DUDLEY — Henry “Hank” V. Zielinski, 74, of Dudley-Southbridge Road, Dudley, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 14, in his home.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Hope E. (Milner) Zielinski of Dudley; five children, David H. Zielinski of Thompson, Conn., Christine L. Plaza and her husband Mark of Thompson, Conn., Lisa M. Stanley and her husband Richard of North Kingstown, RI, Jamie P. Zielinski of Sorrento, Fla., and Jody M. Zielinski of Neptune City, NJ; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his brother, Richard A. Zielinski who died in 2014. He was born in Webster, son of the late Valentine and Anita (Rock) Zielinski, and lived in Webster before moving to Dudley 35 years ago. He graduated from Bartlett High School in Webster in 1962 and received his bachelor’s degree from Nichols College in Dudley.
Mr. Zielinski was a truck driver for American Stone Mix in Oxford for 27 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Oxford, where he also served as a lay Eucharistic minister, lay reader, and was very involved with the healing ministry. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, watching football and baseball, cooking, and spending time with his family.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 19, at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Garden of Peace in Webster. Calling hours are Sunday, August 18, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, 3 Columbus Circle, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10019.