Hyde Park - James M. Bukowski, 69, a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Vassar Bros. Medical Center, Poughkeepsie.
Born in Poughkeepsie on August 13, 1943, he was the son of the late Jacob and Mary Janendo Bukowski.
Mr. Bukowski was a purchaser for IBM in Poughkeepsie for thirty-two years; retiring in 2009.
On Sunday, August 23, 1964 in St. Peter's Church, Poughkeepsie, he married Carol Fitzpatrick. Mrs. Bukowski survives at home.
In addition to his wife, James is survived by five children, James M. Bukowski of Poughkeepsie, Tammi Marino and husband, Paul, of Poughkeepsie, and Kathleen Licato, Matthew Bukowski, and Michael Bukowski, all of Hyde Park; five grandchildren, Olivia, Larissa, Abby, Madison, and McKenna; sister, Nancy Habinowski and husband, Stan, of Staatsburg; brother, Robert Bukowski of TX; and two nephews, Michael and Carl.
Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family.
Memorial calling hours will be from 4 to 7 Pm, Thursday, January 24th at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park.
A Memorial Service will be held at 6:30 pm during the visitation.
In lieu of flowers, Jim's family respectfully suggests memorial donations to the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Ave., Hyde Park, NY 12538 (www.dcspca.org
Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Hyde Park.
To send a condolence or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com