HADLEY - Stanley J. Kosloski Sr., 98, a long time Hadley resident, died Friday, March 29, 2013, at home.
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Born Nov. 4, 1914, in North Amherst, he was the son of the late Matthew and Veronica (Cimakauskas) Kosloski.
Stanley was a communicant of Most Holy Redeemer Church. He was a life long farmer and also worked as a security guard at the University of Massachusetts until his retirement.
Family was the most important thing to Stanley and he was always happiest when he was spending time with them. He loved playing cards with his children and grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife Angelina M. (Battistoni) Kosloski in 2010.
He is survived by four daughters, Dolores McCulloch, Susan Zuraw and her husband William, Barbara Kosloski and Joyce Rudzik and her husband Steven; three sons, Stephen Kosloski (Mary), David Kosloski and Walter Kosloski and his wife Cindy; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
In addition to his parents and wife, Stanley was also predeceased by his son Stanley Jr., two grandsons, Matthew Kosloski and Peter Rudzik, six brothers, Joe, John, William, Frank, Peter and Walter and three sisters, Helen, Anna and Dorothy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, April 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Brigid's Church, Amherst, with burial following in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Hadley.
Calling hours will be Monday, April 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Douglass Funeral Service, Amherst.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Make a Wish Foundation, 181 Park Ave., Suite 112, West Springfield, MA 01089.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Mar. 30, 2013
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