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Eugene J. WawszkiewiczMarch 30, 1926 ~ March 16, 2017 (age 90)
Eugene J. Wawszkiewicz, 90, of Lawrence, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Lawrence General Hospital.
The son of the late Joseph and Aniela (Cyrulik) Wawszkiewicz, Eugene was born in Lawrence on March 30, 1926. He was educated in Lawrence schools and was a graduate of Lawrence High School, Class of 1944. He enlisted into the United States Navy and served in World War II as a radarman in the Pacific. After the war he studied accounting at Boston University. He was a construction laborer for Andover Construction Company for over 50 years, from where he retired. He was a lifelong resident of Lawrence. He was a longtime and very active member of the former Immaculate Conception Polish National Catholic Church of Lawrence, where he served as the Financial Secretary for many years until the church's closing. He was a member of the Ward Six Social Club of Lawrence. Eugene enjoyed watching sports, doing jigsaw puzzles, especially difficult ones, and gardening. He had a "green thumb" in making anything grow. He especially enjoyed being with his grandson and with all people, especially children. He also enjoyed having coffee with his brother-in-law, Zaven Nigohosian of Lawrence.
Eugene was the husband of the late Margaret P (Nigohosian) Wawszkiewicz, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage, until her death in May 2013. He is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Judith A. and Colan Hanson of Manchester, N.H., Susan J. and Nicholas Rizzo of North Andover, and Mary Ann and Matthew Cloutier of Newton, N.H.; a grandson, John J. Cloutier of Newton, N.H.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Eugene was predeceased by his brothers, Theodore, Matthew, Bruno and Emil Wawszkiewicz, and his sisters, Daniela Wawszkiewicz and Edna Perron.
A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Casimir's Polish National Catholic Church, 268 Lakeview Ave., Lowell, MA 01850. Everyone please meet at church. Burial will follow in the Polish National Catholic Cemetery in Methuen. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to call Monday, March 20, 2017, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. To leave an online condolence or for directions, please go to www.dewhirstfuneral.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Boles Memorial-Baron-McAuliffe-Yameen Funeral Home, 184 Jackson St., Lawrence, MA 01841.