Felix C. Borkowski

Born: Sun., Apr. 12, 1925
Died: Fri., Mar. 19, 2010

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Felix "Flip" C. Borkowski Jr., 84, of Terryville, husband of the late Patricia (Gibbon) Borkowski died Friday at home.

Felix was born April 12, 1925 in New Britain, Ct. He was the son of the late Felix and Celia (Smolenski) Borkowski Sr. and was a resident of Terryville most of his life. Felix quit high school to enlist in the Navy during WWll where he served as an electrician in the Pacific. He missed a promotion because he didn't have a high school diploma and vowed it would never happen again. After his discharge he enrolled and graduated from New Britain Teachers College, now CCSU. He attended the University of Hartford, UCONN and Columbia University Teachers College to obtain his Masters Degree and further his studies. Prior to his retirement he was a teacher and principal for the Plymouth School system. He became active in the Plymouth Town Council, was former Chairman of the Plymouth Board of Education, served on the Board of Police Commissioners and was active in various town committees. Felix belonged to the CT and NE Ox Owner Associations. He participated in the Terryville Fair and many other fairs throughout New England.

Felix is survived by, his son Robin Borkowski and his wife Krystyna; his daughter-in law, Heidi F. Borkowski; his grandchildren, Jessica Borkowski, Stacy Colipietro and her husband Jeff, Timothy Borkowski and his wife, Carrie, and Philip Borkowski; his great grandchildren, Scott and Katheryn Colipietro and Ethan Borkowski, and his devoted caregiver, David. Felix was predeceased by his son, Philip Borkowski.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday 11:00a.m at the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville, CT. Burial with military honors will be in Hillside Cemetery, Terryville. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00p.m.

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Ruth Donaldson

I am thinking of you all with love and if you need anything I am here - Felix was family to me . Ruth and Kay

Janice Basoli

When my Aunt Dot taught at Plymouth Center School, she called Felix Borkowski a "diamond in the rough" and it wasn't until years later I knew what she meant. To me he was simply one of the most unforgettable people I've ever known. He was my middle school principal, and much later, the first principal for whom I ever worked. He loved a good debate and stood for what is right and just in this life. He never lost his feisty spirit and will always be remembered by me as a champion of the underdog. Rest in peace Mr. B.

Tom and Vicki Borkowski

With our fond memories of beloved brother, Felix. Love Tom and Vicki

clare and dick borkoski

our sincere condolences to all those who loved and admired Felix. We remember him fondly.

Special thoughts go out to his brother, Tommy.

Barbara Sekorski

Mr. Borkowski, the first 'Mr. B'.; Felix- Honor and respect to you whose motto could have been "I agree with no man's opinion, I have a few of my own." You were my teacher, my boss, my mentor, my friend......Cherished memories and stories will always remain. Respectfully submitted, Barbara P. Sekorski


Hi Robbie and family - Your father was a wonderful man, always to the point (!), a man of words and actions. I fondly remember him from my days at Fisher and his commitment to his students. His legacy lives on through all of us whom he inspired. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Vance

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