William Stanley Florek, Sr.March 29, 1931 ~ October 1, 2017 (age 86)
WESTFIELD-William Stanley Florek, Sr., 86, passed peacefully on Sunday, October 01, 2017 in the home he built in Westfield, MA. His devoted and loving family were at his side at the time of his passing. Bill was born on March 29, 1931 in Westfield, MA to Kazimierz and Victoria (Wielgus) Florek. He took great pride in servicing his community, many will remember Bill and his family as the owners of Florek Dairy located in Westfield. He and his family were involved in the production, marketing and distribution of bottled milk throughout many homes in Westfield, Westfield Schools, Noble Hospital, and many other businesses in the area. Florek Dairy was a true family business, his children have many fond memories of helping their mom and dad with the day to day operations. Later in his life, Bill had worked in the Polymer Lab at Hamilton Standard and at Robinson Reminder. He also owned and operated Mundale Farms offering excavating services to the community. In his spare time as a young man, Bill built his own home and garage in Westfield where he lived until the time of his passing. Although known as a workaholic, Bill always took time to enjoy his family, especially his grandchildren. If Bill was not working, he enjoyed Polish dancing, always puttering around the house to find something to work on and gardening. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers: Adolph Florek (Susan), Max Florek (Josephine), Chester Florek (Helen), John Florek, Vincent Florek, and Thomas Florek; his sisters: Jane Penas (Thaddeus), Sophie Kozaczek (Michael), and Wanda Florek. Family members left to honor his legacy and carry on his memory include his wife, Jean (Blakesley) Florek of Westfield, MA, his sons: William Stanley Florek, Jr. and his husband William Moreny of Pittsfield, MA and Robert Florek and his wife Carrie Godzind Florek of Westfield, MA; his daughters: Deborah Trudell and her husband Richard of Agawam, MA, Cynthia Rees and her husband Hubert of West Springfield, MA, and Allison Rossen and her husband Ronald of West Springfield, MA; his brother Charles Florek and his wife Bernice of Westhampton, MA, sister-in-law’s: Jessica Florek of Westfield, MA, Eileen Florek of Westfield, MA, and Carole Florek of Westfield, MA; his grandchildren: Jennifer Trudell-Marosits (Helmut), Meghan Trudell, Cassandra Rees, Alexandrea Rees, Zachary Florek,, Olivia Florek, Blake Rossen, and Travis Rossen; his great-granddaughter Amelia Marosits, along with many nieces, nephews, and many other family members. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Mr. Florek’s life on Friday, October 06, 2017 at Avalon Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services, LLC 691 College Hwy., Southwick, MA 01077. The family will receive friends from 4:30-6:30PM, a prayer service will be held at 6:30PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations please be made to a charity of your choice. To share memories, photos or express condolences please visit Bill’s memorial page at www.avaloncelebrations.com
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