Obituary of Joseph A. Banach

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Joseph A. Banach, 75 of Shunpike Road, Sheffield, died Saturday December 29, 2018 at Fairview Commons Nursing Center. He was born in Great Barrington on June 3, 1943 son of Aleksander and Louise M. Piontek Banach. He attended local schools, and also attended Berkshire Community College for computer courses. He worked as a color matcher for Mead Paper Company. Joseph was a communicant of Our Lady of the Valley Church, Sheffield. He was an antique car enthusiast, and enjoyed restoring cars. He leaves his wife the former Dorothy “Dotty” Capasse Banach whom he married on July 3, 1976 in All Saints Church, Housatonic, one brother Thomas Banach of Housatonic, one sister Cecelia “Celka” Laviolette and her husband Dave of Richmond, his mother-in-law Dorothy J. Capasse, of Ashley Falls, his God Father, Walter Samuels, of Housatonic, five god children, and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Joseph was also predeceased by one brother John “Janek” Banach.

Funeral services for Joseph A. Banach who died December 29, will be held on Thursday January 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Our Lady of the Valley Church, Sheffield, with the Reverend Peter Naranjo officiating. Burial will follow in St Bridget Cemetery, Housatonic. Family will receive friends on Wednesday January 2, from 4:00-6:00 PM at the Birches-Roy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in Joseph’s memory may be made to the Our Lady of the Valley building fund in care of the funeral home at 33 South Street, Great Barrington, MA. 01230 Condolences may be made through

2 Responses to Obituary of Joseph A. Banach

  1. Dotty, so sorry to hear about Joe.Brian and I send our warmest regards to you.Brian+Alice Ovitt.

  2. My most sincere condolences to Dotty, my friend whom I used to lunch with at work. I am so sorry to hear about your husband, Joseph.
    I know that he is at peace and I hope that you, Dotty, and your family receive comfort and compassion from each other and your friends, neighbors, and coworkers.
    Love, Joanne

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