Philip Kolakowski

Philip John Kolakowski

Friday, December 17th, 1948 - Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
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Philip John Kolakowski, 70, of Clinton CT, son of the late Ludwig and Sophie Kolakowski, died unexpectedly Saturday morning March 23, 2019. Philip was born in Hartford, attended Eleanor B. Kennelly Elementary, South Catholic High School and the Culinary Institute of America in New Haven. He raised his children in Granby where he enjoyed landscaping, farming and fishing. He moved to Clinton, CT his last 20 years, where he loved his motorcycles, antique cars and being close to the water frequenting the places that he loved. For a majority of his career he was employed by The Metropolitan District (MDC) and NAES, retiring in 2016. He will be remembered most for his devotion to his family and friends and his love of sharing his culinary creations. He survived by his two daughters and son-in-law, Courtney Kolakowski of Groton, and Jennifer and Daniel Smith of Garner, NC; and two beloved granddaughters, Olivia Kolakowski and McKenna Smith. In addition, he leaves behind his two siblings and sister-in-law, Donna Kolakowski Baron of Danbury, and Steven and Lori Kolakowski of Rocky Hill. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, March 28th from 4-7 pm., at the Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave, West Hartford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, March 29th at 10 a.m., at SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, Hartford followed by the burial in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Information and online condolences may be made at:
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 28th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, March 28th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home
    1084 New Britain Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06110
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  • Service

    Friday, March 29th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, March 29th, 2019 10:00am
    Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church
    55 Charter Oak Avenue
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  • Interment

    Mount St. Benedict
    1 Cottage Grove Road
    BLOOMFIELD, CT 06002
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Helen Payette

Posted at 11:51am
Iam in utter shock, I just found out this week October 8th. that he passed.I have known Phil when he was 17
Thru the years we connected again in our early sixties
We kept in touch on & off.
R.I.P. my dearest friend ❤️


Posted at 11:16am
So very sorry for the loss of your Dear loved one. May you put faith in the words mentioned at Isaiah 26:19 and Psalm 37:29 and allow it to give you hope and comfort at this difficult time.

Love, Vin and RoseAnne Nagle

Posted at 10:04am
We are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Phil was a shining star here on earth and will continue to shine down on us all from above.
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Steven and Lori Kolakowski

Posted at 05:35am
In loving memory.....Steven, Lori, Paige & Steven Jr.
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The Drude's

Posted at 05:41pm
You will live forever in our hearts. Forevermore in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace "Friendly Phil".
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