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WOONSOCKET- Paul Masnyk, 86, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 13, 2012, at home, with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Rose (Jaryniak) Masnyk.
Born in 1925 in Poland, he was the son of the late Paul & Katarzyna (Bachurski) Masnyk. Mr. Masnyk came to this country in 1950 and settled in Woonsocket.
He was employed at Charlotte Foundry, Fairmount Foundry and 30 years at Crosby Valve & Gauge in Wrentham, MA. before retiring in 1995 to enjoy his hobby of gardening and growing roses.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Masnyk is survived by his children, Toni Clark and her late husband Raymond of Las Vegas, Nevada, Alice Gaudreau and her husband Ernest of Woonsocket, Ores Masnyk and his wife Kathy of Richmond, Texas, Dorothy Sweatt and her husband Walter of Cumberland,
and Steven Masnyk of Woonsocket. A brother, Wasyl Masnyk of Arizona. Also 8 Grandchildren, Jeffrey & John Clark, Brian Gaudreau, Lee & Bill Sweatt, Alex, Paige & Ryan Masnyk. 4 Great Grandchildren, Michael, Brody, & Alyssa Clark & Jacob Gaudreau. He was the father of the late Mary Ann Masnyk & brother of the late Walter & Roman Masnyk.
His Funeral will be Friday at 9:00 A.M. from the Kubaska Funeral Home, 35 Harris Ave. Woonsocket with a Mass of Devine Liturgy at 10:00 A.M. in St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 394 Blackstone St. Woonsocket. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Relatives & Friends are invited. Visitation hours are Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 394 Blackstone St. Woonsocket, RI 02895.