Massachusetts Death Notices

Gladys G. (Knych) Przystas 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AM Webster,MA

View Original NoticeGladys G. (Knych) Przystas 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AM Webster,MA

WEBSTER – Gladys G. (Knych) Przystas, 97, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in Webster after a period of declining health. Her husband of 38 years, Frank J. Przystas, died in 1986.

She leaves 3 children, Kenneth F. Przystas of North Grosvenordale, CT, Michael R. Przystas of Webster and Cathleen Holmberg and her husband Craig of Oxford; 4 grandchildren, Christine and Adam Przystas, and Nicole and Aaron Holmberg; 2 great-grandchildren, Donald “Donny” and Laurana; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 5 sisters, Sophie Saucier, Anna Knych, Mary Marcustry, Viola Gawle and Frances Petrin, by 3 brothers, Peter, Albert and Joseph Knych, by her daughter-in-law, Judith Przystas and by her grandson, Kyle Przystas.

She was born in Webster on April 15, 1921, the youngest of the 9 children of Stephen and Catherine (Sikora) Knych and lived here all her life. She graduated from Saint Joseph Elementary School and then from Bartlett High School in 1939. She completed studies at Louis Bregou Salon in Worcester. During World War II she worked on the assembly line at Harvey Electronics in Southbridge and eventually became line supervisor.

After the war, Gladys joined her sister Anna Knych to open her beauty salon (The Coronet) where she worked for several years. After her marriage she worked at Ethan Allen in Dudley, at Mammoth Mart and at W. T. Grant Company, both in Webster, retiring in 1973.

She was a communicant of Saint Joseph Basilica, and a member of its Holy Rosary Sodality and the Saint Joseph Polish Women’s Club. She enjoyed volunteering at the parish festivals and was active in the former Friends of Saint Joseph School. She enjoyed bowling in leagues at the Mohegan Bowl-A-Drome. She was a member of the Polish American Veterans Auxiliary for many years.

The funeral will be held Saturday, Februay 23, from the Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home, 340 School Street, with a Mass at 10:00 AM in Saint Joseph Basilica, 53 Whitcomb Street. Burial will be in Saint Joseph Garden of Peace. Visiting hours will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, February 22, in the funeral home. Donations in her name may be made to either Saint Joseph Basilica, 53 Whitcomb Street, or to Saint Joseph School, 47 Whitcomb Street, both in Webster, MA 01570.

View Original NoticeGladys G. (Knych) Przystas 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AM Webster,MA