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Brigitte Anna Conklin 1954-2020

Brigitte Anna Conklin, 66, of Wallingford passed away peacefully on Thursday December 3, 2020. She was born on September 6,1954 in Vienna, Austria and moved to the United States in 1968. Survived by her daughter, Jennifer Conklin and her spouse Nils Ogren of Wallingford, her son Senior Chief Michael Conklin, USN and his fiance Carla Groves, her ex husband, friend and father of her children, Gregory Conklin of Wallingford, her mother and step father, Bruno and Wilhelmine Ellmer of New Milford, her sister Denise Kavovit of New Milford, her grandchildren, Andrew Dobkowski, Kayla Tanis and Ian Conklin, also half sisters, cousins, uncle's and aunt's overseas, and nephews and extended family in the U.S. She is predeceased by her father, Karl Lamatsch of Austria.

Sie ist die stärkste Frau, die ich je gekannt habe.

Although her life was cut short she succeeded in all the ways that matter:

What is success?

To laugh often and much;

to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children;

to earn the appreciation of honest critics

and endure the betrayal of false friends;

to appreciate beauty;

to find the best in others;

to leave the world a bit better

whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;

to know that one life has breathed easier

because you lived.

This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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