Joseph L. Kokoszka, 87, husband of Mary (McGovern) Kokoszka of Middletown, passed away at Middlesex Hospital on Monday, January 7, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Joseph was born in Middlefield, CT on July 10, 1925, the son of the late Louis and Katie (Hajec) Kokoszka. He was self employed as a builder. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
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He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 1166 and past State Commander. Joseph was also a member of the Polish Knights, the VFW and the American Legion, Post 75. He was a communicant of St. Mary of Czestochowa Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Joseph of Middletown; daughters, Mary Pat Coburn of Middletown, Maureen Goff and her husband Bryan of East Haddam, Anita Kokoszka of Middletown and Kathleen Wescott and her husband Timothy of Colchester; a brother, Stanley Kokoszka of Framingham, MA, five sisters, Mary Mucha of Deep River, Anna Jarvis of Hazardville, Irene Catalano of Middletown, Camile Gagliardi of Wallingford, Rita Adams of Texas, seven grand children, Colleen, Andrew, Noah, Nathaniel, Zachary, Emily, Abigail and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Jane Cyrul, Genevieve Barchewski, Charlotte Tewksbury, two brothers, John and Chester Kokoszka.
The Catholic War Veterans will have a service at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver Street, Middletown, CT on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 10 AM, followed by a Funeral Liturgy at St. Mary of Czestochowa Church at 11 AM. Burial with military honors will be at the State Veteran's Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 6 PM.
Those who wish may send memorial contributions to the
, 825 Broad Street, I -91 Tech Center, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To share memories or express condolences online please visit www.biegafuneralhome.com.
Published in The Middletown Press on Jan. 10, 2013