Paul J. Czeczot, 87, of Chicopee, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2021. He was born on June 11, 1934 and raised in Chicopee. Paul was the son of the late John and Anna (Gula) Czeczot. Paul served his country honorably in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Pratt and Whitney for forty-two years.
Paul was the beloved husband of Catherine (Smith) Czeczot for fifty-five years. He leaves three daughters, Cynthia Bigda and her husband, Brian of Easthampton, Karen DeMaio and her husband, Gary of Southwick and Susan Czeczot of Chicopee; four grandchildren, Taylor Bigda, Jared, Kyle and Evan DeMaio. Paul was predeceased by Henry Czeczot, Edwin Czezot and his wife, Dottie, Estelle Chmura and her husband, William, Josephine Lamontagne and her husband, Leo, Mary Gwozdz, Robert Lamontagne, David Czeczot, Paula (Czeczot) Silva.
He leaves a brother-in-law, Fran Smith and his wife, Sylvia; two sister-in-laws, Betty Dunn and Mary-Ann Lamontagne and many nieces and nephews.
Paul enjoyed walking, swimming, watching football and listening to Polish music.
He was a parishioner of Mary, Mother of Hope Church (St. Mary’s Church), where he volunteered at Bingo and served as an usher for many years. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 275 and a member of the Springfield Y for many years. We want to give a special thank you to Landing Bodian for the care he gave to Paul.
Paul’s funeral will be held on Friday, September 3, 2021 from the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls at 10 am, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Mary, Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd. in Springfield at 11 am. Burial will be at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St. in Agawam, MA at 1 pm. Calling hours are on Thursday from 4 to 7 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 425 Union St., West Springfield, MA 01089 or the American Heart Association, 1277 Main St., Springfield, MA 01103.