Natalie M. (Skolund) Sinkus, 93, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away on September 4, 2023, at the Beaumont Skilled Nursing Center in Worcester. She was born on October 16, 1929, in Worcester, to the late Herbert and Tilley (Mard) Skoglund.
After attending Fanning Trade School, Natalie spent most of her working years employed by the Fair managing the jewelry department. She had also worked as an assistant to the bakers at Crown Bakery and a home health aide. Natalie's interests and hobbies were numerous, reflecting her vibrant personality. She had a talent for knitting sweaters and hats for her beloved grandchildren, always ensuring they were warm and stylish during the colder months. Natalie was an outstanding cook who delighted in preparing delicious meals for her family and friends. She found great joy in traveling, especially with her husband, and exploring new places, but her heart truly lit up when spending Sundays by Webster Lake. Natalie also had a deep love for camping and swimming; she could often be found enjoying nature's beauty at various beaches, especially the ones on Cape Cod.
Family was of utmost importance to Natalie. She is survived by her sons, Bruce E. Sinkus and wife, Donna, of Sutton, and Craig B. Sinkus of N. Grafton; grandsons, Jeremy and wife, Jennifer, of Shelburne Falls, Nicholas and wife, Jessica, of Hartford, CT, and Alex and wife, Anna, of Sutton; great-grandchildren Jack, Adaline, Aurelia, and Maverick. She adored them deeply and treasured every moment spent with them. Natalie was predeceased by her six brothers, Warren, Chester, Earl, Edward, Herbert, and Howard; three sisters, Christine Cocaine, Shirley Cariglia, and Betty Lou Stratford.
Family and friends are welcomed to a celebration of Natalie's life with visiting hours on Friday, September 15, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle St., Worcester. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 16 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Emanuel Lutheran Church located at 200 Greenwood St. in Worcester. (Please go directly to the church.)
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Emanuel Lutheran Church, 200 Greenwood St. Worcester, MA 01607.