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Shirley Mae Wisniowski (Viens)

February 18, 1929 - August 1, 2015

Burial Date August 8, 2015

Shirley Mae (Viens) Wisniowski, 86, of Chicopee, died on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Baystate Medical Center.  She was a retired Quality Control Inspector at Digital, now Compact Computers. Shirley was born on February 18, 1929 in Chicopee Falls. She was the daughter of the late Euclid and Beatrice (Mongeau) Viens. Shirley was a former member of St. George’s Church, now a member of Mary, Mother of Hope Church and a member of Daughters of Isabella.  She enjoyed spending time with her Saturday night church group. Shirley was a very special person, she always had a kind word and a smile for everyone.  She was known as “Gramma Shirley” to everyone.

She is predeceased by her husband, Joseph Wisniowski, who died on Dec. 6, 1959, her son, Joseph Wisniowski, who died on Aug. 13, 1989 and her brothers and sisters, Rita, Roger, Ernest, Gloria and Alfred. Shirley is survived by her daughters, Jacqueline Rahilly and her husband, Michael of Chicopee, Carol Wisniowski of South Deerfield and Joy Richards and her fiance, Wayne Mayo of Chicopee, her sisters, Lucille Teague, of Groton, CT and Joan Urbanski of Holyoke, her brother, Richard Viens of Chicopee, and sisters, Constance Frutuoso of Chicopee and Claire Giblo of Chicopee, eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Her family would like to thank her friends at Falls View, especially Mark Gay, her guardian angel.  And also a special thanks to the Cardiac Unit at Baystate Medical Center for their dedicated care.

Shirley’s funeral will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls at 10:30 am, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Mary, Mother of Hope Church at 11:30 am. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours are on Friday from 3 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mary, Mother of Hope Church Improvement Fund, 840 Page Blvd. Springfield, MA 01104.