Julie Zabensky

May 23, 1941February 27, 2018

Julie Ann Zabensky, 76 of Norwich and of Groton, passed away unexpectedly February 27th, 2018, in the comfort of her home. She was born to the late Helen Godek Jeffcoat on May 23rd, 1941 in Norwich, CT. Julie was a graduate from Norwich Free Academy, the class of 1959. Julie was best known for her compassionate nature towards humanity and animals alike, with a special affinity for cats. Julie would donate her time locating homes for homeless animals. She worked for many years advocating for the elderly and disabled. A member of the Groton Senior Center, it was only natural that its fellow members gravitated to her. Julie leaves behind her loving daughter and son in law, Kimberly and Michael Turbak, of Canterbury, CT., and several nieces. Julie is predeceased by her brothers: Michael, William, and Jeffery Jeffcoat, all previously of Norwich. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kitty Harbor, 2263 Glasco Rd., Jewett City, CT. A Visitation will be held at the Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Ave., Norwich, CT., Monday, March 5th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held, Tuesday, March 6th at 9:30 AM, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, 213 Broadway, Norwich, CT. Family and Friends are invited to meet directly at the cathedral. Burial will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery. To share a memory or sign the online guestbook, please visit:


  • Calling Hours Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Internment Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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Leona Jarmon

March 5, 2018

Very sorry for your loss of your mom, she is a good friend of mine she will be greatly missed. I,ll always remember her beautiful smile and kindness.I will love the family always.
Lee and Reg Jarmon
Norwich ct

Kathy Delaney Hair Unique

March 5, 2018

Deepest sympathy to Julie's family, especially her daughter Kim, who took amazing and Loving care of her Mom. I always enjoyed Julie when I did her hair. She was a very kind and sweet lady and her Light will shine on in all that knew and Loved her. Rest in Peace my Friend and Fly with the Angels.

Dee Lamon-Walka

March 5, 2018

Kim, Mike & family... just want to say so sorry for your loss. Dee & Vic.

Heather Bentsen

March 3, 2018

For Kim and Michael,
We are deeply saddened by your loss, our hearts go out to you and your loved ones. May Julie’s spirit soar free.
Heather, Aaron, and Patrick Bentsen

Lori LaSalle

March 2, 2018

Dear Kim, Michael and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that others care as you go through this and are there to support you. Love, Lori

Lana Raymond

March 2, 2018

Dear Kim and Michael,

I am sorry for your loss.
Stay strong through your beautiful memories.
May they provide you with never ending smiles and love.

Love, Lana and Kristin

Gina Conover

March 1, 2018

Dear Kim,
My heart is hurting for you. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very sweet lady. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. Peace be with all of you. She will forever be with you in all of your memories. If you need anything, please let me know. Much love and hugs,
Gina Conover

Jody Conover-Brown

March 1, 2018

I am heartbroken at the loss of Julie, I first met her 27+ years ago, and believe she must have been the sweetest, gentlest woman I have ever known. She is an angel now and I know she will always be looking out for Kimberly and her nieces.
Love, Jody

Jennifer Meakem

March 1, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Julie’s passing. As a staff member at the Groton Senior Center, I simply thought the world of her. She had an infectious smile and the kindest of hearts. You could often find her chatting it up with someone new to the center and showing them around. She loved to be around people and people loved to be around her. She was one of a kind and someone who will be dearly missed.