Lucian Michael Domkowski of New Britain, Conn. died Monday, Jan. 8 at Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General. He was 87.

Lucian was born and raised in New Britain. He attended New Britain High School, where he was an avid violin player. After graduating high school in 1948 he joined the U.S. Army. While in the Army band he switched to the trombone which he continued with throughout his military career. While touring in Europe he met the love of his life, Caroline. They married in Salzburg, Austria and had three children, all born in different countries: Fred in Austria, Sherry in the United States, and Sue in Germany. When his mother became ill the family returned to the U.S., settling in New Britain.

Lucian’s military career continued as he was stationed in Fort Devens for four years, then Germany for two years, finishing up at Fort Polk in Louisiana for the last three and a half years. He finally retired as a Master Sergeant E8. Lucian was most proud of his children and grandchildren. He was very spiritual and comforted by his faith. He was an active member of the Holy Cross Church and was a member of the Holy Name Society.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 64 years, Caroline, of New Britain, Conn.; his son, Fred Domont, and his wife Lee of Edgartown; his daughter Sherry Rouleau and her husband Jeff of East Hampton, Conn.; his daughter Sue Kaeka and her husband Danny of West Tisbury; his six grandchildren, Ali, Jordan, Leolani, Fin, Eve, Jenny; and his seven great-grandchildren, Ashley, Colleen, Katie, Grace, Andrew, Emma and Page.

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