Chester A. “Chet” Bukowski, age 74, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly, Monday, August 11, 2008, at his home.
Chet was born on April 9, 1934, in Boston, MA, he was the son of the late Ksawery & Stella (Barkowska) Bukowski. Chet grew up in Brighton, MA, where he was educated and graduated from Brighton High School. He then went on to get a college education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In 1956 Chet enlisted in the U. S. Air Force and served his country for four years, he was honorably discharged in December of 1960. Chet then went on to further his education by attending night classes at Northeastern University. Prior to retirement, he was a research and development technician for MIT Lincoln Labs for many years. Chet was married for over 30 years to Diane F. (King) Bukowski and was a resident of Wilmington since 1979. In his spare time, Chet enjoyed aviation and building model airplanes which he entered in competitions, he was an avid reader, enjoyed music, playing his guitar, listening to comedy shows and watching old movies.
Chet is survived by his wife Diane F. (King) Bukowski, his children Erica K. Bukowski and William A. Bukowski all of Wilmington, and his cousins Henry & Stella Mimonski of Arizona.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, August 13th from 10:00am – 11:00am at St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill St., Reading, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.
Memorial donations in Chet’s name may be made to the Wilmington Food Pantry, c/o Wilmington Community Fund, P. O. Box 147, Wilmington, MA 01887, Angel Flight N.E., Lawrence Municipal Airport, 492 Sutton St., North Andover, MA 01845 or to St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill St., Reading, MA 01867.
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