Paulette A. (Dufresne) KokoskiOctober 6, 1949 ~ January 14, 2017 (age 67)
Ware - Paulette A.(Dufresne) Kokoski, 67, of Coffey Hill Rd., passed away peacefully Saturday, January 14, 2017 at her home.
She leaves her husband of 17 years, Mark E. Kokoski; one son, Richard Mundel and his wife Aimee; three daughters, Sherry Carpenter and her husband Paul, Dee Hervieux and Karen Brodeur; four brothers, Paul, Ray, Bruce and David Dufresne; one sister, Rose Dufresne; five grandchildren, Christopher Charbonneau and his wife Erica, Jennifer Muche and her husband Jimmy, Richard J. Mundel, Christopher Brodeur and Steven Groux; one great-granddaughter, Paisley Muche and several nieces and nephews. Paulette was overjoyed to be able to finally meet her great-granddaughter Paisley. She also leaves her best friend, Judy Giard, whom she has known since her childhood, and Judy’s children, who were as close as family. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Paul and Rhea (Antunes) Dufresne and grew up in Warren and has lived in Ware for more than 20 years.
Mrs. Kokoski worked over 30 years for the State of Massachusetts, first at Monson Developmental Center in Palmer, then later on at the Belchertown State School, and then once again returning to Monson. During her career, she returned to college and obtained her R.N. degree and worked as a registered nurse before retiring in 2012.
She was a member of the Ware Senior Center. Paulette loved going to the ocean and over the years amassed quite the collection of fairy figurines, garden statues and the like.
Funeral Services for Paulette will be held privately and there are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Baystate Health Foundation, Inc., 280 Chestnut St., Springfield 01199 to support Cancer Care at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in Ware. Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St., Ware is assisting her family with arrangements.