The Obit For Eugene Zawatski

Eugene P. Zawatski

Published in The Hopkinton Tab from January 16 to January 23, 2011

Eugene P. Zawatski, 63, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at his home. He was the husband of Patricia (Daley) Zawatski, to whom he was married for 40 years.

Born in Boston, he was the son of of the late Eugene and Eleanor (Donovan) Zawatski. He was a 1965 graduate of Braintree High School and a 1970 graduate of Boston State College.

After college, he went on to pitch for the New York Mets organization. He was active in youth baseball, having coached Babe Ruth teams over the years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Kerri Caplea and her husband, Anthony, of Holliston, and Amy Magazzu and her husband, Peter, of Milford; and his son, Thomas Zawatski and his fiancee, Heather Schiloski, of Raleigh, N.C.

He also leaves his brother, Stephen Zawatski and his wife, Janet, of Milton; his sister, Maryellen Zawatski of Rockland; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral is Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 9 a.m., at the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home (, 34 Church St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., at St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church St.

Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton.

Calling hours are Monday, Jan. 17, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Donations may be made to The American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road #400, Waltham, MA 02451, or The Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115.