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Piotr "Peter" Grygorcewicz

September 20, 1933 ~ September 12, 2022 (age 88)
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Peter Grygorcewicz, 88, of Easthampton, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on September 12, 2022.

Peter was born in SupSloboda, Poland (now Belarus) on September 20, 1933 to Feliks and Elizbieta (Szumczyk) Grygorcewicz. During the war, at the age of 10, the family was taken to Germany and worked forced labor. Following the war, he attended school in Germany. At the age of 17, the family migrated to Northampton, MA in 1950. He attended Northampton High School, graduating in 1952. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the US Airforce. A/1C Peter worked as a jet mechanic. He earned his Honorable Discharge in 1956. Later, he worked as a General Foreman at Nonotuck Manufacturing Company in South Hadley, retiring in 1994. In his retirement, he worked as an Easthampton School Crossing Guard and then as an Easthampton School Bus Driver until 2005.

Peter was a very active member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, the Parish Council and the Rosary Sodality. He was chairman of the Annual Polish Picnic, Bingo, and Catholic Charities for many years. He was a stockholder of the Polish Pulaski Club and a member of the American Legion Post 224.

Peter leaves his lifetime love of 67 years, Barbara (Perzan) and their four children: Mary (William) Steplar of Easthampton, Susan (Edward) Osepowicz of Florence, Peter Grygorcewicz of Easthampton and Michael (Megan) Grygorcewicz of Northampton; 11 grandchildren: Elizabeth (Cory) Staples, Stephanie (Steve) Jimenez, Keith P. Powers, Amanda Osepowicz, Nicholas (Mari) Osepowicz, Christopher (Kelsey) Osepowicz, Erica (Jocelyn) Summers, Christin Grygorcewicz, Megan Grygorcewicz, Patrick Grygorcewicz and Andrew Grygorcewicz; 11 Great Grandchildren: Grace, Haley and Thomas Staples; Caleb and Emma Jimenez; Teaghan and Ayla Kennedy; Liam and Nathan Osepowicz, and Kaden and Harlow Summers as well as several nieces and nephews.

Peter was predeceased by his parents, Feliks and Elizbieta Grygorcewicz and his brothers, Jozef and Jan Grygorcewicz.

The family deeply appreciates the kindness and care Peter received from the nurses of the Cooley Dickinson VNA and the Easthampton EMTs. Additionally, the family wishes to thank their neighbors for their thoughtfulness.

Peter enjoyed working in his garden, splitting wood, and tinkering around the house, always fixing things that needed repair. He enjoyed traveling with his wife to Poland, Belarus, Germany, Australia and Canada to reconnect with relatives and friends. Most of all, Peter loved his family. He enjoyed following his sons and grandchildren during their sports careers.

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Services

Calling Hours
Monday
September 19, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Our Lady of the Valley Parish
33 Adams Street
Easthampton, MA 01027

Funeral Liturgy
Tuesday
September 20, 2022

11:00 AM
Our Lady of the Valley Parish
33 Adams Street
Easthampton, MA 01027

Burial Following Funeral Liturgy
Tuesday
September 20, 2022

12:15 PM
Saint Stanislaus Cemetery
Mayher Street
Easthampton, MA 01027

Donations

Easthampton Ambulance Fund
50 Payson Ave, Easthampton MA 01027

VNA & Hospice of Cooley Dickinson
168 Industrial Drive, Northampton MA 01060

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