Michael A. Zwolinski

Tomb Position


Tomb Relief


Highest Military Rank


Tomb Dates

Oct 1955 - Apr 1956

Military Dates

Apr 1954 - Apr 1956

Society Membership


Home City / State

Fall River, MA

Current City / State

Somerset, MA

Tomb Reflections

The men I served with where some of the most dedicated and sharp men I've ever known. They did this because they knew the importance of what they were doing. I was honored to serve as a Tomb Guard, and to associate with such a distinguished group.


Michael A. Zwolinski of Somerset, MA, passed away on August 17, 2014. He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Wanda (Piszcz), and his four children, including Susan Perkins (Greg) of E. Greenwich, RI, Michael (Cathy) of Westford, MA, Steven (Kathleen) of Woodstock, GA, and Kristine Ginsberg (Bruce) of Westwood, MA, as well as twelve grandchildren. He also leaves behind two sisters, Helen Biszko of Tiverton, RI, and Irene Hrycin of Fall River, and was predeceased by his sister Frances West. He was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Church and a recipient of the Marion Medal for service. He was very active in the church's Polish community, President of the church's Polish dance group, and participated frequently in the Polish kitchen. A veteran of the U.S Army, he served as an Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, DC. Michael retired from General Electric after a 35 year career as a Finance Manager and Business Analyst. Funeral to which relatives and friends are invited will be held Thursday at 9 AM from the Boyko Memorial Funeral Home, 709 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Stanislaus Church on Rockland St. in Fall River at 11AM. Burial will be at Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, MA. Calling hours will be Thursday 9-10:30 AM. Donations may be made to the St. Stanislaus School Endowment Fund, 37 Rockland St., Fall River, MA 02724. - See more at:

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Units & Campaigns

Alpha Company (Honor Guard), 3rd Infantry Regiment (Old Guard), Ft. Myer, Virginia

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