Stanley Anuszewski, 97, World War II Air Force Veteran

stanley_anuszewskiStanley Anuszewski, 97, died on Sunday, Nov. 27, at Wingate Haverhill, where he had lived for the last four years. A lifelong resident of Haverhill, Anuszewski was born May 10, 1919 to Polish immigrants Franciszek and Magdalena (Wos) Anuszewski.

A graduate of Haverhill High School, he was a proud member of the Greatest Generation, serving in the United States Army Air Force from 1941 to 1945 in North Africa and Italy. Upon his return, Anuszewski began a career as a jewelry and fine giftware salesman, working at Bigelow Kennard Fine Jewelry in Boston's Back Bay, and then as a representative of Webster Silversmiths of Attleboro, serving New England and upstate New York. He had many interests, including politics, sports, automobiles, military history, music and following the stock market. A man of deep faith, he was a member of All Saints Parish and a member of the former St. Michael's Church. In the 1940s and 1950s, Anuszewski was a member of Haverhill's Holy Name Choir. A benefactor to many Polish and Catholic organizations, in 1974 he was proud to be named Man of the Year for his contributions to St. Mary's High School, the parish school of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church of Worcester.

In addition to his parents, Anuszewski was predeceased by his siblings, brother T. Edward Anuszewski and his wife Janina, and sisters Mary (Anuszewski) Sheehan and her husband Richard and Sophie (Anuszewski) Adams and her husband Frank. He leaves 10 nieces and nephews, including his caregivers Mark Sheehan and his wife Elaine and Nancy Adams and her husband Paul Bergeron, all of Haverhill, and Richard Sheehan and his wife Carole of Moody Beach, Maine, Cynthia Adams, and Patricia (Adams) Whalen and her husband David, all of Cambridge, Kathleen (Sheehan) Casey and her husband William of Atkinson, N.H., Jean (Anuszewski) Cooper of Skaneateles, N.Y., Jerome Sheehan and his wife Donna of Plaistow, N.H., and Thomas Anuszewski and his wife Kathleen and Robert Anuszewski and his wife Kathy, all of Kennebunkport, Maine; 17  grand nieces and nephews and a growing number of great-grand nieces and nephews.

The family thanks the staff at Wingate Haverhill and Compassus Hospice that provided care and support to Stanley in the last years of his life.

A period of visitation takes place Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill. His funeral follows at 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 at All Saints Parish, 120 Bellevue Ave., Haverhill. Burial, with military honors, follow in the family plot at St. Patrick's Cemetery. As an avid reader all his life, Anuszewski requested that, in lieu of flowers, those wishing could make a memorial contribution to Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St., Haverhill, MA 01830.