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Wanda "Ida" M. (Homiski) Newsome

December 14, 1928 ~ March 30, 2018 (age 89)

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Graveside Service
May 4, 2018

12:00 PM
St. Joseph Cemetery
Club Rd.
Windham, CT 06280

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Wanda “Ida” M. (Homiski) Newsome, 89, of Storrs, CT passed away peacefully on Friday, March 30, 2018. She was born in Bozrah, CT to the late Peter and Anna (Brodjek) Homiski on December 14, 1928. 

Wanda married William Newsome on May 4, 1950 and celebrated 65 years of marriage before his death in 2015. She is also predeceased by her son, Billy; sister, Stella and brothers Frank and Alfred. 

Wanda is survived by her four daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Jeff Ward, Cindy and Don Hartley, Nancy Newsome, Shirley and Mike Surette; seven grandchildren, Kendra, Brittany, Meghan, Nicholas, Jessica, Jimmy and Michael; seven great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Julia, Jennah, Christopher, Brittany, Jack and Allison; two sisters, Genevieve Hill and Theresa Kane; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Helen Hominski and John and Terri Homiski; many nieces, nephews and treasured friends. 

Wanda enjoyed a full life. She was one of four daughters to Polish Immigrants, a sister to seven siblings, an aunt, godmother, wife, homemaker, mother, mother-in-law, "Botchie", Den Mother, ten-pin bowler and friend. Wanda lived her entire life in CT, including 47 summers at the log cabin on Amston Lake and 20 years as a snowbird in Fort Pierce, FL where she and her husband enjoyed the warm weather, walks on the beach, arts & crafts, bingo, shuffle board, and pot luck dinners with fellow retirees. 

Recently, Wanda celebrated her 89th birthday with a wonderful gathering of over 40 family members and friends sharing countless memories and laughs. 

Wanda’s family is extremely grateful for the compassion and quality of care their mother received from the EMTs of the Mansfield Fire Department who were called upon on numerous occasions. In Wanda’s memory, donations may be made to The Mansfield Fire Fighters Association, P.O. Box 122, Storrs, CT 06268. 

There are no calling hours. Graveside service will take place 12:00 pm Friday, May 4, 2018 at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Windham. 

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