October 26, 1924 ~ June 14, 2010
Winifred M. Sokol, 85, wife of the late Robert P. Sokol, Sr., formerly of New Haven, passed away Monday, June 14, in Rhode Island. She was born in New Haven, October 26, 1924 a daughter of the late Theodore A. and Delena Podvin Fitzgerald and was a graduate of Commercial High School. She was the founder and owner of the former Colonial Flower Shop in New Haven from 1970 to 1993, and a member of the CT Florist Assoc., and Teleflora. Mrs. Sokol is survived by her son Robert P. Sokol, Jr, and his wife Virginia Sokol of Mendon, MA, 4 grandchildren, Kelly Pagan, Joseph Sokol, Susan Campbell, and Matthew Sokol, and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral service Friday, June 18 at 10 AM at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN. Friends may visit with the family Thursday from 5-8 PM. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
I loved Winnie…it was so much fun growing up across the street from her. Loved swimming in her pool, helping her in the florist shop filling the water tubes for arrangements, loved her house which seemed like it was right out of The Jetsons TV show to me, loved her poodles, and all her wild clothes and jewelry. She was a good friend to our family for many years and I will always remember her!!
Please accept my condolences at your mother’s passing. I lived in Blake House New Haven ,Connecticut as a house mother to a group of young women in the late 1960’s. Your mother and father were especially kind to all of us, especially to me. I have many fond memories of your mother and her poodle that she always carried with her. Again, my condolences on the great spirit of your mom and her loving kindness to all of us. She was a mother to us while we were away at college and I will cherish those memories always. Sincerely, Dianne Hunter(Kuenzel)