Gloucester, MA — Neil A. Wojciak, 79, of Gloucester, husband of Heather (Gordon) Wojciak, passed away in his home, after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family, in the early evening of Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
Neil was born in Holyoke, MA, on September 28, 1932, the son of Stanley Joseph and Mildred Mary (Connor) Wojciak.
He attended and graduated from Saranac Lake High School in Saranac Lake, NY.
Originally from Syracuse, he and Heather vacationed here in Gloucester for many years. They loved the area and when the opportunity arose, (while Neil was working for the telephone company there), to relocate, they enthusiastically said yes.
He loved working the soil and had beautiful flower gardens around his home that people would stop to admire. He was recognized by the Gloucester Garden Club for many years.
He had a passion for cars, especially Cadillacs and Mercedes and enjoyed taking care of them and keeping them shiny and sparkling. He was a Mr. Fix-it around the home, tackling any kind of job and doing it well. Even after he retired from the telephone company he still managed to do phone repairs for family and friends.
Most of all, Neil was a caring, loving and committed family man with a very strong faith.
He is survived by his loving wife, Heather, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage, his daughter, Nora McNeil and her husband, Scott, of Salem, MA, his son, Kent Wojciak and his wife, Lori of Medway, MA; two grandchildren, Tyler Semmel of Salem, MA and Clayton W. Marchand of Medway, MA and two sisters.
He was predeceased by his son Neil Wojciak Jr.
ARRANGEMENTS: There are no visiting hours and the burial will be held privately.
A memorial service will be held in The Burgess & Mackey Funeral Home, 201 Main St. Rockport, MA on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends are cordially invited.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-10, Danvers, MA 01923.
John 14-27: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
Online condolences may be given at: www.greelyfuneralhome.com