Whately – Edward C. “Patrol” Wykowski,
87, of 177 Long Plain Road, died peacefully after a short illness. He was born
on January 17, 1927 at home in Whately, Ma and was the son of Martha M.
Maiewski and Stanley M. Wykowski. Ed and his wife were self-employed farmers
who grew potatoes, tobacco, and cucumbers. He also owned Patrols’ Motor Sales
and Maple Grove Club. Ed was a Whately Moderator and for many years a special
police officer. He was on the Whately Bicentennial Committee of aerial fireworks
and a life member of the #1296 Greenfield Elks, Polish American Citizens Club,
and an original member of the Holy Name of Jesus parish in South Deerfield. He
loved Polish music and was an avid bingo player. He loved to travel to Aruba,
Hawaii, Vages, and many times to Florida. He loved
watching the Red Sox and Patriots and spending time with his great-grandsons.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years
Caroline M (Magdycz) Wykowski of Whately, his children Shirley M. Ring, Tammy
M. Warger and her husband Robert, Edward Wykowski Jr. and his wife Shari, his
grandchildren Carolyn M. Warger and her husband Todd, Trisha M. Warger and
Tiffany M. Warger, and his great-grandchildren Landon, Keith, and Nathan
Warger. He is also survived by his sisters-in-laws: Helen Magdycz of Hatfield,
Jeanette Hall of Pelham, and Helen Magdycz of Erving and many nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by his son Dennis James, his parents and his
siblings Henry and Helen.
Calling Hours will be held Wednesday
evening, January 14th from 4-7PM. in the Wrisley Funeral Home Chapel,
Sugarloaf Street, South
Deerfield. There will be an Elks Ritual at
6:30pm with the Greenfield Lodge of Elks #1296. Funeral Services will be
Thursday, January 15th, at 9:15AM from the Funeral Home followed by
a Requiem Mass at 10:00AM in Holy Name of Jesus Church, Thayer Street, South Deerfield.
Burial will be held in the spring in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Whately Farmland Preservation or to Holy Name of Jesus Parish in
South Deerfield, Mass.
Expressions of Sympathy are
available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com