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February 10, 1931 - September 3, 2016
Stanley F. Nowak, 85, entered into eternal peace on Saturday, September 3, 2016 after a very brief stay at the Holyoke Soldiers Home, surrounded by his loving family. Stan was the eldest son of the late Frank Nowak and Eva (Oles) Nowak of Suffield, CT. He was born on February 10, 1931. Stan was a graduate of Suffield High School, Class of 1949 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampden College of Pharmacy. He also served two years in the Armed services in San Antonio, TX, before starting his pharmacy career. First at the Agawam Pharmacy, then the Broadway Pharmacy in Chicopee before purchasing his own store, The Westfield Pharmacy, which he operated for twenty five years.
In all Stan remained a registered pharmacist for sixty years. Stan was a communicant of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr. He enjoyed family gatherings, listening to Polka music, golfing, completing his crossword puzzles, along with rooting for the Red Sox and his U Conn Women Huskies. He leaves his beloved and caring wife, Irene (Slowik) Nowak of fifty nine years, along with two sons, David and his wife, Amy of Boca Raton, FL and Darryl of Chicopee; two granddaughters, Lindsay of St. John Island, SC and Casey and her husband Brenden of Myrtle Beach, SC; a brother, Thomas of Suffield, CT and John and his wife, June of Tariffville, CT. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
The family would like to give special thanks to the third floor North Staff at the Soldiers Home for the exceptional care Stan received. Stan’s funeral will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10 am from the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in the Basilica of St. Stanislaus at 11 am. Stan’s burial with military honors will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Calling hours are on Friday from 4 to 6 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Basilica of St. Stanislaus, 566 Front St. Chicopee, MA 01013 or the charity of one’s choice.