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Mrs Florence Rukauskas Bartkus
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1928
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: May 9, 2011
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

WATERBURY Mrs. Florence (Rukauskas) Bartkus, 83, of 93 Arnold St., formerly of Oakville, died Monday, May 9, 2011, at Waterbury Hospital. She was the widow of John J. Bartkus.

Mrs. Bartkus was born in Waterbury on Feb. 25, 1928, daughter of the late John and Isabelle (Ashrut) Rukauskas. She was employed at Winchester Electronics and the Siemon Company, until her retirement, and was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. She loved to knit and crochet. She made baby blankets to donate to the maternity ward at Waterbury Hospital. She was an avid Boston Red Sox and New York Giants fan. She enjoyed spending time and fishing at Lake Winnemaug with her family and friends, and she will be dearly missed by all her friends at QVC. She also loved spending time in her garden.

She leaves a son, Robert J. Bartkus and his wife, Marilyn, of Watertown; a daughter, Evelyn Sirois and her husband; Alan "Kip;" of Waterbury, with whom she lived; four grandchildren, Stephen Bartkus, Allison Bartkus, Alan Sirois Jr. and Darlene; two great-grandchildren, Andrew Sirois and his girlfriend, Janelle, and Brittany Sirois. She also leaves her former granddaughter-in-law, Rhonda Quint, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Aldona Brazis.

Arrangements: Funeral 9 a.m Thursday, May 12, at Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, to St. Joseph Church for a Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Watertown. Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory to VNA Health at Home, Inc., 27 Siemon Company Drive, Watertown 06795.

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  John Rukauskas (1892 - 1975)
  Isabelle Ashrut Rukauskas (1899 - 1974)
  John J. Bartkus (1918 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Created by: Michael Ryley Bradbury
Record added: May 11, 2011
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