Stanley E. Noga Sr. (1926 - 2014)

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MONTAGUE - Stanley E. Noga, Sr., 87, a lifelong resident of Montague, died Monday (2-3-14) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield.
He was born in Montague on Aug. 25, 1926, the son of John and Michalina (Nonacki) Noga. He attended Turners Falls High School.
Stanley entered the service after the final atomic bomb was dropped in Nagasaki. He was a United States Army Veteran during World War II, obtaining the rank of Technician Fifth Grade. He served as Railroad Manager for the 22nd Railroad Division.
Stanley worked as a shipping manager at the Strathmore Paper Co. for 45 years, where he was Employee of the Year.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Peace Church in Turners Falls.
Stanley loved making birdhouses and was known best as "The Birdman." He and his wife, Gladys, would spend many weekends in Newfane, VT, selling his birdhouses and other various items at the local flea market. He enjoyed playing Bingo and was a New England Patriots fan.
Among his survivors, Stanley leaves two sons, Stanley E. Jr and his wife Patricia of Brookline, VT, and Gary B. and his wife Sharon of Greenfield; a daughter, Pamela J. Guilmet and her husband Thomas of The Villages, FL; three grandchildren, Kimberly Kusek, Brian Noga and Jessica Rosenbaum; a great-granddaughter, Adalynn Rosenbaum, and many nieces and nephews.
Stanley was predeceased by his wife, Gladys A. (Kurtyka) Noga, on Aug. 28, 2011, and by four siblings.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Thursday (2-6-14) at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church, 90 Seventh St., Turners Falls, with the Rev. Stanley J. Aksamit, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Mater Dolorosa Cemetery in Greenfield.
There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the of Western Massachusetts, 393 Maple St., Springfield, MA 01105.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kostanski Funeral Home. Sympathy message available at:
Published in The Recorder on Feb. 4, 2014
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