Leonard M. 'Ski' Buzinski

December 28, 1926 - January 4, 2014
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Leonard M. Buzinski, 87, of Indian Orchard, Massachusetts, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, entered into rest on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at home. Lenny was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA to the late Frank Buzinski and Anna (Revitt) Buzinski.

He attended Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Lenny joined the US Navy in 1944 and was assigned to his first ship, the USS Beatty. He served on this ship until June, 1946. He then moved to Springfield, Mass. to work for the railroad. In 1949 he reenlisted in the US Navy and served on the USS Purdy, as the ship’s storekeeper. Returning to Springfield, Mass. he managed a series of gas stations for over 35 years, having worked for Bolduc’s Gulf in Indian Orchard, and for Pride Stations. Most recently he was a crossing guard for the Springfield School District, before retiring two years ago. Lenny enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews in the Catskills at Buzinstock.

Lenny is survived by his sister-in-law, Rita P. Buzinski, Wilkes-Barre, PA, godson, William J. and wife, Linda Buzinski, Stafford, VA, niece, Pat Dardano, North Reading, Mass, niece, Nancy, and husband Ray Klosko, Mountaintop, PA, nephew, Robert Buzinski, Norristown, PA. nephew Walter Buzinski Jr., Laflin, PA, nephew, Gregory, and wife, Edie Buzinski, West Pittston, PA, nephew James Buzinski, Los Angeles, CA, niece, Barbara (Buzinski) , and husband Gordie Jones, Lititz, PA, nephew, Paul and wife, Jackie Buzinski, NYC, as well as several grand nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Albert Buzinski, William Buzinski, Walter A. Buzinski, and Anthony Buzinski.

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Funeral services celebrating his life will be Saturday January 11, 2014 at 10 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home 64 Sewall St. Ludlow. Msgr. Homer P. Gosselin will preside.

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
421 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA 1129

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64 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA 1056


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Born: December 28, 1926
Died: January 4, 2014

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Jackie and Paul Buzinski posted on 1/6/14

We lost a beloved family member, trusted friend, outstanding citizen, an honored veteran and a good man. Uncle Lenny, you will always be in our hearts and minds. We will continue to love you and honor your memory. Jackie and Paul Buzinski


Kelly Norwalt posted on 1/6/14

Uncle Lenny...you well be so very missed. I really will miss your gentle and kind spirit. Love you, Kelly Ann


Barb Jones posted on 1/7/14

Uncle Lenny was a warm, wonderful man. He was very content with his life, and enjoyed our family reunions in the Catskills. He was our family's Santa for many years, providing funds for my parents to get the 7 kids gifts at Christmas when times were tough. I will miss our talks about school closings and bad weather, being a teacher myself. He enjoyed his days as a crossing guard which he did for many years. RIP Uncle Lenny, I love you!! Barb


Amy posted on 1/8/14

Uncle Lenny, Every single memory I have of you, you are smiling! You had a great life and your family will miss you dearly. Love, Amy


Linda Buzinski posted on 1/8/14

Uncle Lenny, the sun always shined through you. Your smile is forever in my heart. You treated me as one of your own. Many great memories with you will never be forgotten. You were my very first dinner guest when we lived on Washington street. For years you said it was the best meal you ever had. Many, many years later you admitted my meatballs were like hockey pucks. I love you very much and I will truly miss you.


Billy Buzinski posted on 1/9/14

Uncle Lenny your beautiful personality and spirit will be missed by not just the family but everyone you have touched throughout your life. You are one of the people that would always bring a smile to my face no matter how things were. I have great memories of from 13 Flick Street when I was younger and the Buzinski get togethers would take place :) I will miss seeing you sitting there in your chair next to the Bean Bag field, during BUZINSTOCK, with a nice cold fresh one rooting for us to beat Uncle Greg and Gordie during bean bags. One of my favorite memories is when you and Grandpa would give directions. It was genuine and full of comedy that you might not have realized. I love you and will miss you dearly Uncle Len!!!!! Love Billy Joe


Karrley posted on 1/9/14

Uncle Lenny, I didn't get to spend a lot of personal time with you, but I cherish every moment I did have with you. Loved seeing your smiling face at Buzinstock. I never once saw you frown, mad, or upset. You are the happiest guy I know. I've never met someone who had the positive outlook on life like you did. I will love you and miss you every single day. Tell everyone up there in Heaven I said, hi and keep an eye on us. Love you, Karrley


Pat Dardano posted on 1/10/14

How sad to learn of Uncle Lenny's passing. That generation of 5 brothers has come full circle with Uncle Lenny being the last to pass on at the age of 87 years. I remember more of him during the earlier years. He was resilient and knew how to enjoy life. Pat


Amy posted on 1/11/14

Uncle Lenny, Every single memory I have of you, you are smiling. You had a great life and your family will miss you dearly. Love Amy