Michael C. "Wodjo" Wojdakowski

  • Born: November 20, 1964
  • Died: September 3, 2021
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family


A loving, dedicated, and hard working husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.

Message From The Family

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Michael C. "Wodjo" Wojdakowski of Stoneham passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021. He is 56 years of age.

Born on November 20, 1964 in Somerville, Massachusetts, Wodjo is the loving son of the late Stanley and Margaret (Kenneally) Wojdakowski. Michael is a warm, kind and caring son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law and friend. He will be deeply missed.

Michael "Wodjo" Wojdakowski was a loving, dedicated, and hard working husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He was a proud member of the Teamsters-Local 25 and US Army Reserves. Wodjo was an avid Boston sports enthusiast, and loved playing hockey and softball. He also coached his son in Stoneham Youth Hockey for several years, a role he greatly enjoyed. Wodjo loved being a Papa and this past summer he helped his grandson Finnley catch his first fish. A tradition he also enjoyed with his two children Kyle and Kelsey.

Wodjo loved working in his yard while listening to his favorite Irish tunes and drinking a nice cold Bud. He was happiest when enjoying time with family and friends.

He spent most of his time picking up new hobbies and always was teaching himself something new whether it was wood carving, building a deck from scratch, playing the tin whistle, and the bodhran (Irish drum). His creativity and motivation to create art in any form will forever be unmatched.

Wodjo was the coveted family and neighborhood handyman, helping all with whatever tasks needed to be done. He could always be counted on to be there offering to lend a helping hand.

Wodjo's most recent passion has been teaching himself to make beautiful hand carved Celtic crosses which he created and shared with many family and friends.

Michael will be heavily missed and loved by all.

Michael Wojdakowski is the beloved husband of Karen (Flynn) Wojdakowski. He is the devoted father of Kyle and Kelsey Wojdakowski. The cherished grandfather of Finnley Wojdakowski, Wodjo is the caring son in law of Thomas Flynn and his wife Margaret (McGlinchey) Flynn. He is the dear brother of Paula Crawford and her late husband James, Susan McGuire and her husband Bob, Sheila Wojdakowski and her late husband Arthur, Laura Johnson and her husband Billy, Peggy Shea and her husband Steve, the late John Wojdakowski and his late wife Phyllis and the late Janet Wojdakowski. Wodjo is the brother in law of Thomas Flynn and his wife Nadia, Margaret Flynn, Michael Flynn and his wife Susan, Mark Flynn and his wife Deana and Colleen Flynn and her husband Chris Cassesso.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main Street (RT 28) STONEHAM, Thursday, September 9th at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Wodjo's Eternal Life in Saint Patrick Church, 71 Central Street Stoneham at 10am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Wodjo's Family on Wednesday, September 8th from 4-7pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator are available.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

To Karen and Family, We were so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a friendly neighborhood guy. He served his neighbors when in need. He helped me out in a winter of much snow. He will be missed by all. Our sincere condolences for your loss. The Graces, Maryellen and Fred

Posted by Maryellen Grace - Stoneham, MA - neighbor   September 13, 2021

We send our deepest condolences to the Wojdakowski and Flynn families. May the memory of this wonderful young man be a blessing for all.
Nikki and Warren Zapol

Posted by Nikki and Warren Zapol - CAMBRIDGE, MA - Family Friend   September 09, 2021

Wodjo you were such a great guy growing up and Although we lost touch for many years it was so nice seeing you on Facebook all these years and how you've turned into such a wonderful father. I'll always remember the times on the corner playing football and just hanging out with our bikes like regular kids those days will always remain in our hearts - such great memories In Charlestown - as well as Saint Benedicts/little flower school ❤

Posted by Linda Price - Wakefield, MA - Friend   September 08, 2021

To Michaels family- I am so so sorry to hear of Michael Wodjo - I went to school with him and he was so funny - Many laughs at Little Flower! So young to lose such a nice guy- Rest peacefully Wodjo! Elena (Fiamma) Donovan

Posted by Elena Donovan - Charlestown/Melrose, MA   September 08, 2021

I played hockey with Mike for a number of years at BU and then in some leagues in Saugus. Mike was one the best teammates and guys I have ever had the pleasure to play with. Even though I have not seen Mike in a long time I still consider him a good friend. I died a little inside today hearing about his passing.... to his family and friends I hurt for you, I know you lost a great man. god speed brother - a little emptier today.

Posted by Stephen Hunt - Nashua, NH - friend   September 08, 2021

Karen, Kyle, and Kelsey, we are so sorry to hear of Michael's passing. He was a great guy. RIP Michael, you will be missed by many. Love, Donna and Paul Maloney

Posted by Donna Maloney - Lynn, MA - Family Friend   September 08, 2021

To a great teamster brother you will be missed by all

Posted by Michael Stone - Lynn, MA - Coworker   September 08, 2021

Always so friendly ,loved talking Irish music with him.

Posted by Andrew McGlinchey    September 08, 2021

Karen we are so sorry for your loss, sending you our love and deepest condolences. Love, Pat and Kelly Connors

Posted by Kelly Connors - Dracut, MA - Family   September 08, 2021

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We love you wodjo ❤

Posted by Makenzie Flynn - Everett, MA - family   September 08, 2021

Wodjo you are the best brother-in-law and friend - always there when needed. Life will never be the same without you. I love you Wodjo. May your cooler always be filled as you Rest In Peace.❤

Posted by Missy Flynn - Boston, MA - Family   September 08, 2021

Wodjo you are missed already, life will not be the same without you in it . May you rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Bob & Sandra Phelan - BILLERICA, MA - Coworker   September 07, 2021

I worked with Wodjo at UPS he was a very hard worker all around great guy.He will be sadly missed.My prayers and thoughts are wth your family
SINCERELY,
Joe Seaver

Posted by Joe Seaver - Brockton, MA - Coworker   September 07, 2021

Karen, Kelsey, Kyle: I am so sorry. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Wodjo will be missed so much. Love

Posted by Sheila Wojdakowski - Quincy, MA - Sister   September 07, 2021

Every time I ever saw him, he had a giant beaming smile that would brighten your day. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Our prayers to all the family. ~ Jim & Denise Doherty

Posted by James Doherty - STONEHAM, MA - friend   September 07, 2021

So sorry to lose such a young man. He will be missed by many.

Posted by Frank & Rosey Bates - Melrose, MA - Family   September 06, 2021


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