Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

March 21, 2013

Adolph "Al" Buczynski, 88

Andover, MA — Adolph “Al” J. Buczynski, 88, of Andover, Mass., died at his home on March 12, 2013.

Al was born in Northfield on July 15, 1924, the son of John and Ludwicka (Pickarz) Buczyski. He attended local schools and graduated from Tilton-Northfield High School. He later continued his schooling at Lowell Institute/MIT in Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, and Northeastern University for engineering. He also studied at Lowell University, MIT, and Merrimack College. Al earned two Master’s Degrees in engineering.

He worked at AVCO in Wilmington, Mass., and he later worked at GTE Laboratories in Waltham, Mass.

He spent many hours in community service to AVIS (Andover Village Improvement Society) as Warden for the 37-acre reservation. He was a communicant of St. Theresa Church in North Reading.

Family members include his twin daughters, Mary Louise Patterson and her husband Lee, and Louise Ann Piskadlo Smallwood and her husband Michael; grandchildren Shelly Lynn Patterson Illingsworth, Ryan Lee Patterson, and Robert Michael Piskadlo; six great-grandchildren, John, Kayla, Robert, Alissa, Alexis, and Jacob; his sister, Irene Fuller and her husband Ralph; and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Mary (Simpson) Buczynski, who died in 2006, brothers Eugene, Joseph, and Michael, and a sister, Louise.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held Sunday, March 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Paquette-Neun Funeral Home, 104 Park St., Northfield, N.H. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 18, at 10 a.m. at Assumption Church, Chestnut St., Tilton.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Class of 1942 Scholarship Fund (payable to 1942 Book Award Fund), c/o Northfield Trustees of Trust Funds, 21 Summer St., Northfield, NH 03276. For directions and an online guestbook, please visit