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Edwin R. Serafin

September 15, 1925 - October 12, 2015

Burial Date October 16, 2015

Edwin R. Serafin, 90, of Chicopee, died on Monday, October 12, 2015 at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke.  He was a retired machinist at the former American Bosch Arma Corp. in Springfield.  Edwin was born on September 15, 1925 in Chicopee and was a lifelong resident.  He was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Piekos) Serafin.  Edwin is predeceased by his wife, Genevieve T. (Koziol) Serafin, who died in 2009.  He was a communicant of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus. He was an avid golfer, deep sea fisherman and liked to play the slots at Mohegan Sun.  Edwin proudly served in the U S Navy Armed Guard as a gunner’s mate during World War II.

He is survived by his daughter, Teresa J. Serafin and her husband, Morris Lainer of Easthampton and his two sons, Robert E. Serafin and his wife, Jeannette Tamayo of Westmont, Il and Michael M. Serafin and his life partner, Jeannette Horth; a brother Alfred Serafin of Chicopee and two grandchildren, Thomas Serafin of Milwaukee, WI and Natasha Serafin, of Westmont, IL. Besides his wife, he is predeceased by his sister, Stasia Kos.

Edwin’s funeral will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015 from the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls 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 Friday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 am.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, 110 Cherry St. Holyoke, MA 01040 or to the US Navy Armed Guard World War II Veterans Association, 115 Wall Creek Dr., Rolesville, NC 27571.