1926 – 2016
North Grosvenordale – Bronislawa Bernice (Karpenski) Ravenelle, 89, of Ravenelle Rd, died Thursday, March 10, 2016, in UMass University Hospital. She was the loving wife of Normand Ravenelle for 67 years. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Helen (Ambrosevicz) Karpenski.
Mrs. Ravenelle worked for American Optical and Cluett Peabody. She enjoyed Bingo, cooking, and playing cards. She especially loved spending time with her family. Bernice was a communicant of Saint Joseph Church.
In addition to her husband, Bernice is survived by her daughters, Linda Joyal (Tom) of Ashford, Theresa Goulet (Tom) of Killingly, Margaret Auger (Tom) of Putnam, Rachel Sposato of Killingly, and Jane Sciaraffa (Michael) of Auburn, MA; her grandchildren, Stephanie Sciaraffa of Auburn, Anthony Sciaraffa of Oxford, Troy Sposato of Canterbury, Jared Goulet of Killingly, Danielle Heersink of Woodstock, David Auger of Manchester, and Kathryn Young of Charlestown, MA; her great-grandchildren Alexa Heersink, Rowan Heersink, and Cierra Heersink; and her former son-in-law Dennis Sposato. She was predeceased by her brothers, the late William Karpenski, and Joseph Karpenski; and her sisters, the late Anna Szarkowicz, Jenny Bodnar, Theresa Beaudet, and Helen Richards.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bernice’s family from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2016, in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.