John Pralat

John S. Pralat

1943-2014 ADAMS Mr. John S. Pralat, 70, of 23 Manners Ave. Adams, died Monday afternoon, February 17, 2014, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He was born in Adams on May 6, 1943, son of the late Marian and Julia (Witek) Pralat. He attended Adams schools, graduating from the former Adams High School. He then graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, and later from the former North Adams State College, now Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. At the time of his passing, Mr. Pralat was working in the Security Department at Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, a position he held for the past 10 years. Earlier, he had worked as a tool designer at Beloit Corp. in Dalton for many years. He was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Adams. He had served with the Massachusetts Army National Guard for 6 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, and especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and camping. He is survived by two sisters, Barbara Wisniowski and her husband, Richard, of Adams, and Nancy Pralat and her companion, Peter Matelski, of East Hartford, Conn.; his nieces and nephews, Steven Wisniowski and his wife, Kelly; Deborah Stephenson and her husband, Ron; Karen Wisniowski; Lesley Kowalczyk and her husband, Stephen; and Mitchell Wisniowski; his grand nieces and nephews, Sarah and Katie Stephenson; and Julia and Alexander Kowalczyk; and several cousins. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 22nd, at 12 Noon in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Adams. Calling hours at the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St. Adams, are Saturday morning from 10:30 until 11:30 AM. Burial will be at a later date in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery, Adams. In lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made to the , 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701. To leave a message of condolence, please go online to www.paciorekfuneral.com

Funeral Home

Paciorek Funeral Home
13 Hoosac St Adams, MA 01220
(413) 743-0815

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 20, 2014