Carolyn J. (Francis) BiernatMay 20, 2017
West Springfield -Carolyn Jean (Francis) Biernat, 71, passed away Saturday at Baystate Medical Center. She was born in Parkersburg, VA on June 7th, 1945 to the late Robert and Wilma (Shriver) Francis. She was brought up in West Virginia and later moved to Ohio before settling in West Springfield in 1972. Carolyn was a U.S. Air Force Vietnam Veteran and served as a Military Pay Administrator. After she left the service she worked at the former Hamilton Standard in Windsor Locks for several years. She was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Springfield and St. Michael’s Church in East Longmeadow. She was the beloved wife of 50 yrs. to Chester S. Biernat, loving mother of Rev. Wayne Biernat, Pastor of St. Michael’s Church in East Longmeadow, caring sister of Jennie Corum, Roberta Francis and Patricia Watkins and she leaves her beloved family including several cherished nieces and nephews. The Calling Hours will be Thursday from 4-7 PM at the TOOMEY-O’BRIEN FUNERAL HOME, 1043 Westfield Street, West Springfield. The Funeral Mass will be Friday at 9:30 AM at St. Michael’s Church, 128 Maple Street, East Longmeadow and the Committal Service will follow at 11 AM at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main Street, Agawam. In lieu of flowers donations to Carolyn’s name may be made to St. Michaels’ Church, Attn: Outreach Program, 128 Maple Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028.