Elizabeth 'Betty' (DuHaime) Kunkler, Pomponio

Published on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:46


Elizabeth “Betty” (DuHaime) Kunkler, Pomponio of Bristol, a former Wolcott resident, widow of Anthony F. Kunkler and Nicholas Pomponio, died May 17, 2017, at Solaris – Vitas Hospice Care, Merritt Island, Fla.

Betty was born in Bristol on Nov. 2, 1922, and was a daughter of the late Henry E. and Etiennette (Daveluy) DuHaime. She resided in Bristol before moving to Wolcott 53 years ago and then back to Bristol in 2008.

Betty was always full of life, loved nature’s beauty and she was loved by many. She was an artist, a florist and a prolific painter for which she won several first-place ribbons at juried art shows. For over twenty years, she was the owner of Betty’s Flowers and Gifts in Wolcott and Prospect.

Betty is survived by two sons and two daughters, Thomas Anthony Kunkler and daughter-in-law, Marie Dolce Kunkler, of Cape Canaveral, Fla., Gloria (Kunkler), Rinaldi, Boutin and son-in-law, Michael Boutin, of Sunrise, Fla.; Dennis Lee Kunkler of Cape Coral, Fla.; and Paula (Kunkler) Lavorgna of Horizon City, Texas; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and thirteen nieces and nephews. Betty is also survived by Nicholas Pomponio’s children, Michael Pomponio and his wife, Rosemary, of Citrus Springs, Fla. and Linda (Pomponio) Swirski of Oakdale, along with three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to Betty’s parents and husbands, Betty was predeceased by her son, Robert Louis Kunkler of San Antonio, Texas; three brothers, Albert DuHaime, Raoul DuHaime and Eugene DuHaime of Bristol; and three sisters, Theresa Clayton, Jeannette Muszynski and Betty Mosher.

Memorial donations may be made to Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

A memorial mass will be held at St. Gregory’s Church Aug. 7 in Bristol for family and friends. A reception following the mass will be held at Nuchie’s Restaurant in Forestville.

For more information, contact Tkinthewind44@gmail.com.

Visit Betty’s memorial website at http://www.beckman-williamson.com/notices/ElizabethBetty-DuhaimeKunklerPomponio.

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:46. Updated: Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:48.