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Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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Michael Kowalczyk

Michael Kowalczyk

Friday, February 2nd, 1990 - Sunday, May 23rd, 2021
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Obituary

Michael “Mike” Kowalczyk, 31, of Millbury, passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully, on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at UMASS Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

He leaves his loving parents, Maryann Kozlowski and her husband William “Billy” Kozlowski, of Millbury; his father, Brian R. Kowalczyk and his wife Rose of Oxford; his fiancée, Jessica M. Chretien, and their daughter, Alyssa M. Kowalczyk, both of Millbury and Jessica's son Colt; his paternal grandmother, Nancy B. Kowalczyk, of Shrewsbury; his siblings, Katie M. Kowalczyk, of Auburn, Alexander R. Kowalczyk, of Worcester, Tyler R. Kowalczyk, of Leicester, and Joseph R. Kozlowski, of Millbury; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins, including his special AUNTYYYYY, Leah Kozlowski. Mike is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Richard and Virginia (Adamiak) Wright, and his paternal grandfather, Robert M. Kowalczyk.

Born, raised, and educated in Worcester, Mike graduated from Saint Mary’s School and attended North High School. Most recently, he worked as a cook at Bushel N’ Peck Restaurant in Grafton for the last five years before he became ill.

As a car enthusiast, he loved his red Honda Prelude, and was a proud member of RMS Racing. He loved to fish wether it be at a local lake or deep sea. Loving the beach, especially Hampton, since being a child came with the most incredible appetite for seafood especially his famous crawfish boils. You really had to see it to believe it.

Mike was proud of his upcoming 4-year anniversary in his recovery from drugs. He fought every day to stay sober for his family, his friends, and himself. I know Mike would want all of his close friends fighting everyday to continue to stay strong and not let his tragic passing be a trigger but, a reminder, that if he could do it so can you and as his family, we give you our love and support.

Finally, more than anything, Mike loved spending time with his friends and family. He had the best laugh in the world and the most amazing sense of humor. He also had the biggest heart of anyone you could meet. He loved deep and will be so incredibly missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a college fund for his daughter Alyssa Kowalczyk at Shrewsbury Credit Union.

A prayer service will be held privately for Mike’s family, and burial will be held at a later date. The Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home is honored to be assisting with arrangements.
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Heidi Maenzo

Posted at 06:57am
Maryann & Family,
We are so sorry for your loss.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Tony & Heidi Maenzo
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Tony Fiore

Posted at 05:11pm
Brian & Maryanne, Nancy & I are so sorry for your loss we have your family in our thoughts.
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Gina Morgera

Posted at 07:33pm
Michael was the quiet kid who sat in the back of the class at North High School. He never smiled...until you said, "Michael, are you with us?" Then his smile would brighten the room. Michael would watch and listen as other students would act foolishly and then chuckle to himself. I loved to catch him laughing. He found out my mother knew his mother and that was it...he came to my class every day to check in. He was an amazing young man that will always have a special place in my heart. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Gina Morgera
Former North High Teacher
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Jean Hudachek

Posted at 10:20am
Katie, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jean
 
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Patricia Statkus Posted at 01:47pm

Brian, sorry for the loss of your son. Katie, sorry for the loss of your brother. May Michael Rest In Peace. Frank & Patricia (Kowalczyk) Statkus
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