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Natalie M. (Kruczek) “Nancy Borys” Boryczka, 90, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2018 with her family by her side. Born in Holyoke to the late Michael and Jozefa (Wywiorska) Kruczek, she lived most of her life in Holyoke. In her early years, she worked for Interstate Uniforms and later General Cleaners in Holyoke. Natalie had a green thumb. She enjoyed gardening and also bird watching. She was proud of her Polish heritage, loved listening and dancing to Polka music, and attending Polka Festivals.
She will be sadly missed by her son, John Boryczka and his wife Linda of Chicopee and her daughters, Priscilla Ruppert and her husband Richard of Holyoke and Pauline Gove of Holyoke; son-in-law Richard Gove of East Longmeadow; daughter-in-law Patricia Boryczka of Northampton; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Thaddeus F. Boryczka who died in 1988 and a son Thaddeus M. Boryczka in 2003; a brother, Louie Kruczek and four sisters, Helen Dulak, Stasia Panagotopulos, GeorgiannaJanowiec and Florence Leonard.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 assembling at 10:00 a.m. at Nowak Funeral & Cremation Services, 15 Ludlow Ave., Indian Orchard and proceeding to Immaculate Conception Church for a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Aloysius Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham MA 02452 or online at www.alz.org . For further details or to express online condolences, please visit www.nowakfuneral.com.