Charles A. Furgal, 89, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021 after a period of declining health. He was born Dec. 3, 1931 in Gilbertville, MA, the youngest of five children of Kazimierz Furgal and Rosalia (Juszczyk) Furgal. Charles was raised in Gilbertville, graduating from Hardwick High School, class of 1949. He served in the United States Navy from June 18, 1951 to June 14, 1955 aboard the USS Amphion at the US Naval station in Norfolk, VA. Charles earned his apprenticeship for steamfitter on October 10, 1959. He was a license pipefitter and member of local 104 of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters in Springfield, MA for 40 years before his retirement in 1995. Charles was predeceased by two sisters, Statia Stickles of North Brookfield, MA and Natalie Pelski of Ware, MA; and two brothers, Frank and Joseph Furgal, both of Wilbraham. Charles is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Helen (Koziol) Furgal of Palmer; son Charles, wife Marybeth and grandson Raymond of Oxford; and granddaughter Morgan of Grafton; daughter, Rosanne (Furgal) Turner and husband Bruce of Palmer; and numerous nieces and nephews. Charles was a communicate of Divine Mercy Church in Three Rivers. A graveside service will be held at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Beers & Story Palmer Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. To send online condolences please visit www.beersandstory.com
Published by The Republican from Sep. 20 to Sep. 21, 2021.