Henry P. Mulak
1919 ~ 2007
Chicopee- Henry “Hank” was born in Hazardville, Conn, one of ten children born to Polish immigrant parents, John and Katherine Mulak. He lived in Chicopee for the past 65 years, and, with his wife Pauline, recently celebrated his 65th wedding anniversary. A lifelong machinist, he retired in 1981 from Acme Chain Corporation of Holyoke. During WWII he served with the 42nd infantry division in the European theater, and was twice awarded the combat infantryman’s badge. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Besides his wife Pauline (Gosselin) he leaves four children; John of Yarmouthport, Steven of Chicopee and his wife Susan, Alan of Littleton and his wife Ann, and daughter Louise Czepiel of Chicopee and her husband Daniel. He was grandfather to nine and great-grandfather to six children. He also leaves siblings Helen Javorski of Bradenton FL, Stella McNeil of Hilton Head SC and Edwin Mulak of Springfield. Hank loved fishing and bird hunting and hockey and woodworking, but was especially fond of growing roses. He was patient and kind and a fine person who will be missed by all who knew him. The family wishes to thank the Mercy Hospital Hospice for their tireless efforts during the past several months. Those wishing to honor Hank’s memory may make donations to their chosen charity or to the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Mass, whose “talking books” program provided great comfort to Hank. The family will receive friends at the Tylunas Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 12th from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday September 13th beginning at 9 a.m. from the Tylunas Funeral Home, 159 Broadway, with a memorial mass at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Patrick’s Church in Chicopee Falls with burial at Saint Patrick’s Cemetery immediately afterward.
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