Mikolaj G. Wojnowski


Mikolaj G. Wojnowski, 76, died peacefully at his home in Vineyard Haven on Saturday morning, Jan. 2, 2021. He was the husband of Jolanta M. (Dopierala) Wojnowski.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 11am in St. Augustine’s Church, Franklin Street,  Vineyard Haven. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, State Road, Vineyard Haven, with military honors provided by the veterans of Martha’s Vineyard. 

A complete obituary will appear in another edition of this paper. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs. Visit ccgfuneralhome.com for online guestbook and information.


  • I first met Mikolaj and his family in 1983′, around the time when they moved to Martha’s Vineyard. Also, when I first became friends with his son Bernard in second grade, at the Tisbury School. Mikolaj was a very quite and kind man, always had a friendly smile on his face. Over the years he and his wife eventually built their home in Vineyard Haven and always welcomed me over. With Mikolaj greeting me at the front door, with his contagious smile and kind hearted soul and mannerism.

    Mikolaj was an amazing chess player and watching him play his older son Stan and younger son Bernard. Helped cultivate my interest and love for chess and I still play today. Later, as I got older, Mikolaj set up a ping pong table in his basement and he and I would go round after round. I found out, how competitive he really was and also how good he was at ping pong. He had the stamina and spirit of a young teenager, some of the best ping pong matches I’ve ever had.

    Mikolaj will be truly missed by me and I’m sure by so many others, he was an amazing Father to his family. I’ll never forget his kind hearted ways and true compassion for others, you’ll be deeply missed Mikolaj..

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