Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
Office: 413-665-4046             Fax: 413-665-0975

Margaret R. (Clark) Boyden

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, June 3rd, from 5-7:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, June 4th, at 9:15AM from the Wrisley Funeral Home, South Deerfield, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burialat 10:00AM in Holy Family Church, South Deerfield. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery

Dorothy Laura Kostecki 93, passed away on May 31, 2015 at the Center for Extended Care at Amherst, with family by her side. Dorothy, born March 26, 1922 in Greenfield MA, moved to South Deerfield MA in her teens, and stayed there to raise her family. Dorothy graduated from Deerfield High and following graduation, Dorothy worked in “the boot factory,” Hillside Plastics and Russo Woodworking. Dorothy and her husband, Roger L. Kostecki were married on August 2nd 1941 and had three children. Thomas Kostecki, Robert Kostecki and Linda (Kostecki) Merritt.

 

Dorothy’s favorite activities included playing scrabble, cribbage, and rummy as well as the penny games at the Senior Center in South Deerfield. Dorothy also spent her time watching the Game Show Network. Dorothy enjoyed hosting family holiday gatherings at the West St. homestead and enjoyed making different foods for her family, including, pierogis, lemon meringue pie, kielbasa with hard boiled eggs and babka bread, and a ham and cheese spread on Ritz crackers. While Dorothy spent her last year on this earth at the Center for Extended Care at Amherst, she had weekly visits from her daughter, Linda and monthly visits from her son Bob. Linda and Bob were able to brighten her day and bring the comforts of home, which Dorothy enjoyed immensely.

 

Dorothy was pre deceased by her son Thomas Kostecki and husband Roger Kostecki. Dorothy leaves behind her son Robert Kostecki and his wife Carol Kostecki of Hudson NH and daughter Linda Merritt of Greenfield, MA. Her seven grandchildren, Lisa McColgan and husband Pat, Steve Kostecki and wife Amy, Aaron Kostecki, Rachael Kostecki Kelly, Kate Kostecki Cervenka and husband Bob, Laura Merritt and Andrew Merritt. As well as her 10 great grandchildren, Lance and Ben McColgan, Leah and Seth Kostecki, Bryna and Wynne Kelly, Elijah Kostecki, Peyton and Cora Cervenka, and Layla-Ann Thompson.

 

Dorothy’s family would like to thank the center for Extended Care at Amherst, and the Cooley Dickinson Hospital VNA Hospice for their remarkable care and understanding for Dorothy before her passing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Cooley Dickinson or Holy Family Parish in South Deerfield in honor of Dorothy Kostecki.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, June 3rd, from 5-7:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, June 4th, at 9:15AM from the Wrisley Funeral Home, South Deerfield, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial

at 10:00AM in Holy Family Church, South Deerfield. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

Expressions of Sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com