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Eugene J. Mitera

March 2, 1932 - April 20, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Eugene J. Mitera, 88, a resident of Chicopee, MA passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020 at Holyoke Medical Center. Eugene served his country in the United States Army and later transferred to the Army National Guard serving from 1951 to 1956 during the Korean War era. He was a chemical operator at Monsanto Corporation in Indian Orchard and retired after 38 years. He was a passionate fisherman and hunter who loved the great outdoors. He would spend time on his boat every chance he could, especially with his family.

Eugene was born on March 2, 1932 in Chicopee and was the son of the late Walter J. and Caroline (Herchel) Mitera. He was a member of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr in Chicopee. He is survived by his wife of almost sixty-six years, Teresa (Gennusa) Mitera, his two sons – Michael D. Mitera and his wife Theresa of Holyoke, Frank J. Mitera and his wife Janet of Belchertown, his daughter Carolanne Mitera of Wallingford, CT, and his sister Jane Mitera of Agawam. In addition, he leaves his six grandchildren – Joshua, Christine, Jennifer, Kimberly, Matthew, and Andrew whom he loved and cherished. A private burial will take place at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Eugene’s memory to the Demetia Society of America at Dementiasociety.org/donate.