East Bridgewater-Chief Scott Allen regretfully announces that retired East Bridgewater Police Sergeant Joseph W. Markowicz passed away earlier this week, August 20th, at the age of 78. Sergeant Markowicz was an East Bridgewater Police Officer for 25 years, who was well-respected by all officers under his command as well as by his fellow command staff members.
Chief Allen will always remember Sergeant Markowicz’ respectful, calm demeanor when dealing with with the public while on calls for service. He was able to diffuse situations through his command presence and personable skills. Sergeant Markowicz was a dedicated narcotics investigator, having worked as part of a regional drug task force in the late 1980’s and 1990’s. Sergeant Markowicz was responsible for significant drug investigations resulting in many arrests and seizures.
“Sgt Joe” will be greatly missed by the East Bridgewater Police Department and community at large.
Sergeant Markowicz leaves behind his wife Sheryl, his children, Michael Markowicz and his wife Paula, Laura Markowicz and her husband Vincent Toscano, Lisa Benoit and her husband David, Theresa Kempner and her husband Adam, Laura Duffy and her husband Craig, Glenn Terrell II, Michael Terrell and his fiance Emily Robichau; his grandchildren, Deliah, Andrew, Emily, Benjamin, Abram, Joseph, Sunny, Spencer, and Kris; his sister, Anna Robertson and her late husband Sterling. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews. He was the husband of the late Catherine H. Enos, the stepfather of the late Amy Terrell and brother of the late Paul Markowicz. For Sergeant Markowicz full obituary, click this link
The East Bridgewater Police Department will be providing Sergeant Markowicz with department honors for his wake tomorrow, Friday, August 22nd from 4 to 8 pm held in the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St., Bridgewater, and his funeral on Saturday at the East Bridgewater United Methodist Church, 54 North Central St., East Bridgewater at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Central Cemetery, East Bridgewater.
A traditional police walk-through will take place at 4pm at the Prophett funeral home, with officers rallying in the adjacent parking lot at 3:45 pm.