Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home

2900 Summer Street, Stamford, CT


Warija S. Kowalski

December 17, 1924January 5, 2020

Warija (Barbara) Kowalski passed away peacefully in the company of family on January 5, 2020.

Barbara was born in the USSR and grew up there until the beginning of WW II when she was sent to work in Germany for the duration of the war. She married her husband, Joseph, during that time and they both later emigrated to the United States.

She had her first child, Walter, in Nuremberg, Germany and subsequently had two daughters here in the United States.

She is survived by her daughters, Wanda and Joan Kowalski, their husbands Anthony Pramberger and Joseph Chiaravalle and her five grandsons, Michael-Joseph, William, Michael, Andrew and Jonathan. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, and her son, Walter.

The family will receive friends at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06905 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 3 pm to 7 pm. A Mass will be held at Saint Gabriel’s Church, 914 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905 on Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 at 10:30am.

If you wish to leave a message expressing condolences, please visit leopgallagherstamford.com

In lieu of flowers a donation in her name to Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County would be appreciated.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Interment Thursday, January 9, 2020


Warija S. Kowalski

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Krysia Romas

January 10, 2020

Wishing Mrs. Kowalski eternal peace with her husband and son. Have many fond memories of time in the Bronx and Queens -- our families visiting one another and sharing happy events. Will always remember Mrs. Kowalski as a strong, determined woman and a great role model for those who were blessed to know her in life.

Rest in peace, dear Mrs. Kowalski.

Diane Kowalski

January 9, 2020


How could a light that shines so brightly ever be dimmed

Sending you love and strength at this very sad time - Diane