Alexander V. Staniewicz

February 8th, 2017

Alexander V. “Al” Staniewicz, age 92, of Wilmington, passed away on February 8, 2017 at Care One Wilmington.

Al was born on October 17, 1924 in Cambridge, MA; he was the cherished son of the late Benjamin and Apolonia “Pauline” (Baginski) Staniewicz. Al was raised in a large, loving family in East Cambridge and graduated from Ringe High School with the Class of 1942.

Following his graduation from high school, Al went on to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy. He was tutored for most of his college education and earned his degree from Mass. College of Pharmacy. Al went to work as a Pharmaceutical sales rep for Massingil/Beecham for many years.

In 1975, Al opened Silver Lake Pharmacy where he owned and operated the store for more than 25 years. Al enjoyed owning the business; the store was a very busy place and a famous Wilmington landmark. Al went above and beyond as the “town pharmacist”; he treated everyone like family and went out of his way to help others. Al greeted everyone with a big smile and a friendly “hello” as soon as you walked into the store. Al loved his very busy work schedule, building friendships with his regular customers and serving the Wilmington community with all their pharmaceutical needs. In 1999, was ready to retire and sold the pharmacy.

In his spare time, Al enjoyed taking driving trips all over. He loved to go sightseeing; one of his favorite trips was to Franconia Notch, as well as his special trips to Foxwoods. Al was very interested in history and spent time reading about anything to do with the subject. He loved to watch most Boston sports; he would watch the Celtics and Red Sox, but the Patriots were by far his favorite. Luckily, Al was able to watch this year’s Super Bowl game before his passing.

Al is the dear companion of the late Mary Ratchford, former husband of the late Lorraine M. (Shackford) Staniewicz, devoted father of Gail Trask & her husband Steve of Nashua, NH, Brian Staniewicz of Burlington, the late Paul Staniewicz of Methuen and the late Sandy “Vic” Staniewicz of Jupiter, FL, loving “Grampy” of Derek Buzzotta, Jesse Buzzotta, Douglas Staniewicz and Jillian Garborino & her husband Michael, great-grandfather of Douglas Caden, cherished son of the late Benjamin and Apolonia “Pauline” (Baginski) Staniewicz, dear brother of Alfred Staniewicz of Belmont, the late Stanley Staniewicz, Frank Staniewicz, Josephine Staniewicz and Stephanie Clark. Al is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, February 11th from 10:30-12:30 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:30 p.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Al’s name may be made to TILL, Inc., 20 Eastbrook Road, Dedham, MA 02026.


5 Entries in Guest Book for “Alexander V. Staniewicz”

  1. Bonne Amico says:

    Gail and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and my prayers are with you since I cannot be there.


  2. Connie Morgan says:

    Gail and family
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He had a very good life and is now at peace.

  3. Vita Marie (Sinopoli) Graham says:

    Ric and I are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing him in the neighborhood and talking with him.
    Vita and Ric Graham

  4. Gail Mellino says:

    Gail and family,
    I enjoyed working for your dad years ago at the pharmacy, he was such a nice guy. I was recently chatting with coworkers about what a small world it is and how you run into people when you least expect it and used Al and Mary as an example when I ran into them in the late 80’s at the Las Vegas airport. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Gail Mellino

  5. Arleen Perrotti-Harris says:

    I was fortunate enough to know Al…..I met him when he owned the pharmacy and later when I located my gift basket shop to his building, I became friends with both he and Mary. They were really a sweet couple. Al was such a gentleman…kind and always had a smile when I saw him. I enjoyed visited them both at Al’s house and I felt very bad when Mary passed away…Al and I kept in touch even though I moved to FL 11 years ago. He was a good man and will be missed…but I am sure Mary is happy to have him in heaven with her…His daughter was kind enough to let me know of his passing in a beautiful letter With Sympathy Arleen & Bill, Marco Island, FL

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