Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
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Stanley J. Wasilauski

Calling at the Funeral Home will be Wednesday, March 7th, from 4:00 – 7:00PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:15AM at the Wrisley Funeral Home, followed by a religious service at 11:00AM with the Rev. Randolph Calvo officiating.
Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Sunderland will be held in the spring

Stanley J. Wasilauski, age 91, died peacefully on Friday (3-2-18) in the home he built himself in Sunderland in 1952. The son of Philip and Anna (Zubavicius) Wasilauski, he was born in Sunderland on September 17, 1926, and graduated from Amherst High School.

 

He was a gifted athlete and enjoyed competing in several sports, including weight-lifting, bowling, golf and baseball, which was a particular passion. After high school he pitched in the minor leagues for the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He returned to Sunderland to marry the love of his life, the late Beverly (Jacque) Wasilauski. They were married for 55 years, until her passing in 2005.

 

He worked in construction for Warner Brothers for 34 years, driving from job site to job site, performing maintenance on heavy equipment. After retiring from Warner Brothers, he became licensed to operate a water treatment facility in Massachusetts, and he began a second career as Superintendent of the Sunderland Water District, a position he held until just 4 years ago. In his work for the Water District he walked the town reading water meters every year. As a result, he got to know many Sunderland residents. He loved the Town of Sunderland and served it in several capacities. In addition to his work with the Water District, he was on the Zoning Board of Appeals and coached Little League.

 

He liked learning new things and was a real “jack of all trades.” Besides building his own home, he helped each of his children build theirs, as well. He enjoyed carpentry, mechanics and “fixing” things (which too often he had broken himself). He was always happy to share produce from his prolific gardens with family, friends and neighbors. He loved the Celtics, Patriots and Red Sox—he especially enjoyed “managing” the Red Sox from his recliner in front of the TV.

 

He will be greatly missed by his son Michael Wasilauski and his wife Dorothy of Northfield, his daughter Patricia Fydenkevez and her husband Joe of Sunderland, his daughter Debra Czajkowski and her husband Joe of Hadley, his son Stanley Wasilauski, Jr., and his wife Debra of Hopkinton, and his 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.


Calling at the Funeral Home will be Wednesday, March 7th, from 4:00 – 7:00PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:15AM at the Wrisley Funeral Home, followed by a religious service at 11:00AM with the Rev. Randolph Calvo officiating.
Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Sunderland will be held in the spring..

 

Donations in his memory may be made to: the Town of Sunderland 300th Anniversary,

c/o Board of Selectmen, 12 School Street, Sunderland, Mass.01375.


Expressions of Sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.