WORCESTER - Anthony C. “Chuck” Surozenski, 50, died Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester after an illness.
He leaves a daughter, Ashley M. Surozenski of Florida; a son, Gregory C. Surozenski of Holland; his parents, Deacon Anthony R. Surozenski and Alice I. (Poisson) Surozenski of South Yarmouth; a brother, Jeffrey A. Surozenski of Jefferson; a sister, Jennifer A. Vear and her husband John of North Grosvenordale, CT; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was born in Putnam, CT and raised in Webster. He graduated from Bartlett High School in 1985. He later attended the Salter School for Culinary Arts in Worcester.
He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1985 to 1989, and then was in the reserves for another 3 years.
Mr. Surozenski first worked as a transportation distributor for Atlas News, now called Hudson News, out of Worcester. He then drove tractor trailer for various companies including CT Container, Lily and M & M. For a time he was the chef at the Holy Spirit Provincial House in Putnam. More recently, he took in the homeless and helped those who struggled with addictions. He belonged to the Teamsters Local #170 in Worcester.
Chuck enjoyed fishing, oil painting, brewing his own beer, making his own wine and playing the guitar. He was best known for the amazing food he prepared for family and friends.
The funeral will be held Monday, March 12, from Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main St., Webster, with a Mass at 11:00 AM in Saint Louis Church, 14 Lake Street. Burial will be in Saint Joseph Garden of Peace, Webster, with the military honors provided by the Webster-Dudley Veterans Council. Visiting hours will be from 8:45 to 10:15 AM Monday at the funeral home prior to the Mass. Donations in his name may be made to either the Urban Missionaries of Our Lady of Hope, 242 Canterbury Street, Worcester, 0l603 or to the Veterans, Inc. Homeless Shelter, 69 Grove Street, Worcester 0l605. Arrangements are under the direction of Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home, 340 School Street, Webster.