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Michael Kreminec

March 21, 2006
Michael Kreminec
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Michael Kreminec, 86, of Chicopee, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2006, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Ukraine on May 6, 1919, he was the son of Dmitri and Maria (Burko) Kreminec. During WWII, Michael was held in a labor camp in Germany where he met his future wife, the former Anna Bersyn, and they were married on June 17,1945. When the camps were liberated, Michael and his wife immigrated to America arriving on March 21, 1949. They originally settled in Holyoke and spent 10 years there before moving to Chicopee. Mr. Kreminec worked for Dreikorn’s Bakery for over 30 years as head mechanic of the maintenance department before retiring in 1984. He was also an active member of St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ludlow, Ma. Michael was the beloved husband of 60 years to Anna (Bersyn) Kreminec; a loving father to Olga Desorcy and her husband Alfred of Southampton, Mary Patryn and her husband Bruce of Springfield, NY, Natalie Wichkowsky and her partner James Nadle of Chicopee, Paul Kreminec and his wife Kathy of Chicopee and his late son-in-law Joseph Wichkowsky; a dear brother to Wasyl, Vladik, Stefka and Katherine, all of Ukraine, and the late Ilko, Sophia and Anna; a cherished grandfather of 9 and great-grandfather of 7. He was a devoted husband and father who loved his faith, his family and his garden. Funeral services are on Saturday morning at 9:00am from the Ludlow Funeral Home with Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 in St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church followed by burial in St. Aloysius Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 5-8pm with Panakhyda services at 7pm.  

Donation's may be made in Michael's memory to St. Peter and Paul's Ukranian Catholic Church 45 Newbury St. Ludlow, MA. 01056

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