Holland-Frank L. Antonovitch, 79, of Old County Rd. passed away after a long illness on July 16, 2009. Born in Ware, MA on September 22, 1929, he was the son of the late Leon and Anna (Janik) Antonovitch.
Frank has lived in Holland since 1955, previously residing in Belchertown. He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Marine Corps. Frank was President of the Council on Aging in Holland for a couple years and was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.
He was a communicant of St. Christopher's Church and very active in church activities. In recent years he was especially fond of time spent with the Morning Group at the church. He retired as a lineman from the telephone company after 34 years of employment.
Frank was predeceased by his wife Mary Lou (Campion) in 1985 along with his son David in 2003. He will be greatly missed by his daughter Jean Antonovitch of Holland and a son Peter of Litchfield, NH. He also leaves a grandson Jake as well as a sister Anna Donovan and brother Stanley Antonovitch both of Belchertown.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Beers & Story Palmer Funeral Home, 1475 N.Main St. (Rte 20). Friends and family may gather at the funeral home Monday at 9:00 a.m. to process to St. Christopher's Church for a 10:00 a.m. Mass. Burial will follow in Holland Cemetery.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Mary Lou Antonovitch Scholarship Fund, c/o Barbara Brogan at Tantasqua Regional H.S., 320 Brookfield Rd., Fiskdale, MA 01518.
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