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John W. Potorski Jr.

July 30, 1941 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old


John Walter “Potsie” Potorski, Jr.
(July 30, 1941 - February 4, 2024) passed away peacefully at his home in East Longmeadow, which he shared with his eternally devoted wife of 60 years, Marlene (Planzo) Potorski . John, born and raised in East Springfield by the late John and Genowefa (Zajac) Potorski, graduated from Springfield Technical High School in 1959 and pursued a 47 year career as a machinist for Pratt & Whitney, Central Metal Products, the Barnes Group, and Windsor Manufacturing. Dedicated to his community, John was a member of both the Elks Lodge #61 and the Knights of Columbus St. Michael’s Council #9960. Besides his beloved wife, John leaves behind his son, Anthony Potorski of Denver, CO; his daughter, Christina Potorski, former son-in-law, Billy Genereux, and granddaughter, Gianna Genereux, of Enfield, CT; his daughter, Gina Potorski-Dahl, son-in-law, Erik Dahl, and grandson, Akzel Dahl, of Chicopee, MA; his sister Bevely Bedore of Monson, MA; and many treasured nieces, nephews, friends, and family members. The family would like to extend thanks to Elara and Sherrie’s Care for their commitment to John. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours from 4:00PM-8:00PM, on Friday, February 9, 2024 at the Forastiere Smith Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 220 North Main St., East Longmeadow.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church ,128 Maple Street, East Longmeadow. Everyone is requested to please go directly to the church.
Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 421 Tinkham Road, Springfield. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Home Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave, FL. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or to Autism Speaks, P.O. Box 37148, Boone, IA 50037-0148


Funeral Service
February 10, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Michael's Church
128 Maple Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

February 10, 2024

11:30 AM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
421 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA


Time: TBD to TBD
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
421 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA 01129


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