Mark Borkoski

Born: Sat., Sep. 11, 1948
Died: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019


Visitation

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
Location: Scott Funeral Home, Inc.


Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 21, 2019
Location: St. Casimir Church


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Mark Borkoski, 71, of Terryville, husband of Caroline (Armbruster) Borkoski passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Waterbury Hospital.
Mark was born September 11, 1948 in Bristol, CT, son of the late Edmund and Jeannette (Gaylord) Borkoski. Mark attended Terryville High School then went three years to New England Technical Institute of Technology in New Britain for refrigeration, air conditioning and electronics.  He joined the Connecticut National Guard in Bristol in 1970 and served as a communications repairman.  He received training at Fort Knox, KY.  He was employed by the State of Connecticut at UCONN Health Center and was involved with some of the construction as maintenance department head.  He transferred to Oliver Wolcott Technical High School to teach refrigeration and air conditioning and soon was made Department Head.  He was an instructor at OWTS for 25 years where many students were trained and went on to run their own successful businesses.

After retiring he dedicated himself to working at his horse stable, TerryAllen Farms, that he and his wife built up over the past 28 years. He loved his driving horses and competed in Combined Driving for the past twenty years throughout the US and parts of Canada.  He was very competitive and loved driving the three phases of the competition.  Mark enjoyed driving his horse, Flamenca, around Town to condition her for these competitions.  He was proud to drive her in the Memorial Day parades and he often volunteered his horse and carriage during the Christmas season to bring Santa to children's parties for the Polish Club, Harwinton Rod & Gun, and Oliver Wolcott.  He was also a member of the Litchfield Hills Driving Club and the American Driving Society.

Mark was a Lifetime Member of Harwinton Rod and Gun Club and served on their executive board.  He was an avid archer and photographer.  Mark was very handy at his farm and could create, build and fix anything and thus earned the name "Mr. Wonderful."  Mark was also an active Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 1090, and was a life-long parishioner of St. Casimir Church, Terryville.

In addition to his wife, Caroline, of 49 years, he is survived by his son, Edmund S. Borkoski II and his wife Candace Clark of Clearwater, FL; his daughters, Melissa Borkoski and her partner Vincent Minella of Harwinton, Samantha Borkoski and her partner TJ Arcari of Terryville, and his granddaughter, Jordan Borkoski, whom he loved dearly and so often referred to as "The Baby." He was predeceased by his sister, Dayle Rockwell Glowa and niece, Rochelle Rockwell.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday 11:00 AM at St. Casimir Church, Terryville.  Burial with military honors will be in Hillside Cemetery, Terryville.  Relatives and friends may call at the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville, Friday evening from 5 - 8 PM.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus, Council 1090, Scholarship Fund.   www.scottfuneralhomeinc.com

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Joseph Anthony Lavender
   Posted Thu December 19, 2019
I am very sorry to learn of Mark's passing. We were friend's in high school

Lee and Gwen Hardin
   Posted Thu December 19, 2019
Caroline,

Gwen and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time in your life.

Vicki Borkowski
   Posted Thu December 19, 2019
Caroline and family. My prayers are with you at the lose of your loved one

Jon & Rachel Nydam
   Posted Fri December 20, 2019
So very sorry for your loss! Praying for the whole family, that God would give comfort and peace in this time of grieving.

Susan Mallery
   Posted Fri December 20, 2019
Caroline & Family, I am so very, very sorry to hear about Mark's passing. What an enormous loss - no words can express. Mark was a fine man and I will always think of him driving one of his horses. I first remember seeing him with Moonie, then Mignone and more recently Flamenca. He was a fierce competitor and at the same time always supportive of his fellow friends and competitors. I think the CDE world will not be quite the same without him. Fly high Mark, you will be missed by many. ~ Sue

Steve Labeck
   Posted Fri December 20, 2019
Sending deepest sympathy. Mark was a great friend. He always took time out to till the garden at the VFW 5157. I will miss our Cribbage games together.

Joel Sekorski
   Posted Fri December 20, 2019
Caroline and Family. I am so sad to hear of Marks passing I feel fortunate to have known him and to have so many memories with you all. I cherish all the times at mike and Dayles and that our paths crossed over the years.

Eric Sherman
   Posted Fri December 20, 2019
The Sherman Family is sad to hear about this loss. May he Rest in Peace

Joan Zbell
   Posted Thu December 26, 2019
Dear Caroline and Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Joan Zbell & Family & Aunt Marion

Brian & Susan (Banziruk) Boyce & Family
   Posted Thu December 26, 2019
Dear Caroline and Family, we are deeply sorry for your loss.

Brenda Hogan
   Posted Thu December 26, 2019
Caroline, sorry to hear of Mark's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

John and Sylvia Banziruk
   Posted Fri December 27, 2019
Dear Caroline, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. The obituary was very touching and you showed what a full and happy life you were blessed to have. We just wanted to send our prayers and thoughts to you and your family through this most difficult time. John and Sylvia Banziruk

Joe Swenton
   Posted Tue January 28, 2020
I just heard about Mark passing away. I'm very sorry for your loss, he was a good friend.