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Theodore J. Pricenski

Theodore J. Pricenski, 90, of Upper River Road, Ipswich, husband of Anastasia V. (Kaszuba) Pricenski, died early Saturday January 19, 2008 in the Beverly Hospital following his extended illness.

Born in Bridgeport, CT October 5, 1917, he was the son of John and Florence (Grzymala) Pricenski. He was raised in Orange, NJ and graduated from Orange High School. Married in 1939 in the former Sacred Heart Church in Ipswich, he was employed as a salesman for Metropolitan Life insurance for several years before he enlisted in the US Army. He was honorably discharged as staff sergeant following his service during World War II. He went to work as an engineer for GTE Sylvania in the Ipswich and Exeter New Hampshire plants, and was the holder of fourteen patents. The Pricenskis enjoyed many years of wintering in St Augustine, FL following his retirement in 1983. He was a longtime member of Ipswich PLAV Post #92  serving as their commander in 1953. He was also longtime parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and St John the Baptist Church in Essex, as well as a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Carrolton Council 498 and the GTE Sylvania Quarter Century Club. He enjoyed skiing and playing golf and boating in Ipswich Bay. In his retirement he spent time making jewelry and painting in oils.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Pamela Pricenski Sawyer and her husband Willliam of Acton, his grandsons, William Theodore Sawyer and his wife Jennifer of MN, and James Michael Sawyer and his wife Gissel of CT, and great-grandchildren Anastasia, Katherine and Victoria Sawyer, all of MN. He is also survived by a brother, Henry Pricenski and his wife Patricia of Colorado Springs, CO and many nieces and nephews including Dorothy Levesque of Ipswich.

His funeral will be held Wednesday January 23 at 8 am from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by a 9 am Mass of Christian Burial in St John the Baptist Church, Main Street, Essex. Interment with US Army Honors will be in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Tuesday 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701



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