Peter P. Piascik

  • Born: October 19, 1919
  • Died: September 14, 2016
  • Location: Worcester, Massachusetts

Henry-Dirsa Funeral Service

33 Ward St
Worcester, MA 01610

Tel. (508) 756-8346

Tribute & Message From The Family

Peter P. Piascik, 96, of Worcester, died peacefully Sept. 14, 2016 with family by his side. His wife, Dorothea J. (Arell) Piascik died in 1973.
He leaves a son, Stephen P. Piascik and his wife Deborah of West Warwick, RI., three daughters, Shirley J. Zifcak of Uxbridge; Sharon J. Hoeg and her husband Bruce of Lakeville and Susan J. Niddrie and her husband David of Worcester with whom he made his home, seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Alexander and two sisters, Irene Wolanski and Rita Chesna. He was born in Worcester, a son of the late Alexander and Sophie (Wlodkowski) Piascik and has lived here all of his life.
Mr. Piascik was a cabinet maker many years for multiple companies, most recently Iaccarino & Sons from where he retired. He graduated from Worcester Boy's Trade High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving as a Sergeant in the 9th Defense Battalion in the Pacific Theater in World War II. Peter was an active member of St. Stephen's Church where he was also an Altar server and Eucharistic Minister. In addition, Peter was a member of many Catholic groups and societies, including the Legion of Mary, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Passionist Retreat League. Woodworking was not just his profession but was truly his passion in life, and was always willing to help friends and relatives with any project. As an expression of his faith and his passion, Peter handmade several Jubilee Year 2000 crosses for churches in the Diocese of Worcester. Finally and most importantly, his favorite thing was spending time with his family, friends and neighbors.
The funeral will be held on Saturday Sept. 17, 2016 from HENRY-DIRSA FUNERAL HOME, 33 Ward St, with a Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Stephen's Church, 357 Grafton St. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours in the funeral home are Friday Sept. 16, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen's Restoration Fund, 16 Hamilton St., Worcester, MA., 01604.


Condolence & Memory Journal

RIP, Uncle and Godfather Pete. I remember fondly your visits at Christmas with a gift in tow. Always a gentleman and a joy to be around. Sending out prayers to your family.

Posted by Janice Baniukiewicz Stickles - Family   October 19, 2016

I had no idea of your passing until today (9/29/16). I wish you eternal peace in heaven. Someday we'll meet again! Grandpa Pete: I will forever be thankful for my time with you, when I was child, playing in your back yard and making "Mud Burgers"! I've always keep prayers in my heart for the family. My prayers and condolences to the rest of the family! With sympathy and prayers, Donna

Posted by Donna Zifcak-Hardy - Douglas, MA   September 29, 2016


We love & miss you Dad!

Posted by Susie & David Niddrie - Worcester, MA   September 19, 2016

I am so very sorry to learn of Peter's passing. He was such a good friend to my Dad-Martin Kelley and an inspiration to all who knew him. My prayers to all of Peter's family.

Posted by Marion Papetti - Auburn, MA   September 18, 2016

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
┬ęCopyright 1998

Posted by Lucille and Harry Worley - Worcester, MA   September 17, 2016

Steve & Family,
May Gods Peace & Comfort be with you.

Ellen Cottle

Posted by Ellen Dalbeck - Worcester, MA - Acquaintance   September 16, 2016

Thinking of you , sorry for your loss!
Love Pat

Posted by Patricia George - Worcester, MA   September 16, 2016

Shirley & family,
I remember Peter being a sensitive and caring man, and having read his obituary, it is clear that he really cared about others. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Posted by Jack Tivnan    September 16, 2016

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by BILL LAVERTY - WORCESTER, MA   September 16, 2016

No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing Pete is now resting peacefully. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Larry & Tina Black - Barre, MA   September 16, 2016

On behalf of my dad, Ken, we are so sorry for your loss. Peter was a dear friend to dad for all these years. He was loved and will be missed. We send our warmest sympathy at your time of loss

Posted by Ken Flanders - Worcester, MA   September 16, 2016