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Henry J. Chojnowski

August 12, 1940 — June 23, 2017

Henry J Chojnowski, 76, a long time resident of Pepperell, MA passed peacefully in his home on Friday, June 23, 2017 after a prolonged illness. His journey into life began on August 12, 1940, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Henry was the son of Henry F. Chojnowski and Jennie E. Ginchun. He went on to graduate from Rindge Tech High School in Cambridge and proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1959 until 1962, earning a medal of good conduct. Henry worked in the security industry for more than 40 years, the last 25 as the owner of his own successful business. On May 21, 1966 he married the love of his life: Linda M. Zakszewski. The couple chose in 1968 to settle in Pepperell, where they recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. Henry was a hard-working and exceptional husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He loved nothing more than spending time with his family. Besides being an aviation enthusiast and World War II aficionado, Henry was well known within his parish community, the former St. Joseph's Parish. There, he shared his gift of faith through teaching religious education, cantoring at the weekend services and singing in the church choir. Henry is survived by his wife Linda and their 2 sons and 3 daughters: Carl Chojnowski and his fiancé Melanie Tomkins of Lowell; Chris Chojnowski and wife Julie of Plymouth; daughter Christina Chojnowski of Portsmouth, NH; daughter Carrie Viero and husband Mattia of Nashua, NH; daughter Carolyn Chojnowski of Manchester, NH; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 5 siblings: Gladys Fitzpatrick of Windham, NH; Peter Chojnowski of York, ME; John Chojnowski of Orange City, FL; Carol Gonzaga of Fairhaven, MA; and Lottie Chojnowski of Arlington, MA. Additionally, he leaves behind several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Calling hours will be held at Marchand Funeral Home in Pepperell on Wednesday, June 28 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday, June 29 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Grace Parish, Worshipping at St. Joseph Church, 28 Tarbell Street, Pepperell followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Jersey St. in Pepperell, MA.


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