Henry F. Smialek, 95
He is survived by daughter Victoria Bezoenik and grandson Scott Bezoenik, both of Worcester; brothers Alfred of South Dartmouth and Milton of Fall River; sister Frances of Fall River; devoted son-in-law Michael Bezoenik of Worcester; and many nieces and nephews. Henry’s wife Johanna died in 1986. He was the brother of the late Louis Smialek, Louise Finn, Alice Smialek, Helen Smialek, Sara LaCava, Jacob Smialek, Victoria Skrzypiec, Thomas Smialek, and John Smialek.
Henry was born in Fall River, son of the late Frank and Anna (Kaszowska) Smialek.
He worked for many years at the Massachusetts Department of Public Works “lab” on Belmont Street, retiring in 1985. He was a longtime member of St. Anne’s Parish in Shrewsbury.
He enjoyed watching the Bruins, Patriots, Red Sox, and Yankees and playing Keno, as well as playing the Mass. Lottery every week. He cherished time spent with his family and his “adopted grand-dogs,” Mitzi and PJ.
The family thanks those whose care and compassion guided Henry, and his family, through his final days – the nurses and doctors at UMass Memorial University Campus Emergency Room and Hospital and especially everyone at the Lutheran Healthcare Center.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Henry’s family for calling hours on Wednesday, April 17, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury. A funeral Mass celebrating Henry’s life will be Thursday, April 18, at 10 a.m., in St. Anne’s Church, 130 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery of Shrewsbury.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lutheran Healthcare Center, 26 Harvard St., Worcester, MA 01609; The Foundation of the Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary, Inc., 243 Charles St., Boston, MA 02114; UMass Memorial Medical Center (for Patient Care), 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545; or to another charity of your choice.
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