Obituaries 12-22-2016

John ‘Skip’ Wronski

Polaroid retiree

John V. “Skip” Wronski passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, November 26, at the William Child Hospice facility in Palm Bay Florida. He was 84 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was one of three children of the late William and Mary Wronski. John graduated from Chelsea High School. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served honorably during the Korean Conflict as a Senior Machinists Mate aboard the U.S.S. Wrangell. He was honorably discharged in 1955.

He returned to Chelsea and married Beryl (Shine), together they raised three daughters. John later worked for the Polaroid Corporation as an H.V.A.C. specialist at the Cambridge facility. After retiring from Polaroid, John enjoyed over thirty years of retirement, traveling and wintering in Florida. He enjoyed ocean cruises with friends and family. John “Skip” was very active walking several miles per day. He enjoyed reading the paper on a daily basis.

In addition to his wife and parents “Skip” was also preceded in death by one of his daughters, Laura Aldrich. He is survived by siblings; Leona M. Grabowski and his brother-in-law, Frank Grabowski, Richard J. Wronski and sister-in-law, Carol Ann Wronski, his two daughters, Donna M. Atwood and son-in-law Gregg Atwood, and Denise Stevens. He is also survived by his six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to gather and attend a Funeral Mass in his honor on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea. Services will conclude with Military Honors and Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Should friends desire, contributions in John’s memory may be made to may be made to a charity of their choice. Arrangements are by the Anthorny Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea.


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