Obituary: Irene Mary (Kondash) Yurczyk, 92, of Bethany

Irene Mary (Kondash) Yurczyk, 92, of Bethany, beloved wife of the late Frank John Yurczyk, Sr., entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Shady Knoll Healthcare Center.

She was born in Shelton,CT., on March 15, 1922, daughter of the late John M. and Elizabeth V. (Sedlak) Kondash.

Irene worked as an Assistant for the former ABC Nursery School of Seymour. She was a devout and long time communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church of Woodbridge. She was a graduate of Shelton High School.

Irene volunteered at the Connecticut Food Bank in East Haven and was an active member of the Bethany Senior Center and was also a 4H Leader. She enjoyed cooking , knitting, crocheting and watching UCONN Women’s Basketball. Irene was a hard worker and friendly to all, she will be sadly missed by her family and friends and will always remain forever in our hearts.

Her loving family includes her two caring sons Paul Yurczyk and his wife Connie of San Diego,CA, Frank J. Yurczyk, Jr. and his wife Michele of Cheshire; her loving daughter Mary Lou Viola of Milford; her beloved sister Dorothy Fortier of Shelton; and her cherished grandchildren Christopher, Paul Jr. and Kaylee Yurczyk of San Diego,CA, and Joseph and Alexis Yurczyk of Cheshire, her devoted son-in-law John McNamara and his wife Pamela Smith; three caring sisters-in-law Jean Yurczyk of West Haven, Helen Rothfuss of Clinton and Pat Kondash of Ansonia and several loving nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her cherished daughter Janet McNamara and four beloved brothers John Estok, Michael Estok, Frank Kondash and Joseph Kondash and a beloved sister Mary Jamba.

Irene’s family would like to thank The Staff at Shady Knoll Healthcare Center for their compassionate and excellent care given to Irene during her stay.

A Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of Irene’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. DIRECTLY at Our Lady of the Assumption Church of Woodbridge, 81 Center Road, Woodbridge. Interment in the family plot will follow at Carrington Cemetery, Bethany. There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Irene’s memory may be made to The Connecticut Food Bank, through the funeral home. The Miller-Ward Funeral Home, 260 Bank St. Seymour is caring for the family.

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