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Paul Stanley Szetela

1951 - 2014 ADAMS Mr. Paul Stanley Szetela, 63, of 54A South Russell St., Boston, formerly of Adams, died on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the Coolidge House in Brookline. He was born in Adams on March 5, 1951, the son of the late Felix and Stacia Wisniowski Szetela. He attended schools in Adams including St. Stanislaus Kostka Elementary School and graduated from the former Adams High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Education from Merrimack College, Andover, and then went on to receive his Master's Degree in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge. At the time of his death, Mr. Szetela was teaching Early Childhood Education at Urban College of Boston, where he was considered a great mentor to the faculty, and held the highest standards for his students. He was selected "Outstanding Faculty Member" by the 2012 graduating class. He was instrumental in founding the college and was a dedicated member of the Academic Excellence Committee and a member of the NEASC Self-study team. For over 20 years, Paul gifted Urban College of Boston with his intelligence, wisdom, creativity and breadth of knowledge about early childhood education and adaptations for children with special needs. Mr. Szetela had also worked for ABCD in Boston as the Early Childhood Administrator and teacher. There he received the Abigail Adams Award and was a two time recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award. He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Shrine, Boston. He is survived by his Aunt, Helen Wisniowski of Adams; eight cousins, Ann Robinson and her husband, George, and Richard Wisniowski and his wife, Barbara, all of Adams, Peter Wisniowski and his wife, Lucille, of Vernon, Conn., Carol Morin of North Adams, Thomas Douglas and his wife, Sally, of Cheshire, Mary Jane Desmarais and her husband, Gerald, of North Adams, Mary Ann Rogers and her husband, Paul, of Eliot, Maine, and Andrea Palmer and her husband, Ernie, of Ashford, Conn., as well as many second and third cousins. He was also survived by his goddaughter, Lesley Kowalczyk of Adams and his very close longtime friends Jane & Richard Sasso of Groveland, MA. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be on Saturday, June 14, at 9 a.m. from the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Adams, celebrated by the Rev. Daniel J. Boyle, Pastor of the Parish of St. John Paul II. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Adams. Calling hours are Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 108 Summer St., Adams, MA 01220. To leave a message of condolence, or for directions, please go online to www.paciorekfuneral.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 12, 2014
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