Obituary: Carolyn Bradley Perry Dukenski, 64, of Goshen
Carolyn Bradley Perry Dukenski, 64, of Goshen, CT, passed away Thursday, March 6, at Hartford Hospital following a stroke. She was surrounded in her final hours by friends and family.
She was born October 6, 1949, in Pasadena, CA, the daughter of the late Donald E. and Winifred (Woods) Perry.
She is survived by her Trumbull High School sweetheart and beloved husband of 43 years Ronald Dukenski; her siblings Donald D. Perry and Melissa (Perry) Adams; her sons Jay and Stephen Dukenski; as well as her adored nieces and nephew, her daughter-in-law Katya (Lisovenko) Dukenski and her granddaughter Sonya Dukenski, whom she cherished dearly.
Carolyn will be remembered for her many deep friendships, her supportive counsel, her unreserved laughter, her keen mind, and for her tremendous capacity for charity and love which she expressed most fully by serving God in the ministry. As an ordained priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, she shared her gift for pastoral care as Vicar of St. Peter’s, Oxford, Priest Affiliate of Trinity Church, Newtown, Assistant Rector of St. James, Danbury, and Assistant Priest to the Partner Parishes of Our Savior, Plainville and St. Gabriel’s E. Berlin; in her training as Seminarian Intern at Trinity Church Torrington and as a Chaplain at St. Raphael’s Hospital; and prior to answering her lifelong call to ordained ministry as a parish and organizational consultant to the Diocese.
Her work deepening the faith and bolstering the health of several churches will be a lasting legacy. Carolyn held degrees from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, The University of Bridgeport and Hood College.
Carolyn’s memorial service, open to the public, will be held at Trinity Church, 220 Prospect Street, Torrington at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, March 11 with The Right Reverand Ian Douglas, Diocesan Bishop presiding.
The family asks you to consider a donation in her memory to the Fabry Disease Support and Information Group at www.fabry.org.
Arrangements will be handled by Hull Funeral of Service of Danbury. A private interment will be held at a later date.