LENKIEWICZ, John S.- Of Chelsea, April 16th. Devoted son of the late Stanislaus and Antoinette (Szczubelek) Lenkiewicz. Beloved brother of Jean Guilmette and Edward Lenkiewicz, Sr. both of Chelsea and the late Stella Badessa, Stephanie Lenkiewicz, Alice Lenkiewicz and Anthony Lenkiewicz. Loving uncle of Paula Lenkiewicz and Edward Lenkiewicz, Jr. both of Chelsea, Joyce Dabene of Weymouth, Alfred Guilmette of Chelsea and the late Carolyne Toth and great uncle of Nicole and Paul Dabene. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, CHELSEA on Monday, April 23rd at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea at 10 o'clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home on Sunday from 4-7 PM. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Retired 20 year employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States Army Veteran of WWII, life member of the Revere American Legion, Saugus Everett Lodge of Elks, PAV Post, Polish Political Club and Chelsea Yacht Club.
Born in Chelsea to the late Stanislaus and Antoinette Lenkiewicz over 96 years ago, John passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital early Monday morning. A lifelong Chelsea resident, recently was receiving supportive care at the Leonard Florence Center for Living on Admirals Hill. Enlisting in the United States Army and assigned to the Air Corp. wing, he spent his active time overseas as a Gunner 911 marksman. Receiving schooling both here and overseas, John began his career as a school teacher in both the Chelsea and Everett Public School System. Eventually, he transitioned in later years to working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where he would responsible for recommending parcels of land for acquisition purchases for the Commonwealth that would equate to the scope of the project involved. As a strong minded Republican yet the consummate gentleman, his advice on many subjects was always sought by friend and foe.