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Mieczyslaw Konarski, 93 of Old Saybrook and formerly of Ohio and Chicopee and Springfield, MA, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017. Born in Chicopee, son of the late John and Anna (Konarska) Konarski, he was raised in Chicopee. He received his BA from American International College, his Masters from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and did advanced studies at Wesleyan University. He proudly served in the US Army Air Corp as a Flight Officer during W.W. II in the Japan Air Offensive serving as a Navigator with the 43rd Squadron 29th Bomb Group of the 314th Wing, 20th Air Force. He was awarded the American Campaign and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medals as well as the Distinguished Unit Badge. He was an aeronautical engineer at Pratt & Whitney Div. of United Technologies and retired from General Electric Corp. He enjoyed Polish food and dancing, especially polkas. He received several trophies for his ballroom dancing. He was past president of the Polish Club in Cincinnati, OH and was a member of the Imperial Council Noble Order of the Mystic Shrine. He was husband to the late Stella Kucharski and Genevieve Kaufman. He leaves a daughter Kathleen McCreary and her husband William of Agawam, MA; daughter-in-law Donna Konarski of Old Saybrook; three grandchildren Lisa Coughlin Beaulieu and her husband Francis, Alexander and Steven Konarski; great granddaughters Marissa and Victoria Beaulieu; two nieces Carol Konarski and Karen Tyburski; a sister-in-law Helen Konarski; and a cousin Frances Merceri. Besides his wives he was predeceased by his son Mark Konarski and two brothers Casimir and Thaddeus Konarski. The family would like to offer special thanks to Middlesex Hospital Hospice Unit for their wonderful care. A service will be held Monday, October 16, 2017, 3 pm in the Chapel of the MA State Veterans Cemetery, Agawam followed by military honors with entombment in the Columbarium. Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. The Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home of Suffield is caring for the arrangements.