February 6 1937 August 27 2020
Joseph W. Dudek, 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Chicopee Gardens Nursing Center. Born in Ludlow on February 6, 1937, son of the late Helen M. Dudek, he was a faithful communicant of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr. Joe attended St. Stanislaus School, was a graduate of Chicopee High School, and worked at the former Forbes and Wallace Department Store and Caldors. A US Army veteran SP4, he served in the 309th Field Hospital Reserves. Joe was a member of the Tiger AC, Chicopee Elks Lodge, and the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 1849. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening, sports and cooking. Joe is survived by his cousins Fred and Carol Przybyla, their daughter Audra Przybyla Hamel, her husband Daniel, and their sons Drew and Benjamin; and extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his twin brother, John, who died at birth, aunt Mary Dudek Black, aunt Stephie Dudek Przybyla and husband Frank, uncle Stanley Dudek, and cousin Stanley Matuszcak. Joe’s family wishes to thanks the staff of Chicopee Gardens for all their help and compassion. A special thanks to Joanna from hospice, for all her comfort to Joe. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial for Joe on Monday at 10AM in St. Stanislaus Basilica. Burial with Military Honors will be private at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus School, 534 Front St., Chicopee, MA 01013.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Joseph W Dudek February 6 1937 August 27 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Chicopee, state: Massachusetts