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Passing of Long-Time Town of Boxborough Employee, Robert "Bo" Sokolowski

On behalf of the Boxborough Select Board, we regret to inform you of the passing of long time DPW/Fire employee Robert "Bo" Sokolowski. After not reporting to work, DPW Director Ed Kukkula initiated a wellness check on Bo this morning. Bo was found unresponsive by members of the Boxborough Police Department and apparently passed away in his sleep. Bo was 59 years old. The Town Administrator has requested that all Town flags be flown at half-staff in Bo’s honor beginning on Monday morning, January 6th.

Bo began work for the Town in 1988 as a Truck Driver/Laborer in DPW and later that same year joined the Fire Department as a Per-Diem Fire Fighter. Bo was the essence of a team player who consistently supported his co-workers and neighbors. His selfless commitment to the community was celebrated this past June when he was named Boxborough’s ’Golden Fife’ award winner. Bo was well known to Boxborough residents as a dedicated first responder and the caretaker at the town transfer station. At the transfer station, Bo held a particular place of affection from the dogs in Town who Bo generously provided biscuits to. Bo was an integral part of the Boxborough community and will be greatly missed by his colleagues and friends. Please keep Bo’s family in your thoughts during this difficult time.

In honor of our co-worker, neighbor and friend, check out these links of Bo’s interview after receiving the 2019 Golden Fife Award - Bo’s warmth and sense of humor shine through: