William M. Valinski Jr.
West Boylston / Harwich - William M. Valinski Jr., 88, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Beaumont Skilled Nursing Center.
He was born in Worcester on August 15, 1928 a son to the late William and Anna (Mason) Valinski. Bill graduated from Classical High School where he was awarded the "W" for his pitching prowess. Bill then graduated from Lawrence Academy and attended Bates College. After college Bill entered in the United States Army where he proudly served his country during the Korean War where he served as a personal management specialist as a corperal. When he returned home from the military he opened the Bill Valinski Service Center in Worcester, which he operated for many years.
Mr. Valinski was a member of the Artisan Guild of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Village Crafters, the Harold N. Keith Post 204. Bill was very involved in West Boylston youth sports. He was a coach for the Worcester Youth Hockey Association, Norton Babe Ruth and was a recipient of the Cuzzy Mingolla Award. In his spare time he loved to fish.
He leaves behind his beloved wife, Mary M. (Keating) Valinski of Shrewsbury; three sons, William Valinski and his wife, Linda of Worcester, Paul Valinski of Leicester and Steven Valinski, husband of the late Jane (Healy- Levasseur) of North Grafton; two brothers Richard Valinski and his wife Mary Ann of New Hampshire and Ronald Valinski and his wife, Beverly of North Brookfield; brothers in law, Edmund and his wife Claire, Paul and his wife Mary Ellen; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by a grandson, Jimmy Valinski (The light of his life) who passed away in 1989 and his sister in law, Kathleen Barrette.
Bill's family would like to extend to the staff of the first floor of Beaumont our graditude for the care and the T.L.C given to Bill for his long term stay there.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 21st at 11:00am in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 111 Worcester St., West Boylston. A visiting hour will take place from 9:30 until 10:30am in FAY BROTHERS Funeral Home, 1 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Burial will be held privately. Please omit flowers Memorial donations can be made to Why Me, 1152 Pleasant St., Worcester, MA 01602.www.faybrothers.com
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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Feb. 18 to Feb. 20, 2017.