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Stanley Joseph Kokoszka, Sr



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At the age of 93, Stanley Joseph Kokoszka, Sr, joined his wife in heaven on the evening of Monday, October 11, surrounded by family in his home. Stanley, also referred to as “Sta” or “Pops” by his loved ones, grew up in the town of Westport, where he selflessly served as a firefighter for 38 years following his tenure in the military as a Korean war veteran. He was raised by his parents, the late John and Veronica (Sztapkowska) Kokoszka, and was the youngest of his four siblings, Frances, Bonnie, Matt, and Walter.

He was loved by his family, including his predeceased wife, Wanda Kokoszka, and is survived by his sons, Stanley Kokoszka, Jr, and David Kokoszka; daughter-in-law, Paola Kokoszka; and grandchildren, Natasha, Victoria, and Stanley Kokoszka III.

Pops was a talented golfer, skillful at the game of cribbage, and an avid gardener. He showed us that the little things could hold the utmost importance — tuning to a New York Yankees game, rooting for the New York Giants with his sons, or sharing a meal with loved ones. We’ll cherish our memories of him forever.

Family and friends are welcome to attend calling hours on Friday, October 15, between 4 to 7 pm, at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, in Newtown. Burial will be private.

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