Wanda H. Skarbek

September 10, 1921September 27, 2021

The family of Wanda H. Skarbek is saddened to announce her passing, Monday, September 27, 2021, three weeks after celebrating her 100th birthday. Wanda and her deceased husband Edmund resided in Enfield for many years. Prior to retirement, she worked for many years as a bookkeeper at Connecticut Bank and Trust. Most of all, she was a caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Wanda leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughters Sylvia (Terrance) Garstka and Sandra (Laurent) Gagnon; her grandchildren, Alexis (Daniel) Newton, Peter (Johanna) Gagnon as well as her special great grandson Jack Gagnon. In addition to her family, she leaves behind many friends and neighbors who experienced and returned her kindness, compassion, generosity, open mind and good heart. Among those who will miss her, is her loyal four-legged dachshund companion Kaylee, who brought Wanda much joy and comfort in her later years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 1, 2021 at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Incarnation, 544 Prospect St., Wethersfield. Masks are required. In lieu of flowers, donations in Wanda’s memory may be made to the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002 or the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111. Wanda’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, Wethersfield. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, October 1, 2021


Wanda H. Skarbek

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kathy corkum

October 14, 2021

I was Mrs Skarbeks neighbor growing up in Enfield and she was a wonderful woman and the best cook!! I loved having her Polish food!! I'm sorry that i didn't know sooner that she was gone..Patty Renals told me!! I'm so sorry for your loss Sylvia and Sandy!!

Dorothy Palliardi

October 1, 2021

Wanda and I had the most beautiful friendship for 38 years and I am so forever grateful to have met her. My husband did some work her and asked me to drop by to see her and I did. We would talk for hours and I am so ever grateful to have met her. She was precious.

Donna and Bob Robbins

September 28, 2021

So many memories of Wanda. She loved to watch the dogs run about in the field from her kitchen window. Always had a treat for the kids. Enjoyed the vegetables from my garden and a chat at the kitchen table when I brought them to her. My favorite memory is when she told me she liked to toss snacks to my dog Jake over the invisible fence. Jake was forever jumping that fence and going to her door. A wonderful woman, a great neighbor. Kaylee will miss her and so do we. Rest in Peace Wanda.