Stanley J. Michalik
Stanley J. Michalik, age 78, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, died peacefully, Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at home, in the comfort of his longtime partner, Lee.
Stanley was born, raised, and educated in Lowell. He was a graduate of Keith Academy, Class of 1956, and earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Stan had lived in Quincy for the past two years, previously in Dorchester for over thirty years. He was also a longtime summer resident of Provincetown.
Stan began his career as an engineer. After losing his mother to breast cancer, he was inspired to pursue a new career in healthcare. He completed his medical training at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC and went on to work as a Physician’s Assistant at Tufts Medical Center for twenty-five years. He retired in 2004.
Stan was active at Saint Anthony Shrine, volunteering at free health clinics sponsored by the church and helping the elderly and infirmed manage their medications. He also volunteered at a free health clinic at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston.
Stan loved the beaches of Provincetown and Puerto Rico and enjoyed spending time with friends. As a younger man, he enjoyed polka dancing.
Beloved partner for twenty-seven years of H. Lee Cowgill, Jr. of Quincy.
Devoted son of the late Stanley J. and Julia (Janesko) Michalik.
Dear cousin of Andrea Shelton of Lowell, Deborah Kendrick of Chelmsford, Charles L. Adie of Nashua, NH, Carole Ann Norris of La Mesa, CA, and Paula M. Carroll of Bridgewater, NJ.
Stan is also survived by his extended family and many loyal friends.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Anthony Shrine, 100 Arch Street, Boston on Saturday, January 6th at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. At the request of Stanley, visiting hours have been omitted and interment will take place privately at a later date in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lowell.
For those who wish, donations in Stanley’s memory may be made to: Saint Anthony Shrine, c/o Development Office, 100 Arch Street, Boston, MA 02110, or Pine Street Inn, c/o Development Office, 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118, or AIDS Action Committee, c/o Development Office, 75 Amory Street, Boston, MA 02119.
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