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Henry J. Koziol, Sr.

August 30, 1927 ~ December 26, 2020 (age 93)

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Henry J. Koziol, Sr., 93, of Warren, MA was called home on the morning of December 26, 2020 to be with his Heavenly Father.  He leaves his beloved wife of 66 years, Kathleen M. (Kulas) Koziol.  They were married at St. Stanislaus Church in West Warren, devout Roman Catholics and Communicants of St. Paul's, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Stanislaus Parishes.  Henry was predeceased by his parents, Marya (Adamczyk) Koziol and Josef Koziol, his sister, Sophie Fijal, his brothers Bernard, Stanley and Joseph.  He leaves behind his sister, Stella Koziol of Palmer.  Henry also leaves behind five children, Jane T. Koziol of Dorchester, Carolann Forder of Missouri, Henry J. Koziol, Jr. of Warren, Judge Natalie and husband Gregory Bokota of Indiana, and daughter, Christine and her husband Edward Kuchinski of Southbridge.  He also leaves behind grandchildren:  John Koziol, Rachael and Kyle Bokota, Eric and Karrin Forder, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and great-grandchildren.  Henry was born in 1927 on his parents' dairy farm on Town Farm Road, Coy Hill in Warren.  From a very young age Henry worked hard on his parents' farm, milking cows, plowing the fields, bailing hay, gardening and cutting wood.  Henry was a milkman and delivered milk with his father Josef.  Henry was good natured, and could always be heard whistling a tune.  We loved his stories of the farm, driving a team of chestnut colored work horses with a wagon loaded with firewood at the age of 12, being kicked by a horse, and getting into mischief by switching around all the hens in the chicken coup to the dismay of his father.  He even milked cows on neighboring farms.  He always had a love of animals, the farm and his mother.  But the love of his life, and the only woman he ever loved was his wife, Kathleen.  He met Kathleen by delivering milk to her home in West Warren, while she would leave him chocolate cake on the porch.  Henry played the clarinet for weddings in a polka band called "The Stylists".  He was hardworking, between the farm, delivering milk, helping construct a bridge in Warren, driving a school bus in the 1950's in Palmer, and working at Diamond International for over 30 years.  He had many friends, was a lifetime, Red Sox Fan, and loved coon hunting.  He had Champion Redbone and Bluetick coonhounds, and spent many an October night hunting with his friends.  He will be sadly missed by many who had the privilege of knowing him.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Cebula Funeral Home of Ware.  A Funeral will be planned for the Spring of 2021.  For more information and online guest book, please visit: .

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