West Boylston: Matti K. Enila, 84, passed away peacefully with family members by his side Wednesday, November 2, 2022, on his 60th wedding anniversary, in St. Vincent Hospital. He leaves his wife Asta (Reponen) Enila; a daughter Anita and her partner Rob McCarthy of South Dennis, 2 sons- Jim Enila of Lincoln, MA and Andy Enila of Cohoes, NY; 6 grandchildren- Kaarina, Logan and his wife Ginger, Noah, Parker, Andrew, and Margaret; 3 sisters (Vuokko Ahonen, Pirkko Enila, Tuula Vesala); a brother (Eino Enila) in Finland and Sweden and many nieces and nephews in the US, Finland and Sweden. He was predeceased by a sister, Maija-Lisa Haapalainen and 3 brothers, Pentti Enila, Veikko Enila and Taisto Enila.
Matti was born in Kiuruvesi, Finland, son of the late Alfred and Elsa (Lamsa) Enila. He grew up on a farm in rural Finland with his 8 brothers and sisters. He proudly served in the Finnish Army before emigrating to the United States in 1965 with his wife and two older children. His youngest son was born in the US. He worked as a machinist for Wright Line Manufacturing Co. for 30 years retiring in the year 2000. He was a member of the Living Word Church in Worcester and served as a deacon and on the church board. He enjoyed spending winters at his condo in Florida and served on the Condominium Board there. He was a proud Finn, often seen at the Finland House and the Finnish church in Florida. Ukki (grandpa in Finnish) was most happiest when spending time with family especially his 6 beloved grandchildren. He enjoyed walks, working on cars, daily bible devotionals, traveling, socializing with the Finns and most importantly spending time with his family. He had a playful smile and strong faith and he was always helping others. He always greeted people with a smile. He was one of a kind and will be deeply missed by all who loved and knew him well.
A graveside service and burial will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. in Mount Vernon Cemetery 140 Worcester St. West Boylston, MA. Nordgren Memorial Chapel 300 Lincoln St. Worcester is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave an online condolence message, please click guestbook link.