Jane Elizabeth Abrams Borkowski, 85, passed away on June 10, 2013 at the St. Raphael Campus of Yale New-Haven Hospital. She was the wife of Edward T. Borkowski. Born in New Haven on July 1, 1927; a daughter of the late Paul E. Abrams and Margaret Bartholomew Abrams. She grew up in Hartford, was a graduate of Weaver H.S. Jane received her B.S.N. degree from the UConn School of Nursing and her M.S. degree in education from SCSU. She worked as a head nurse at Yale-New Haven Hospital (formally Grace New Haven Hospital), was a school nurse in the North Haven Schools, and a teacher of the Health Careers program at North Haven High School, a program for which she helped develop the curriculum. Jane was a volunteer for the American Red Cross; enjoyed playing bridge at her bridge clubs, she was a member of the Wallingford Senior Center. She enjoyed singing in choruses, and she and her husband loved traveling extensively with the Friendship Force and spending winters in Florida for many years. Most of all Jane loved spending time with her family and friends. She is the mother of Martha (Paul) Swanson of Newington, Paul (Ulla) Borkowski of Boulder, CO, and Carl (Flor) Borkowski of Seminole, FL. She is the Grandmother of Eric and Andrew Swanson and Nicholas Borkowski. Predeceased by sisters Charlotte Pinsky, Margery Wagner, and brothers Paul and Robert Abrams.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave, North Haven on Friday morning at 10:15. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in the Most Holy Trinity Church, Wallingford at 11:00AM. Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The visiting hours will be on Thursday from 5pm to 8pm. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to Celiac Disease Foundation, The American Red Cross or an organization of their choice.