Bridgewater, NJ-Ann Boyko, age 90, of Bridgewater, NJ passed away peacefully at home on July 19, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Ann was born to Josephine Wolyn and Joseph Kozlowski of Polish and Russian descent on December 29, 1921 on 18 Downs Avenue in Binghamton, NY. During her lifetime she also lived in Newark NJ, Union NJ, Syracuse NY and Washington, DC.
Ann attended several schools including Woodrow Wilson School and Binghamton Central High School in Binghamton, NY as well as attending Beauty Culture School where she graduated as a beautician and cosmetologist. She also attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY for several years. During her later years she worked at the Hunterdon Developmental Center in Clinton, NJ as a technician and as an angel care giver.
Ann held many service and community activities during her long and fruitful life. She served as a PTA vice-president at St. Brigid’s School in Peapack, NJ and as a den mother and scout leader in Bridgewater, NJ. Her endless compassion was felt by the many people she touched during her days caring for others. Ann was also an avid pinochle player.
Mrs. Boyko was preceded in death by her mother and father, brother Joseph, and sisters Mary, Sally, and Stella. Ann is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, Anthony Boyko of Bridgewater, NJ of which she was cherished like no other. She is also survived by two loving children and their families; her son Cary Boyko, his wife Kim and their two daughters, Jada & Julia of Pittstown, NJ and by her daughter, Christine Cannon, her husband Jim and their two daughters, Alexyandra and Kyra, of White Township, NJ.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, July 23rd at Countryside Funeral Home, 724 Route 202 North, Three Bridges, NJ from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, July 24th at 10:30 am at St. Brigid’s Roman Catholic Church in Peapack, NJ followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Bernardsville, NJ. In lieu of flowers, Ann would like those who remember her to help save the lives of others by donating blood to their local Red Cross Chapter.