Gilda Kravontka

Obituary of Gilda A. Kravontka

Gilda “Jil” Mary (Accornero) Kravontka, 95, passed on Sunday, September 19, 2021. She was predeceased by her husband Andrew Paul Kravontka. Born in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late Albino and Carolina (DiGirolamo) Accornero. She grew up in Manchester, attending Manchester High, class of ’44 and lived in Glastonbury for the last 70 years. She is survived by her two sons, Michael Kravontka and his wife Sandy, Paul Kravontka and his partner Patricia Montanaro, all of Glastonbury and daughter, Carolyn (Kravontka) Hill and her husband Steven of Killingworth. She was predeceased by her sister, Elena “Helen” Gutzmer of Manchester. Jil treasured her close relationship with Helen’s children Bill and David Gutzmer and Gail (Gutzmer) Peck.

She was a homemaker her entire married life who enjoyed cooking, the company of her cats, liked the challenge of different kinds of puzzles and enjoyed bowling. She loved visiting with friends, feeding and watching the birds in her yard and was an avid reader.

The family would like to thank the many ‘angels’ who cared for Jil. Especially her caregiver, and friend, Tracy Rinaldi of Glastonbury, the Hospice staff at ‘ECHN Visiting Nurse and Health Services of CT’ and the wonderful people at ’Helping Hands Home Care’, in Bolton, CT.

There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021 from 10:00am - 11:00am at St. Dunstan Church, 1345 Manchester Rd, Glastonbury, CT. Followed by Interment, Monday, September 27, 2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm at St. James Cemetery, 368 Broad St., Manchester, CT.

Jil was a Breast Cancer survivor. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations can be made to the ‘Susan G Komen Foundation’, 13770 Noel Rd., Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380 (1-877-465-6636) or to ‘ASPCA’ at

While we will miss her, she will be forever in our hearts and we know she is now with many family and friends who love her and welcomed her with open arms. Love you mom!

Anyone planning on attending the Mass and burial are asked to please wear a mask. Thank you

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Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday, September 27, 2021
St. Dunstan's Church
1345 Manchester Rd.
Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States


11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, September 27, 2021
St. James Cemetery
365 Broad Street
Manchester, Connecticut, United States
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