James S. Kovolski
KOVOLSKI, James S. James S. Kovolski of West Hartford, passed away on Tuesday, (July 14, 2009) at home at the age of 57 with his wife and children by his side. Jim was a beloved husband to Lynn (Hickey) Kovolski for 33 years and loving father to Kristen and to Jason and his wife, Rachel. Jim was the son of the late John and Jeanette Kovolski; brother of Jack (Ginny), Peter (Maria), Bill (Kathy) and brother-in-law to Brian (Marcey), Tim, Tom (Shevon) and Craig Hickey and uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Jim worked at Cigna for 29 years, retiring in 2005. He owned and operated 59 er's in West Hartford Center for the past five years with his son. He simultaneously worked as a consultant to Cigna for the past five years also. Jim was a great husband, father and friend. We will all miss Jim's great sense of humor, quick wit, one-liners and barbecues! Jim had an unsurpassed knowledge of cars, Lionel trains and 50's music. He was a proud owner of a "59 Chevy".
For the past two years Jim fought a courageous battle against Lyme Disease.
Jim will be sorely missed by many. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, July 18 10: a.m. in St. Brigid Church, New Britain Ave., West Hartford. Everyone is asked to go directly to Church. Burial will be in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Calling hours are Friday 5-8 p.m. at the Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jim's memory, may be made to The Suffield House Recreation Fund, 1 Canal Rd., Suffield, CT 06078 attn: Brian. "think about the man in his 59 Chevy Cruising through the Sky" SA.
Published in Hartford Courant on July 16, 2009
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