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William L. Witaszek

January 15, 1953 ~ July 1, 2019 (age 66)


West Warren - William L. “Billy” Witaszek, 66, of West Warren, died peacefully on July 1, 2019 at Baystate Medical Center surrounded by his family after a brief illness.


He leaves his wife of 44 years, Madeline “Lynn” (Plante) Witaszek; three children, son, Bernard and his wife Jennifer, son, Glenn and his wife Kerstin, and daughter, Melissa.  He also leaves his beloved grandchildren, Dante (the Boss), Kellie and Sloane; and great-granddaughter Rylee.  He is survived by his mother, Lucille (Voisin) Witaszek.  He also leaves his three brothers and their wives, Joseph and Susan, Richard and Sherry, and James and Alice, his sister-in-law, Sharon, as well as nieces, extended family members and close friends.  He was predeceased by his father, Joseph H. Witaszek, Sr. and his brother, Charles.


Billy was born in Palmer, and was a life-long resident of West Warren.  He was a graduate of Quaboag Regional High School in Warren and attended STCC pursuing automotive repair.  He operated his own business, Bill’s Citgo for forty-five years.  He was a member of the Warren Fire Department from 1970 – 1989, and was on the Board of Engineers.  He also served as Civil Defense Director, EMT, and Fire Chief.  Bill was an avid collector, enjoyed spending time with his family, going to Vermont, and looked forward to his Saturday morning gathering at the garage. 


Calling hours for Billy will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 2 to 4PM in the Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main Street in West Brookfield.  A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019, at 11:00AM in Pine Grove Cemetery in Warren.  The funeral procession will leave the funeral home at approximately 10:30AM and will pass by Bill’s Citgo in the Warren town center on the way to the cemetery. 


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of William L. Witaszek to support cancer research and patient care at: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via or to the American Spinal Injury Association, Attn:  Carolyn Moffatt, 2209 Dickens Road, Richmond, VA 23230-2205.


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Calling Hours
July 7, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Varnum Funeral Home, Inc.
43 East Main Street - P.O. Box 1
West Brookfield, MA 01585

Graveside Service
July 8, 2019

11:00 AM
Pine Grove Cemetery
Maple St.
Warren, Massachusetts 01083


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Jimmy Fund
P.O. Box 849168, Boston MA 02284
Tel: 1-800-525-4669

American Spinal Injury Association
Attn: Carolyn Moffatt, 2209 Dickens Road, Richmond VA 23230-2205

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