WESTFIELD – Michael J. Risko, 51, of Westfield died Sunday, December 16, 2012 in Boston Medical Center. He was born in Westfield on May 17, 1961 to James and Carole (Malec) Risko.
Michael was a 1980 graduate of Westfield Vocational High School where he learned carpentry. He enjoyed following sports such as NASCAR Racing, the New England Patriots and motorcycle racing.
He leaves his mother, Carole (Malec) Risko of Westfield; three daughters, Jennifer Risko, Crystal Hughes and Kayla Hughes all of Westfield; a sister, Audrey Smith of Rumford, RI and a brother, Paul Risko of Westfield. He also leaves a granddaughter, Kaylee Sherwin; two nieces, Lindsey Smith and Jessica Chisholm and a nephew, Aaron Smith. Michael was predeceased by his father, James Risko in 2005.
The funeral will be Friday, December 21, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. from Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street, Westfield, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s National Catholic Church, with burial to follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Michael’s memory be made to St. Joseph’s Church Building Fund, 73 Main Street, Westfield, MA 01085.