Steven Mastalerz

Obituary of Steven E Mastalerz

Palmer—It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Steven Edwin Mastalerz, 62, after a courageous fight of a series of pneumonias.  He left peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Baystate Medical Center.   He was the son of Edwin and Joyce (Mclean) Mastalerz, and born in Palmer on July 26, 1959.

Steve made a career working as a sheet metalist that would spend his free time hitting the green at Mill Valley, going to his weekly bowling league, Hindsdale trips or trying to be on a hot streak at the Black Jack Table.  Unfortunately, many of these hobbies were interrupted when he was paralyzed after back surgery nearly eight years ago.  This did not stop Steve’s light from shinning or being the jokester everyone loved.  Always the life of the party and spent his final weeks being the most admired patient and winning the Best Hair on the floor award.

Steve’s proudest accomplishment was being the greatest father to his loving daughters and becoming Pepi.

Steven will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.  He is survived by his mother Joyce Mastalerz, his two daughters Amanda (Mastalerz) Maselli and her husband Matthew Maselli of Westminster, MA and Jessica Mastalerz of Fitchburg, MA; his beloved grandson Colton.  He is survived by his younger brothers Ed, Dean, John and his wife Kristy and Matt Mastalerz that will all miss their “Freddy”.  Steve also leaves aunts, uncles, niece and nephews along with his adored PCAs.

Steven is predeceased by his father, Edwin Mastalerz and sister-in-law, Christy Mastalerz.

“Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved.  Where there is deep grief, there was great love.”

Rites of Committal & Interment will be held privately at Oak Knoll Cemetery, Thorndike Street, Palmer, MA 01069.

Details of Celebration of Life to follow.

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