EASTHAMPTON - Alfred J. ""Fred"" Hoynoski, 86, of 4 Raymond Ave., died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Hadley at Elaine Care and Rehabilitation Center, after a long illness.
He was born on April 10, 1926 in Whately, the son of Charles and Julia Hoynoski. He graduated from Deerfield High School in June 1944.
He was a self-employed tobacco grower and then a supervisor for M & M in the late 50's and early 60's. He then worked at UMass for 25 years in the Physical Plant, retiring in 1988 as a Professional Project Manager.
Fred was a Whately assessor for nine years, a Planning Board member and served on various other committees for the Town of Whately. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose
in Greenfield, the Polish American Citizen's Club in South Deerfield and a parish member of the former St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, which is now Holy Family Parish, where he served as a Parish Council member and a Eucharistic Minister.
Fred loved to work in his gardens and liked to go polka dancing, especially on Sunday afternoons, picking up Dorothy and Stephen Sojkowski and going to the Polish picnics. He also liked to travel, especially to Maine, North Carolina and Bermuda and he especially enjoyed the Edward Forman Polka Cruise.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Harubin Rup, whom he married on 11/24/01. He is also survived by two stepchildren and four step-grandchildren: Christie Rockey and her two sons, Bradley and Brett, of Scarborough, Maine, and Jeffrey Rup and his wife Alice and their two children, Roman and Zoe Rup, of Holly Springs, NC. He also leaves his brothers, Edwin Hoynoski and Chester Hoynoski and his wife Mary, all of Suffield, CT, William Hoynoski of Sunderland, Stanley of Whately and Robert and his wife Louise of South Deerfield; his brother-in-law, Richard Harubin and his wife Jan of Hatfield, many nieces and nephews and his godchild, whom he was very fond of, Stevie A. Sojkowski and his wife Sue of Easthampton, MA.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Lydia Trzcienski; his brother, Eugene Hoynoski of Hadley, and his sister, Sally Goller, also of Hadley.
Funeral services, all in South Deerfield,will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 9 a.m. from the Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf St., followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 in Holy Family Parish, 29 Sugarloaf St., with the Rev. Philippe Roux, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be Friday, Feb. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to Life Choice Hospice, 15 Midstate Drive, Suite 215, Auburn, MA, 01501.
Expressions of sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com.