North Oxford - Chester (Czeslovas) V. Sinkis, age 90 passed away on December 23, 2020 from complications related to pnemonia at his home in No. Oxford, MA with a family member by his side. He was born in Sakiai, Lithuania on October 14, 1930.
He leaves his sons Stephen Sinkis of E. Brookfield, Mark Sinkis and wife Carol of No. Oxford, Chester Sinkis of Brookfield, and David C. Sinkis of Terrell, TX (formerly N. Oxford, MA) who passed away in 2013, and his daughters Debra Wyszynski and husband Konrad of Oxford, Donna Korp and husband Arthur of Worcester, Cathy Laskowski and husband Benjamin of Webster, Barbara (Bonnie) Harden and husband John of Dudley, Laurie Baarda and husband Richard of Webster and Kim Brassard of Leominster, and his grandchildren Michael Wyszynski who passed away in 1997, Justin Wyszynski, Kristin Santerre, Meagan Brousseau, Stevie Sinkis, Chelsea Korp, Tiffany Rivera, Matthew Laskowski, Brian Harden, Kevin Harden, Nicole Baarda, Danielle Baarda, Lindsey Baarda, Jacklyn Los, Davie Sinkis, Dean Brassard, Mandy Brassard, and 16 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 68 years Barbara L. (Petit) Sinkis, his parents Kunigunda (Pinkus) and Gustaf Sinkis, his brothers Algirdas Sinkis of Oxford, MA and Benas Sinkis of Auburn, MA, his mother in-law and father in-law Archie and Lois (Hartley) Petit of Worcester, and brother in-laws Phillip, Robert and Allen Petit, sister-in-laws Marie and Carleen Petit and leaves his sister-in laws Shirley Sinkis of Oxford, Deborah Sinkis of Auburn and Eileen and Paula Petit of Worcester and his brother in-law Richard Petit of Auburn. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, other relatives and loving friends.
On January 1, 1950 Chester, his mother and two younger brother arrived at Ellis Island, NY on the General C H Muir ship. They left Lithuania with just two suitcases in their possession with hopes of starting a better life in Amercia. The next day they moved to Worcester, MA and he proudly accepted his first job on that day. While living in Worcester he met his loving wife Barbara and they married on July 4, 1953. He proudly accomplished his goal of becoming a US citizen on June 6, 1969 and on this date he changed his first name to from Czeslovas to Chester.
He had numerous jobs throughout his career, at Crompton Knowles and Dapol Plastic he was a machinist, was a truck driver for Narragansett Beer and Atlas Distributing and was a member of the Teamsters Local Union 170. He also enjoyed bartending and cooking for events at the Texas Club, the Singletary Rod and Gun and Maironis Park. After retiring he and Barbara enjoyed many years camping at Lake Dean campground spending time with family and friends, having cookouts, sitting by the campfire listening to music, and sitting by the beach. Then they relocated to No. Fort Myers FL, and enjoyed several years making new friends, enjoyed senior activities and having family visit them there. They moved back home to Oxford where they have enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
His children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and relatives were his pride and joy. He enjoyed cooking, family cookouts, listening to music, spending time at the lake and ocean, loved dancing and going to events that had Polka music.
When restrictions for larger gatherings are lifted, there will be a private burial service for Chester and Barbara and also a Celebration of Life luncheon for family and friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dudley Tri Valley Elder Care Services and Meals on Wheels services at https://www.trivalleyinc.org/.
To all of the staff at Tri Valley and Independent Home Care, especially the PCA staff, housekeepers and volunteers that delivered the Meals on Wheels for my father, our family thanks you for your support and loving compassionate services. Our family would also like to express our gratitude and appreciation to Terri Mannila and her staff Donna McGrath, MaryEllen Emmy and especially Monica Lawson. We cannot thank you enough for the loving compassionate care you provided to our father. He received the most loving care on a daily basis which helped improved the quality of his life until his last day. Chester adored these ladies and would always thank them and tell them how beautiful they are.
The Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School St., Webster, MA has been entrusted with his arrangements.
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