Darlene S. (Kalinowski) Reinhard, 67, lifelong resident of Bristol, CT, died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
Better known as Dar, she is survived by her husband of 44 years, Mark Reinhard and her children, Tyler and Chad. She also leaves behind her sister; Cheryl Grenier, her father, Walter Kalinowski and several nieces and nephews.
Darlene was born in Waterbury on June 6, 1953 to Walter Kalinowski and the late Anne (Glowasky) Kalinowski. She was a devoted mother and family caretaker. Dar was often found baking for large family meals and gatherings. Her favorite time of the year was during Christmas to bake hundreds of batches of cookies to spread some tasteful cheer. She was an employee of the Farmington Club and Aqua Turf, recently retiring to devote more time to her immediate family, after more than 20 years of service.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dar’s memory may be made to Angel Hair Inc, 18166 Minnetonka Blvd, Deephaven, MN 55391 (angelhairforcancer.org) or to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5028 (https://giving.mskcc.org/).
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville. Calling hours will be held before the service from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Face coverings are required at all times. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.