AMHERST - Lillian Gnatek, 90, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, after a long and fulfilled life. She was born Nov. 17, 1925, in Leverett, to John and Anna Bartus. Lillian was educated in the Amherst schools and was a lifelong resident of Amherst. Her husband, Frank, predeceased her. She leaves behind her sons Ronald of Shutesbury, Donald of South Hadley, and James of Belchertown; her grandchildren James Jr. of Virginia, Melissa and her husband Joseph of Hopkinton, and Erika and her husband Phil of Florida; her great-grandchildren Zachery, Jacob, Andrew and Alex; her sister Linda; and many nieces and nephews. A private ceremony will be held at St. Brigids church in Amherst. Donations may be made to the Amherst Survival Center. Memorial register at www.douglassfuneral.com. To sign a Guest Book, express condolences, share memories and read other obituaries, go to legacy.com/obituaries/gazettenet.
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