OBITUARY

Carl H. Kozlowski

September 15, 1925March 1, 2018
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Carl H. Kozlowski, 92, of New Britain, CT, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 1, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Lena (Sereno) Kozlowski for over 69 years. Carl was born on September 15, 1925, in Dickson City, PA, to the late Carl and Sophie (Brzezinski) Kozlowski. After graduating from Dickson City High School, Carl enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country as a Seaman First Class on the U.S.S. Ticonderoga during World War II, a service which earned him a Purple Heart. After moving to New Britain, Carl met Lena, the love of his life, in 1947. The two were married on September 4, 1948. Carl worked for many years as a shipping clerk before retiring from New Britain Machine in 1990. In addition to his devoted wife, Carl is survived by his two daughters, Carlene Marino, of Plainville, CT. and Debra McKinnon and her husband Robert McKinnon, of Kensington, CT. Lovingly known as “Papa” to his special four, he leaves his grandchildren, Heather Marino and Robert, Kendall and Evan McKinnon. He also leaves a sister, Lorraine DeMicco, of Plainville, CT, nieces, nephews and many other relatives. He was predeceased by his brothers Raymond and Chester Kozlowski and sisters, Dorothy Murphy, Adeline Hughes, and Sophie Kuchinski.

Carl was so proud of his family and especially loved watching his grandchildren’s countless activities, a constant and supportive presence on the sidelines, as well as in the recital halls. Carl was an avid sports fan who loved to watch a good game on TV. A basketball and baseball played himself, Carl was asked to try out for the Brooklyn Dodgers prior to enlisting in the service. Through the years, Carl made numerous friends and enjoyed spending time with his McDonald’s crew almost every day. He was very social and loved to engage in conversation, share a good story, and tell a great joke. He was an amazing man and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, March 5, 2018, from 4:00-7:00pm at New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain, CT. 06053. Funeral services begin at the funeral home Tuesday, March 6th, at 9:00am, with A Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00am at St. Jerome Church, 1010 Slater Rd., New Britain, followed by a military service burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Britain. To share a memory or online expression of sympathy to the family, please visit www.newbritainsagarino.com

  • FAMILY

  • Carl Kozlowski, Father
  • Sophie (Brzezinski) Kozlowski, Mother
  • Lena (Sereno) Kozlowski, Wife
  • Carlene Marino, Daughter
  • Debra (Robert) McKinnon, Daughter
  • Lorraine DeMicco, Sister
  • Raymond Kozlowski, Brother
  • Chester Kozlowski, Brother
  • Dorothy Murphy, Sister
  • Adeline Hughes, Sister
  • Sophie Kuchinski, Sister
  • Lovingly known as “Papa” to his special four, he leaves his grandchildren, Heather Marino and Robert, Kendall and Evan McKinnon. He also leaves nieces, nephews and many other relatives.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Robert McKinnon II
  • Robert McKinnon III
  • Heather Marino
  • Evan McKinnon
  • Sonny Sereno
  • James Paci

Services

  • Calling Hours Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, March 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Carl H. Kozlowski

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Amy and Cory Ebert

March 5, 2018

We are so sorry for you loss. So many basketball and baseball games we all were together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all- Amy, Cory, Brendan and Colbe

Joseph Malespini

March 5, 2018

Carl was one of my favorite personal friends at MacDonald's. I will miss him forever.

Louise Mercadante

March 5, 2018

Got to know Carl when I brought my mom to McDonald’s. Now she will see him again at McDonald’s in heaven. May he now rest in peace

Beth Berry

March 5, 2018

Dear Deb, Bobby, Robert, Kendall and Evan,

We are so very sorry for your loss. We will always remember how your Dad and Papa was devoted to his family and how much he cherished each of you. He set an amazing example for all of us to follow. With our sympathy and love,

Beth, Brian and Wil Berry

Cookie Flury

March 4, 2018

Uncle Carly was my favorite Uncle. Such a warm, kind, and wonderful person. Rest in peace my sweet Uncle. You will be missed more than I can say. Love Cookie

Gail Balavender

March 3, 2018

Rest In Peace Uncle Carl. You will be sorely missed.
So sorry for your loss Aunt Lena, Carlene, and Debbie.
Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
With love,
Gail and Hank

Lorraine DeMicco

March 3, 2018

To my dear brother, having you on this earth as part of our big family enriched all of our lives. You were a fantastic big brother . Rest in peace knowing that we all loved you dearly. Say hello to Mom, Pop, Ray, Chet, Dorothy, Adeline and Zos from me. Your loving sister, LODZ (Lorraine)

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Biography

Carl H. Kozlowski, 92, of New Britain, CT, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 1, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Lena (Sereno) Kozlowski for over 69 years. Carl was born on September 15, 1925, in Dickson City, PA, to the late Carl and Sophie (Brzezinski) Kozlowski. After graduating from Dickson City High School, Carl enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country as a Seaman First Class on the U.S.S. Ticonderoga during World War II, a service which earned him a Purple Heart. After moving to New Britain, Carl met Lena, the love of his life, in 1947. The two were married on September 4, 1948. Carl worked for many years as a shipping clerk before retiring from New Britain Machine in 1990.
In addition to his devoted wife, Carl is survived by his two daughters, Carlene Marino, of Plainville, CT. and Debra McKinnon and her husband Robert McKinnon, of Kensington, CT. Lovingly known as “Papa” to his special four, he leaves his grandchildren, Heather Marino and Robert, Kendall and Evan McKinnon. He also leaves a sister, Lorraine DeMicco, of Plainville, CT, nieces, nephews and many other relatives. He was predeceased by his brothers Raymond and Chester Kozlowski and sisters, Dorothy Murphy, Adeline Hughes, and Sophie Kuchinski.

Carl was so proud of his family and especially loved watching his grandchildren’s countless activities, a constant and supportive presence on the sidelines, as well as in the recital halls. Carl was an avid sports fan who loved to watch a good game on TV. A basketball and baseball player himself, Carl was asked to try out for the Brooklyn Dodgers prior to enlisting in the service. Through the years, Carl made numerous friends and enjoyed spending time with his McDonald’s crew almost every day. He was very social and loved to engage in conversation, share a good story, and tell a great joke. He was an amazing man and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, March 5, 2018, from 4:00-7:00pm at New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain, CT. 06053. Funeral services begin at the funeral home Tuesday, March 6th, at 9:00am, with A Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00am at St. Jerome Church, 1010 Slater Rd., New Britain, followed by a military service burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Britain. To share a memory or online expression of sympathy to the family, please visit www.newbritainsagarino.com