DUDLEY – Victor Joseph Wonoski, Sr., peacefully passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at the age of 94. He was surrounded by his loving family at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA as he joined his dearly departed mother and father, Anthony and Bernice (Archacka) Wonoski; brothers, Louie, Henry, and Teddy; and sisters, Winnie Frolich and Irene Seraphin in Heaven.
Born October 8, 1924 Victor grew up in Dudley MA on his parents’ farm and fell in love with the town he would return to as an Army veteran of World War II, who served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. It was in Dudley, where Victor met and married the love of his life, Gertrude L. (LaFerriere) Wonoski, who succeeds him in this life. He also departs his three children – a son, Victor J. Wonoski, Jr. and his wife, Joyce, of Dayville, CT; Sandra A. Wonoski of Dudley and Nancy C. (Wonoski) Voutour of Uxbridge; his granddaughter, Victoria N. Voutour of New York City, and his grandson, Joshua Henries of Dayville, CT; as well as many nieces and nephews. The love Victor had for his family is too great to adequately put into words. He put them above all else and worked his entire life to provide for his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Before retiring in 1986, Victor worked as a grinder at Webster Lens Company for over 10 years, a shipping manager at Preferred Plastics in North Grosvenordale, CT for several years, and then finished his career by working at Danco Manufacturing in Putnam, CT for 15 years. For the rest of his life, he worked on his family’s home, watched his granddaughter ride horses, collaborated on home improvement projects with his son, and joined his wife in the leisure of their golden years – filled with holidays, birthdays, jigsaw puzzles, family pets, coloring books and so much love.
Victor was a member of Saint Anthony of Padua Church (24 Dudley Hill Road), where a memorial Mass will be held in his honor December 22 at noon. In lieu of flowers, pleaser donate to Second Chance Animal Shelter, 11 Young Road, East Brookfield, MA 01515 or www.secondchance.org, so that Victor’s love of dogs may continue for as long as possible. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home, 340 School Street, Webster.