Sophie Kozen

Sophie Kozen died Oct. 4, 2013, at the Riverhead Care Center. She was 96 years old.

She was born March 2, 1917, in Boston, Mass., to Ignac and Helen (Kaczmarek) Zajac, both of whom died soon after her birth. Raised by Victoria and Stanley Goscinak of Boston, she graduated from Shurtlett High School in Chelsea, Mass.

She married Henry Kozen Sr. on Feb. 21, 1942, in Revere, Mass. He died in 1982. She had resided in Rockville Centre, where she was a communicant of St. Agnes Cathedral.

Sophie belonged to many knitting and crocheting clubs that donated homemade articles of clothing to the U.S. military and the poor.

She is survived by her children, Henry (Linda), of Mattituck, and Helen (Tom) Nershi of Jefferson, N.Y.; four siblings, Walter Goscinak, Irene Payne, Edward Goscinak and Phyllis Neri; four grandchildren, Henry Kozen III, Wendy Lechner, Carey Nershi and Evan Nershi; and two great-grandchildren, Robbie Lechner and Missy Lechner. She was predeceased by three siblings, Chet Goscinak, Victor Goscinak and Stella O’Brien.

The family received friends Oct. 7 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 8 at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck by Bishop Emil Wcela. Interment was at St. Charles R.C. Cemetery in Farmingdale.

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