1925 – 2008
Putnam – Stanley J. Chzaszcz, 83, formerly of Oak St. died Wednesday May 14, 2008 in the Hubbard Regional Hospital in Webster, MA after a long illness. Born in Putnam, he was the youngest son of “Polish Immigrants” the late John and Magdalena Chzaszcz.
Mr. Chzaszcz attended St. Mary School and Putnam High School. He was a World War II Navy veteran serving in the seventh Naval District under Vice Admiral Anderson. He was a hard working man; by day, he worked in construction and by night as a weaver for the former Putnam Woolen Mill. In 1955, he and his brother Edward opened Chzaszcz Excavating on Park St. in Putnam and operated it for 25 years until retiring in1980. They worked on many projects in Putnam and across the state repairing roads and installing water & sewer lines. He enjoyed fishing on his boat, the “Jazzy Chzasz” with family and friends. He also enjoyed hunting and playing cards. He was an avid Redsox, Patriots, and Celtic fan
He was a communicant of St Mary Church of the Visitation. He was a member of the Polish American Club, the Irish American Club, the Albert J. Breault Post 1523 VFW, American Legion Post 13 and the Putnam Fish and game Club.
Stanley is survived by his companion, Ellen Cayer of Thompson; three sons, John M. Chzaszcz of Putnam, Gary J. Chzaszcz of Thompson and Steven M. Chzaszcz, and his wife Lucy of Putnam; three grandchildren, Joseph, Magdalena, and Matthew; one great grandchild, Jasmine and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Stanley’s family on Sunday, May 18, 2008 from 5:00-8:00 pm. in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church Street, Putnam.
A gathering will begin at 9:30am Monday May 19, 2008 at the funeral home with a Funeral Mass at 10:30 am in Saint Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence Street, Putnam. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Mary School Library Fund, 23 Marshall St. Putnam, CT 06260.