OBITUARY: Stanley Dancewicz, Jr., 79

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Stanley Dancewicz, Jr., “Stan”, age 79, of Wilmington, passed away on August 18, 2022, at the Kaplan House in Danvers.

Stan was born on April 22, 1943, in Lynn, MA; he was the son of the late Stanley and Mary (Krzywicki) Dancewicz. He was raised in Lynn and graduated from Lynn Classical with the Class of 1960.

Stan married the love of his life, Joan Marie (Dore) Dancewicz on September 14, 1963; they settled in Wilmington, where they raised their three children, Stanley III, Joseph, and Kathleen. Stan was a “hands on” dad who enjoyed spending time with his children. He took them on many road trips to the family cottage in Maine where they enjoyed spending time together swimming in the lake, picking blueberries, getting penny candy, and going to the amusement park. They also enjoyed vacations with the family camper. Stan enjoyed many camping trips through the years while he was an active Scout Leader and served as Scout Master for Troop 63.

Stan went to work at General Electric for about 20 years before opening his own restaurant, Depot Coffee Shop in Rockport. He commuted from Wilmington to Rockport seven days a week, never missing a day. Stan enjoyed conversations with his “regulars” and worked hard to make sure the restaurant ran smoothly. He opened a second store, Sports Cards & Posters in Peabody, where he could share his love of collectibles and memorabilia.

Stan was a devoted husband; he enjoyed bringing Joan roses & fresh flowers, traveling, going on cruises, and having fun at the casinos with her.

In his spare time, Stan loved to work in his garden; his homemade raspberry jam and relish were family favorites. He also loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Stan was the beloved husband of Joan M. (Dore) Dancewicz, devoted father of Stanley Dancewicz, III, of Wilmington, Joseph Dancewicz & his wife Celia of Wilmington and Kathleen Molina & her husband Vincent of Lowell, loving “Dziadza” of Allison Stevens & her husband P.J., Stanley Dancewicz, IV, Michael Dancewicz, Zachary Dancewicz and Aaron Dancewicz, dear brother of Marilyn Halmen & her husband John of Rockport and the late Eleanor Dancewicz. He was also a wonderful uncle to many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and leaves behind several other family members and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, August 23rd from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Stanley’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

Stanley Dancewicz, Jr.

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