Lori Baranowski, 59, of Bristol, died peacefully at home on April 29, 2021, after a short yet courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Bristol to the late Theodore and Dorothy Baranowski. She graduated from Bristol Eastern High School in 1980, and attended the Saint Francis School of Nursing before obtaining her BSN from the University of Hartford. She went on to obtain her MPA, also from the University of Hartford.
Lori was a registered nurse for over 35 years, and most recently worked as an oncology nurse navigator at the HOCC Cancer Institute. She was very passionate about her work and making sure her patients received nothing but the best care. In her free time, Lori enjoyed a good round of golf, photography, and traveling with family and friends. She also had a passion for shopping and never missed a great sale.
Lori was devoted to her family and always put everyone else’s needs above her own. She leaves behind her two children, Emily and Alex Baranowski, whom she adored. Lori is also survived by her brother Tom Baranowski, nephews Thomas and his wife Amanda, and Matthew Baranowski, aunts Alice Gaughan and Eleanor Ieronimo, great-niece Brooke, and her four-legged companion Riley. She also leaves behind a large extended family and many friends who will miss her immensely. Our family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the entire C5 staff at HOCC, as well as Pat, Paula, Joanne, Kim, Mary Jo and Tina, for their compassion and wonderful care they provided to Lori.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Matthew Church, 120 Church Ave., Forestville, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12pm. Calling hours will be held at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Bristol, the morning of from 9:30 - 11:30am. Please be advised, masks will be required for anyone in attendance. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to The Hospital of Central CT, Oncology Patient Assistance Fund, Attn: Development Office, 100 Grand St., New Britain, CT 06050.
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