William "Duke" Ugolik, 50, of Rockville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass.
Duke was born on March 11, 1963, in Hartford, the son of Richard and Leone Ugolik of Ellington. He attended Pace University in White Plains, N.Y., and graduated from Eastern Connecticut University. He also attended and graduated from Manchester Community College with a degree in Social Services.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Donna Ugolik of Somers; his sister, Elizabeth Carman of Vernon; his niece, Jessica Ugolik of Kentucky; his nephews and their spouses, James and Olivia Ugolik of Enfield, and Samuel and Allyson Carman of Stafford Springs. He also leaves two wonderful grandnieces and nephew, Morgan Ugolik and Adella Carman and Garrett Ugolik. He was predeceased by his brother, Richard Ugolik.
His family will receive friends for memorial calling hours on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ladd Funeral Home, 19 Ellington Ave., Rockville, with a sharing of memories about Duke beginning at 4 p.m.
His family would like to thank everyone at Char-Laine Manor in Vernon for their loving care of Duke for the last few years of his life. Duke's final act was to give the gift of life through tissue donation.
Memorial donations in Duke's memory may be made to the Cornerstone Foundation, P. O. Box 2036, Rockville, CT 06066.
For online condolences and guest book, please visitwww.carmonfuneralhome.com
Published by Journal Inquirer from Aug. 10 to Aug. 14, 2103.