Florence M. Smolenski, 85, of Bristol, died on Thursday (Sept. 6, 2018) at Bristol Hospital. Florence was born in Bristol on March 13, 1933 and was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Bukowski) Smolenski. A lifelong Bristol resident, she graduated from Bristol High School and went on to enjoy an over 40-year career with Travelers Insurance. She loved people and the outdoors, especially gardening and feeding the wildlife in her yard.
Florence is survived by her sister, Isabel Drwila, with whom she lived in Bristol, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers: Anthony, Frank, and Al Smolenski.
A graveside service and burial will be held on Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2018) at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery, 522 Terryville Ave., Bristol. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Terryville Animal Rescue Foundation, 366 Main St., Terryville, CT 06786. Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, is assisting the family. Please visit Florence’s memorial website at www.FunkFuneralHome.com .