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William A. Bushika


1948 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
NORTH ADAMS - William Arthur Bushika, 63, of 26 Mohawk Forest Blvd., North Adams, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at North Adams Regional Hospital.
He was born in North Adams on Dec. 29, 1948, son of Arthur and Elizabeth (Jones) Bushika. He attended local schools and graduated from McCann Technical High School with the class of 1968. Bill was a hard-working union man, employed with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 98 from 1969 until his retirement in 2007. He had a passion for working on pipeline jobs throughout the Northeast and was one of the most respected operators in the union.
He was a member of the Greylock Community Club. Bill was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was devoted to his family and especially enjoyed helping friends and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his significant other of 34 years, Brenda M. Perras; three sons, Aaron Perras of Williamstown, Joshua Perras and William Perras of North Adams; three daughters, Jody Jardine and Billie Bushika of Savoy, Tory Blanchard of Pittsfield; seven grandchildren, Dana, Nicole, Bob, Marley, Jacob, Rhiannon, and Tanner; three brothers, Arthur Bushika of Plymouth, NH, Michael Bushika of Clarksburg, and Verne Bushika of North Adams; three sisters, Tina Holland of Adams, Cheryl Rancourt and Marsha Bushika of North Adams; nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A graveside service for William Bushika will be held Friday April 6, 2012, at 11:00 AM in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams are Thursday from 4-7 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the in care of the funeral home.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 2, 2012
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