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Alphonse M. Piela

February 9, 1928 - April 15, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Alphonse M. Piela, 92, of Chicopee, died on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the Soldiers Home in Holyoke due to COVID-19. He retired from Eastern Etching Co. in Chicopee. Al also worked at the American Bosch, and H. L. Handy. He was born on February 9, 1928 in Chicopee and was the son of the late Jacob and Anna (Wos) Piela. Al was a communicant of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 69, the Marine Corp League in Westfield and a former member of the Chicopee Lodge of Elks 1849. At the basilica, Al, was a pierogi pincher and Bingo worker. He enjoyed playing cards and cribbage at the Chicopee Senior Center. Al was a Marine veteran serving during the Korean War. He is predeceased by his wife, Frances E . (Malinowski) Piela, who died on February 17, 1997 and three brothers, Chester, Edwin and Walter. Al is survived by his best friend and significant other, Phyllis M.Winiarski and several nieces and nephews.. Funeral arrangements are private and entrusted to the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home. Burial was in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in memory of Alfonse M. Piela to the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, 110 Cherry St., Holyoke, MA. 01040.