Carole M. (Strumskas) Gollnick passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 13, 2021. Carole was born to Nellie (Opalacz) and Walter Strumskas on January 18, 1942. She grew up in Wethersfield, CT and spent much of her youth with her Aunts, Uncles and Cousins in Middletown. In her twenties she met her husband, William Gollnick while he was stationed in Groton with the US Navy. They married shortly thereafter in 1967 and had two daughters who were raised in Berlin, CT where she and her husband spent their entire marriage.
Carole was a secretary at Connecticut National Gas where she rose through the ranks to support the President of the organization. She later left the workforce to focus on raising her children, but managed to keep busy doing part time work when she could. She enjoyed her time lunching with friends, she loved a good shopping trip and traveling with her husband. Later in life she enjoyed the company of her grandchildren and always anxiously anticipated her time with them.
Carole leaves behind her beloved husband William (Bill) Gollnick of Berlin, CT. Her eldest daughter Lisa (Gollnick) Rowe and her husband Robert Rowe and their two children of Hanover, MA. Her daughter Laura (Gollnick) Andersen and her two children of Sturbridge, MA. Her Sister Joan (Strumskas) McBride of Berlin, CT and her brother Michael Strumskas of Rocky Hill, CT. Her sister in law JoAnne (Gollnick) and Thomas Kaupus of SC and brother in law and wife, Michael and Peggy Gollnick of New Jersey.
There will be a funeral mass on Wednesday, July 21st at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church in Kensington, CT and a Celebration of Life will immediately follow.
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