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April 17, 1941 ~ March 29, 2022 (age 80)

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WESTFIELD – Robert James Bentrewicz, 80, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Westfield Gardens Nursing Home in Westfield, MA. 

Robert was born on April 17, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York to the late Chester Bentrewicz and Mary (Sito) Bentrewicz.

Robert worked as a carpenter for many years.  He was an avid coin collector, enjoyed playing cards and woodworking.  Robert was a member of the Westfield Gun Club where he enjoyed target shooting. 

Robert enjoyed being a grandfather and spending as much time as possible with his 4 grandchildren.  He mastered many recipes he learned from his mother and took great pride in passing these family traditions down to his children.

He leaves his daughters: Patricia Richard of Westfield, MA, Grace Bentrewicz of Florida, Deborah Bentrewicz and Jeannine Bentrewicz; his sons Rich Bentrewicz and his wife Katherine Zavras-Bentrewicz of Northampton, MA, and Robert Bentrewicz, his grandchildren: Alena and Roma Bentrewicz and David and Lyssa Richard, along with many other family members and friends. 

Other than his parents, Robert is predeceased by his brother Joseph Bentrewicz, and his sisters Irene D’Auria and Phyllis Cirillo. 

All services for Robert are private and have been entrusted to Avalon Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services, LLC 691 College Hwy, Southwick, MA 01077

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