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Edward Michael Boyko

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Edward Michael Boyko Obituary

Edward Michael Boyko, 83, of Fort Myers, FL and North Truro, Cape Cod, MA and previously Northfield, MA, died on March 9, 2014 after a lengthy courageous battle with asbestosis. Ed was born on July 25, 1930 in Hartford to the late Clara and Michael Boyko. He attended a Polish speaking elementary school and graduated from Wethersfield High School. Ed served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1952 after four years of service. He lived in Wethersfield for 25 years and raised his family there. His first wife, Marian, predeceased him. He married his beloved wife, June, on December 25, 1978 and together they celebrated 35 years of marriage. Ed loved the outdoors. As a lifetime member of The Wethersfield Game Club, he was an avid hunter, angler, and target shooter, winning many ribbons and trophies for trap and skeet shooting. He also enjoyed collecting antique firearms. He had a strong love for animals; he trained several of his Labrador Retrievers and won many blue ribbons for field trials with his cherished dog, Flair. His dog, Radar, was the joy of his life during the last four years of his illness. They were inseparable and Radar provided many moments of laughter and comfort during his most difficult days. Ed worked for Northeast Utilities for 35 years, initially as a turbine mechanic and retiring as maintenance supervisor. He received accolades from the company president for his focus on safety and reaching one million man-hours without a lost time accident under his supervision. Ed was a gifted mechanic and was known for his creative solutions to problems; he enjoyed taking discarded equipment and making it functional again. He is survived by his wife, June, of Fort Myers, FL and North Truro, MA; children, Beverly (Richard) Boyko-Scully of Madison, Deborah (Chris) Boyko-Pardue of Mystic; step-children, Barbara (Rick) Fulmer of Park City, UT, Jennifer (Darryl) Chandler of Plano, TX and Tracy (Mark) Peterson of Plano, TX; grandchildren Nicholas Scully, Kathleen Scully, Nathan Pardue, Bennett (Arianne) Pardue, Drake Fulmer, Sheridan Chandler, Colton Chandler, Sydney Chandler, Bill Magana, Jeffrey Magana, Kaitlin Chandler and Kelsey Chandler; sisters-in-law, Marcia (Calvin) Parent and Miriam Fine (Doug Connah) and nieces, Virginia Kazimer, Dorothy Burnes and Ashley Grinnell. He is also survived by his nephews, Charles Kehoe, David Kehoe, Michael (Lori) Kehoe and Seth Parent. In addition, during Ed's childhood, and up until the day he passed away, he also leaves his very dear friend, John Palazzo (Chris) of East Hampton. Besides his first wife and his parents, he was predeceased by three sisters, Stella Luszczak, Bridget Kehoe and Veronica Gane. There will be a Memorial Service celebrating Ed's life on Saturday (April 5) at 11 a.m. at the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. Burial with military honors will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. The family will receive friends and relatives for one hour prior to the service (10 to 11 a.m.). Contributions in Ed's memory can be made to the , 5 Brookside Dr., P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492 or the , 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopo.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 2, 2014
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