MONSON – Peter “Big Pete” Chlebus, 74, a longtime Monson resident passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, October 22, 2020 after illness. He was born in Palmer on November 1, 1945, a son of the late John and Jenny (Dziergowski) Chlebus and educated in Monson Schools. He worked as roofer for over 45 years and was a proud member of the Local #33 and #248 retiring as an occupational roofer.
Pete loved hockey and was an exceptional player in his youth and his talent was good enough for the Pro’s but chose a different path in life. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed deer hunting during shotgun season, fishing on the Quabbin and feeding the Eagle’s and was a former member of the Monson Rod & Gun Club. He loved the ocean, watching old TV westerns and supported his Boston Sports Teams’, especially the Patriots.
Pete is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mercy Ann (Steffano) Chlebus whom he wed in 1973 at St. Patrick’s Church in Monson; his son, Peter Chlebus II and his wife Maura of Monson; his five step children; Robert Brow of FL; James Brow of Worcester; David Brow of Wales; Cindy Farquhar of Hampton, CT and Georgia Toniatti of Monson. He also leaves his brother, Fran Chlebus of Monson and a sister in law, Nicky Letourneau of Hampton, CT. Pete will be missed dearly by his eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren: Nick Parker, Tiffany Vines, Jesse Farquhar, Jessica Wells, Sarah Corrigan, Taylor Southland, Cole and Connor Chlebus and Eva, Breslyn, Eli, Lucie and Fiona. Pete will be missed by his many extended family members, friends, colleagues and fellow sportsmen.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 5-7PM at Lombard Funeral Home, 3 Bridge St., Monson, MA 01057. His funeral will begin on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 9AM from the funeral home and conclude with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10AM in St. Patrick’s Church, Monson. The burial will be private in Bethany Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial donations in Peter’s name may be made to the Monson Fire Department Ambulance Fund, PO Box 335, Monson, MA, 01057. Please visit www.lombardfuneralhome.com for more details and to share online messages.
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