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William Pranaitis

William J. "Wiggy" Pranaitis

Sunday, September 27th, 1953 - Saturday, March 7th, 2020
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William J. “Wiggy” Pranaitis, 66, of Auburn, died peacefully on Saturday March 7, 2020 at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility in Northbridge, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Worcester and raised in Auburn, Wiggy was one of six children born to the late William and Virginia (Kosky) Pranaitis. Educated in Auburn as well, he was a 1973 graduate of Auburn High School. Wiggy worked for Elkay Products International, Inc. for many years, in the maintenance department.

In his spare time, Wiggy enjoyed fishing, cheering on the Patriots, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his daughters, Erika J. Pranaitis and her fiancé William N. Brouillard of Millbury, Crystal L. Sciambra and her husband Peter of Mobile, AL, and Jamie L. Hoekstra and her husband Donald of Leicester; his grandchildren, Gabriella, Cali, Alexandra, Michael, Emma, Juliette, and Madison; his siblings, Darlene Facteau and her husband Francis of Shrewsbury, Robert P. Pranaitis and his wife Lynn Heath of Spencer, Joseph B. Pranaitis and his wife Deborah of Charlton, and John G. Pranaitis of Shrewsbury; his sister-in-law, Terry Morgan of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Wiggy was predeceased by his sister, Susan Pranaitis.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the Pranaitis family between 2:00 and 4:00 PM on Sunday March 15, 2020 at the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn, MA. Wiggy’s funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday March 16, 2020 at the funeral home, followed by burial in St. John’s Cemetery, 260 Cambridge Street, Worcester, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Worcester Food Bank, via https://foodbank.org/donate/
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 15th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, March 15th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Britton-Wallace Funeral Home
    91 Central Street
    AUBURN, MA 01501
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  • Service

    Monday, March 16th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, March 16th, 2020 10:00am
    Britton-Wallace Funeral Home
    91 Central Street
    AUBURN, MA 01501
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    Reverend Brian Young
  • Interment

    St. John's Cemetery & Mausoleum
    260 Cambridge Street
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Carolyn Corriveau

Posted at 11:29pm
So sorry, Joe. We understand why we haven’t seen you lately! We may not be able to attend the calling hours. God bless your brother! I’m sure you were as kind to him as you are to everyone. May he Rest In Peace!

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