Wanda V. Dzierzynski Bakutis, 98, of Northford passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, May 2, 2016 with her family by her side.  She was the wife of the late George J. Bakutis.  Wanda was born in Providence, Rhode Island on February 25, 1918; daughter of the late Nicholas and Valerie Kulack Dzierzynski; had worked for the former A.C. Gilbert Company, The National Folding Box Company and Pratt & Whitney.  Mother of June Bakutis, Charles Bakutis, Francis Bakutis and the late George Bakutis.  Also survived by ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by her daughter-in-law Barbara Bakutis, brothers Edward and Frank Dzierzynski and a sister Stella DeCilla. 

Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue on Friday morning at 9:30.  Family and friends may call from 8:30 to 9:30 am.  A Mass of Christian burial will follow in St. Monica Church at 10:00 am.  Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN  38101-9929 or The Salvation Army, 1359 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT  06514 or the AMVETS, 125 Putnam Avenue, Apt. 607, Hamden, CT  06517.