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Emma R. (Bocchino) Nowik

September 26, 1923 August 16, 2018
Emma R. (Bocchino) Nowik
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Emma R (Bocchino) Nowik - September 26,1923 - August 16, 2018 "And so the Love Story continues" Emma is reunited in death with her beloved Adam.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Emma R Nowik the former Emma R Bocchino. Daughter of Thomas G Bocchino and Jennie (Bracco) Bocchino. Emma was born at home in the City of Poughkeepsie at 698 Main Street on September 26, 1923.

Emma was one of 5 children, predeceased by brother Ernest Bocchino(Caroline), Sister Louise Beneway (Roy), sister Helen Goldstein (Ronald), survived by her "baby sister" in Atlantic City NJ, Yolanda Grebos (George deceased) and her sister in law Betty Nowik (Leo deceased) of Poughkeepsie, NY.  She was also predeceased by numerous brother and sister in laws.

Emma was married to Adam P Nowik Sr. (deceased) on August 10, 1947 at Holy Trinity Church, Poughkeepsie, NY. Emma leaves to cherish, son Adam P Nowik Jr.(Elizabeth) , daughter Janice Walz (Carl), daughter Adela Nowik-Ronsani (Angelo), with whom she resided.Emma also leaves behind her cherished grandchildren, Rachel Ronsani (intended John Knighton), Anthony Ronsani (Brittany),Rory Nowik, Scott Holmes(Djamilia),Meaghan Jensen(Jeffrey), Leah Hall (Warner Lee),Gregory Walz (Lisa),Christopher Walz (Andrea), great grandchildren: Daniel Atwell, Christopher, Alexus, Kaylee, Olivia, Benjamin, Isaac and Liam Walz. Jude and Charlotte Rathbun, Vanile and Finnian Hall, Elena Holmes and Joshua Ronsani. Emma also leaves behind special nephew William Conn and special niece Barbara Rotella and family.

Emma was well known for her impeccable penmanship and love of the english language, she could never be stumped on the spelling or meaning of words especially obsolete words. Her love of reading was well known by all and there was not a piece of paper with print on it that escaped her perusal. Emma was proud of the fact that she read every book in the Adriance Library Annex (even the boy interest books) while growing up, additionally she also received the perfect attendance certificate from the Poughkeepsie School District from grade Kindergarten thru her Senior Year at Poughkeepsie High, graduating in 1941. Emma attended Eastman Business School and became the secretary to the President of the Wire O Corporation, where she met the" love of her life Adam".

As a young woman, Emma took the train to the Bronx every weekend to visit her Uncle and Aunt and stated matter of factly "she had to go to the movies to get the free dishes they gave out for her mother". Emma was also known for her love of candy, which started out when she was a clerk as a teenager behind the counter at the 5 and dime, she said she was very disappointed when they transferred her to the hardware dept.  Emma thought she would be a career woman as she and Adam were married for 10 years before having children, but her career as a stay at home Mom began November of 1956 with the birth of a son Adam Jr. followed 16 months later by the birth of twin daughters Janice and Adela.

Missing the corporate world Emma participated in many organizations, she was one of the founding members and President of the Dutchess County Twin Mothers Club, now known as Mothers of Multiples. President of the W.W. Smith School PTA, a member of the Victory Lodge of the Italian Center an original member of the City of Poughkeepsie Shade Tree Commission, a member of the Hyde Park AARP, a member of the Dutchess County and Myrtle Beach Red Hat Society, and a proud former member of the Dutchess County Democratic Committee.

A fairer person you have never met, she treated all people with compassion and kindness and always stood up for the underdog. Emma was an avid animal lover and could never say no to a stray, her door was always open. Emma retired at the age of 79 from the Dutchess County Board of Elections after 20 plus years of service. She and her husband Adam traveled extensively across the world and she always looked forward to a new adventure.

Emma will truly be missed by all and will never be forgotten by all who knew and loved her. Rest in Peace with Poppa Sweet Mother and Grandmother...till we meet again.

Visitation hours will be held at Sweets Funeral Home, Inc., 4365 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY 12538, on Monday, August 20, 2018, from 4pm to 7pm.  Funeral services will begin at 11am on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, NY. Donations may be made in Emma’s name to the Dutchess County ASPCA.   Condolences may be made to the family at www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Monday

20

Aug

4:00 PM 8/20/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/20/2018 7:00:00 PM
Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.

4365 Albany Post Rd.
(Route 9)
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.
4365 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park 12538 NY
United States

funeral home

Tuesday

21

Aug

11:00 AM 8/21/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8/21/2018 12:00:00 PM
Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.

4365 Albany Post Rd.
(Route 9)
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.
4365 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park 12538 NY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Saint Peter's Cemetery Final Resting Place

171 Salt Point Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

171 Salt Point Turnpike Poughkeepsie 12603 NY
United States
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