She was born in New Britain on Dec. 14, 1940 to the late Francis and Geneveive (Lukowski) Dobrowolski.
In addition to her husband, Gary, she is survived by daughters, Mellisa Allen of Odenton, Md., and Jennifer Fazzino of Southington; grandchildren, Kyle and Kathryn Allen and Joshua and Megan Fazzino; sisters, Doreen Zidnek of Middletown, Marilyn Elwell of Portland, and Glowa Meickle of New2ington; and her brother, Alan Dobrowolski of East Hampton.
She loved animals of all kinds, especially dogs and cats, which she had as companions throughout her life. She was a kind, loving, trustworthy, intelligent woman with a great sense of humor. She will be dearly missed.
A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held at the Brittany Farms Community Center in New Britain, on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.