Obituary of Bionislawa “Bessie” Byrka

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Bionislawa “Bessie” Byrka, 95 of Housatonic died Monday December 24, 2018 at Manchester Memorial Hospital in Manchester CT. Bessie was born in Poland on February 17, 1923 daughter of Josef and Juzefa Pazdan . Bessie was a member of the former All Saints Church, a member of the Rosary Sodality and a member of the Polish Falcons of America. Bessie is survived by her husband Mieczyslaw “Matthew” Byrka of Housatonic, son Joseph Byrka his wife Deborah, grandson Christopher Byrka, granddaughter, Jennifer Byrka all of South Windsor CT and grandson Micheal Byrka and his wife Victoria and great grandson Rayland Byrka of Louisville KY, son John Byrka and wife Nancy, granddaughter, Caitryn Byrka, granddaughter, Kerry Macchi and husband Paul and great grandson Tyler Jude Macchi all of South Windsor CT, granddaughter Meghan Larocca and husband Charles and great granddaughter Gianna Rose Larocca of Braintree MA and grandson, Ryan Kydd and his wife Tanja, great grandsons Pierce Carpenter and Brennen Kydd and great granddaughter, Taryn Kydd all of Commerce MI. Bessie was predeceased by one son, Edward Byrka.

Funeral Services for Bionislawa “Bessie” Byrka will be held on Friday December 28 at 11:30 AM with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Corpus Christi Church Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Housatonic with Reverend William P. Murphy Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Bridget’s Cemetery in Housatonic. Family will receive friends on Friday December 28 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South St. Great Barrington MA 01230. Condolences may be made through

3 Responses to Obituary of Bionislawa “Bessie” Byrka

  1. Babci` Thank you for showing us the true meaning of caring and love. You always put your family first right up to the end. You greeted us with a big smile,huge hug and a kind word. They were followed by some type of delicious food you had prepared knowing we were going to be visiting you.I am sure your were greeted by Eddie and the rest of your family who passed before you. May you find total peace wherever you may be.
    I love you and feel so blessed to have you part of my life for over 46 years,


  2. I have known Bessie & Matthew Byrka for over 40 years since my sister, Deb, married their son, Joe. Though I didn’t see them regularly, they were always extremely warm and engaging, genuinely interested in how and what I was doing. I could listen to them talk forever…about their lives, their unique talents, and most importantly, their unconditional love for their family and each other. My head knows that Bessie has passed on but my heart knows that she will never leave those she loves, especially Matthew. She will be with all of you always, because that’s who she is. My thoughts, prayers and love are with Matthew, Joe, John and the whole Byrka family.

  3. Joe and John; I extend my condolences on the passing of your Mom. She has been a friend of our family since my birth and she was always present with your Dad during milestones in my family’s life. She will be greatly missed by all and my Mom has lost a dear friend.

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