portrait picture for Sabrina Gournaris


Wednesday, August 21, 2019, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, at Collins Funeral Home.



Sabrina Gournaris

Sabrina Gournaris, age 25, of Ansonia, formerly of Norwalk passed away suddenly on August 14. Sabrina was a free spirit who lived life on her own terms. She was a 2012 graduate of Brien McMahon High School.

Sabrina was predeceased by her father Christos Gournaris.

Left to cherish Sabrina’s memory are her mother Jennifer Ornelli and partner Tracey Allen of Ansonia, her grandparents Barbara and Alex Gournaris of Norwalk, her grandmother Holly Allen of Milford, her aunt Vasi Gournaris of Norwalk, her uncle Gus Gournaris of Wallingford, and her two dogs, Dirt Dog and Gurr Dog.

Friends and family will gather to remember Sabrina on Wednesday, August 21, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Interment will be private.

  1. Sabrina I remember the first time meeting you I was with mom doing a rescue in Waterbury . You had such a awesome bubbly energy about you that could put a smile on anyone’s face . You truly had such a beautiful soul I’ll always remember you that way I’m devastated to hear about your passing my heart goes out to your mom and your family . Keep watching over mom and the family Rest In Peace beautiful girl sending my love thoughts and prayers Love always Melissa

    August 18, 2019
    Melissa Lee -
  • Sabrina – I love you so much – Remember how amazing you are- with the best smile and the biggest personality – We would do anything to have you home and Hug you again . Heaven got the brightest Angel in his beautiful Sky . You are simply the best person I know and I miss you so much . I love you more then words can describe . you are bigger then life and your smile I will miss more then you know – I love you Baby Girl xoxox Love Mom

    August 18, 2019
    Jennifer Ornelli -
  • She was a beautiful soul and an amazing person

    August 18, 2019
    Frank -
  • The last time I was with you, we were dancing to “turn on your love light” you were wearing your pirate hat, we had so much fun and you were happy. I will always remember you this way. “turn on your love light and let it shine on me!” <3 love you always girl.

    August 18, 2019
    Liz Rudman -
  • I don’t think I’ll make services but molly will there is no words to explain how I feel n this all hasn’t really sunk in yet I’m quite use to losing friends its truly a shame, but I really didn’t see this one coming. I’m going to miss our dumb power strong headed arguments. We both always had to be the boss. The one in charge., but at the end of the day we still always had each other back. I’m really gonna miss the shit outta ya, but will always cherish the good times we had doing stupid shit. I love ya kid n am gonna miss the shit outta you once this all set in and actually becomes real. That will truly be a tough day. You are/were truly loved n will never be forgotten. Fly high in the sky kid. As much as it sucks losing another good friend i will have to try to feel better knowing i got another angel up there watching over my dumb ass. I hope I give you some laughs along the way as I know you will will be watching over molly and I and the rest of our dumb ass friends. So till next time we are face to face again I wish you the best in wherever the after life has taken you.

    Love sketch

    August 18, 2019
    Sketch -
  • Sabrina , !! Your soul was so sweet , I remember you spotting me out of the crowd at shakedown at the tiger and me being so excited to see you I’m so happy we actually got to hang out that night !!! I always felt like you were like my older sister / twin because we always had the same interest in so many things !! I wish we could have hung out more !! I love you so much girl , going to miss you to pieces !! Rock the heavens , !! May the four winds blow you safely home babe <3 never forgotten ! NFA <3 love B

    August 18, 2019
    Brenna -
  • Sabrina, I dont even have words. You shined so bright! You were one tough mama…. No doubt about that. I am so happy i got to talk to you the day before i found out that you were moving on. Like i told you then and always did…. I love you, we all love you and will not fade away. Shine bright sister. You will always be with us.

    August 18, 2019
    LeeAnn -
  • Love you forever, until the end ♾
    So many memories, you’ll never be forgotten
    Best wishes to my beautiful Brina’s remaining loved ones

    August 19, 2019
    Hallie Parrent -
  • Sabrina, I never got the chance to meet you but if you were anything like your mom I know we would have gotten along very well. I pray that you watch over your family and friends and let them know that you’re still with them in one way or another.
    Jenn & Trey, my heart breaks for you. I can only imagine the pain you are feeling. Please know that both Steve and I are here if you need anything at all. Xoxo

    August 19, 2019
    Nikki Chisholm -
  • Our deepest and sincere sympathy to your family .

    Your friends at,
    Save Simon and Coco Ring

    August 19, 2019
    Cindy Vaporis aka Coco Ring -
  • Oh Sabrina…. I wish you realized how beautiful, inside and out, you always were. You wanted to br loved and accepted by all for you loved and accepted all I’m grateful that in your last years, you did find yourself and a group you felt you belonged with you lived a life of many exciting travels and memories! A life in 25 years. That many have never ever experienced. You always looked up to me, but I looked up to your freedom of traveling all over. How you died will always haunt me. You deserved far more than what was given. Curtis is saddened over this for he always found you so kind and good. You were ONLY full of good, no bad. You had not a single bad evil bone in your body. You were a little sister to me and I was HONORED you adored me and looked up to me and found me to be your big sister. I always LOVED amping your self esteem and smiling and laughing with you. We had gone through so much similar events and feelings in our childhood, that I felt I fit in with you. I never felt as if I have fit in with many people or groups either. But you were one of the few I felt I fit in with completely. Puzzle piece JUST LIKE OUR BIG LIL SISGER NECKLACES !!! Now that you’re gone, sadness fills me in quiet moments the most. This will never, EVER, sit well with me…. I wish you had found recovery … I’ll always be there for your mum and Oma. 40 years from now and I still will be there for them. Always. I wish you were here to be there for them instead Sabrina…. I know you loved life and adventures. I’m just grateful you got to LIVE, in the 25 years you were alive. I miss you and I love you forever.

