Kozikowski, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Dell (Pilon) Peck-Kozikowski, 85, passed peacefully into eternal rest Wednesday, July 6th, 2011. Born Elizabeth Dell Pilon in Unionville on July 10, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Bernice (Russ) and Archibald Pilon. She attended Farmington schools before finishing three years at Northfield Mount Herman School in East Northfield, MA graduating class of 1943. In 1944 she married her childhood sweetheart, Allen C. Peck. Allen predeceased her in 1986. Throughout her adult life Bette (as she was best known) was involved in volunteering while pursuing her career in the insurance industry. She loved sewing, gardening, and crafting. Upon retiring from CIGNA in 1985 she began volunteering at the Tunxis Senior Center of Farmington/Unionville, serving as Secretary for 8 years and head of Ways and Means Committee and was a lifetime member after many years of service. In addition, she was a member of AARP and Whigville Grange. In 1992 she met and married Louis Kozikowski. Bette and Louis enjoyed their retirement years cruising to Alaska, Bermuda, Hawaii, the Caribbean and the Panama Canal as well as touring the East Coast. They enjoyed trips to the local casinos and volunteered at the Farmington Senior Center, Registrar of Voters and the former Greater Hartford Open. They also sang for many years with the Bristol Choral Society. She so enjoyed summers at their cottage on West Hill Lake where they would visit with friends and play cards. Besides her husband Louis, she leaves her daughter, Lynne (Peck) Cerreta and son-in-law, Donald Cerreta of Bristol, and three loving nieces, Debbie Trudel, Dorothy Messick and Bette Rasmussen. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday (July 8) from 5:00-7:00pm. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday (July 9) at 11:00am in the Memorial United Methodist Church of Avon. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial United Methodist Church, 867 West Avon Rd., Avon, CT 06001 or to Bristol Hospital Homecare and Hospice, 222 Main St., Bristol, CT 06010.

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