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Konstanty S. Maciaszek

March 16, 1933 - September 12, 2016

Burial Date September 16, 2016

Konstanty S. Maciaszek, 83, of Chicopee passed away peacefully on September 12, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was born on March 16, 1933 in Temne Stepanskie, Poland, son of Teofil and Konstancja (Janicka) Maciaszek. His family immigrated to the U.S. in 1950 after suffering great losses during World War II, including the death of his father. He started working several jobs at the age of 16 to support his mother and two younger brothers and retired as a machinist from Danaher Hand Tools after over 40 years of employment. He was a longtime communicant of St. Stanislaus Church and one of the founding members of the civic organization, Unitas.Besides his wife of 55 years, Mary (Zarek), he is survived by his brother, Walter Maciaszek of Easthampton and his five children. His sons and daughter are Stephen Maciaszek of Springfield, Andrew Maciaszek and his wife Kim of Chicopee, Joseph Maciaszek and his wife Margaret of North Brookfield, Richard Maciaszek of Chicopee and Anna Posniak and her husband Chris of Suffield, CT. He leaves eight grandchildren, Peter, Catie, Ashley, Adam, Julia, Jacob, Laura and Sara and three great grandchildren, Amelia, Lilly and Kennedy. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Stanley Maciaszek. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, woodworking and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Friday, September 16th from the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home, 61 Grape St., Chicopee Center at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Stanislaus Church, 566 Front Street, Chicopee at 11:30 pm. Calling hours are Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Polish Center of Learning and Discovery, 33 South St, Chicopee, MA 01013.