Frank J. Mlyniec, Jr., 87, of Coventry, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2020 at Alpine Nursing Home. Born in West Warwick, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Julia (Kowalik) Mlyniec. He was the beloved husband of the late Joy D. Mlyniec to whom he had been married for 63 years. He was a past member of the RI National Guard and was a US Army veteran, serving in Okinawa during the Korean War.
Frank will be remembered for his great love and devotion to his family. He leaves a daughter, Cynthia A. Mauch and her husband Dana of Cumberland; a son, Pastor Keith M. Mlyniec of The Harbor Church and his wife Ruth of West Kingston; three grandchildren, Stanley Mlyniec and his wife Karissa, Natalie Linden and her husband Tim, and John-Henry Mlyniec and his wife Cynthia, and nine cherished great grandchildren, Vanessa, Ashley, April, Zigmund, Zachary, Zekiah, Anias, Nova, and Hilda. He also leaves a sister, Marion Mingura; a brother, Michael Mlyniec and wife Susan, brothers Douglas Mlyniec, Eddie Viggers and John Park, and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Elizabeth Stone.
Frank was Production Manager at Arkwright Interlaken Corp. and later spent 25 years as a Senior Systems and Cost Analyst at Stanley Bostitch Corp. He was a communicant of St. Peter & Paul church for over 50 years and most recently attended the church of his childhood, Our Lady of Czenstochowa Church in Coventry. He was proud of his Polish heritage and enjoyed sharing his love of Polish food and customs with his family and friends. He was a URI Master Gardener, and his family, friends and neighbors enjoyed seeing his beautiful flower gardens and sharing in the bounty of his vegetable garden, fruit trees and blueberry bushes. He was Chairman of the St. Peter & Paul Garden Club, and he designed, planted and for many years maintained a garden at St. Peter & Paul Church which was used as a backdrop for many weddings and other special occasions at the church.
Frank was very active in youth sports over the years in roles such as Little League Manager, Babe Ruth Manager, and Coventry Hockey Coach and Referee for Mighty Mites, Peewees and Bantams, He was also a Boy Scouts Troop Chairman. He was president of the Rambling Square Dance Club, and he and Joy enjoyed traveling around southern New England with friends to square dance. In later years, he became a volunteer at the Coventry Senior Center and prepared tax returns for the elderly.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Meals on Wheels of RI or the Rhode Island Food Bank would be appreciated. Arrangements with PRATA-GALLOGLY Funeral Home. Information and condolences please visit: www.PrataGallogly.com
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