GRANVILLE – James M. Augustyniak age 67, (1954-2022) devoted husband of the late Constance (Kinanis) Augustyniak, died June 6, 2022, at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield.
James was born on October 13, 1954, in Springfield, MA, son of the late James M. and Leocadia (Janisieski) Augustyniak. Prior to his retirement James worked in food distribution, having driven trucks and retiring from Sweet Life after 20 years of service; but also having driven trucks for Empire Beef Trucking, and B&H (Webster) Trucking.
In addition to his wife who died on October 15, 2012, and his parents; he was also preceded by his fur baby “Minnie” who died on July 4, 2021. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but he adored his three grandchildren, Olivia Cook of Granville, MA, Jayda Correa of West Springfield, MA and Jonathan Ortiz of Florida.
In addition to his grandchildren, James leaves his special surrogate daughters and care givers, Ashley Cook and her husband Steve, of Granville, MA, Jacqueline “Jackie” Cotto Correa and her husband Jaime, of Springfield, MA; his best friends Bob Randall of Enfield, CT, Cheryl Baron Marrewa and her husband Stan of West Springfield.
Calling hours are from 6:00PM-8:00PM on Monday, June 13, 2022, in the Southwick Forastiere Funeral & Cremation, 624 College Highway, Southwick. A funeral home service will take place at 10:00AM, on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Route 20, Russell Road, Huntington, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Holyoke Soldier’s Home, PO Box, 1338, Holyoke, MA 010041 or online at [email protected].
“People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered: forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies: succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you: be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone may destroy overnight: build anyway. If you find happiness, others may be jealous: be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow: do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough: give the world the best you have anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them. “