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Bijay K. Datta

January 3, 1939 ~ October 21, 2021 (age 82)


Bijay K. Datta of Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on October 21, 2021. He was 82 years old. As a boy growing up in Calcutta, India, Bijay dreamed of coming to America.  After receiving his degree in mechanical engineering, he accepted a job working abroad in The Netherlands.  While living at the YMCA there, he had a chance encounter at a dance with a woman by the name of Anneke Visser.  Her friend, the bartender, reluctantly convinced her to attend. They fell madly in love with each other, and the rest is history.  They moved to Canada first to marry and then to the US to start a family - Bijay’s dream.

Bijay worked as an engineer for Stone and Webster for many years, but he longed to be an entrepreneur.  He knew America was the place to achieve this dream.  He bought houses and used his ingenuity to renovate them and rent them out.  There wasn’t anything Bijay couldn’t do - from carpentry to plumbing to electrical.  You name it and Bijay could fix it.

His ingenuity was only surpassed by his kindness and generosity towards others.  He worked hard to bring his mother and two brothers Sanu and Sadhan to the US so they could lead better lives.  He was always one to help if anyone in his family needed something fixed.  There is no length he would not travel to help his family.

Bijay Datta lived for 82 wonderful years.  He is survived by his wife Anneke, his sons Robert and Michael, and his grandson Otis.

We will miss him dearly.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Saturday, October 30. 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

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October 30, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Ernest P. Caggiano & Son Funeral Home
147 Winthrop Street
Winthrop, MA 02152

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