Lloyd J. Wajda, 78, of Methuen, formerly of New Bedford, MA passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Lawrence General Hospital. Born in New Bedford, MA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Nora (Wienzek) Wajda.
Lloyd was a graduate of New Bedford High School, U-Mass Dartmouth, and Iona College in NY where he earned his master’s degree in Chemistry. He was Production Manager for The Gillette Company in Andover and Boston until his retirement in 2000.
Lloyd was the president of the St. Monica Chapter and past Lawrence District president of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Lloyd was a recipient of the Cheverus Award. He was an avid Boston sports fan and was a frequent spectator at his grandchildren’s various games. He was also the assistant coach for the St. Mary’s High School basketball team. With his wife by his side, he traveled Europe and the United States.
Lloyd was predeceased by his son, John A. Wajda.
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne (Bergeron) Wajda; daughters, Mary Towler and her husband Daniel of Salem, NH and Anne Bachta and her companion Jim McNulty of Methuen; grandchildren, Allyson, Emma, Sean, Rachel, Sarah, Zachary, Kaitlyn, Benjamin, Izzy, and Matthew, and great-grandchildren, Chloe and Thea.
The family would like to thank the staff at LGH for their caring and support, especially Alex, who was a bright light in his day and made him smile.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. His funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM on Friday, December 7, 2018 at St. Monica Church, 212 Lawrence St., Methuen. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Monica’s.