Easthampton – Alfred J. “Fred” Hoynoski, 86 of 4 Raymond Ave., Easthampton, died February 11, 2013 at Hadley at Elaine Care and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness.
He was born on April 10, 1926 in Whately, the son of Charles and Julia Hoynoski. He graduated from Deerfield High School in June 1944. He was a self-employed tobacco grower and then a supervisor for M & M in the late 50’s and early 60’s. He then worked at UMass for 25 years in the Physical Plant, retiring in 1988 as a Professional Project Manager.
Fred was a Whately assessor for nine years, a Planning Board member and served on various other committees for the Town of Whately. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Greenfield, the Polish American Citizen’s Club in South Deerfield and a parish member of the former St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church which is now Holy Family Parish, where he served as a Parish Council member and a Eucharistic Minister.
Fred loved to work in his gardens and liked to go polka dancing, especially on Sunday afternoons, picking up Dorothy & Stephen Sojkowski and going to the polish picnics. He also liked to travel, especially to Maine, No. Carolina and Bermuda and he especially enjoyed the Edward Forman Polka Cruise.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Harubin Rup, whom he married on 11/24/01. He is also survived by two step children and four step grandchildren; Christie Rockey and her two sons, Bradley and Brett of Scarborough, Maine and Jeffrey Rup and his wife Alice and their two children Roman and Zoe Rup of Holly Springs, No. Carolina. He also leaves his brothers, Edwin Hoynoski of Suffield, CT, Chester Hoynoski and his wife Mary also of Suffield, CT, William Hoynoski of Sunderland, Stanley of Whately and Robert and his wife Louise of So. Deerfield, his brother-in-law Richard Harubin and his wife Jan of Hatfield, many nieces and nephews and his godchild whom he was very fond of, Stevie A. Sojkowski and his wife Sue of Easthampton, MA.
He was predeceased by his first wife Lydia Trzcienski, his brother Eugene Hoynoski of Hadley and his sister Sally Goller also of Hadley.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 16th at 9am from the Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf St, So. Deerfield, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10am in the Holy Family Parish, 29 Sugarloaf St, So. Deerfield, with the Rev. Philippe Roux, Pastor officiating. Burial will be in the St. Stanislaus Cemetery, So. Deerfield. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Friday, February 15th from 4 to 7pm. Donations in his memory may be made to the Life Choice Hospice, 15 Midstate Dr, Ste 215, Auburn, MA, 01501.
Expressions of Sympathy are available at www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com