Richard Nadworny, owner and director of the Nadworny Funeral Home, recently celebrated 60 years in business.
A citation was presented to the funeral home by the City Council on May 30, 2018.
A graduate of Lynn Vocational High School in 1948 and Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro in 1949, Nadworny has a degree in embalming and funeral directing from the New England Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences, having graduated in 1956.
The Nadworny Funeral Home opened May 28, 1958, and for the first 18 years of the business, Nadworny was also employed by the Rhodes Funeral Home as a funeral director and embalmer. During those years, there were as many as 17 funeral homes in Lynn — now there are five, and Nadworny’s is one of three that are family-owned.
Nadworny and his wife, Barbara, have been married for 62 years and have four children, nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Their son, Richard Nadworny Jr., has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 37 years and is the manager of operations and services at the funeral home along with Daniel P. Hanlon Jr., also a licensed funeral director and embalmer.
Nadworny served in the United States Navy for four years and is a veteran of the Korean War. He is a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Affairs, Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 56. He is also a member of Post 6 American Legion, Franco American Veterans Post 12 and Amvets Post 161. He was post state, post commander and past president of St. Michael’s Polish National Alliance Lodge 630, and is a past recipient of the lodge’s Man of the Year award, as well as Post 56’s Veteran of the Year award.
Nadworny is a 60-year member of both the National and Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association. He also served on the City Park Commission for six years and Pine Grove Cemetery Commission for 12 years.