Francis P. “Frank” Kowzic, 75

Jan 10, 2022

Francis P. “Frank” Kowzic, 75, of Buzzards Bay, went home to our Lord, on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

Born in Boston, he was the youngest son of Edward and Julia Kowzic of Buzzards Bay. Frank married his wife Janet in 1966, and they shared 55 years of love and family together. He retired from the Stop & Shop distribution center in 2006, and enjoyed his retirement restoring antique tractors, working in his garage, and serving as water commissioner for the Onset Water Department. He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church. 

In 2009, Frank was gifted a kidney from an Angel named Paula, who became, and will forever be a beloved member of the Kowzic family.  

When Frank's kids were young, he spent summers and weekends digging clams and quahogs, and fishing in Buzzards Bay. He coached little league, road motorcycles, and was a member of the Middleboro Hare and Rabbit club, where he was bakemaster of the annual clambakes and cooked many roast beef dinners. 

He was truly a "Jack of all Trades" and a fascinating conversationalist who gladly offered his hand or knowledge to anyone who needed it. His passions were his tractors, whether going to shows or pulling with the S.S.G.T club. He loved taking trips to Maine, hanging out in the garage, guiding his sidekick Jake through the ins and outs of everything mechanical, and spending time with his family, especially if there was a reason to sing “Happy Birthday” poorly. 

Along with his wife, he is survived by his children, and their spouses; Paul from Fall River, Terri & Joe of Brownfield, ME, Mark & Jessica of Wareham, Chrissy of Lebanon, NH, Kevin & Bethany, of New Bedford, Angie & Eric of Buzzards Bay, and Zach of Brighton; his brother Eddie and his wife, Alice of Texarkana. He was "Bumpa" to 12 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild, and Uncle Frank to many nieces, nephews, and extended family, who loved him dearly. He is predeceased by his parents, a brother James Voight, and his grandson Joshua Freeman.

He will be sorely missed forever and remembered for his quick-witted, larger-than-life personality, thunderous voice,  dynamic laugh, and sarcastic humor.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thurs., Jan. 13, 2022, at St. Patrick’s Church, High St., Wareham at 10 AM. Family and friends are invited. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham.

Visiting hours will be held on Wed., Jan. 12, 2022, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Chapman Funerals and Cremations, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham, MA 02571.

Donations in Frank’s memory may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High St., Wareham, MA 02571. For directions or to leave a message of condolence visit: