canada africa partner reservation Obituary of Stanley Pilat – MA

Obituary of Stanley Pilat – MA


LOWELL – Stanley F. Pilat, 88, a World War II veteran and a retired DPW driver for the city, died yesterday, March 1, at his home in the Centralville section of Lowell. He was the husband of Theresa C. (Gaillardetz) Pilat, with whom he would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on May 15.

He was born October 4, 1917 in Lowell, son of the late Joseph and Katarzyna (Wilk) Pilat. He graduated from Lowell High School in 1936.

Mr. Pilat served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member and long-time bartender at the Polish American Veterans Club in Centralville.

Before his retirement, Mr. Pilat worked for the City of Lowell as a truck driver for the Department of Public Works for over 30 years. He was a member of the retired state, county and municipal employees.

He was also a communicant of St. Michael Church in Lowell, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and an auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary. Mr. Pilat was also a member of the Dom Polski Club and an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Diane Parsons of Dracut, and Janet and Albert Rocheleau of Lowell; a son, David S. Pilat of Lowell; five granddaughters and their spouses, Kelly and Kevin Shaw of Lowell, Nicole Parson of Dracut, Renee and Daniel Carbone of Dracut, and Stefanie Pilat and Kyndra Pilat, both of Tyngsboro; three grandsons, Stephen Finnigan, a resident of Iowa, Jeffrey Finnigan of Lowell, and Justin Pilat and his wife Jessica of Winchester; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also the brother of the late Stephanie, John, Walter and Thadeus “Ted” Pilat and Josephine Kultys.