HOLYOKE: It is with great sadness that the family of John J. Gajowy Jr. announce his passing following a brief illness on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at the age of 71. John was born in Holyoke, MA on June 6th 1949. He was predeceased by his parents John and Lena (Rivest) Gajowy and his sister Linda (Hackett) Holt.
John worked for Dion and Son Floor contractors of Hadley MA for many years until he retired in 2013. He was an accomplished carpenter and took great pride in his craftmanship. He was a spiritual person and prayed daily for all those he knew.
Uncle Johnny will be dearly missed by his nieces, Dawn Cadigan, Lana Parent, Kim Marino and Jody Wohlers along with their families. His memory will be cherished by his devoted friend Lauren Hennessey and her daughter Laila. John is survived by many cousins and friends. He will be fondly remembered by all as “The kindest and most caring person one could know."
The funeral will be held on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 10:30am from the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street followed by a Mass at 11:00am at Our Lady of the Cross Church, Holy Cross Avenue, both in Holyoke. Burial will follow in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery, South Hadley. Calling hours will be held prior to the funeral from 9:00am to 10:30am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John’s memory to May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities 8 Capital Dr, West Springfield, MA 01089.
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