Anthony J. Janeczek

Mr. Anthony J. Janeczek, 90, a resident of Boxford, died peacefully Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Frances (Ozycz) Janeczek, to whom he was married for 63 years. Born in Meriden, Conn., Jan. 29, 1922, Anthony was the son of the late John Janeczek and Hattie (Katuzny) Janeczek. He attended Meriden schools and was a 1936 graduate of St. Stanislaus School, as well as a 1941 graduate of the Meriden Trade School. He was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Church, Meriden, Conn., and St. Rose of Lima, Topsfield. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy with assignments in the South Pacific during WWII and in North Africa during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement in 1989, he worked for many years as a tool and die maker in Connecticut for the Pratt & Whitney Co., International Silver Co., Raymond Engineering Co., and Unimax Switch Co. He had resided in Meriden, Conn., for 84 years before moving to Boxford in 2006 to be closer to family. He was an avid gardener, enjoyed golf, traveling and watching his grandchildren grow, and always looked forward to annual family vacations at the Rhode Island shore. He was a lifetime honorary member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans and the Ys Men of the YMCA in Meriden, Conn., and a member of the American Legion Post 255, Topsfield, where he enjoyed the friendship of many, especially Robert Shamroth. In addition to his wife, Anthony is survived by his daughters, Justine Stagon of West Hartford, Conn., and her husband, John, Virgianne Baker of Boxford and her husband, Paul; his sons, Anthony Janeczek Jr. of Westford and his wife, Anne Marie, and David Janeczek of Pelham, N.H., and his fiance, Ann Schnorbus; six grandchildren, Craig Janeczek and Brittany Janeczek of Pelham, N.H., Kathryn Janeczek and Stephanie Janeczek of Westford and Paul Baker and Michael Baker of Boxford. He was the uncle to many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and was also the brother of the late Josephine Krzmenski, Sophie Danovich, Henrietta Kulinski, Joseph Janeczek, John Janeczek, and Andrew Janeczek. His funeral Mass will be held Friday, Oct. 5, at 10 A.M., at St. Rose of Lima Church, Park Street, Topsfield. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Peterson-ODonnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Rte. 62), Danvers. Burial is in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Meriden, Conn. A future date will be announced for a memorial service at St. Stanislaus Church in Meriden, Conn. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneral

Published in The Tri-Town Transcript from Oct. 1 to Oct. 8, 2012