(RJ ROSS FUNERAL HOME)
Stanley F. Lewicki Sr., 84, of Plainville, died peacefully in his home May 29, 2913, surrounded by his affectionate family. He was the loving and devoted husband of 60 years to Eleanor (Moriarty) Lewicki.
Born on a dairy farm in Cumberland, RI on June 28, 1928, he was the adoring son of the late Adolph and Katarzyna (Wilk) Lewicki. He had attended Cumberland and Wrentham Schools up until the eighth grade.
Mr. Lewicki had served our nation proudly as a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, during the War with Korea. He was a decorated marksman.
He was the founder and owner of Lewicki and Sons Excavating Inc. of Plainville, and had been a heavy machine operator for all of his working life.
His family and his faith were very important to him. He was a devout Catholic and was a Communicant of St. Martha’s Church in Plainville. He was a caring and charitable man with his community and was recognized for his many hours of volunteer work and generous contributions to the Plainville Athletic League by naming a field in his honor.
In 1997 he received the Public Service Award for endless hours of work performed during the April Fool’s Day Blizzard and for doing so, was recognized by the Massachusetts State Police as their Man of the Year. Troopers called him “Stan the Man,” and considered him a hero.
An avid Boston Red Sox fan, he rarely missed a game. He loved the ocean and enjoyed vacations with his family to Old Orchard Beach Maine and Cape Cod. He found quahogging and clamming to be fun too.
He enjoyed spending time in the kitchen and was an excellent cook. He pickled cucumbers and tomatoes, made endless pots of “cure all” soups and created delicious Polish dishes including studzienina, and golabki.
Although he took pride in everything he did, he especially took pride and pleasure in his garden. He worked the soil and produced beautiful vegetables which he shared with neighbors, friends, family and doctors.
In addition to the love of his life he leaves his dear children, Stanley and his wife Irene Lewicki of Plainville, Michael and his wife Beth Lewicki of Plainville, Kathleen and her husband Craig Bailey of Plainville, Patricia and her husband Gregory Smith of North Attleboro, Mary-Jane and her husband Robert Lyons of Rumford, RI, Frederick and his wife Cynthia Lewicki of Plainville, Cynthia and her husband Jean-Pierre Van Steerteghem of Wrentham, Rebecca and her husband John Ricci of Wrentham, Thomas and his wife Roxanne Lewicki of North Attleboro, Eleanor Jane and her husband Peter MacIsaac of Plainville, Carol Lewicki and Raymond Loughlin of Plainville, Joseph Lewicki of Plainville, and the late Michael William Lewicki.
He also was the loving brother of his twin Statia Widak of Plainville, and Genevieve Ferris of Wrentham. He was the dear brother of the late Edward, Thaddeus, John, and Walter Lewicki. He was the devoted grandfather of thirty grandchildren and four great granddaughters.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the RJ Ross Funeral Home, 135 South St., Route 1A, Wrentham Centre, on Monday from 4-8 p.m.. His Funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Martha’s Church, 227 South St., Plainville. Burial will be in the Wrentham Centre Cemetery.
Donation in his memory may be made to MGH Prostate Cancer Research Fund, Attn: Dr. Matthew Smith, MGH Cancer Center, Yawkey 7030, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114.
Arrangements are in the care of Richard Ross and the RJ Ross Funeral Home, Wrentham Centre.