Putnam-John “Cha-Cha” Chzaszcz, 65, of Oak St, died peacefully on Sunday, April 1, 2018. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Stanley and Theresa (Adamczyk) Chzaszcz.
John began working for American Optical in Putnam and later transferred to their Southbridge location. He then went to work for Crabtree & Evelyn and then the former Guido Murphy’s nightclub where he was the light technician for the different bands and DJ’s who performed there. John owned and operated the former Horse Feathers Café and worked at several other local bars and taverns including the Lake Tavern. He was a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Cargill Council 64 and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1523 in Putnam. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Yankee and Dolphin fan.
John is survived by his son, Joseph Chzaszcz and his wife April of Wauregan, his two brothers Gary J. Chzaszcz of Thompson, CT and Steve Chzaszcz and wife Lucy of Putnam, CT; his granddaughter Jasmine Chzaszcz; his step grandchildren Amber Hawkins and James Hawkins; his niece Magdalena Chzaszcz and his nephew and Godson, Mathew Chzaszcz.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with John’s family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018 in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St. Putnam. A gathering will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018 in the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St. Putnam. Burial to follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus Cargill Council 64, 68 Providence St. Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www. GilmanAndValade.com.