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1918 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
JAKIELASZEK, Wallace M. "Jack" WWII US ARMY Of Norwood, and formerly of So. Boston, Roslindale, and Weymouth, passed gracefully unto the care of Our Father after 98 years of service Thursday, November 17. Born in Depew, NY, he was a son of the late Michael and Katherine (Klutz) Jakielaszek. Jack proudly served his beloved United States of America during WWII with the US ARMY as a Staff Sergeant with the Third ARMY Battery C, 808thField Artillery in Central Europe, Rhineland, The Battle of the Bulge. And was selected by Gen. Patton to be his driver and in charge of his motor pool. Jack was one of 16 drafted out of Jackson MI, only 6 returned.He was the beloved husband to the late Edna (Lawnicki) Jakielaszek who predeceased him in 1973 after 26 years of marriage. They met while on leave at a polka dance in MA where he was stationed before being deployed to Europe. They both were incredible dancers and made a handsome couple. He leaves a sister Stella Bochen of MD and was the brother to the late Joseph and Walter of Buffalo, NY. Devoted father of Michael Jakielaszek and his wife Jane of Stoughton, William Jakielaszek and his wife Ann of Weymouth, Marie McHugh and her husband William of Canton, and Elayne Donovan of Attleboro. Loving grandfather to Nick Clifford and his wife Tina, Courtney Sasin and her husband Martin, Janet Tait and her husband Donald Jr., Emmalene and Rachel McHugh, Jake, Luke, and Patrick Donovan; and great-grandfather of Owen and Rori Sasin, and Lillian and Colin Clifford. Beloved "Uncle Jack" to many nieces and nephews; and dance partner polka fan to many friends. He delighted when in the presence of his family having many magical times. He made you be a better person by living a great example. He also enjoyed gardening, physical fitness, sports and repairs - Jack could fix anything. He retired in 1981 from Gillette as a Machinist Foreman in the safety razor division. Jack was a longtime member of the Polish-American Veteran's Club #13 of Chelsea, former Treasurer and the USS Jacob Jones V.F.W. Post 2017 in Dedham. The family wishes to thank the Sunrise Community for their support. Funeral Monday, November 21 from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St. (Rt. 1A), NORWOOD, at 10 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Norwood, at 11. Visiting hours Sunday 2-6. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Norwood Military Family Support Group, the 0ffice of Veteran Services, 566 Washington Street, Norwood, MA 02062.

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