Mary "Millie" (Sidlik) Kozikowski, 93, life-long resident of Forestville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 30, 2022, surrounded by her family. Mary was born on Jan. 22, 1929 in Forestville, the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Kaczmarczyk) Sidlik.
Mary and her late husband "Benny" co-owned the well-known Benny's Market in Forestville until it closed in 1972. She earned an Associate’s Degree in accounting from Tunxis Community College in 1985. She worked for H&R Block as a tax preparer for many years. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church in Bristol, where she was a member of the Ladies Guild, a Legion of Mary member, a Eucharistic Minister, and a bookkeeper in the rectory. She also enjoyed spending time at the Bristol Senior Center. Mary loved to travel, near and far, to the Bristol Brass and Wind concerts in Bristol to Florida, California and Nevada.
Mary is survived by: her loving children Paul and his wife Susan (Birk) Kozikowski, David Kozikowski, and Marianne Kozikowski; four grandchildren: Catherine, Nathaniel, Benjamin and Jane Kozikowski; three great-grandchildren: Maxwell, Erik, and Rowan. She was predeceased by: her husband of 66 years Bernard "Benny" Kozikowski, an infant daughter Paula Jean Kozikowski and her brother Clarence Sidlik.
Prior to mass a last calling hour will begin on August 6, 2022 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at O'Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Forestville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol, followed by burial at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Family and Friends are invited to calling hours on Friday August 5th from 5-7 p.m. at O'Brien Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol, CT 06010. Please share a memory of Mary with her family in the online guestbook at www.OBrien-FuneralHome.com .