Beverly — Owen P. Mysliwy, 61, beloved husband of Giovanna M. (Cracchiolo) Mysliwy, died Monday, September 23, 2013, at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Dr. Irving E. and Marilyn (Gunn) Mysliwy. He graduated from Philips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and Salem High School, class of 1970.
Mr. Mysliwy was the founder and CEO of Softricity in Boston until the time of his retirement in 2008. Prior to that, he had worked at the Boston Children’s Computer Museum, Reese Scientific in New Jersey and Idenix Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge.
Owen had a passion for boating and fishing and was a longtime member of the Palmer Cove Yacht Club in Salem. He was also an ethnic member of the Polish American Club in Danvers and the Starr King Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Salem. He was a connoisseur of cooking and enjoyed being in the kitchen. Mr. Mysliwy was all about enjoying life especially with his family, travelling to Aruba and Cape Cod each year. He also had many memories and stories about his time at Woodstock in 1969. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his wife, with whom he shared forty one years of marriage, he is survived by his daughter, Melanie Velleco and her husband, Anthony of Marblehead, his son, Owen E. Mysliwy of Danvers, two grandchildren, Owen M. Mysliwy of North Andover and Revo Velleco of Marblehead, “Papa” to Jennifer Ostler and her husband, Sean, their children, Jackson and Madison, all of North Andover, two sisters, Katherine Rainville of Groton and Christine Morgani and her husband, Edward of Marblehead, several nieces and nephews and his loving cat, “Simba.”
ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of his life will be held at the Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers, Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Campbell – Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society-Bicycles Battling Cancer, Team Rusty Sprockets, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Information, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.