Michael John Kotowski

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Michael John Kotowski, 56, of West Suffield and Suffield, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2018.

Born in East Granby, July 13, 1961, son of Frederick T. Kotowski and the late Sally J. (Garrity) Kotowski, he was a graduate of Suffield High School Class of 1979. Michael worked in construction as a carpenter, building many new homes around the area and throughout New England. His work took him to Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Point Judith, Rhode Island, where he thoroughly enjoyed his time.

Mike always enjoyed playing baseball and hockey in his younger years, and grew to love softball, fishing, and golf. In recent years he struggled with many illnesses, which restricted his activities but not his enjoyment for life. He filled his days with his many friends, and watching movies of all kinds. Mike will be remembered for his corny sense of humor, telling bad jokes, pulling pranks, and picking on his many girl cousins. He truly enjoyed spending time with his family and especially family picnics.

Michael is survived by his father, Frederick T. Kotowski of Windsor; sister, Carol Kotowski of Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania; aunt, Joan Ferreira of Suffield; aunt, Florence Eheander of Suffield; and uncle, Bob Cotton of Chalfont, Pennsylvania; many Kotowski/Garrity cousins: Eric, Paul, Suzy, Jan, Sandy, Kim, Mary Ann, Elaine, Kathleen, Sue, Trisha, Colleen, Maureen, Deb, Nancy, and their families; and godson, Patrick Saunders.

He was predeceased by his mother, Sally J. (Garrity) Kotowski; paternal grandparents, William and Leona (Beneski) Kotowski; maternal grandparents, Vernon "Pete" and Margaret (Jessup) Garrity; aunt, Jean; and uncles, Frank, Ernie, and Bucky.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 16, at Heritage Funeral Home, 1240 Mountain Road, West Suffield. His family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. with a memorial service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Suffield.

Memorial donations may be made to Suffield Emergency Aid, 450 South St., Suffield, CT 06078.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from June 11 to June 15, 2018