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Gregory F. Kozyra

1947 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Gregory F. Kozyra Obituary

Gregory F. Kozyra, 66, of Hebron CT, husband of Susan Kozyra died suddenly on December 24, 2013 at home. He was born on January 21, 1947 to the late Ellen (Pollica) and Peter Kozyra of Newington, CT. Greg was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. His family was his entire life. He was selfless and was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. He always insisted on caring for others before himself. He retired from Roofers Local 9 and became a snowbird spending winters in Florida with his wife Sue where he enjoyed golfing with his many Florida friends. Greg was a gentle soul and was immediately liked by everyone he met. He served in the Vietnam War in the 196th Light Infantry Brigade Bravo Company 4th Battalion 31st Infantry and was combat wounded and ultimately through his bravery, he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Hebron American Legion Post 95 and VFW. He is survived by his wife Susan Kozyra of Hebron, his daughter Amy and her husband Mark Nese of South Windsor, Gina and her husband Jason Chaviaras of Lebanon and his son Michael Kozyra of Hebron and his girlfriend Farrah Hussey of Hampton as well as his pride and joy, his eight grandchildren whom he adored. He is also survived by his father Peter J. Kozyra, brother, Peter M. Kozyra of Newington and sister, Janice Johnston of Australia. Greg will be dearly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, Dec. 29th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial with Full Military Honors following, will be held on Monday, Dec. 30th at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Family, 185 Church St., Hebron, CT . He will be laid to rest in West Meadow Cemetery at a later date. To share a memory with his family, please visit us at: www.newingtonmemorial.com.
Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 28, 2013
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