Raphael Kowal

Huntington, Massachusetts

Jan 3, 2004 – Sep 23, 2018 (Age 14)


Saturday, January 3rd 2004
Sunday, September 23rd 2018
Birth Place
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Gateway Regional High School


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HUNTINGTON – Raphael Xavier Kowal, 14, of Huntington, MA passed away on September 23, 2018 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Born in Holyoke January 3, 2004 he was the son of Andrew and Barbara (Murphy) Kowal. He was a student of Gateway Regional High School where he was learning to play the Trombone...

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my thoughts and prayers with the Kowals on the loss of a wonderful and very kind son..and one of my best friends...my most sincere condolences.my heart is very broken in hearing of this loss.may god grant you strength during this trying time.

Kowal/Smith families,
My most Sincere and Very Heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of Raphael.He was one of my Best Friends and I will always remember his smile and infectious spirit.I very much enjoyed learning to Altar Serve with him even though we had a lil rough spot,we found a way to work it out,and make up! I am very heartbroken by this loss and my prayers and thoughts are with you all during this very difficult time.if you need anything..I'm here..Always! RIP Raphael.I am...

Dearest Andy and Barbara, May the love of Christ which surpasses all understanding be imprinted in your hearts, as you go through this trying time. I join my hearts with yours in love and compassion. Betty Ann Bill

To Raph's family and many friends, my thoughts and prayers are with you. My first thought of Raph is his infectious smile. He also was always willing to help with anything for me or any of his classmates. He was very special. So sorry for your loss..

I was greatly saddened to learn of Raph's passing. I remember Raphael as a student at Littleville. He always had a smile on his face, a rambunctious nature and a heart of gold. My heart goes out to his family and his friends. He will be missed but never forgotten.

My heart hurts that we are all missing our friend and your son Raph. He was a good friend that I'll miss every day but I hope to help remind people of his smiling dancing personality for years to come. I'm praying that God lifts you all up during now. He tried to get me to dance but I lack his amazing skills he could always make me laugh though. He would dance for my siblings too and they would always get a kick out of him.

Dear Barbara & Andrew, We are so very sorry about your loss. We don't know if you remember us -- we lived in Russell about 20 years ago, and used to see you at Mass. God bless you at this heart-breaking time. Know you are in many thoughts and prayers. Take comfort in the love and wonderful memories you shared with your son, so evident by his shining smile. And most importantly, take comfort in Christ's promises. God bless your family.

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Raff was a classmate of my daughter Autumn Hamblin. She will miss him every day.