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Frederick Peter Gancarz, Jr. 73

ADAMS, Mass. —  

Mr. Frederick Peter Gancarz, Jr., 73, of Adams, died on Thursday, September 14, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.

He was born in Adams on May 5, 1950, a son of the late Frederick P. Gancarz and Jeannine L. (Tetreault) Gancarz. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from the Charles H. McCann Technical High School with the class of 1969.

Pete worked for various construction companies in Berkshire County, including his father’s former business, Gancarz’s Blacktopping. He retired from the Town of Adams Department of Public Works.

He was a communicant of the Parish of St. John Paul II at Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs Church, Adams. He was a member of the Massachusetts National Guard and the Adams Lions Club. Pete coached youth soccer and volunteered on several occasions for Boy Scout Troop 38, Adams. He enjoyed camping, gardening and snowmobiling.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Lynn M. Lavendol, whom he married on August 25, 1978; his daughter Heather Gancarz of Pittsfield; his son Joshua Gancarz and his fiancé Kiersten Hunt of Adams; his grandson Jackson Molleur of Pittsfield; a sister Linda Tassone and her husband Wayne of Adams; his stepmother Helen Gancarz of Adams and by many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother David Gancarz and by his sister Brenda Shafferick.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, September 20th at 9:00 A.M. from the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. in Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs Church, Adams.

Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery, Adams.

Calling hours are Tuesday, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to POP Cares, P.O. Box 482, Williamstown, MA 01267.

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Lynn, Linda and family, I am so sorry about the passing of Peter. Nothing ever prepares us for this. May your memories get you through the rough time ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
from: Brenda Greenlawon: 09-22-2023

Dear Lynn & family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband Peter. Please know that you are all in my prayers during this difficult time. Please take care Lynn & family
Janet Lucia
from: Janet Luciaon: 09-21-2023

So sorry to hear about your brother, Linda
from: Nancy Kelleyon: 09-19-2023

I’m so sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. Oddly enough his name brought up memories of Pete and “D” up at Anthony’s pond. (Probably 60 yrs ago) in the summer. Swimming, dancing to the juke box and eating whatever the Anthony’s had at the snack bar. It was a long time ago, but the wonderful memories of being young and knowing Pete, will remain with me forever. His memory will be with me forever.
from: Bonnie Hartwig Whitneyon: 09-18-2023

We are so very sorry for the sudden loss of Peter. He was a fine neighbor and a great member of the community. We know it will be hard for you without him.
from: Dana Vandesteene on: 09-18-2023

Lynn, Heather & family, very sorry to read of Pete’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Mike & Heather Lemoine
from: Heather Lemoineon: 09-18-2023

Lynn. I am so sorry about the loss of your husband. I only met Peter a couple of times but he was a nice guy. My prayers are with you. Kathy
from: Kathy denaulton: 09-17-2023

Lynn, Linda and families, My deepest sympathy. Keep
his memory alive with laughter and love.
from: Diane Crosieron: 09-17-2023