Stanley C. Parzych, Jr., 74, of Venice, Fl., (previously of Easthampton) passed away peacefully with family by his side on August 23, in Venice, FL. after a series of sudden health issues. Stan was born on March 4, 1939, to the late Stanley and Mary (Kwiecienski) Parzych. He was raised in Easthampton. In 1965, he married Annmarie Archambault of Springfield, and together they raised their four children in Easthampton.
He retired from Standex International in 1999. Stan and his wife then moved to Venice, FL, where he enjoyed retirement in the sunshine: playing golf, beautifying his home, and woodworking. As foretold by their wedding song, Moon River, they were two drifters who set off to see the world.
Stan leaves his wife, Annmarie, a brother, Edward Parzych of W. Hartford, CT, and is predeceased by his brother, Donald (Lefty). He leaves three sons and one daughter: Michael and his wife, Karyn; Matthew and his fiancée, Erin Lee; Maria Sokol and her husband, John; as well as Marco and his wife, Courtney. Stan's children blessed him with 11 beautiful grandchildren who all brought him great joy.
He will be remembered as a gentle man, loving husband, dedicated father and wonderful grandfather who gladly helped family and friends with all home projects.
A Memorial Mass will be held at the Epiphany Cathedral in Venice, Florida, on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice of Sarasota, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Aug. 26, 2013