Of Saugus. Age 90, died on Wednesday, November 2nd at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was the husband of the late Claire A. (Strickland) Kowalsky.
Born in Chelsea and raised in Everett, Mr. Kowalsky was the son of the late William J. and Sarah A. (Newhook) Kowalsky. A graduate of Everett High School, Bill enlisted in the Army and was a veteran of the Korean conflict. He lived in Seattle, WA for 10 years where he received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. A resident of Saugus since 1960, Mr. Kowalsky worked for Hartford Insurance and later retired from Fireman’s Fund before cofounding Kowalsky Insurance with his son Richard.
Mr. Kowalsky was a member of the Wiliam Sutton Lodge and the Cliftondale Congregational Church and enjoyed traveling, reading, watching the Patriots and always enjoyed finding a good bargain.
Mr. Kowasky is survived by his three children, William C. Kowalsky and his wife Lisa, Richard Kowalsky and his wife Ramona, and Susan Gagne and her husband Roy all of Saugus; five grandchildren, David, Sarah, William, Connor and Caitlin; two brothers, James Kowalsky of NH and John Kowalsky of IN; and one sister, Katherine Hill of Az.
Relatives and friends were invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Tuesday. A funeral service was held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Cliftondale Congregational Church, 50 Essex St., Saugus.
In lieu of flowers, donations in William’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association at heart.org.