WEBSTER — Martin “Marty” Bania, 65, died Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
Marty was born December 16, 1955 in Katowice, Poland. He and his family moved to the U.S. in 1961 at 5 years old. He was always proud of his Polish heritage. He attended St. Mary’s High School in Worcester and then Clark University, graduating in 1977. Later he completed his MBA in Business & Economics also from Clark University. In 1985, he opened his printing company, MBI Graphics & Printing, located in Southbridge. It was there that he’d meet his future wife, Jane Bacon. They married on June 19, 1993 and settled in Oxford.
The Banias moved to Webster in 2014 after selling their home in Oxford. While Marty had many joys in life, one of his favorites was spending time with his family on Webster Lake and their new home was the perfect place to entertain.
Marty achieved many athletic accolades in basketball and baseball in Worcester, including being inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.
Survivors include his wife, Jane (Bacon) Bania, of Webster; daughter, Kristen Bania and significant other, Mike Najjar, of Melrose; stepdaughter, Heather Wilson and husband, Mike, of Charlton; stepson Jason Harty and wife, Kelsey, of Harrison, NJ; three grandchildren, Sean, Evan and Liam Wilson of Charlton; one sister, Grace Heenan, of Webster; two nephews, Jeff Heenan, Matt Heenan and wife, Alisa; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Myrtle and Roger Bacon of Oxford
Marty was preceded in death by his parents, Mitchell and Catherine Bania.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions and condolences can be made on our GoFundMe page at https://gofund.me/71b8efbf.
Due to COVID-19, celebration of life service will be postponed to a later date. Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.