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Frances Mary Bokowski
February 9, 2014
Frances Mary Bokowski Sinski, 90, of Guilford, formerly of North Branford, died on February 9,
2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital St. Raphael Campus after a long illness. She was born June
16, 1923 in West Haven, a daughter of the late John and Margaret Landa Bokowski.
She was the beloved wife of 64 years of the late William C. Sinski Sr. Frances was the mother
of William C. Sinski Jr. of Spring Hill, FL, Edward J. Sinski (Kathryn) of Las Vegas, NV, Karen
Refsbeck of Stratford, Carol Sinski of New Haven and Denise Sinski-McEwen (William
McEwen Jr.) of North Branford. She was the beloved sister of Ellen Torre of East Haven and the
late Jayne Adams, Marion Duda, Stella Mikolinski, John Bokowski Jr. and Edward Bokowski.
Frances was the proud grandmother of William (Anne) Brown of FL, Scott Refsbeck of CA,
Jeffrey (Sherri) Sinski of PA, Kristina Refsbeck of Fairfield, Gregory Sinski of New Haven,
Melissa Genovese and Will McEwen III both of North Branford. Great grandmother of Jefferson
Sinski, Daniel and Caitlyn Brown. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Wanda Goclowski of
East Haven, Jane Sinski of New Haven and brother-in-law Joseph Duda of Hamden and many
nieces and nephews.
Frances was a life-long parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church, an active member of the Parish
Picnic and was a member of the Catholic Women Society. She will be missed dearly by her
family and friends. Her family would like to thank the Fowler Nursing Center Staff for all the
special care and attention they gave to Frances.
Her funeral will leave the LUPINSKI FUNERAL HOME, INC 821 State Street, WEDNESDAY
morning at 9:15 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Stanislaus Church at 10. Burial in
St. Lawrence Cemetery. Family and friends may call on TUESDAY from 5 until 8 p.m. Memorial
contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Church, 9 Eld Street, New Haven, CT 06511.
William Sienko, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Aunt Frances will be dearly missed. So many wonderful moments from the past come to
mind. Today I smile, knowing that Aunt Frances is smiling at us, pain-free, and with our Lord.
May we all hold tight to Aunt France' memories for comfort.
My most profound and sincere condolences to the family.