Potanka, Ida Anne (Button) - May 29, 2015


KENSINGTON - Ida Anne (Button) Potanka, 83, of Kensington, widow of Andrew J. Potanka, died Friday (May 29, 2015) at home with her family by her side. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late William and the late Catherine (Olszewski) Button, she was employed at Airpax in Cheshire until her retirement, and was a member of St. Paulís Church. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence and Linda Potanka of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Alan and Charlotte Potanka of Berlin, and David and Cynthia Potanka of Berlin, a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Vincenzo Teodoro of Kensington, a sister, Mary Landry of Waterbury, a brother and sister-in-law, William and Jane Button of Eauclaire, Wisconsin, ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held Wednesday (June 3, 2015) at 10:30am from Porterís Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington, with a Funeral Liturgy at 11:30am at St. Paulís Church on Alling Street in Kensington. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Tuesday (June 2, 2015) from 6-8pm. Donations may be made to Berlin Public Health Nursing Service, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin CT 06037, or to Vitas Hospice Services, 628 Hebron Avenue, Suite 300, Glastonbury, CT 06033.

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