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John S. Borowicz

September 5, 1931July 9, 2019

John S. Borowicz, 87, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2019, surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of Joan B. (Lokitis) Borowicz.

Born in New Bedford, son of the late John and Regina (Kolaczewska) Borowicz, he was a long-time Dartmouth resident.

John graduated from Holy Family High School and went on to serve in the United States Army as a forward observer in Korea, 2nd Infantry Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. After serving, he graduated from Boston University and was a New Bedford High School history teacher for over 30 years, as well as Principal of Adult Education. He was an inspiration to many students. An avid walker, he enjoyed spending time in nature. John was a loving father and grandfather, and his greatest joy was his family.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, John is survived by two daughters, Gwen Dadoly and her husband Dwain of Yarmouth Port, and Karin Borowicz Admussen and her husband Ben of Belchertown; a son, John K. Borowicz and his wife Wen of Dartmouth; six grandchildren, Alexandra, Nika, and Gabriella Dadoly, and Kazimir, Maksym, and Tadeusz Borowicz; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Alfred Borowicz, Wladyslawa Borowicz, Renata Borowicz, Jean (Roy) Bouchard, Adela (Stanley) Chudzik, Rita (Stanley) Gerula, and Frances (Frank) Traban.

Services are private and in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home of Dartmouth. Online tribute at www.waring-sullivan.com.


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Janice Spooner

July 17, 2019

Mr B. was one of the best teachers I ever had. My sincerest sympathy goes out to you, his family. Heaven has gained a wonderful soul.

Robert Ladino

July 15, 2019


Thank you for taking the time and effort to mentor me as your Student Teacher back in 1976. I will always remember your encouraging words as you watched me conduct History classes. You became more than just my mentor, but someone I always looked to whenever I had doubts in my teaching ability. You showed me that teaching was more than just getting the subject matter across to the students but a passion to discover and share various ideas. You gambled on me to teach a class in Evening School and again opened my eyes to a whole different teaching experience.

My condolences to your family. Know that John was a very special person.

Rosemary Wilde

July 15, 2019

Mr. Borowicz was a kind and gentle soul. I had the pleasure to work for him evenings in the New Bedford High School Evening Extension and then succeeded him as Principal of the program. He set the tone of offering participants a second opportunity to earn a credential while maintaining the integrity of the program. After his retirement, he participated in the graduation leading all present in “God Bless America” a tradition that I have continued.
May the good Lord Bless him and keep him. May he rest peacefully.
My deepest sympathies go out to the Borowicz family!


July 15, 2019

So sorry to see the passing of one of my great Teachers. He was very interesting and such a complimentary sweet man. R.I.P. Mr. Borowicz 🙏💐❤️

Francine Ramos

July 15, 2019

My Deepest condolences to the Borowicz family. Rest in peace.

Fran Ramos

joan pepin

July 14, 2019

We have such fond memories of Mr. Borowicz. He was my beloved homeroom teacher at Keith. The day Kennedy died, I was at his door when the news broke. He helped us so much that day. Just being his gentle, strong self. A beautiful soul.

He was also a colleague of my husband David, who enjoyed his friendship so much.
Our sympathy to all the family.

Joan and David Pepin

Mike Longo

July 14, 2019

Rest your soul John, you were a good friend. The best anyone could say about another person is that they are a wonderful human being, and you certainly were a kind man.
I never heard you say anything but kind words about anyone. Your kindness toward others was an example to us all.
The best to your family. Mike Longo

Julie Arruda Hanks

July 14, 2019

To the Borowitz family, Mr. Borowitz was my high school history teacher class of 1976. He was a wonderful, caring teacher and I will remember him fondly. I hope that you memories will comfort you. Julie Arruda Hanks

Pete Johnson

July 14, 2019

Mr. B....you were a great teacher, neighbor and friend. Always remember buying my 56 VW from you and watching you walk everyday up and down Lucy St.

RIP my friend

Barbara Traban

July 13, 2019

Rest In Peace Uncle.

Uncle John visited my mom every Saturday for the last 25 years of her life. It will be 5 years this Sept that she passed and she would have been 100 this November 1. And Uncle John now passed on my dad’s birthday.

I will miss my visits that I made with Uncle John and Aunt Joan the last 5 years. It was nice to keep in touch with the family and share memories.

My thoughts are with Aunt Joan and cousins Gwen, Karin, and Johnny.

Take care.