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Chester C. Miksztowicz

July 12, 1930 - December 16, 2016

Burial Date December 21, 2016

Chester C. Miksztowicz, 86, of Wethersfield, Ct., formerly of Chicopee, died on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. He was an insurance agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and worked for the Massachusetts Social Services Office in Holyoke. Chester was the bandleader of the Silver Chimes Orchestra and played the clarinet and violin with many other orchestras for showers and weddings. Chester was born on July 12, 1930 in Chicopee and was the son of the late Kazimierz and Helen (Olbrys) Miksztowicz. He was a 1947 graduate of Chicopee High School. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his wife, Elaine (Frazier) Miksztowicz and two brothers, Robert and Henry Miksztowicz. Chester is survived by his step daughter, Susan Nance and her husband, Barry of Alabama, his cousins, William Olbrys and his wife, Patricia of Chicopee, Agnes Olbrys of Chicopee and Walter Olbrys of Newark, Delaware; a niece, Linda Lake and her children Meta and Seth; three grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one great, great granddaughter. Chester’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 61 Grape St. at 9 am, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in the Basilica of St. Stanislaus at 10 am. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Calling hours are on Tuesday from 4 to 7 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus School, 534 Front St., Chicopee, MA 01013.