Retirement Office

The Chicopee Contributory Retirement System was established July 1, 1937.  The Board consists of five (5) members:  one (1) ex-officio member, one (1) mayoral appointment, two (2) elected members, and one (1) independent member appointed by the Board Members.  The Board meets monthly on a regular basis.  Special Meetings may be held if and when it is necessary.  
 
CHICOPEE RETIREMENT BOARD
    Ex-Officio Member:    Sharyn A. Riley
                    Position:       City Auditor
    Appointed Member:   Debra Boronski
                Occupation:      Regional Director, Mass.Office of Business Devlp.
    Elected Member:        Timothy O'Shea* (CHAIRMAN)
               Department:       Retired Firefighter
    Elected Member:        Paul Mailhott
                Department:      Retired Fire Captain
    Fifth Member:             David Ference
                Occupation:       Banking - Vice Pres. / Commercial Manager

 The goal of the Chicopee Retirement Board is to educate our members and prepare them for a successful retirement by following the regulations of M.G.L. Chapter 32, along with the guidelines established by the Public Employment Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC).

Through the utilization of a well-trained staff, we administer pension benefit plans that provide three (3) core benefits:  Superannuation Retirement, Disability Coverage (both Accidental and Ordinary), and Death/Survivor Benefits.  Eligibility for each of these benefits depend on factors such as the Member's age, earnings, creditable service, and their Group Classification.  Our staff is also well versed in areas of membership portability, prior service credit, and health benefits.  

Please feel free to email, call, or stop by our office at any time if you have any questions or concerns.
 

Contacting Our Office


Members and retirees should contact our office to change an address or request a new beneficiary form. We will gladly assist you at anytime with any questions. Please call our office at 413-594-1542 or contact us by Email 

All Public Records Requests must be made in writing and submitted to the following:
        Mary Frisbie, Records Access Officer
        Chicopee Contributory Retirement System
        274 Front Street
        Chicopee, MA  01013
        413-594-1542
        mfrisbie@chicopeema.gov
 
    You may also go to the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission website, which is the agency that oversees retirement systems in Massachusetts.