SALEM- Stanley J. Wisniewski, 97, of Salem, beloved husband of the late Theresa (Semenchuk) Wisniewski, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 28, 2021 at Salem Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Salem he was the son of the late Bronislaw and Mary (Maga) Wisniewski, he was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School Class 1941.
An honorably discharged veteran, Stanley proudly served his country as a member of the United Army during WWII. Stanley saw action in Normandy, Northern France and Central Europe. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained and for his bravery during combat. Upon his return from military service, Stanley embarked on a long career with the United States Postal Service as a postal clerk where he once again served country for over 35 years, demonstrating his strong work ethic and his willingness to help others.
Dedicated as he was to his country he was immensely devoted to his family and church. He had a no-nonsense personality but always coupled it with kindness. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who was proud of his children and grandchildren and would tell everyone, of their many accomplishments. He had a strong faith in God and took every opportunity to be thankful for the many blessings in his life. He served his church as he did his country, proudly. He was an active communicant of the former St. John the Baptist Polish Church, now St. John Paul II Divine Mercy Shrine; he was instrumental in their yearly picnic, was a devoted altar server, was a greeter and usher and if you needed to know anything about the church, you asked Stanley. He often joked he was the oldest altar server, which was actually the truth. He was one of the founding members of St John the Baptist Booster Club, raising money for scholarships for member’s families, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Veragua Council #76 and a member of the PLAV Post #55 all of Salem. Stanley will be forever remembered for his love of family, country and church and deeply missed by his family, many friends and the many lives he touched along the way.
Surviving Stanley is his daughter, Ann-Marie Berube and her husband Michael of Salem, his son Edward Wisniewski and his wife Cindy of Peabody, his grandchildren, Nicole MacLean and her husband Alex of Nashua, NH, Adam Berube of Salem, Lauren Wisniewski of Peabody, Matthew Wisniewski of Peabody, Michael Wisniewski and his wife Jennifer of Danvers, Amanda Wisniewski of Peabody, Leighann Wisniewski of Derry, NH and 9 great-grandchildren. He was also the brother of the late, Alice, Stella, Clara, Jesse, Helen, Joseph and Phyllis.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from O’Donnell Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 84 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) Salem, Monday, June 7th at 9 A.M. followed by his funeral Mass at St. John Paul II Divine Mercy Shrine, 28 St. Peter St., Salem at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Sunday, June 6th from 2 to 5 P.M. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Stanley’s memory to St. Jude’s Children and Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
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