Walter "Wally" C. Bozenko

February 13, 1953June 11, 2018
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A wake will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Prayer service to take place at 8pm.

Walter C. “Wally” Bozenko, 65, of Albertson, NY, passed away on June 11, 2018. Reunited in heaven with his beloved Mother Maria, Father Walter J., and Sister Francis. Wally, and his wife Ro met at age 17, were inseparable for 45+ years, and married for 40 years. He grew up in Hollis, Queens. His loves included spending time with friends and family, travelling with his wife, drinking his 7&7’s, eating all types of foods, and most importantly enjoying the past 5 years of retirement to the fullest. He loved spending countless hours playing cards with his dearest friends. Enjoyed model trains, bingo, breakfast with the boys from work, Hollis reunions and most of all loving his family in his own way (loud and crazy). Wally worked for the MTA for 30+ years where he made many many friends. There wasn’t anyone he came across who he did not impact. He had a one of a kind sense of humor, jolly nature, gift of gab and most of all generous heart.

Above all else Wally was a devoted and loving husband to Rosanne and father to his three children, Nicholas, Danielle (Mark), and Matthew.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


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Ronald Umile

June 20, 2018

Dear Roseann and Family,

It saddens me to hear about Wally. Please know our thoughts and prayers go out to you. May God bless him and give you all strength in this difficult time.

Love and Peace,
Cousin Ronald, Susan and Eric Umile

Louise Roberti

June 18, 2018

Remember when you took me shooting and I almost shot my foot off. Then I held the riffle up to my shoulder, not knowing it had a good kick. It almost knocked me to the ground.
You never let me forget that day.

John McClean

June 16, 2018

Don’t remember what family event this was but it’s classic Wally. The favorite cousin, the life of the family. We will miss him terribly. We love him always.

Loretta Russo

June 13, 2018

I don’t remember not knowing you. Always laughed and loved life. I’d ask for 1/2 lb of salami and went home with a pound.
Rest In Peace dear friend. You will be forever missed. 💔

Christina Tufano-Lorenzo

June 12, 2018

Dear Friends,
Just here to share a favorite memory that I have. Growing up he always no matter what when he saw me said " Hey look Christina Beaner is here" 😂😂😂
Even tho I have not seen you guys in a long time I can still hear him saying that. I always remember him laughing a lot.
You will be missed.
My sincerest condolences to my God Mother , Nick, Dani & Matt ❤❤

Pat Gonzalez

June 12, 2018

Wally, I feel like I don't remember not knowing you. But I guess we first met when I moved to 199th St. That would be 7th grade. So yes, I basically have known you most of my life. So many great times and many laughs. Best times of course were when you would come with me on Friday afternoons to TSS and we would stock up on oil for my leaky Chevy Nova. Nights hanging out on the corner of 201st St and Cunningham Park were the best of times. We always think we will all be around forever. I am sorry this was your time to leave us. You have left your mark and we will never forget you. RIP Big Guy. xo

Angel Umile

June 12, 2018

The old days Now those were the days..In Hollis Queens all the family together and our Wally always being everyones favorite...You just are that the Favorite amongst everyone we were just average people but you cuz The Favorite...Special..those were the days we wished theyd never end...RIP..till we meet again..keep a watch over us all because we still need you...parting is such sweet sorrow...

Deborah Sanders

June 12, 2018

Wally, you were the big brother I never had but always wanted. Your generous heart - always giving of your time and, really, anything you had; your caring heart - behind that big booming voice (which I will miss) was a heart that just wanted to take care of those you loved and make everything better; your no-nonsense, cut-to-the-chase take on life and all it’s “stuff” - our conversations usually began with “that’s BS” and ended the same way lol! We miss you Big Guy but you are well and healthy now, young and full-bearded. Have fun, but don’t take all the good Bingo cards! (And don’t worry about anything ... We got your back down here on earth ... And you can come visit us whenever you want to!)

Angel Umile

June 11, 2018

Why does it take a minute to say Hello? And a lifetime to say goodbye😕...well cuz if anyone knows Wally then you actually met LOVE....

Pegi Boone-Picerno

June 11, 2018

You crazy boy...this isn't supposed to happen. Even though we didn't get to see each other often, you were still a very important person in my life. When we were kids you used to torture me, when we grew up you used to drive me crazy always reminding me that I was so much OLDER than you (even though in actuality it was only 10 months...) I know that you had a wonderful life with Roseann and the kids and for that I'm most grateful. I'm just sorry that it wasn't longer...

I know how much you've missed your Mom & Dad all these years so I hope they were there to greet you in this next life. Will miss your big bear face but you'll always be in my heart. Keep an eye on things down here...I can use all the help I can get...

Wishing Roseann and the kids peace of mind and heart.

Much love,

Cousin Margaret Picerno and family