Alexander "Alec" Francis Bensuk
of Fitchburg; 92
FITCHBURG -- Alexander "Alec" Francis Bensuk, 92, of Fitchburg, passed away in his home on Saturday, September 7, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Fitchburg on February 18, 1921. Alec served his country in World War II as a Seaman First Class in the United States Coast Guard. After the war, he worked as a shipper/receiver for the Fitchburg Yarn Company for 35 years and then as a steel worker for Van Huffel's in Gardner, MA.
Alec was a member of Saint Anthony's Church and an usher for Saint Bernard's Church. He was a member of the American Legion and the Polish American Club. His many interests included bowling, golfing, gardening, PTA, traveling, and especially visiting with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Jennie (Anzalone) Bensuk, who he celebrated his 67th wedding anniversary with on August 10; his daughters, Roberta C. Pollins and her husband Kent of The Villages, FL, and Veronica J. Fitzwater and her husband John of Douglasville, GA; five grandchildren, Kimberly Anacker and her husband Joel, Jason Fitzwater and his wife Michelle, Matthew Fitzwater, Lindsay Pollins, and Keith Fitzwater and wife Claudia; five great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Jack Coleman, and several nieces and nephews.
Alec was predeceased by his parents, Conrad and Julia (Robakowska) Bensuk; his two brothers, both Purple Heart recipients of World War II, PFC Alfred S. Bensuk, who is interred in the Florence American Cemetery in Italy, and 2nd Lieutenant John A. Bensuk, who is interred in the Netherlands American Cemetery in Holland. He is also predeceased by his sisters, Lucy Field and her husband Sam, Helen Coleman, and Julie Lown and her husband Ronald.
BENSUK -- The funeral will be held from Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg, on Thursday, September 12, with a Mass in Saint Anthony's Church at 9:30 AM. Burial will follow in the MA Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon. Calling hours will be held from 5-8 PM on Wednesday, September 11.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to the
, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701, or to the National Association of American Veterans, Attn: Chief Executive Officer P.O. Box 6865 Washington, DC 20020-0565.
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Sept. 10, 2013