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LOUDON - Stanley J. Michalski III, 65, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at home in the arms of his beloved wife, D. Mary Lou, and his sister, Stacia, after a seven year battle with leukemia and a stem cell transplant.
Stanley was born in Northampton, Mass., the son of the late Stanley and Headwick Michalski.
Stanley served in the Coast Guard from 1967 to 1971. He was employed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for 31 years, retiring due to illness. He also worked as a business manager for UA Local 788 Marine plumbers and pipefitters for 10 years, making numerous great long time friends along the way.
Stanley enjoyed traveling on his job, often bringing family with him to enjoy the adventure.
He was a life member of Elks Rochester 1393 and a member of the American Legion Post 7 for 28 years.
Stanley was a member of St. Valentine's Polish National Catholic Church in Northampton, Mass., where he served as an altar boy in his youth. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, riding his Harley, gardening, playing his accordion, listening to polka music and dancing the polka with family and friends. He made great sauerkraut every fall, and loved for everyone to try it.
He is survived by his wife, D. Mary Lou Michalski, and her children, Missy Pelleteri and David Miner; his children, James Michalski, Micheal Michalski, Kari (Michalski) Theroux; three granddaughters; a sister, Stacia Parker; brother, John Michalski; nieces and nephews; and his most loyal dog, Mickey Oliver.
He was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Headwick Michalski; and brother, Robert Michalski.
Funeral services were held at Wendell J. Butt in Penacook, and burial was held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
Pall bearers were James Michalski, Micheal Michalski, David Miner, Wayne Manning, Ron Pelleteri and Dexter Wiltshire.
A memory Mass will be held Sunday, Jan. 19, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Valentine's Church in Northampton, Mass.
Published in The Concord Monitor on Jan. 9, 2014