GARDNER – Frank C. “Flash” Grincewicz, 94, of 76 Monadnock Street, died peacefully Friday morning, December 27, 2019 in UMASS Memorial Hospital, Worcester, Belmont Campus, with his family at his side.
He was born in Gardner on October 17, 1925, son of the late Charles and Petrunella (Judski) Grincewicz and was a 1943 graduate of Gardner High School. Following graduation, he entered the service and proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy during World War Two.
Flash worked as a supervisor at the former Collier Keyworth Company for over 40 years until his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW Posts of both Gardner and Winchendon. His hobbies were fishing, golfing, doing outdoor work and especially spending time with his grandchildren. He was a resident of Gardner and Winchendon his entire life.
He leaves his wife, Cecelia (Chicoine) Grincewicz; six children, Donna Ronco of Baldwinville, Ronald Grincewicz of CA, Wayne Grincewicz of Amherst, Craig Grincewicz of Winchendon, Cheryl Leber and her husband David of Nevada and Betsy George and her husband Gregory of Winchendon; his grandchildren, Renee Lupien, Shane Grincewicz, Ryan Ronco, Sheree Ramirez, Aaron Grincewicz, Katie Santora, Elyssa Melanson, Nick LaPerle, Tim LaPerle, Brittany Grincewicz and Samuel Grincewicz, a very special great niece Tia Lavoie, many great grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife Ruth P. (Bosworth) Grincewicz; a son Frank C. Grincewicz and his brothers and sisters, Charles Gransewicz, Josephine Grincewicz, John Grincewicz, Julia Mary Ciavola and Jennie Cormier.
Military funeral services will be held Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 1 P.M. in Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon.
Calling hours in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon are Wednesday, January 1, 2020 from 4 to 6 P.M.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
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