Carol Dombroski

Carol Dombroski of Norwalk died this past Saturday at home after a nine-year battle with cancer. She was born in Herkimer, New York to the late Floyd and Carolyn Cordes. She is survived by her husband, James, her son, Jamie, her brother, Leroy Cordes, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Carol was predeceased by her sister Patricia.

Carol was a graduate of Norwalk High School and Charter Oak College. She worked at Merchant’s Bank, Remington, Suburban Cadillac of Stamford, Charter Oak College, Skyview Realty and Berkshire Hathaway New England Properties. She was also President of the Ben Franklin Gardens Condominium Association, from which she derived a great deal of satisfaction.

Carol was an avid bowler, swimmer, and practitioner of Tai Chi. She was also an award-winning photographer. She was a tap dancer and line dancer. Her line dancing gave her much joy and happiness.

Services for Carol will be held privately.

  1. Carol was a wonderful person and a dear friend. We met when she and her family moved to the street I lived on, Woodbury Avenue, when she was five years old and I was three. We were inseparable until she and her family moved across town. We then talked on the phone almost every evening and visited each other whenever our parents would drive us. After Carol got her drivers license, she came over to see me every Saturday, even after my family and I moved to Ridgefield. When I went to Indiana to college, Carol drove up to Ridgefield when I was home for vacation, and after I finally got my drivers license when I was 19, I also drove to Norwalk to visit her. We were bridesmaids at each other’s weddings, and after I moved to South Dakota with my husband, we kept in touch through birthday and Christmas cards and letters, and most recently through phone texts, and saw each other whenever I went back to Connecticut to visit my family. Carol will be missed greatly. I will look forward to seeing her again in Heaven. Love, hugs and prayers to James and Jamie—May God comfort you and give you His peace, knowing that Carol is now home with Him and no longer in pain.

    February 27, 2018
    Gayle Eisenbraun Prentice -
  • Carol was my Aunt and one of the kindest people I know. When I was small, I spent a lot of time at my Grandparents house and Aunt Carol always spent time with me. She would take me for rides in her convertible and let me tag along sometimes when she went to visit her friends. Carol was like a big sister to me.
    I remember watching her jump Double-Dutch in the driveway and thinking she was fantastic that she could do that.
    Carol always remembered Birthdays and special occasions with cards, phone calls and dinner out.
    I am so thankful she was in my life.
    Aunt Carol, you will be missed and you did make a difference.

    February 27, 2018
    Deborah Mosher Flint -
  • I’m so sorry to hear about your loss Jamie. Your mom really sparkled, I appreciated her optimistic energy in the newsroom at News 12. You know as well as us how it can get in there as a bunch of people in the news business hammer out the stories of the day, and answer calls from people with all sorts of issues. So my chats with your mom about kids and family always brightened my day. She will be greatly missed. But I can see that, in you, her sparkle will go on. xoxo Love, Gillian

    February 27, 2018
    Gillian Neff -
  • I only knew Carol through line dancing; when I was a new line dancer at the Terrace Club in Stamford, she was always so helpful and patient, so I tried to stand near her to get the steps right. Over the years I came to admire her kindness,sense of fun and willingness to reach out to others. She never focused on herself but was always concerned about and interested in others…she was a bright light and will be sorely missed. May her soul rest in the peace and embrace of our loving God.

    February 28, 2018
    Barbara Linton -
  • I’m deeply saddened to hear of this loss. I worked for Carol’s OB/Gyn and because of that I got to know her — and Jamie — very well, although Jamie probably wouldn’t remember me all these years later. I always felt a special bond with both of them. I send my deepest condolences and love to the family.

    February 28, 2018
    Penny Palmer -
  • I am so sorry to hear of this. We used to go line dancing almost every week until she became ill. I and the line dance community will miss her.

    March 1, 2018
    Carol Force -
  • I’m very sorry for your loss. Carol was a lovely woman and a kind person.

    March 5, 2018
    Michele Giusti -
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