April 18, 1947July 16, 2018

UNCASVILLE – Barbara R. Cubanski, 71, died peacefully at Orchard Grove Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Uncasville on Monday, July 16th.

She was born in Norwich on April 18, 1947 to the late Edward and Helen (Brodowski) Cubanski Sr. Throughout her life Barbara was known for always having an infectious smile greeting people with a “hello how are you my dear”.

She travelled with her parents extensively from Michigan to Florida to enjoy polka music. She attended Polkabration in Connecticut every summer and was a charter member of the Dick Pillar Fan Club. While loving all animals, her husky “Tiko” was her favorite of all time. Barbara spent time socializing at Orchard Grove, with family, and watching cooking shows.

Barbara is survived by her sister; Elizabeth “Betty” Sirpenski and her husband Stanley “Skip” of Thompson, CT., and sister-in-law; Barbara Cubanski of Norwich. She was also predeceased by three brothers; Henry, Paul and Edward Cubanski Jr.

Visitation will be at Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Av Norwich on Friday, July 20th from 10:30am to 12:30pm followed by procession to a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church, 120 Cliff St., Norwich, CT. Burial to immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 815 Boswell Ave., Norwich, CT.

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  • Visitation / Calling Hours Friday, July 20, 2018
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  • Burial Friday, July 20, 2018

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Mary (Richard) Robert

July 18, 2018

We are so sorry to hear Barbara has past. We were all so lucky to grow up in a neighborhood that was like a big extended family. Barbie was Shirl’s favorite and they just connected.
Life has taken us all down different paths, but we will always have our neighborhood link.
I hope you will find comfort in your memories and know my thoughts and prayers are with you today and often.
Mary Elizabeth and Michael