Thaddeus T. (Ted) Gregarczyk, longtime Shrewsbury resident, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 70yrs Irene A. (Michalak), who passed in December of 2019.
He leaves his daughters, Carolyn A. Plante of Texas and Maria J. Cullen of Princeton; his grandchildren, Ryan, Evan, Ian, Alessandra and Jocelyn; his siblings Viola Watt and John Gregarczyk; and was a treasured uncle to many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Along with his beloved Irene, Thaddeus was predeceased by his parents, John and Bronislawa (Ozehowska) Gregarczyk and his siblings, Isobel, Jane, Ottilie, Genevieve, Mitchell and Joseph.
Thaddeus was born and raised in Worcester, graduating from Worcester Boys Trade where he specialized in Welding. He received certification as a welder before enlisting in the U.S. Army during WWII. Thaddeus proudly served his country for three years, most of his military time served in the European theater, until his honorable discharge in1946. He married Irene in 1949 and they settled in Shrewsbury to begin their family.
Thaddeus was a Master Carpenter and a member of the Carpenter’s Union Local #336, formerly Local #107.
He enjoyed vegetable gardening and, in younger years, fishing and golfing with his brothers and brothers-in-law. He especially enjoyed taking his daughters to fish at Jordan Pond.
His family would like to specially thank Linda Palmerino for her constant thoughtfulness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Veteran’s Inc., 69 Grove Street, Worcester, 01605 (www.veteransinc.org/).
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the Gregarczyk family between 10 and 10:45 AM on Friday, February 26, 2021 at St. Anne’s Church, 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, followed by his funeral Mass at 11. Burial with military honors will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury.
To view the Mass live, please visit: https://zoom.us/j/94903420172