Katherine E. (Kay) Bombara

Born: Sun., Oct. 29, 1922
Died: Tue., Jun. 12, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Jun. 14, 2018
Location: St. Denis Church

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Thu., Jun. 14, 2018
Location: St. Denis Church

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Douglas/ Simsbury, CT- Katherine E. “Kay” Bombara, 95, passed away peacefully aside her loving family on June 12, 2018 at Notre Dame Long Term Care Center in Worcester where she has been a resident the past 7 years.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews including, her “Kindred Spirit” niece Mary Sullivan and her husband Jerry of Plymouth, as well as many great nieces and nephews including Katherine Loomer “her names sake” and her husband Brady of Southboro, Elizabeth Sclama ad her husband Gregory of New Orleans, LA, Stephanie King and her husband David of DuBois, PA. She was predeceased by 3 siblings, Mary Bombara, Anna Budzyna, and Stephen Bombara. Born in East Douglas on October 29, 1922 she was the daughter of Joseph P. and Mary A. (Mercak) Bombara and was a former resident of North Street.

Kay was educated from Boston University, and graduated from Harvard University receiving her Master’s degree. She had been a resident of Simsbury, CT for most of her life and worked for the Simsbury Board of Education for 31 years, where she advanced in her career to Director of Special Services, retiring in 1979. She was dedicated to her faith and her Slovak heritage, and loved traveling and nature. A very active member of her community, Kay was always volunteering, and cherished her wonderful friendships, as well as her relationships with former students. Family was most important to Kay and they will miss her deeply. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Notre Dame long-term care as well as hospice for their outstanding love and support given to Kay and her family over the years.

Her funeral will be held Thur. June 14, 2018 from Jackman Funeral Home with a Mass in St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St., Douglas beginning at 11 am., burial will follow in St. Denis Cemetery. Calling hours in the church will be held prior to Mass from 10-11am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Katherine’s memory may be made to: the Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT 06070, or to: The Notre Dame Educational Bridge Center, 555 Plantation St., Worcester MA 01605. To leave a condolence message for her family please visit: http://www.Jackmanfuneralhomes.com

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Richard L. Fougere
   Posted Tue June 12, 2018
Jim & Ed Budzyna.....My condolences on the passing of your aunt Katherine, whom I remember very well since our high school days. She led a remarkable and dedicated life, and may she now rest in peace in the sight of God. Sincerely, Richard Fougere

Arthur Mantzouris
   Posted Wed June 13, 2018
I'm so very sorry for the passing of your dear and beloved Katherine who many have loved as long as they can remember, but also please take note of a future promise of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ that we find in John 5:28,29 to which we find him here giving us a a future promise of resurrecting her and all others who have fallen asleep in death.

Louise Stecker
   Posted Wed June 13, 2018
Mary, Jerry, Katie, Elizabeth, Stephanie and families - Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Kay. She was so much more than a neighbor to all of the Stecker's. She was a true friend, and we are all the better for having known her. We are blessed to have many fond memories of our times with Kay. She lived a full life, and now she is at peace. She definitely left her mark in this world, and our family in particular. Please know that we will be with you in spirit as you say your final farewells tomorrow. In love and friendship, Louise, George, Diane and Michelle Stecker, Simsbury, CT

Marie and George Mainville
   Posted Wed June 13, 2018
To the Family of Katherine Bombara,
With the passing of Katherine Bombara, heaven has added another angel. Kay was an educator here in Simsbury for many years and Class Advisor to SHS Class of 1949. She was friendly and fair to her students, but let them know that her job was to educate them. Kay was also a member of the Valley 25 Club with my wife, Marie, and created many arts and crafts that were enjoyed by everyone. Our condolences to her family . Marie and I will keep Kay in our prayers. Marie and George Mainville

Nina Miller
   Posted Wed June 13, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. I was blessed to have been in a bible study group, from St. Mary's Church, with Kay for a few years. We would meet each week at one of our homes. When Kay came to my house she always remembered to bring a dog treat for my dog. She was a very sweet and thoughtful woman.

Anne Hellwig (Eric F. Hellwig thought a great deal of her.)
   Posted Wed June 13, 2018
To the family of Kate Bombara Eric was a member of the class of 1951 and the
class thought the world of Kate. She always attended their Class Reunions.
Eric passed on Jan. 31, 1018, but he would certainly have responded to her loved ones were he here. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you/ Sincerely Anne Hellwig

Barbara and Larry Nightingale
   Posted Wed June 13, 2018
Dearest Mary, Jerry, Katie, Beth and Stephanie and families~ Our sincere sympathies , thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Aunt Kay has been such a big part of our lives and has been and will be missed. We have such good memories of her experimental dinners, weeks at the beach in Westbrook, and all her handmade presents just to name a few. She was such a great neighbor, friend and family to us. Now this angel on earth has gotten her wings to fly free! We will be with you in spirit tomorrow and whenever you need. Love Always~ Barbara and Larry

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