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“Henry was very special to me. He touched my life and I will never forget him. I enjoyed spending time with him as he sipped on his hot chocolate and...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: .Cheryl Gumlaw - Springfield, MA

“So sorry for your loss. We loved being with your family growing up.Thanks, Terry, for being with us at our parents' funerals. We were blessed with...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: mary Andrews - Aiken, SC - Family

“God bless you, Uncle Henry! May you rest in eternal peace! Ed and Julie Jancsy ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Great man and a great family he has. Just had a flasback of him going from the house to the car in his dress Navy Uniform.70 years WOW! My...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: an old friend - w springfield, MA

“Eternal Rest, grant unto him O Lord, and may Perpetual Light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Henry was a true gentlemen. It was a pleasure to...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Jane Murphy - Needham, MA

“To Dad- The strongest person I ever knew. My leader. My friend. My love. I will carry on your strength, your values, and courage to be passed on to...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Robert Jancsy - Wakefield, MA

“Cathy, I am so sorry to hear of you dad's passing. Sending love and prayers at this time ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Judie Leger Waitt - wakefield, MA

“Dear Jancsy FamilyBeautiful tribute to your Dad (Uncle Henry). Hope it brings you all some peace knowing he is safe and in God's Hands now. Love,Jim...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Kate Tarantino - Family

“Richard,Many prayers for your family at this sad time. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Paula Ciampa Fowlie - Melrose, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. - Julie McEnroe ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“He taught us well; how to handle life's challenges with courage and integrity. Always ready to listen objectively and provide the advice you needed....Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Paul Jancsy - Saratoga Springs, NY

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Henry P. Jancsy passed away in Springfield on Thursday, September 15, 2016. He was 92 years of age. Mr. Jancsy was born in Everett on October 9, 1923 to the late William & Carolyn (Vaughn) Jancsy. He was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School and Boston College. Henry served his country with pride as a US Navy Captain USNR Retired, he started his career in 1943 in the South Pacific during WWII and had a long and distinguished career, retiring in 1978. He also worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as the director of administration for the Secretary of State. Mr. Jancsy was a resident of Melrose since 1957 and he and his wife Clare enjoyed spending time in Deerfield Beach Florida. Henry was a serious investor who loved the stock market, was an avid book reader and always did the New York Times crossword puzzle. He was a member of the VFW Harold O'Young Post #2394 in Melrose and the Saugus VFW Post 2346. Above all he was completely dedicated to his children and grandchildren. Mr. Jancsy was the beloved husband of 70 years to Clare (McEnroe) Jancsy. Loving father of the late Dennis Jancsy & his wife Rose of OH, Ann Marie Bryson & her husband Jim of FL, Steven Jancsy of Haverhill, Richard Jancsy & his wife Linda of NH, Cathy Griffin of CT, Paul Jancsy of NY, Terry Poisson & her husband Robert of Longmeadow and Robert Jancsy & his wife Charlene of Wakefield. Caring brother of Elaine Ridge & her husband Thomas of Everett and the late William & Edward Jancsy. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and many nieces & nephews. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 ... READ MORE →