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Bernard R. Burek

July 29, 1931 - February 2, 2016

U.S. Veteran

Bernard R. Burek, 84, formerly of Chicopee, died on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in Las Vegas. He was a retired plant manager for Ames Plating in Chicopee. Bernard was born on July 29, 1931 and was the son of Michael and Mary (Armata) Burek.

He was an Army veteran during the Korean War. Bernard is predeceased by his wife, Barbara J. (Roberts) Burek, who died in 2006, his daughter, Deborah Gatcomb, two brothers, Edward and Joseph Burek and two sisters, Della Stefanik and Frances Piedel. He is survived by two nephews, Lawrence Piedel of Athol and John Piedel and his wife, Donna of Fredericksburg, VA.

Family and friends may gather Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 61 Grape St, in Chicopee Center from 10-11 am. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at the Basilica of St. Stanislaus at 11:30 am, followed by his burial, with military honors in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St. in Agawam at 1 pm.