TOPSFIELD — Mr. Anthony J. Janeczek, 90, a resident of Boxford, MA, died peacefully on Sunday, September 30, 2012, with his family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of Frances (Ozycz) Janeczek to whom he was married for 63 years.
Born in Meriden, CT, January 29, 1922, Anthony was the son of the late John Janeczek and Hattie (Katuzny) Janeczek; he attended Meriden schools and was a 1936 graduate of St. Stanislaus School as well as a 1941 graduate of the Meriden Trade School. He was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Church, Meriden, CT, and St. Rose of Lima, Topsfield, MA.
He proudly served his country in the United States Navy with assignments in the South Pacific during WWII and in North Africa during the Korean War.
Prior to his retirement in 1989, he worked for many years as a Tool and Die Maker in Connecticut for the Pratt & Whitney Co., the International Silver Co., Raymond Engineering Co., and for the Unimax Switch Company.
He resided in Meriden, CT, for 84 years before moving to Boxford, MA, in 2006, to be closer to family; he was avid gardener, enjoyed golf, traveling and watching his grandchildren grow, and always looked forward to annual family vacations at the Rhode Island shore.
He was a lifetime honorary member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans and the Y’s Men of the YMCA in Meriden, CT, and a member of the American Legion Post 255, Topsfield, MA, where he enjoyed the friendship of many, especially Robert Shamroth.
In addition to his wife, Anthony is survived by his daughters, Justine Stagon of West Hartford, CT, and her husband John, Virgianne Baker of Boxford, MA, and her husband Paul, his sons, Anthony Janeczek Jr. of Westford, MA, and his wife Anne Marie, and David Janeczek of Pelham, NH, and his fiancé Ann Schnorbus; six grandchildren, Craig Janeczek and Brittany Janeczek of Pelham, NH, Kathryn Janeczek and Stephanie Janeczek of Westford, MA, and Paul Baker and Michael Baker of Boxford, MA. He was the uncle to many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and was also the brother to the late Josephine Krzmenski, Sophie Danovich, Henrietta Kulinski, Joseph Janeczek, John Janeczek, and Andrew Janeczek.
ARRANGEMENTS: His Funeral will be held from the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Rte. 62), Danvers, Friday at 9 A.M. followed by his funeral Mass in St. Rose of Lima Church, Park St., Topsfield at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Thursday from 5 to 8 P.M. Burial at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Meriden, CT. A future date will be announced for a memorial service at St. Stanislaus Church in Meriden, CT. In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made in Tony’s memory to the St. Vincent De Paul Society at St. Rose of Lima Parish 17 Prospect St., Topsfield, MA 01983 To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com