North Stonington - Matthew M. Kowal, 81, of 323 Grindstone Hill Road, North Stonington, died peacefully on Monday, June 24, 2013.
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He was born in Norwich, on Sept. 5, 1931, the youngest of sixteen children born to Thomas and Mary (Weigel) Kowal. Matthew grew up in Norwich and attended Norwich Free Academy. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Airborne Division during the Korean war.
He married Beverly (Gilbert) Kowal in Christ Church in Norwich on Nov. 13, 1965. For over 30 years, he worked at the Waterford Board of Education in the maintenance department.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly; his daughter, Beth L. Kowal; and his extended family, Eugene and Jennifer Gallagher and their daughter, Margaret Gallagher of Mystic.
A Memorial Service will be scheduled at Calvary Church, Stonington at a later date.
Byles Memorial Home, 99 Huntington St., New London, is assisting the family.
Please visit www.Byles.com to sign the guestbook or share a memory.
Published in The Day on June 27, 2013