Andrew Pavlovich

WEST SPRINGFIELD: Andrew Pavlovich , 85, of West Springfield died Friday in Mercy Medical Center. He was born in Westfield on January 17, 1929 the son of the late Michael and Mary Pavlovich, attended the former Westfield Trade School and was a graduate of Western New England College with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering. Andrew was an Army veteran stationed in Germany for four years. He was employed at the former Precision Tool Co. of Westfield. He and his brother John were the owners of the former Cogswell Manufacturing of Agawam. He was most recently employed at Whalley Precision in Southwick. Andrew was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Springfield, was a member of the Sokol Slovak Gymnastics League, the Knights of Columbus, the Nocturnal Adoration Society, the Passionist Monastery Retreat League , and a member and supporter of the United Commercial Travelers. He was recently made a lifetime member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Andrew was an avid reader and loyal fan of the New England sports teams. He doted on his grandchildren, and was an old school jack of all trades and could fix almost anything. Andrew was predeceased by his wife Margaret, sister Mary Hartford and brother Michael. He is survived by a son Joseph and his wife Barbara, of Northampton, a brother John of West Springfield, two granddaughters, Kimberly and Meredith, several nieces and nephews and his beloved cat Romeo. His funeral will be held on Thursday from the Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad St, Westfield at 9am followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Thomas the Apostle Church , 47 Pine St., West Springfield at 10am.Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Westfield. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4pm until 7pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the United Commercial Travelers, payable to UCT Charities,1801 Watermark Dr., Suite 100,Columbus, Ohio,43215 or online at

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