Daniel J. Petrowicz Sr. 92, a Long-time resident of Swanzey and formerly of Montague, Massachusetts died on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Maplewood Nursing home in Westmoreland, NH. He passed peacefully while sleeping.
Dan was born the son of the late Felixa (Pilaszewicz) and Peter Petrowicz on January 30, 1925 in Montague, Massachusetts. He was educated in Hatfield, MA. and graduated from Hatfield High School class or 1937.
On December 20, 1958 he exchanged vows with Gertrude Spooner at the First Congregational Church in Swanzey. Sadly, Gertrude passed on October 21, 2017 after fifty-nine years of marriage.
Dan was a meat cutter by trade. He was employed by the Wilber Supermarkets in Swanzey and Marlborough for many years before retiring in 1990. Prior, he had worked at Paul’s choice in Keene and Kulick’s in Winchester in a similar role. Dan was also a Police Officer for the Swanzey Police Department for several years.
In his free time Dan enjoyed reading and was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan. He was also very handy. He enjoyed doing various projects around the house and helping his family and friends.
Mr. Petrowicz is survived by his three children; Daniel J. Petrowicz Jr. and his wife Debbie of Montague (Turners Falls) MA. James C. Walker and his wife Betty of Chesterfield, NH. and Corbee A. Kitzman and her husband Donald of Hoyt, KS. His grandchildren; Kimberly Hendrickson, Christina Gardner, Tawnya Brunelle, Lawrence Petrowicz, Nichole Stebbins, Daniel Petrowicz III, Henry Petrowicz and Danielle Boyd. A sister in-law, Dorothy J. Petrowicz of Hatfield, MA. In addition he leaves; several great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Dan is pre-deceased by his siblings; Edward, Veronica, Priscilla, Irene, Eleanor, Anne, Leon, Julian, Charles and Peter.
In keeping with Dan’s wishes there are no public calling hours. A funeral is being planned for the spring in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery, Swanzey, NH. 03446. A full obituary will appear in the Keene Sentinel and the Greenfield Recorder closer to the date of Services. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com