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Francis "Fran" J. Sokolowski

June 7, 1966 — April 14, 2023

Southington - Naugatuck

Francis "Fran" J. Sokolowski

Francis “Fran” J. Sokolowski, 56, of Naugatuck and formerly of Southington, passed away with his son Sebastian Tate by his side on Friday, April 14, 2023 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury.  He was the husband of Inge (Young) Sokolowski.

Fran was born on June 7, 1966 in New Britain to the late Frank and Ellen (Kania) Sokolowski.  He attended Southington schools and was a 1984 graduate of Wilcox Technical High School in Meriden. He attended Rochester Institute of Technology and was a former Operations Engineer/Analyst at Arris in Meriden. Fran loved spending time with family, enjoyed the beach, especially in Aruba, technology, dirt bikes, motorcycles, collecting silver coins and cooking.  He especially loved cooking at the “Gang of Scarpa Shoda” annual picnics with his former father-in-law, Jack Mongillo.

In addition to his wife Inge and her family, Fran is survived by his son Sebastian Tate of Plantsville, whom he loved with all his heart.  He is also survived by two sisters, Linda Meyer and Mary (Henry) Borysewicz, his brother Jim (Chris) Sokolowski, all of Southington and by many special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his father-in-law, David Young and brother-in-law, Richard Meyer.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital for the wonderful care they provided to Fran.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Fran’s memory may be made to the Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450, Donate(meridenhumanesocietyrescue.com)

A memorial service will be celebrated at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. Calling hours will be held before the service from 6 - 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.  For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

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