Irene (Krolikowski) Lewchik, 95, of Berlin, beloved wife of the late Fred Lewchik died Tuesday, November 9, 2021 surrounded by her family.
Born in Simsbury, CT, on June 18, 1926, daughter of the late Joseph and Stephania (Tajmajer), Irene was raised in Simsbury and graduated from Simsbury High School in 1944. She was a communicant of St. Paul’s Church, Kensington, a member of St. Paul’s Ladies Guild and member of The Berlin Senior Center.
Irene retired from Argo Industries in 1999 with over 25 years of service.
Irene was an avid flower gardener and prize winner for her Dahlias and African Violets at the Berlin Fair, dog lover, seamstress, cook, baker, vegetable preserver and loved to play Scrabble with her children and grandchildren. She and Fred were members of the Rocky Hill Square Dance group for over 20 years and also loved Round Dancing. She and Fred also enjoyed Cruises and traveling as far as Sweden with friends.
Irene is survived by her seven children; Fred (Mary) Lewchik of Newington, Karen Rose of Atlanta, GA, Gail (Wayne) Bernaiche of Vernon, Cynthia (Daniel) Wagner of Southington, Philip Lewchik of Berlin, Audrey (Robert) Bradley of N. Attleboro, MA, Michael Lewchik and Robert Worster of Berlin. 12 Grandchildren, Heather (Karl) Strauss, Brent (Jami) Lewchik, Bryan (Megan)Lewchik, Kimberly (Sam) Patterson, Christopher & Whitney Rose, Nicholas and Austin Bernaiche, Michael, George, John and William Bradley, 7 Great grandchildren, Brooke and Hailey Strauss, Jack and Dace Lewchik, Connor and Madelyn Patterson and Rowan Lewchik, her sister, Nellie Glemboski, and many nieces and nephews. Irene is also survived by her best friend of 62 years, Joanne Meisterling of Berlin. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Allison Rose, brother Joseph M. Krolikowski, sisters, Mary Dubowski, Agnes Ksiazek, Jennie Rudzinski, Caroline Sikora and son-in-law, Stanley H. Rose III.
The family would like to thank Irene’s caregivers, Debbie Polzun and Christiana Nettey for their extraordinary care and devotion.
Everyone is invited to go directly to St. Paul Church, 479 Alling Street, Kensington at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 for a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in Maple Cemetery, Berlin.
Friends may call at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Kensington, Monday, November 15, 2021 4-6 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, Ct 06111.
The family requests COVID protocol be honored.
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Connecticut Humane Society
701 Russell Road, Newington CT 06111