Chicopee – Stasia E. Chwalek, 94, passed away peacefully on Saturday August 8, 2020 at the Willimansett Center West in Chicopee after a brief stay. Born and raised in Holyoke, she was a 1943 graduate of Holyoke High School. At a young age, Stasia began working with the Worthington / Atlas Copco Company as a Financial Secretary, retiring in 1988 after 45 years of service. She enjoyed candlepin bowling, knitting Afghans, playing chip and putt in Hadley and especially loved her time spent in Chatham on Cape Cod. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Mikolas “Mike” Chwalek in 2012 and by her niece, Evelyn Mahan in 2017 and her great niece, Jamie Vickers in 2019. She is survived by her great niece and goddaughter, Karen Lothrop and her husband Jonathan of Dover, MA; her niece, Evelyn Bragg of Indiana and by her great great niece and nephew, Hannah and Jack Lothrop. Family and friends are invited to meet for Stasia’s Liturgy of Christian Burial on Monday August 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the St. Anthony of Padua Church, 56 Saint Anthony St. in Chicopee followed by committal services in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery. Calling hours will be private for immediate family only. Brunelle Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit www.brunellefuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the family.
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