Laura L. Rynkiewicz, 84, of Southbury, died Nov. 21, 2009, at Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of Walter Rynkiewicz,

Mrs. Rynkiewicz was born July 16, 1925, in Springfield, Mass., daughter of the late Mary (Gomes) Boland and Manuel Pimentel.

She attended Danbury schools and was employed in her early years as a supervisor at Topstone Industries until her retirement.

Mrs. Rynkiewicz loved to spend time with her family. She was an avid bowler, having competed in many tournaments, and enjoyed playing cards, dancing, listening to Big Band music and, in past years, traveling in Europe and Aruba.

In addition to her husband of 27 years, Mrs. Rynkiewicz is survived by two daughters, Sandi Hart, of Avon, and Joyce (Carboni) Carvalho, and her husband, Edward, of Danbury; a son, Ted Linstrum, and his wife, Bernadette, of Danbury; a sister, Jeanne Negri, and her husband, Robert, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; eight grandchildren, Samantha McCluskey, of Avon, Christopher McCluskey, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., James McCluskey, and his wife, Kristine, of Houston, Texas, Christine Hanson, and her husband, Brett, of Manhattan, Kan., Fred Carboni, and his wife, Christine, of Danbury, Michael Carboni, of New Milford, Nicole Linstrum, of Brookline, Mass. and Ted Linstrum Jr., of Danbury; four great-grandchildren, Erica and Molly Carboni, of Danbury, and Matthew and Alex Hanson, of Manhattan, Kan. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husbands, Bruce Wilmot and Theodore G. Linstrum Sr.; a sister, Alice Reggero; and a brother, Alex Cabral.

The Green Funeral Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 502 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Shriners of Milford CT, 349 Wheelers Road, Milford, CT 06461.