He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Lucille A. Bozelko and his adoring children Wendy (Peter Hoffman), Wylie, and Whitney (PJ Shanley). Predeceased by his son, William J. Bozelko III.
Aside from his wife and 4 children, Bill will always be loved and remembered by his 4 grandchildren, Peter Hoffman, Matthew Hoffman, Caitlyn Shanley and Colleen Shanley, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Born in New Haven on October 24, 1933, Bill graduated from West Haven High School and went on to attend the University of Connecticut. He was a successful builder and entrepreneur in West Haven and surrounding towns. In addition, Bill was involved in many organizations, but among his favorite were judging the Pinewood Derby for the Cub Scouts which he did for many years and being an usher and an active parishioner of Holy Infant Church. He also was a staunch supporter of the UCONN Woman’s basketball team.
Throughout his life, he loved to travel and was able to see a vast amount of the world. Most of all, he loved spending time with his friends and family.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the many doctors and nurses that cared for him at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Smilow, Orange Visiting Nurse Association, Visiting Angels and VITAS. The compassion and care of these individuals was truly amazing and his loved ones will forever be grateful to them.
The hours for visitation will take place from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the West Haven Funeral Home on Friday, March 2.
On Saturday morning everyone is asked to meet directly at Holy Infant Church at 10 o’clock for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Orange Center Cemetery.
Bill loved the Orange community and all of its traditions so the family asks that any donations in his memory be made to the Orange Volunteer Fire Department, 625 Orange Center Road, P.O. Box 878, Orange, Ct. 06477. To leave an online remembrance, please visit: www.westhavenfuneral.com