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Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church
Wednesday September 26th, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Boucher Funeral Home, Inc.
Wednesday September 26th, 2018

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Bronislaw Griczika

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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Mim and Paul and family we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Bob and Denise Salo. Sep 27 2018 12:00 AM

For Mallory
Grandfathers are Special People

Those who have been privileged
To have Grandfathers in their lives
I think its so wonderful
Not really knowing mine

My grandchildren were lucky
We kind of grew up with them
The memories unforgettable
The loving was a gem

Their are two kinds of pain
That hurt the most
Is having them with you
Losing them hurts the most

This other pain not knowing them
Its a haunting pain
The joy you had knowing them
Truly eases my pain

Always with a Touch of Love
Barbara Hanson
September 26, 2018

Barbara Hanson Sep 26 2018 12:00 AM

Paula, sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of mourning.

Dan Kruger Sep 24 2018 12:00 AM

A Mauve Memories was ordered on September 23, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Sep 23 2018 12:00 AM

An Among the Clouds Basket was sent on September 22, 2018

With our Deepest Sympathy Acton Firefighters Union Local 1904

Expression of Sympathy Sep 22 2018 12:00 AM

To Joe and Family: Want to express my sympathy. I lost my dad this year, too, and understand your grief. I was a classmate of yours at Prospect, yrs ago, Joe. Though I moved away, I still check in on the Gardner News. Just wanted to send my condolences.

Janice Sokolowski-Perkins Sep 22 2018 12:00 AM