Anne A. Bokowski, 81, a lifetime Van Hornesville resident, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Mohawk Valley Health Center, with the love and support of her family.
Born in Yonkers on Sept. 20, 1931, Anne was the daughter of the late Paul and Anne (Duga) Kucerak. Raised and educated locally, she graduated as salutatorian from Van Hornesville High School. In July 1951, she was united in marriage to Peter Bokowski with whom she shared a wonderful and loving relationship filled with great affection and admiration for over 40 years until his passing in 1995.
Anne was last employed at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown in the housekeeping department and, prior to that, worked at Williams Furniture. She also assisted her husband in running the family dairy farm in Van Hornesville. Anne was a selfless, loving, caring woman who was always concerned about the needs of those she loved. She was a loving wife who took care of her husband, a dear mother and a proud grandmother. At home, she enjoyed cooking, playing cards, gardening and had a love for cats. A very quiet and happy person, she will be missed by all.
Anne is survived by a son, Peter Bokowski and wife, Susan, of Hopewell Junction; her daughters, Bonnie Harrad and husband, Jim, of Van Hornesville, Kathleen Bellotti and husband, Louis, Darlene Lanzatella and Karen Belgrader and husband, Dan, all of Liverpool; her beloved grandchildren, Tammy Sorensen and her husband, Ken, Kimberly Steenburg and her husband, Jon, Amy Hawkes and her husband, Steve, Steven Bokowski, Mark Bokowski, Victoria Bokowski, Melissa Bokowski, Kaitlin Lanzatella, Peter Belgrader and Courtney Belgrader; her cherished great-grandchildren, Andrew, Emma, Jon Dylan, Dylan, Laken and Anna; her brothers, Paul Kucerak, of Ilion, John Kucerak and wife, Janet, of Richfield Springs, and Daniel Kucerak and wife, Dawn, of Michigan; and her sisters, Elizabeth and Olga Kucerak, both of Virginia. She is also survived by her in-laws, Gloria Jones, Geri Bokowski, Marilyn Ackler, Beverly Kucerak, and George and Mary Jane Bokowski; a special friend, Florence Moore; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Milan and Steve Kucerak, and her sisters, Katie and Elaine Kucerak.
In lieu of floral offerings, those wishing to express an act of kindness in the form of a memorial contribution may consider the Herkimer County Humane Society or the American Diabetes Association; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the fourth floor staff at Mohawk Valley Health Care for the kindness, care and compassion shown to Anne during her stay there.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer (866-1011). A graveside funeral service will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Van Hornesville Cemetery, Van Hornesville.
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