WORCESTER Henry J. Borowy, 85, of Worcester, died peacefully Tuesday, January 13, 2009 in his sleep surrounded by his loving family. His wife of 51 years, Shirley A. (Mulrain) Borowy died in May 2007.
He leaves two sons, Joseph A. Borowy, Sr., and his wife Mary of Auburn and Peter J. Borowy and his wife Kim of Brooklyn, Ct., two daughters, Mary Chaparro of Worcester and Elizabeth Eisnor and her husband David of Worcester; a brother, Thaddeus J. Borowy of Worcester; a sister, Jane C. Sliwoski of Charlton; eight grandchildren, Jaime, Jeremy, Joseph, Paul, Joshua, Rosemary, Caitlin and Rose, eight great-grandchildren, Zachary, Jacob, Jeffrey, Damian, Hailey, Anthony, Kayla and Riley and many nephews, nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters, Michael P. and Chester J. Borowy and Stasia L. Lysiak and Maryanna Sot. He was born in Worcester, a son of Stanislaw and Josephine (Podolak) Borowy and lived here all his life.
Mr. Borowy was a mold maker 30 years for Crompton & Knowles Co., Worcester. After Crompton & Knowles closed he worked at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for 10 years and then retired.
He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Marine Corps [3rd] Raider Battalion. He was a rifle marksman and pistol sharpshooter and was awarded the Honorable Service and USMC Lapel Button. He served in the Pacific and participated in action against the enemy at Gaudalcanal. Henry was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, the Polish Naturalization and Independent Club, Southworks Post 3657 Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a life member of Knights of Columbus, Alhambra Council 88.
The funeral will be held on Saturday January 17 from Henry-Dirsa Funeral Home, 33 Ward St, with a Mass at 10:30 am in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 34 Ward St. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours in the funeral home are Friday, January 16 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Massachusetts Veterans Shelter, 69 Grove St, Worcester, Ma, 01605.