    August 19, 2019
    Brieanna -
  • Rest in peace. Fly safe with the Angel’s. You will truly be missed

    August 20, 2019
    Russell Reed -
  • Ohh Sabrina, it’s still so hard to accept that you’re gone. You are so loved and missed by so many, this world is a little less bright without your playful smile. You were such a carefree soul in the face of this stressed out life, you always reminded me to take things less serious and have some fun instead. I’ll never forget a couple weeks ago when the two of us hung out on lot late night after everyone left, I’m really glad we had that time together to become better friends and talk about life together before you passed. Inspiration moves me brightly, I’ll never forget you, none of us will. You’ll live on in our hearts as the shining star you are. Thanks for keeping it real and simply for being you and nothing less…Ill see you in the promised land!

    August 20, 2019
    Craig Smith -
  • Sweet, beautiful bunny bun, I can’t believe you are gone. I will forever miss you and never forget how smart, funny, and adventurous you were. You effected so many people in such good ways in the short time you were here and I hope you know how much you are loved. I am blessed to have had you in my life for the time I did. Love you my sweet friend. I wish I could’ve said goodbye before you left on your next adventure but your train has already left.

    August 20, 2019
    Becky -
  • Sabrina soul sister your smile illuminated my darkness.
    You shined like the sun, still. You are so part of me I feel your presence still.
    The clouds/sky above me turned bright orange, yellows and reds You still shining !
    Love you forever, Missing you more!
    Keep on shining upon us!
    My deepest condolences to the family, Sabrina is a special bright soul!

    August 20, 2019
    Theresa -
  • Sabrina, it still feels unreal you’re gone. Wish we could go back to our teenage years, knowing what we know now. BUT, we would have our fur babies with us and Dave lol. Ahhh! That would be MAGICAL.

    Sadly we cant and we never will. Your death leave an empty feeling within me … a part of me is gone ….

    I miss you so much.

    I promise to always be there for your mum and Oma.

    I love you Sabrina….

    You shined so bright and always were so beautiful, in and out. You were a rare gem.

    I’ll always be honored you saw me as your older sister

    August 20, 2019
    Brieanna -
  • I am so sorry Jen for the loss of your daughter, I’m sure she had a heart like yours that is bigger than life. This world is an extremely hard place, and those of us who feel so deeply find it hard to co exist with all the madness that surrounds us. I cam only keep you in my prayers, and let you know I will be here if you need me!
    Love Mar

    August 21, 2019
    Marlene Scrivani -
  • You were the first girl to ever give me the time of day. You pushed me to be more confident. You made me feel like I was handsome during a time when I felt unlovable, and incapable of finding a girl.

    I still have the bracelet you gave me 6 years ago. I went looking for it as soon as I heard the news…it’s been in my desk drawer this whole time. Now, it’s on my bedroom wall.

    I pray that this message reaches you, somehow. Sabrina, thank you for being a positive influence in my life. May your soul rest in peace.

    August 21, 2019
    Ryan -
  • I met you at wormtown a few years ago and instantly loved you , you had such great energy and beautiful soul.. Then i would see you on lot at shows and you always gave me such a big hug and was so happy to see me, i loved randomly bumping into you …. I wish we could’ve hung out more .. Fly high mama til we meet again !

    August 23, 2019
    Kerry -
  • Sabrina,my sweet friend,sister,FAM,I will cherish the few days we shared together. You brought such Joy and love to myself and those around you. I never felt more at ease or comfortable around anyone like I did when around you. Your free spirit,kind heart,warm smile,and genuine heartfelt hugs were comforting. I still have the tapers you traded with me. I’ll cherish them always. My heart is broken by the reality that you’re no longer amongst US,yet,I know in my soul I’ll see you again..on the other side of the moon.
    I love you. I will celebrate your life by keeping your memory alive.
    Rest easy beautiful!!! Loving you always..”RAVEN MOON”

    August 23, 2019
    Raven Moon -
  • I haven’t spoke to you in a few years, and then I wake up to find out that my long lost best friend has passed on. I wish we stayed in better contact.

    I never thought I’d be writing in your obituary, only because I always imagined you writing in mine.

    I love you so much and I will miss you forever. My brother will take care of you up there. I wish I had gotten the chance to say goodbye.

    You were always very loved,
    Christina xoxo

    September 5, 2019
    Christina -
  • I am so very sorry for family and friends for the loss of their sweet Sabrina. I wish there was something I could say to ease your grief and pain. With love and sincere wishes. Johanna

    September 8, 2019
    Johanna Turitto -
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