William Jackowski

William “Bill” Jackowski of Mattituck died peacefully at home  April 28, 2016, with his son Michael by his bedside. 

Born in Riverhead Dec. 26, 1938, to William Jackowski and Agnes (Lescenski) Jackowski. Bill has one sister, Loretta “Honey” Jones that resides in Salibury, N.C. Bill is predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Irene and their two sons Billy and Jimmy. He is survived by his only daughter, Sandi Jackowski and her partner James; his son Michael and his wife, Janet along with his precious only granddaughter, Maya Jackowski.

After graduating Bill went on to become an engineer with Hazeltine, from which he eventually retired.

Bill’s life was about the happiness he shared not only with his family, but with the entire community. While growing up in Mattituck, Bill enjoyed many things such as rabbit hunting with his dad and sons, breeding and raising beagles, boating and fishing. Bill had a sense of humor that everyone enjoyed. He had some stories to tell and many friends eager to listen.

After his wife’s passing Bill took on one of his biggest dreams of all: owning a Model A and joining a local club. He won many trophies for best in show and had more pride than any one could imagine.

Bill has touched so very many lives in so many ways that his memories will live on forever.

Bill’s family will be holding a memorial service Saturday, May 7, from 3 to 6 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck

The family asks that memorial donations be made to North Fork Animal Welfare League.