Elna Marie Krapowicz (Tarbox) 77 of Ridgefield Ct. was called home on August 10th 2013.
Our loving angel, wife, mother, grandmother and friend will be joining her biological Mother and Father, Mildred Tower and Leslie Tarbox and brother Roderick of North Reading Mass, her stepfather Eugene Tower, and her late Husband of 35 years, Jacob Anthony Krapowicz of New Caanan CT.
Survived by her brother, Leslie, and children, Jennifer West, LeeAnne Homsey and Jon Krapowicz and loving grandchildren, Pixel Jane West and Nastasia West, Elna (Ele) will forever be the light and goodness within our family and life inside of us personally. Ele's deep, unending love and compassion gave so much to so many in every possible way. From love she cooked into every forkful for her family, friends and new restaurant customers to love a friend in despair could expect from her sage advice during lengthy sessions of uninterrupted listening or the love a bride felt when her budget said "Fair enough" but mom gave her "Fairy Tale" to the love a complete stranger received walking on the side of the road at 1am.
Ele Tarbox was only here for 77 short years but during that time she quietly, gently, lovingly changed the world without ever knowing it. With her perseverance and deep humility the little girl who was sent to care for the elderly grew to be the magnificent women who cared for life she touched and took every "can't" and created a meal, a business or a baby instead.
Services for the once model, mother, grandmother, friend, wife, successful woman owned business partner and angel will be Saturday, August 17th at Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St. Danbury, CT, with calling hours 1pm-3pm and service to follow at 3pm.
A private burial will be held at a time and place to be determined. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Elna's memory can be made to the Women's Business Development Center http://www.wbdc.org/home.aspx
Online expressions of condolences may be made at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ellie-K-Status-Stories-Page/669203076427695
or go to www.thegreenfuneralhome.com