Clement V. Grzywacz

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Clement V. Grzywacz, 87, of Longmeadow, Mass., died peacefully on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Holyoke Soldier's Home.

Born in Detroit, Mich., Clement was the son of the late Vincent and Stella (Sabelaska) Grzywacz. A longtime resident of Longmeadow, Clement was a communicant of St. Mary Church and former member of Twin Hills Country Club. He was a service manager with the former Hampden Dodge for many years and retired in 1990. Clement proudly served his country as a 2nd lieutenant, bombardier, with the United States Air Force during World War II. In his leisure time, Clement enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 29 years, Claudette (Trempe) Begnoche-Grzywacz; his children, Beverly Magner, and her husband, James, of South Glastonbury, Kyle Begnoche, and his wife, Sharon, of Broad Brook, Keith Begnoche, and his wife, Nancy, of Enfield, Craig Begnoche, and his wife, Jennifer, of Enfield, Pamela King of Enfield, and Patricia Devin of Woodstock Valley; his grandchildren, Keith, Scott, Elizabeth, Adam, Kyle, Ethan, Rene, Nicole, Jessica, Kristen, Amy, Kayla, Taylor, and Megan; four great-grandchildren, Zachary, Andrew, Finn, and Madeline; two sisters, Helen Przysiecki and Regina Kosinski, both of Michigan; and many nieces and nephews. Clement was predeceased by his first wife, Joy (Mercier) Grzywacz; his brothers, John, Henry, and Chester; and two sisters, Irene Laskowski and Theresa Zawislak.

Family and friends may attend a memorial Mass in celebration of Clement's life on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 519 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow, MA 01106. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

At the request of the family there are no calling hours.

Memorial donations may be made to the .

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 24 to Apr. 28, 2013
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