Bronislaw “Bronie” Griczika, 91, of Gardner, died peacefully Friday, September 21, 2018 in UMASS Memorial Medical Center of Worcester following a brief illness.
Born in Gardner on March 25, 1927, he was the son of the late Frank and Stephania (Hardasewicz) Griczika.
Bronie was employed by Royal Steam Heater of Gardner for 15 years, retiring in 1992. He was previously employed by Heywood Hospital of Gardner and Jennison Company of Fitchburg.
He was a member of the former St. Joseph’s Church of Gardner.
Bronie enjoyed hiking, polka dancing and he loved animals, especially his dog Daisy. He was a family man who loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and treasured spending time with his family.
He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Martha I. (Furbush) Griczika, who died in 2005.
Bronie leaves one son, F. Joseph Griczika and his wife Elizabeth of Gardner; two daughters, Paula M. Dabuliewicz and her husband Thomas of Gardner, and Marie C. Zbikowski and her husband Paul of Ashburnham; seven grandchildren, Shauna Bresnahan, Jake, Krysta and Sadie Zbikowski and Michelle, Mike and Mallory Griczika; one great-granddaughter, Hailey Bresnahan; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his daughter, Kathryn A. Griczika who died in 1969; two brothers, Frank and Stephen Griczika; and two sisters, Josephine Carlson and Amelia Hooper.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 26th at 12:00 p.m. in the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, West Street, Gardner.
A calling hour will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute - Jimmy Fund, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. Please reference in memory of Bronie Griczika.
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