Wendy Christine Roskowski

April 15, 1964 - January 10, 2021

Wendy Christine Roskowski, 56, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2017, formerly from Nutley, NJ, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 in Fort Myers, FL. She was born April 15, 1964 in Belleville, NJ to Vincent and Helen Woodkotch.

Wendy was of the Catholic faith. She was raised in Nutley, NJ and graduated from Nutley High School in 1982. She worked as a receptionist in Elwood Medical for 10 years until she met her husband, Ryan Roskowski and moved to the Jersey shore. She settled in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ and raised her daughter, Sofie Roskowski. Their family grew when they adopted their adorable pug, Max. She ended up being a stay-at-home mom and was very enthusiastic about volunteering for G. Harold Antrim Elementary School where her daughter attended. They lived there for eleven years before moving in 2017 to Cape Coral, FL to live closer to her sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Dave Lewis. She loved to cook, especially at large family gatherings that included her in-laws: Betty Roskowski, Patrice Grivner, and Steven Roskowski as well as several nieces and nephews.

She enjoyed simple things in life such as talking to loved ones on the phone, listening to music, spending time with her daughter, taking pictures of the sky, going to the beach, and having a drink with good friends. She loved both people and animals and had a strong desire to help them. Wendy was a beloved mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was predeceased by her husband, parents, and sister, Susan Bianchi.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Sofie Roskowski of Cape Coral; as well as her sister and two brothers, Linda Lewis (Dave) of Cape Coral, Charlie Woodkotch (Liliana) of Nutley, and Vincent Woodkotch (Nancy) of Nutley.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Wendy Christine Roskowski are suggested to Cape Coral Animal Shelter, 325 SW 2nd Avenue, Cape Coral, FL 33991.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Sofie Roskowski Jan 20, 2021 at 10:59 am

    I love you forever, Mom. Your legacy of kindness will infinitely shine through the hearts you have touched. I will live a beautiful life not just for me, but also to honor you.

    Your loving daughter

  2. Donna Tumminelli Jan 20, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Wendy will be missed by all, she has touched so many lives just by being her I love and miss her so much, I reach for the phone and reality hits, what I wouldn’t do to talk to her She was always positive and upbeat no matter what she was going through I miss her laugh so much I do not have enough adjectives to describe what a great friend she was You will live Forever in my heart Wendy I love you❤❤💔💔😥😥

  3. Peter Turley Jan 20, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    So heartbroken to hear of Wendy’s passing. Such a kind soul. Could always count on hearing from Wendy for a birthday or on Fathers Day as well as Other Holidays! The world was a much better place with Wendy in it. Now Heaven is a much better place. May she fly with Angels! RIP

  4. Jen Moran Jan 20, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    We loved having Wendy, Sofie and Ryan on our block. Such wonderful neighbors. Wendy stayed in touch daily through beautiful posts and uplifting photos. Her positivity has been a beacon for all of us and I will miss all of it. To Sofie ..your strength is immeasurable, your love and free spirit will undoubtedly shine on everyone you touch. Great things ahead of you just for having been so loved.

  5. Linda Jan 20, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Little sister forever I will love and miss you so much. You were taken from us too soon. I cry for you everyday as my heart is broken, but I know that you are now at peace.
    You need to protect, guide and watch over Sofie from above.
    Love forever

  6. Deann Woodkotch Jan 20, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    Wendy, thank you so much for always being so kind to me and welcoming me into your family with such open arms. Charlie and were beyond excited to celebrate our marriage with you this September and we are truly heartbroken that you physically will not be there. You were a shining light in this dark world and you truly will be missed.

  7. Betty Roskowski Jan 20, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    I will miss your daily phone calls. Always checking up on me. So kind when I was your guest for 4 months last year. I will never forget you. With Gods help Sofie will be ok. You and Ryan should be so proud to have such a smart and beautiful daughter. RIP🙏🏻💔

  8. jordan delorimier Jan 20, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    One of the kindest souls i’ve ever encountered. I know Sofies gonna make you proud!

