Frederick W. "Freddie" Bozek

South Hadley—Frederick “Freddie” W. Bozek 87, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Walter and Sophie (Gnada) he was born in Chicopee on December 16, 1934.

Growing up in Chicopee, he graduated from Chicopee High School and went on to own Freddie’s Foods on West St. in Chicopee for over 32 years and could always be found behind the counter cutting meat.The Catholic Faith was very important to Freddie and he was an active parishioner most recently of St. Patrick’s Church in South Hadley. After retiring he traveled extensively with his wife, visiting Europe and Poland, specifically. His favorite past times were the casino’s, especially flying out to Las Vegas, playing Bingo, and was an avid Patriot’s Fan.

Freddie will be dearly missed by all who knew him, including his loving nieces Gloria Creswell of Auburn, Paul Parciak (Linda) of CT, Frank Bozek of RI, Diane Hellmuth (John) of NH, Judy Losito (Phil) of Southwick, Sandra Earnshaw (Jeff) East Longmeadow, Donna Dubuc (Gerry) of Feeding Hills, Joanne Brennan (Matt) of NH, & Nancy Conrad (Ron) of West Springfield; many grand nieces and nephews; as well as many extended family members and friends. He also leaves behind his longtime companion, Violet Forni of South Hadley.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife, Roseann (Biernacki) Bozek in 2007 as well as 6 siblings.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 9am-10:30am at Beers & Story South Hadley Funeral Home, 646 Newton Street, followed by a procession to St. Patrick’s Church, 30 Main St, South Hadley, for Frederick's Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 11am. Rites of Committal and Internment to immediately follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, 800 Montgomery St, Chicopee, MA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.