Methuen — Chester "Chet" John Wizboski, 75, of Methuen and formerly of North Reading and Lynn, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Bernadette (Elliott) Wizboski, to whom he was married for 47 years.
Born in Lynn on January 31, 1939, he was the son of the late Chester P. and Johanna (Andrulonis) Wizboski. Chet was educated in Lynn schools and graduated from Lynn Classical High School. He then earned his associate degree in labor relations and his bachelor's degree in business administration from Northeastern University, where he graduated cum laude. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division. He worked as a vice president at Port Services, Inc., for 26 years. Prior to that, he was a foreman for General Electric, where he helped assemble aircraft engines. Chet loved Walt Disney World, and also had a love for cooking, often experimenting in preparing different cuisines. He also loved being a father and spending quality time with his whole family.
Chet will be deeply missed by his wife, Bernadette; his five children, Chester "Chet" John Wizboski Jr. and his wife, Stephanie, of Townsend, Francis J. Wizboski and his wife, Maria, of Methuen, Bernadette Haidaczuk of Methuen, Wayne J. Wizboski and his wife, Hollie, of Hudson, N.H., and John D. Wizboski of Methuen; 11 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; his dog, Meadow; and his 21-year-old cat, Mittens.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends will honor and celebrate Chet's life by gathering for calling hours at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence Street, Methuen, on Wednesday, February 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, at 11 a.m., at St. Monica's Church in Methuen. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen.
Memorial contributions may be made in Chet's honor to the International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Dr., Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607.
For directions, or to send a condolence to Chet's family, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com, or on Facebook at Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wizboski family.