Deerfield – Anthony F. "Gramp" Namayeski, 88, of 17 Childs Cross Road, died Sunday evening in Buckley Health Care Center, Greenfield.
He was born in Deerfield, June 20, 1924, the son of Peter and Anilla (Malaszkiewicz) Namayeski. Anthony was educated in Deerfield schools and graduated from the former Deerfield High School in the Class of 1941.
He later joined the U.S. Navy
, serving in WWII
He was a retired machinist from GTD in Greenfield.
Anthony married the former Mary Gadarowski in St. Stanislaus Church, South Deerfield, by the Rev. Walter Swider. All of their married life was in Deerfield.
Tony enjoyed watching New England sports teams, loved the outdoors, foraging for mushrooms, hunting and fishing. Cultivator of fruits and vegetables, he also loved taking long country drives. He was an animal lover and enjoyed the company of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also loved to sit and chat with old friends.
Tony was a former member of the Polish American Citizens Club in South Deerfield.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Namayeski; his children, Sandra Eaton and husband Richard of South Deerfield and Michael Laczynski and wife Cynthia of Moneta, Va.; grandchildren, Lisa Woloss and husband Benjamin and Richard Eaton, all of South Deerfield, Marie Laczynski of South Carolina, Michael Laczynski and wife Tara of Pennsylvania, Michelle Werre and husband Jason of Utah, Beth Laczynski and husband Terry Sardinas, Thomas Laczynski and wife Sarah Alota, all of South Carolina; great-grandchildren, Eliana Woloss, Maya and Xander Werre, Trenton Sardinas, Sebastian Laczynski and Isabella Laczynski.
Anthony was predeceased by Raymond Laczynski in 1995, Ronald Laczynski in 2010, brother, Frank Namayeski, and sister, Mary West.
At the family's request, a private funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Wrisley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fr. Philippe Roux officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Dakin Animal Shelter, Leverett.
Expression of sympathy available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com.