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Teresa A. (Mullaney) Kijek

May 13, 1934 ~ September 26, 2017 (age 83)

The Piano Brothers

  SPRINGFIELD-Teresa A. “Teri” Kijek, 83, of Parker St., in Springfield passed away peacefully on Tuesday at Wingate of East Longmeadow after a brief illness. Teri’s devoted family was with throughout her illness as she passed on to her eternal home in Heaven. Teri was born in Springfield on May 13, 1934 the daughter of the late Bernard & Leona (Supernant) Mullaney. She was raised and educated in Springfield, attending local schools. In her younger years she worked for the Breck Shampoo Company before getting married and beginning her family. Her husband, Edmund (Muni) Kijek, owned the former Mayfair Mills Clothing Manufacturing in Indian Orchard and she spent many years working alongside him, assisting with the office duties and whatever else was needed. Teri recently had an impromptu reunion with the “Mayfair Girls” before her health failed, recalling fondly the good times and friendships shared. Teri and Muni were very active in Ludlow and the Orchard, with the BPOE Elks, the Polish American Vets Club and many other civic and social committees. They were devoted Red Sox fans and Teri & Muni stayed true to their New England roots.   After her husband passed, Teri was a familiar sight at BSMC Wesson Women’s, working as a greeter.  She enjoyed traveling with her family, visiting, sightseeing and enjoying the simple pleasures in life, in a time when the world was a bit slower and less hectic. She was a devoted communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Springfield and previously had worshipped at St. Matthews Church in Indian Orchard. Teri’s beloved husband, Edmund Kijek passed away in 1983. She leaves her children; Michelle Murphy and her husband Bill of East Longmeadow and Michael G. Kijek and his wife Linda of Springfield. Her grandchildren, the lights of her life; Anthony and Christina Franco and Liam Murphy and her beloved “grand dog” Feebie and predeased “grand dog” Rascal. She leaves her sisters; Jacqueline Grummell of Springfield and Eileen Ward of East Longmeadow and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves her “Girls”; Janice, Judy, Gerry and Joan which she enjoyed many a day going to lunch and catching a movie.  Calling hours at the Ratell Funeral Home, 200 Main St., Indian Orchard will be Monday evening from 4 – 7p.m. The family invites you to join them directly at Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St., Spfld. on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to celebrate the Liturgy of Christian Burial for Teri. (Please arrive promptly at Sacred Heart Church by 9:50 a.m.) Burial will follow in St. Aloysius Cemetery (1273 Berkshire Ave., Indian Orchard). Donations in Teri’s memory can be made to The American Legion Post 277, 379 Oak St, Indian Orchard, Massachusetts, MA 01151


 Service Information

Visitation
Monday
October 2, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ratell Funeral Home
200 Main Street
Indian Orchard , MA 01151

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
October 3, 2017

10:00 AM


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