In loving memory, we announce the loss of our beloved daughter and sister, Rachel J. Koczera, age 38, of Mattapoisett, MA. Rachel passed away suddenly on December 3, 2018.
Born on January 22,1980, New Bedford, MA., Rachel graduated from Franklin Pierce University in 2002, with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Upon graduation, Rachel served as a Title 1 English Teacher, at Old Hammondtown Elementary School, in Mattapoisett, MA; and served as Notary Republic at the Law Office of Andrew S. Koczera, providing credit counseling and certified electrical filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the 1st District Court, in Boston, MA.
Rachel also lived and worked in New York City, NY, where she served as an Account Executive for Hokanson Design and Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs, both worldwide recognized leaders in design and manufacturing, in which she worked out of their showrooms in the Decoration and Design (D&D) Building. It was there, that Rachel was a designer in her own right, working with clients in New York City and in Washington, D.C., and assisted in high profile projects in luxury retail stores and luxury private residences, as well as manufacturers on a worldwide basis.
Rachel was beautiful young woman, with a contagious smile that warmed every room she walked into, and that is how she will be remembered. She had a sweet and gentle soul, was a loyal friend, and could make anyone laugh. Rachel was an extremely gifted artist and talented athlete. She grew up skiing most of early her life in North Conway, N.H.; and was also a member of the Mattapoisett Women’s Bowling League at the Bowlmor of Mattapoisett, where she competed alongside her Mother Susan, with whom they brought laughter and kindness to many. Rachel was also a tremendous animal lover. Her dogs Smokey, Harry and Coco, were always by her side.
Rachel was the devoted daughter of Attorney Andrew S. Koczera and the late Susan J. Koczera of Mattapoisett, MA., and was the loving sister of Kristin L. Koczera of Arlington, VA.