Wolcott – Joseph N. Bokon, 97, of Wolcott, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at Wolcott View Manor after a long illness. He was the husband of 62 years to Frances (Oliver) Bokon.
Joseph was born on October 13, 1923 in Kingston, West Virginia, son of the late Joseph and Austina (Rutkla) Bokon. Joseph attended local schools and graduated from Leavenworth High School in Waterbury. Joseph was a proud American and served honorably in the United States Army during WWII. He served from February 1943 to December 1945 in the Battery A, 733 Field Artillery Battalion. Joseph was in many battles during the war; Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, The invasion of Northern France, Rhineland, and the Central Europe Campaign; and was extremely proud of the time in which he served. He worked as a truck driver for the Teamsters Local 677 for over 30 years (Armour and Co. in Waterbury, Dairy Lee in Middlebury, and O&G Industries in Torrington).
Joseph was a great friend and will be missed by all that knew him. He also loved music and a good glass of vodka.
Besides his wife Frances, Joseph is survived by his sons, Steven (Vikki) Bokon of Ft. Myers, Fl., Michael (Marie) Bokon of Wolcott, David (Kristina) Bokon of Cheshire, and William (Debra) Bokon of Rhode Island; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; his sister-in-law Joan Oliver; niece Mary Ann Lepo-Wol; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, John and Peter, sister Alexandra Markowich; nephew Fred Markowich; brother-in-law Roy A. Oliver; and daughter Barbara.
The family would like to thank the staff at Wolcott View Manor, especially Crystal, Kim, Steven, and Stacey; and many others for their compassionate care towards Joe.
Walk through calling hours are Friday, January 22, 2021 from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Woodtick Memorial, 420 Woodtick Rd., Wolcott. A prayer service will be held at 10:00 A.M. with military honors to follow. Burial will be held in the Spring. Masks and social distancing are required.