Joseph B. Nastanski
Joseph B. Nastanski
  • February 9, 1944 - January 15, 2017
  • Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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Joseph B. Nastanski, 72, of N. Dartmouth passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017, surrounded by his family in St. Anne's Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Alison (Goehring) Nastanski with whom he shared 49 years of marriage.

Born in Globe, AZ, a son of the late Joseph S. Nastanski and Frances (Tabaka) Fetchko he grew up in Springfield and had lived in Dartmouth for the last 36 years.

Mr. Nastanski served in the Air National Guard and attended Western New England College in Springfield. He worked as a mechanical engineer for Chamberlain Manufacturing before becoming disabled.

Joe loved tropical fish and belonged to the Pioneer Valley Aquarium Society where he served as President for one term. He enjoyed spending time gardening and his real joy came from spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Joseph Nastanski and his wife Melissa of Holden; two grandchildren, Cameron and Spencer; his stepmother, Lillian Nastanski of Springfield, a brother, Gerald Nastanski of PA, step-sister, Doris Surprenant of Chicopee; two half-brothers, Paul Nastanski of Chicopee and James Nastanski of Springfield; a step-brother, Thomas Fetchko of PA, and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Donald Nastanski and step-brother to the late Glen Surprenant.

His services are all private and under the direction of the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to Shriner's Hospital for Children - Springfield, Development Office, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. For online tributes: