, Salem, MA

October 1, 2012

John Alphonse Baganski, 75

DANVERS — Mr. John Alphonse Baganski, 75, of Danvers and Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Erie, Pa., beloved husband of Patricia Ann Baganski, died Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at Centennial Hills Hospital in Las Vegas, surrounded by his family.

Born in Erie, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Jennie (Muczynski) Baganski. John was raised and educated in Erie, Pa., relocating to the North Shore in the 1950s.

A longtime resident of the Town of Danvers, John had been employed at the former Danvers State Hospital as a warehouse manager and at several bowling alleys on the North Shore and in Framingham, retiring in the year 2000.

Following his retirement, John and Patricia relocated to Las Vegas, Nev., for the winters. John loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed photography, golfing, gambling, and bowling. John will be remembered for his remarkable sense of humor and as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, who will be deeply missed.

In addition to his loving wife of 33 years, John is survived by his six daughters, Mary Ann Silveria and her husband Frank of Hampton, N.H., Theresa Doty and her husband Glenn of Auburn, Carol Nappi of Peabody, Susan MacAllister and her husband Sean of Leominster, Kimberly Robinson of Atlanta, Ga., and Kelly Ackerman of Danvers, his two sons, John J. Baganski of Saugus and James E. Baganski of Huntington, W. Va., his twenty-three grandchildren, his fourteen great-grandchildren, his brother Frank Baganski and his wife Patricia of Erie, Pa., his sister, Patricia George and her husband Robert of Erie, Pa., several nieces and nephews, and extended family and friends. John was predeceased by his two sisters, Mary Ann Baganski and Theresa Geick.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Rte. 62), Danvers, Wednesday at 8:15 a.m., followed by his funeral Mass in St. Richard’s Church, Forest St., Danvers, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Visiting hours Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made in John’s memory to The American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C., 20004, or to The Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit