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Obituary: Edward S. "Cha Cha" Wojas, 90

Oct 04, 2016 03:13AM ● Published by Theresa Gilman

Edward S. "Cha Cha" Wojas Obituary

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LOWELL, MA - Edward S. (Cha Cha) Wojas, 90, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at D'Youville Senior Care in Lowell, surrounded by his loving family. 

Born in Lowell on April 10, 1926, he was a son of the late John and Sophia (Wila) Wojas. His late siblings include two brothers; Julian and Stanley Wojas, and four sisters; Helen Benacki, Anna Godin, Sophie Perrin and Mary Wojas, and his life long companion Gladys Kopec. Upon graduating from Lowell High School, Class of 1943, Edward went on to proudly serve his country aboard the USS Haverfield (DE - 393) as a member of the United States Navy during WWII, Asiatic - Pacific Theatre, Electrician's Mate 2nd Class, until he was honorably discharged in 1946.

Prior to his retirement, Edward spent his career working as a Master Electrician. He was a Code Inspector for the City of Lowell, as well as a master electrician for the Billerica House of Corrections. 

In his spare time, he enjoyed spending many summers at Seabrook Beach, vegetable gardening, reading, watching the History Channel, cheering on the RedSox and Patriots, telling stories from the his past, and most of all, spending time with animals and his grandchildren who he loved so dearly.

He was a Past Commander for the Polish American Veterans of Lowell, and a past Director and VP of the Dom Polski Club, also of Lowell. He was also a member of the Destroyer Escort Sailors Assoc., the VFW Post #662 of Lowell and the Dracut American Legion.

Eddie is survived and will be deeply missed by his many friends but especially by his extended family of 51 years, daughters Amelia Theis of Salem CT, Christine O’Neill of Lowell MA, and Carol Martin of Hudson, NH. Three grandchildren; Kathleen O’Neill of Plymouth, MA., Kevin Martin of Lowell, MA and Matthew Martin of Hudson, NH, as well as several nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at both Lowell General and D'Youville Senior Care for all of the love and care they showed him.

ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on SUNDAY morning from 10- 11 a.m. at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Ave., DRACUT, with a Catholic funeral service to follow directly following. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in his name may be made to the Lowell General Cancer Center 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854 or the Sarah Maciejewski Scholarship Fund c/o Dom Polski Club; 10 Coburn St., Lowell, MA 01850. For directions, or to leave an online condolence, story, or message, please visit www.dracutfuneralhome.com, or find us on Facebook under "Dracut Funeral Home.”
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