Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
Office: 413-665-4046             Fax: 413-665-0975
Constantine F. "Connie" Kamansky Jr.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday June 18th at the Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf St. in South Deerfield from 10 am to noon, immediately followed by a time for remembrances at the funeral home
Leverett, MA — Constantine F. "Connie" Kamansky Jr., 83, passed away on Sunday June 12, 2022 with family at his side. He was born on September 23, 1938 in Montague City to Elizabeth (Dubay) Kamansky and Constantine Kamansky Sr. of Leverett MA. Connie was raised on the family farm in Leverett where he grew to have a love of the outdoors and animals.

In his early life he helped out on the farm where they raised pigs, cows and chickens. In the later years at the farm they raised tobacco; the summers were spent harvesting, and in the fall it would be taken down from the rafters and wrapped to be sold. Hunting and fishing was a passion for Connie that lasted his entire life. He equally cherished the mountain behind the farm and he knew every inch of it. Connie would stay close to his parents as they aged and would help tend the farm and maintain the property even after their passing. He could be a bit of a hell raiser, but had a kind heart and would help out anyone in need.

In 1957, Connie joined the United States Marine Corp and spent 3 years serving his country. He was proud of his Marine status until the day he died. Once a Marine, always a Marine.

In 1961 he married Ann Brzozowski of Whately. They built a family home in 1966 on Bull Hill Rd in Leverett on the land he grew up on, and spent the next 56 years there raising a family. Connie became a union carpenter working for O'Connell & Sons until his retirement in 1998. He was skilled in his work and would often help out family and friends with his expertise, not only in carpentry but in tree removal and anything "outdoors". People would come to him for mushroom identification, animal questions, and hunting and fishing advice. He knew the woods and the habits of the animals within them. He was often called to help local farmers butcher livestock, another skill he possessed.

In the 70's and 80's "The Kamansky annual 4th of July parties" were notorious for good food and a good time. In the 1990's he and Ann spent time following NASCAR Racing and would travel up and down the east coast to attend races. They would often bring their grandchildren on these trips where many memories were made.

Connie was a long time member of the Polish American Citizens Club of South Deerfield. He loved to stop in and have a few beers and talk to his many friends there. Later in his life he could be found on his 4 wheeler roaming the woods, or sitting in the garage in his favorite spot having a beer.

He leaves behind his wife of 61 years Ann Kamansky of Leverett; daughters: Doreen Kamansky of Montague and Laurie Kamansky of Montague Center; son Christopher Kamansky of Leverett; grandson Randy Tidlund of Portland ME and granddaughter Kendell Kamansky of Burlington VT. He also leaves brothers George Kamansky of Leverett, Edmund Kamansky of Leverett, Herbert Kamansky of CT, and sister Ann Harrington of Erving.

Firstly, the family wants to thank the VA of Leeds for all of their support with Connie's care. The team who would visit frequently was giving and dedicated. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your work with veterans is outstanding.

Secondly, we want to send our heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the staff at the Hospice of the Fisher Home in North Amherst. Each and every one of you made this very difficult time easier. Your care and kindness for Connie in his last days and hours will not be forgotten.

We ask that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in honor of Connie to either the Fisher Home, 1165 North Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002, or the Edward P Boland Department of Veterans Affairs, 421 N Main St, Leeds MA 01053.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday June 18th at the Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf St. in South Deerfield from 10 am to noon, immediately followed by a time for remembrances at the funeral home.