Stanley J. Koczen

April 24th, 2016

Stanley J. Koczen, age 72, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly on April 21, 2016.  

Stanley was the beloved husband of the late Cynthia A. (Bishop) Koczen, devoted father of Debra A. Goldberg & husband Russell of North Reading, Stanley E. Koczen of Wilmington, and Jennifer L. DiPerri & husband Jeffrey of Tewksbury.  Loving grandfather of Jeremy, Lindsy, & Carly Goldberg and Nicholas DiPerri.  Cherished son of the late Stanley P. and Helen (Hac) Koczen, brother of the late Helen Wolaszek, son-in-law of Chesley and Phyllis Bishop of Newfoundland.  Stanley is also survived by several nieces and nephews as well as a large extended family in Newfoundland.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, April 27th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m.  Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 26th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  

In lieu of flowers donations in Stanley’s memory may be made to Air Warrior Courage Foundation, P. O. Box 877, Silver Springs, MD  20918.  Stanley was a proud United States Air Force Veteran during the Vietnam War.


2 Entries in Guest Book for “Stanley J. Koczen”

  1. Lisa & Tim Pijoan says:

    We were the luckiest family in the world over the past 24 years to live across the street from Stan. Auburn Ave will never be the same. Stan, Debbie & Jennifer, we are so sorry your Dad is gone, taken so suddenly. We miss Stan terribly. There is a little solace knowing that he spent his last day out in his yard working on his amazing garden doing what he loved. We enjoyed watching Stan out in the yard with little Nicki always at his side. He took care of everyone around him, anyone walking past the house or chatting with Stan left smiling. We’ll never know that funny sense of humor again. Many of our friends and family knew and loved Stan too. My sister cried when I told her Stan was gone…. he had a big impact on everyone even if they only talked with him a few times. Tim will miss his best friend every day and every time I climb into my car I’m going to remember Stan’s voice call over to me, “Girl’s night out?”

  2. Myra and Earl Hslsyead says:

    Dear Jen, Jeff , and most of all Nicholas! I am so sorry for your loss of your Dad and Papa, I feel a o bad for Nick, hopefully all your memories will get you through these most difficult days Know we are thinking of you and are sending good thoughts your way! With love, Earl and Myra

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