Peter S. BudzynkiewiczMarch 27, 2017
Peter S. Budzynkiewicz, 93, passed away peacefully Monday night at Baystate Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in Chicopee to the late Mary (Kopec) and Stanley Budzynkiewicz. Peter was raised there and briefly lived in Holyoke until he moved to West Springfield in 1956. Peter was a World War II Army Veteran. Because of his service, Peter was honored by the people of Chicopee where his name can be found on The Boys and Girls of Bemisuwka Monument, located in Szot Park. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, serving as their Chaplin for 9 years, as well as a member of Polish Legion American Veterans. Peter was an Inspector for Hamilton Standard for 17 years and then at Smith and Wesson for 17 years until he retired in 1991. He was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Springfield. Peter was an avid reader and had a deep love of animals, especially his family dog, Buster. He also had a green thumb, keeping immaculate gardens in his backyard for much of his life. Peter was predeceased by his beloved wife, Rose (Tambor) Budzynkiewicz in 2002; and his son Donald John Budzynkiewicz in 1981. He leaves his loving children, Peter Budzynkiewicz and his wife Suzanne of NC; Susan Budzynkiewicz of West Springfield; Linda Carlson and her husband Paul of West Springfield.; and Christine (Moran) Budzynkiewicz, wife of Donald Budzynkiewicz, of West Springfield. He was the grandfather of Emily Budzynkiewicz of Boston; Amanda Carlson, Cheryl Wylie, and Randy Budzynkiewicz, all of West Springfield. Peter also had two great-grandchildren, Jake Budzynkiewicz and Sydney Wylie. The eldest of four siblings, Peter leaves behind Antony Budd of Chicopee; Edward Budd of LA; and Helen Baxendale of Chicopee, as well as many nieces and nephews. There will be a 7PM Funeral Home Service Friday at the TOOMEY-O'BRIEN FUNERAL HOME, 1043 Westfield St. West Springfield. Calling hours will precede the service from 5-7PM. Private burial will take place in St. Thomas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004. For more details, please visit toomeyobrien.com.