Alfred J. "Fred" Pelczarski

Died: Wed., Apr. 3, 2019

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Providence, RI – Alfred (“Fred”) Pelczarski, 89, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 3, 2019.  He was the husband of Jane (Iwanski) Pelczarski for 60 years.
     He was born and lived his entire life in New Bedford.  He was the son of the late Jozef and Zofia (Jamrogrewicz) Pelczarski, and the brother of the late John and Stanley Pelczarski.
     He was a graduate of Alliance College in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania.  During the Korean Conflict, he served in an army medical unit in Germany.  He had a distinguished career as an insurance investigator for Fireman’s Fund and several other large insurance companies.  For most of his life, he was a communicant of St. Casimir’s Church.
     In addition to his wife, he leaves a daughter, Attorney Karen Pelczarski, and her husband Richard Field; a son, Michael Pelczarski, and his wife Maureen (Gallagher) Pelczarski; and two grandchildren, Julia and Nikolai Pelczarski.
     He enjoyed following world events, playing the stock market, boating on Narragansett Bay on his children’s boats, spending time with his cherished wife and family, and being “Dziadziu” to his beloved grandchildren.  He will be remembered for his talkative, gregarious nature, and his keen intellect.
     The funeral will be private.  Donations in his name may be sent to the Nativity Preparatory School of New Bedford, 66 Spring Street, New Bedford, MA 02740.
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Chris Field and Mary Corry
   Posted Fri April 05, 2019
We picked this poem to speak to Fred's love of boating with his family on Narragansett Bay and beyond.

Love Chris and Mary

I am standing on the seashore, a ship sails in the morning breeze and starts for the ocean.
She is an object of beauty and I stand watching her till at last she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says: "She is gone."
Gone from my sight that is all.
She is just as large in the masts, hull and spars as she was when I saw her, and just as able to bear her load of living freight to its destination.
The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me, not in her, and just at the moment when someone at my side says,
"She is gone"
there are others who are watching her coming, and other voices take up a glad shout:
"There she comes!"

Roxanne Sicard
   Posted Sun April 07, 2019
Karen and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Keep thinking of the many wonderful memories you have, and I'm sure they will bring a smile to your face.
God Bless,

Theresa Lucas
   Posted Sun April 07, 2019
You do not know me, but I can empathize with your loss.

Fred was one of my mentors at FFIC. I left nursing and was hired by the company. Fred made my transition easier to handle. He told me I could ask him anything at any time. Knowing him and learning from him, is a highlight of my career.

Please accept my condolences for your loss. He was a truly exceptional person.

Ann (Bodzioch) Robinson
   Posted Mon April 08, 2019
My deepest condolences to you, your Mom and Michael on the loss of your father. So many good memories, both growing up and more recently when your parents visited mine on the Cape. May your Dad rest in peace; you now have an Angel by name.

Philip and Eileen Griffin
   Posted Tue April 09, 2019
Jane and family:

We were sorry to read that Fred has passed away. We have fond memories of spending time with you and Fred. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.

Phil and Eileen

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