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Peter B Zaleski

December 4, 1941 ~ April 7, 2018 (age 76)

Peter B. Zaleski, 76, died on Saturday April 7, 2018 surrounded by his family.  He was born in Niagara Falls NY, the son of the late Berthold and Julia (Grabiec) Zaleski, and lived in Berlin for the past 17 years after living in Marlborough for the previous 23 years.  He was the husband of Mary Ann (Rydzy) Zaleski to whom he was married for 50 years.  He is also survived by his three daughters, Paula and her husband James Ward of Bolton MA, Karen and her husband Daniel Reid of Marion IA, and Kathleen and her husband Thomas Palmieri of Marshfield MA.  He was the loving grandfather to five grandchildren, Peter and Moira Ward and Lacey, Wesley and Wyatt Palmieri.  He was the eldest brother to four siblings, Paul Zaleski of Rochester NY, Robert Zaleski of Niagara Falls NY, Richard Zaleski of Charlotte NC and Mary Kay McDermott of Niagara Falls NY.  
Mr. Zaleski was a  United States Navy veteran and was a member of the Underwater Demolition Team which would later become the U.S. Navy Seal Teams.  He later graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology and then worked many years as an Electrical and Software Engineer for the former Kodak Corp., the former Digital Corp. and the Raytheon Corp.  
Peter was a long time member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the American Legion Post 162 in Berlin.  He was also a member of Saint Joseph the Good Provider church in Berlin and was an avid model railroad enthusiast.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America (www.pva.org).
His funeral will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in Saint Joseph the Good Provider Church, 52 West St. Berlin MA.  There will be no burial.  Visiting hours will be held on Friday evening from 5-8 p.m. at the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.comwww.shortfuneral.com), 95 West Main St. Marlborough. Memorial contributions may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America (www.pva.org).


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