Pricenski, 90, of Upper River Road, Ipswich, husband of
Anastasia V. (Kaszuba) Pricenski, died early Saturday January
19, 2008 in the Beverly Hospital following his extended illness.
Bridgeport, CT October 5, 1917, he was the son of John and
Florence (Grzymala) Pricenski. He was raised in Orange, NJ and
graduated from Orange High School. Married in 1939 in the former
Sacred Heart Church in Ipswich, he was employed as a salesman
for Metropolitan Life insurance for several years before he
enlisted in the US Army. He was honorably discharged as staff
sergeant following his service during World War II. He went to
work as an engineer for GTE Sylvania in the Ipswich and Exeter
New Hampshire plants, and was the holder of fourteen patents.
The Pricenskis enjoyed many years of wintering in St Augustine,
FL following his retirement in 1983.
He was a longtime member of Ipswich PLAV Post #92 serving as
their commander in 1953.
He was also longtime parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and St
John the Baptist Church in Essex, as well as a Fourth Degree
member of the Knights of Columbus, Carrolton Council 498 and the
GTE Sylvania Quarter Century Club. He enjoyed skiing and playing
golf and boating in Ipswich Bay. In his retirement he spent time
making jewelry and painting in oils.
In addition to
his wife he is survived by a daughter, Pamela Pricenski Sawyer
and her husband Willliam of Acton, his grandsons, William
Theodore Sawyer and his wife Jennifer of MN, and James Michael
Sawyer and his wife Gissel of CT, and great-grandchildren
Anastasia, Katherine and Victoria Sawyer, all of MN. He is also
survived by a brother, Henry Pricenski and his wife Patricia of
Colorado Springs, CO and many nieces and nephews including
Dorothy Levesque of Ipswich.
His funeral will
be held Wednesday January 23 at 8 am from the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by a 9 am Mass of
Christian Burial in St John the Baptist Church, Main Street,
Essex. Interment with US Army Honors will be in the New Highland
Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.
Visiting hours are Tuesday 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer
Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701