Michael D. Kukulka, 54, of Vernon, loving husband to Lkhamsuren Lkhagvaa, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, (April 10, 2012) at Manchester Memorial Hospital with his family at his side. Born in Willimantic, the son of the late Theodore (July 2011) and Ruth (Wrubel) (December 2010) Kukulka, he was a lifelong resident of Vernon. Michael was a graduate of Rockville High School, Class of 1976. He earned his undergraduate degree in history and theology, Cum Laude from Boston College, Class of 1980. Michael owned and operated MDK Painting in Vernon for over 25 years. He was a communicant of St. Luke Church in Ellington. He was an avid Cleveland Browns football fan. Michael loved to read, travel, watch movies, listen to music and go to the beach in Maine. He was a loving and devoted son, husband, father, brother and friend who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his wife, Michael is survived by his beloved daughter, Nandin Kukulka of Vernon; his siblings, Robert S. Kukulka and his wife Sofia of Chicago, IL, Paul M. Kukulka and his wife Marianne of Wilbraham, MA and Ellen N. Ballos of Vernon and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Julie Ann Kukulka; his brother-in-law, Simos Ballos and his nephew, Andrew Kukulka. His family will receive friends for memorial calling hours on Friday, April 13, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Church, 141 Maple Avenue, Ellington. Burial will be private and at the convenience of his family. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Julie A. Kukulka Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Rockville High School, 70 Loveland Hill Road, Vernon, CT 06066. For online condolences and guest book, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com Read Michael Kukulka's Obituary and Guestbook on www.carmonfuneralhome.com.