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November 6, 1944 - November 18, 2016
Carl S. Stoy, Jr. 72, of Chicopee, passed away on November 18, 2016 while visiting family in Arizona. He was born on November 6, 1944 in Chicopee and was the son of the late Carl S. and Helena B. (Olko) Stoy. Carl was a graduate of Chicopee High School and Lowel Technical Institute (‘63-68). He began his career in the early 1970’s and was a thirty-two year career employee with the Massachusetts Department of Workforce Development. He retired in 2002. Carl revered for his knowledge of Crystal Report generation and IT systems and was involved in the development of the Massachusetts One-Stop Employment System (MOSES).
He was a communicant of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus and member of its Holy Name Society. Carl was a kind and caring individual, who was especially dedicated to his Polish heritage. He had a strong interest in Polish and Polish American history; however, his most favorite subject, without a doubt, was military history. Carl was a founding member of the Polish Center of Discovery and Learning. He was an avid collector of Polish militaria and he often was engaged to give lectures on topics pertaining to Polish military history. Perhaps his greatest pastime was constructing and painting military figures and equipment, which have been displayed at the Chicopee Library and other places. Carl was a longtime member of the board of the Kosciuszko Foundation New England Chapter and received its Distinguished Polish-American Award in 2016. He was a member of the BOG’s Gaming Club, Pioneer Valley Miniatures Club and Wings and Wheels Modeling Club. Carl was also long time competitive fencer. He is survived by his sister, Paula Bafaro and her husband, Victor of Mesa, AZ and his nieces and nephew, Lynne True, Matthew Bafaro, Laura Turnbow and Mary Bafaro. Carl’s family would like to thank his caretakers for their longtime care. Carl’s funeral will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in the Basilica of St. Stanislaus, 566 Front St. in Chicopee at 10 am. Burial will follow at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. An hour visitation will be held Saturday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 prior to the mass. Memorial contributions may be made to the Polish Center of Discovery and Learning, 33 South St., Chicopee, MA 01013 or St. Stanislaus Ministry of Care, 40 Cyman Dr., Chicopee, MA 01013.