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Kenneth F. Bolia, 90, formerly of Belle Avenue in Chateaugay, N.Y., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at the Farrar Home, Malone, where he was a resident for the past two years.
Ken was born on May 10, 1927, in Beekmantown, N.Y., to Earl Bolia and Elsie (Miller) Bolia Brooks. He attended local schools.
He served as a Fireman, First Class in the U.S. Navy in World War II from May of 1944 to June of 1946 in Japan and Pearl Harbor and was honorably discharged. Ken married Frances Soucia Bolia on Oct. 14, 1946, at St. Patrick's Church, Chateaugay. Frances predeceased him on March 8, 1999.
He is survived by his son, Robert K. Bolia and his partner Sandra Haggett of Norfolk; two grandsons, Scott R. Bolia and his fiancee Lisa Caskinette of Massena and Michael J. and his wife Amy Bolia of Winthrop; three great-grandchildren, Michael, Anthony and Makayla Bolia of Massena; extended family, Michael, Abigail and Isabel Haggett of Maine; four sisters, Donna and Loren LaBombard, Linda Meyers, Verda and Calvin Downer and Hildred Broso; two brothers, Ronald and Sandra Bolia and Leeward and Sharon Bolia.
He is predeceased by his wife, parents and a brother and sister, Norman Bolia and Mildred Walts.
Ken was a member of the Chateaugay American Legion Post 875, being awarded Legionnaire of the Year in 1991-1992, and serving as the chaplain at one time.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 29, at the Chateaugay Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 30, at St. Patrick's Church, Chateaugay.
Entombment will take place at Whispering Maples Memorial Gardens, Ellenburg Depot with military honors provided by the Chateaugay American Legion.
Arrangements are with the Chateaugay Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at www.chateaugayfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 27, 2017
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