Chester P. Kruczynski, 88, of Shrewsbury

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Chester P. KruczynskiShrewsbury – Chester P. Kruczynski, 88, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Jan. 2, 2019.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Camella (Maenzo) Kruczynski; his son, Robert; his son-in-law, Peter Zekos; grandchildren Tom Zekos, Elena Berthiaume and her husband Mike, and Nicholas Zekos; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Janet Zekos, four brothers, and three sisters.

Chester was born in Worcester, son of the late Stanislaw and Alexandra (Lewonczyk) Kruczynski. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School where he excelled in basketball and was known for his wit and sense of humor. He went on to serve in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Navarro and was an honorable veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He then began his career in public safety, serving on the Shrewsbury Fire Department then the Police Department where he retired as sergeant.

Chester dedicated much of his life to caring for his family and grandchildren. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the New England sports teams, especially the Celtics and Red Sox.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with his family Monday, Jan. 7, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury. A funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church, 130 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Anne’s Human Services, 130 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury, MA 01545.