  9. Leilani langone Jan 20, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    Wendy, my heart aches that you are no longer with us here. You have mad such a huge impact in my life as well as my families. You were someone that treated me and my sisters as your own, I was always able to count on you no matter what the situation was. I think back to my childhood, the days where we would come home from school to an assortment of snacks at the dining room table ready for us to devour we before homework and playing outside. When we would waste the days away listening to some nice rock music and eating our cheeseburgers all together or walk over to farrells and would stay for hours on end. These memories will remain a huge part of my childhood that will be shared in my old ages. You always made sure we were in good hands with food in our bellies and hugeeee smiles on our faces. Our happiness and safety always was your first priority. You’ve shown and taught me what kindness and loyalty truly is, and I will continue to teach my future children and family the same qualities. You were such a light in my life, someone I’ve always looked up to since I was a little one. thank you for every single moment of grace and love you brought into this world. Thank you for being a guardian to my sisters and I and giving my mom amazing hands to fall back on in times of such deep struggle. Our family would truly never be the same if it weren’t for you and sofie. Enough thanks could never be given for the amount of time and love you put into our family as well as so many other lives. I love you so much Wendy, You’ll always be cherished in my heart. 💗

  10. Linda Bartolotta Jan 20, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    I have known Wendy since 1983 as she became a great friend & even though I had not seen her in many years we remained in contact by phone..Never forgot birthdays & holidays..Her uplifting voice & laughter always made you feel better after your conversation with her..I know she is with Our Lord as he has a beautiful angel next to him always.

  11. Lyndi and Lee Ferguson Jan 20, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    We only knew you for a short time since you became our neighbor here in Cape Coral but you had an amazing way of being people together. We didn’t know any of our neighbors until you invited us in. You always made us feel welcome and loved. Thank you! We will miss you greatly! Love, Lyndi and Lee Ferguson

  12. Kimberly Montuori Jan 20, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    God only knows why the good are taken too soon. I will miss our conversations and laughter. My heart hurts so very much. Please continue to watch over your beautiful daughter. I know you are at rest with Ryan whom I also miss dearly. Love and miss you. Rest easy until we meet again! Never saying goodbye, just see you later Xxoo

  13. Janet Walker Jan 20, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Wendy was a beautiful person inside and out. Always so kind. She will be deeply missed.❤

  14. Patrice Grivner Jan 21, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Wendy, My friend,
    My sister in law,
    My confidante , your support your help, your kind, loving and caring soul, your energy and your sense of humor are some of the beautiful things I choose to remember about you. My heart is broken and I pray you are at peace in heaven with our beloved Ryan for all eternity until we meet again.
    Love Patrice

  15. Connie & Mark Schultz Jan 22, 2021 at 3:50 am

    My dear new friend, I was so looking forward to getting to know you better. You were so kind, upbeat, fun, welcoming, a joy to be around. My plans here on earth with you have changed to until we meet again in heaven. I will miss you everyday. My deepest sympathy to Sophie and Linda & Dave and the rest of your family and friends.

  16. Maggie Halpin Jan 22, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    RIP my friend. Don’t know where to start. I’m still thinking it’s all a dream…. and I’m going to wakeup. We knew Wendy for many years! We shared so many beautiful memories. Each other’s Weddings, Pregnancies, Parties, Sadness… I will never forget you! best friend. You were taken away too soon. Please watch over your Sofie and keep her safe. The love you had for her was priceless!
    you will be remembered by everyone who ever met you. Love you Wendy, we will truly miss you. till we meet again…..

  17. Deneice Mazziotta Jan 25, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    May you soar on the wings of angels my old friend and neighbor.. Many blessings and love to you, dear Sophie.

  18. Natalie Kozak Jan 30, 2021 at 2:04 am

    My heart hurts as I remember this sweet lady. From the first time I met her, back when Sofie was in my second grade class, I knew Wendy had a good heart and wanted the best for her daughter. Wendy was warm, friendly, and always there to help where ever needed. I am thankful for Facebook, which became how we kept in touch. I am going to miss seeing her funny posts and thoughtful comments to me. I am going to miss her advice on growing pineapples, bananas, and flowers. She made me feel better when my first pineapple was so tiny. I am going to miss seeing the beautiful photos she shared. I wish I could have seen her in person one more time. I know Wendy is with Ryan looking proudly down on Sofie. May Wendy’s memory be eternal!

  19. clare tyluki Feb 19, 2022 at 8:42 am

    wendy lived next door to me in sea bright. we became real good friends then lost touch after she moved to pt pleasant. we liked to go to donovans in sea bright. she was always a pleasure. just found out about her passing. will miss her, but she is up there with my other friend phyllis and having a ball

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