Obituaries: Irene Sklenka

Irene (Christian) Sklenka, 69, of Terryville, wife of Gerald “Jerry” T. Sklenka passed away peacefully, Monday, December 12, 2016 at CT Hospice in Branford, surrounded by her family.


Irene was born in Bristol on June 12, 1947 and was the daughter of the late Albert and Irene (Prill) Christian. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by P. Q. Controls of Bristol. A member of St. Casimir Church, Irene was a loving wife for 48 years, devoted mother and grandmother. She was an avid reader, loved knitting, bird watching, word puzzles, shopping with her daughters and spending time with her family.


Besides her husband, she leaves, her daughters, Louise Murdock and her husband Mark, Lisa Poulton and her husband Scott, Tracy Klepps and her husband Christopher all of Terryville; her sisters, Virginia Vigue and her husband Dennis of Bristol, Susan Christian and Frank Mankus of Terryville, her grandchildren Danielle and Jeremy Murdock, Nicholas and Katlyn Poulton; her aunt, Ceil Swicklas of Bristol and several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held Monday, December 19, 2016 9:30AM from the Scott Funeral Home 169 Main St. Terryville to St. Casimir Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00PM. Burial in the spring will be in St. Mary Cemetery Terryville.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bristol Hospital Cancer Center, 41 Brewster Rd. Bristol, CT 06010 or CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.