We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Kelly Funeral Home
Alan Lee Kraszeski, 74, of Williamstown Commons, passed away on May 25th at Berkshire Medical Center after a short illness.
Born in Great Barrington, MA on June 17, 1947, he was the second child of Lucyan and Lois (Babb) Kraszeski. Alan grew up in Tyringham where he had many happy memories of growing up in the beautiful countryside. Alan attended elementary school in the one room schoolhouse in Tyringham and was a 1966 graduate of Lee High School. While at Lee High School he most enjoyed his work as a sports trainer and as manager of the football, basketball, and baseball teams all four years.
Following high school Alan enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America and graduated in 1971. Alan was an excellent cook and worked at several notable restaurants in White Plains, New York and in Greenville, New Hampshire. While in New Hampshire he also worked as a security guard. Alan moved back home to Berkshire County and worked at the Williams Inn where he met the love of his life, the former Lisa Schneider. They were married on July 30, 1993. His last position was as a cook at the Old Country Buffet in Pittsfield, retiring for health reasons.
Alan is survived by his wife, Lisa; his sister, Nancy Robitaille (Ronald); his mother-in-law, Marie Russett of Williamstown; sisters-in-law: Joann Emmons (Robert) and Iris Schneider (Valerie) both of Florida; nieces: Rebecca Hall (Joshua) of Pittsfield, and Sarah Klavans (Jeremy) of Florida; and nephews: Alan Jakacky (Ellen) of Torrington, CT, and David Jakacky (Renee) of Lee, and many lifelong friends.
He is predeceased by his parents and his brother, Dr. Jon Kraszeski.
Services for Alan will be private. Burial will be in the Tyringham cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association in care of the Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main St., Lee, MA 01238.
American Diabetes Association
C/O Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main St., Lee MA 01238