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Bernardston - Leonard Malinoski, 70, of 9 School Road, Bernardston, died Saturday afternoon, Aug. 31, 2013, at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield after a period of failing health. He was born in Springfield Jan. 26, 1943, the son of Joseph and Dora (Frigon) Malinoski.
He was educated in Enfield, CT. and Framingham schools and graduated from Framingham Union High School. In 1962 he joined the US Navy and served during the Vietnam conflict.
After his discharge, he later married Sandra Perchak in St. Stanislaus Church Feb. 7, 1970, officiated by Rev. Casimir Switalski. He was employed as a tool & die maker working for Millers Falls Tool Co., Strathmore Paper and retired from Yankee Hill Machine in Florence.
Besides his wife, Sandra of Bernardston, he leaves two sons, Jason Malinoski and his wife, Corey of Orange, Christopher and his fiancée, Jennifer of Swanzey, NH., two daughters, Amy May and her husband, Mitch of Bernardston, Beth Saridge and her husband Christopher of Conway, one sister Anne Marie Burrows of Sudbury, five grandchildren, Deanna Malinoski, Cameron May, James Michael May, Jack Savidge and Jayden Malinoski and several nieces and nephews. One brother predeceased him, Robert Malinoski and one sister, Lorraine Fitzgerald.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. from the Wrisley Funeral Home, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, South Deerfield, celebrated by Rev Fr. Philippe Roux. Burial with military honors, will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Sunderland. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Leukemia Foundation.
Expression of sympathy are available at www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Sept. 2, 2013