Edward F Weslowski

Born: Tue., Feb. 22, 1921
Died: Wed., Aug. 6, 2014


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 10, 2014
Location: Mitchell Funeral Home

Military Service

10:00 AM Mon., Aug. 11, 2014
Location: Veterans Memorial Cemetery

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Edward F. Weslowski, Sr. of Easthampton, passed away peacefully of old age on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke. Ed was born February 22, 1921 in Deerfield, MA to Konstanty and Catharina (Sulisz) Weslowski.

He was employed at Hampton Specialty Company in Easthampton prior to entering the Army. He served in the 616th Port Company in WW11 from 1942 to 1945 as a private, assigned as longshoreman and heavy equipment tractor driver and received an honorable discharge from Ft. Devens in December  of 1945. While in the US Army he served in New Guinea and Luzon receiving Good Conduct medal, WW11 Victory medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal and Philippine Liberation ribbon with bronze service stars.

After the war he was employed by Stanley Home Products for 37 years, where he began as a mail clerk and retired from the maintenance pipe shop in 1983. He took great pride in his work and being a perfectionist at what he did, upon his retirement he was given a shadow box with a pipe and a level….saying ”Ed, is it level yet”.

He was married to the former Gloria Gagne in 1947 and she predeceased  him in 1992.

He enjoyed being outdoors at home where over the years gardened and raised a wide variety of small animals and birds, most noted for breeding and raising fancy pigeons and doves that he would show, sell and trade. He was a member of the American Dove Association.

Ed was an extremely hard worker and remembered as a quiet, gentle man who looked much younger than his age.

He is survived by  daughter Patricia (Patty) Wood and her husband Gary of Westhampton; son Edward F. Weslowski, Jr. of Southampton, and another daughter, Irene Brooks of San Diego, CA. He also leaves his grandchildren and great grandchildren, Shelly King and her husband Douglas and their boys Trevor and Hunter, Shawn Wood and his wife Lynne and their boys, Dylan and Brody, Patrick Hogan and his daughter Ella, and Edward (Ted) Weslowski, 111.

He also leaves a brother, Walter of Vernon, FL., and a sister Helen of Easthampton, brother-in-laws Daniel Gagne of Chicopee, Louis Gagne of West Springfield and sister-in-law Marian Gagne of Easthampton and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Jenny and Sophie.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff on 4 East for their care and support during his two year stay and to Hospice of Western Mass as well during the past few months.

Visiting hours will be Sunday August 10, from 4-6pm at Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 Park Street, Easthampton. Service and burial with Military Honors will be Monday August 11, at 10 am at Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Agawam

In lieu of flowers contribution in Ed’s memory may be given to Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, 110 Cherry Street, Holyoke,MA0l040 or to Hospice of Western Mass., 1325 Spring

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