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Edna Rusiecki


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Edna F. Rusiecki

1942 - 2016 PITTSFIELD, MA Edna F. "Blondie" Rusiecki, of 165 Ridgeway Avenue passed away on her 74th birthday, March 23, 2016 at Berkshire Medical Center, with her daughters, son-in-law, and grandchildren by her side. Born on March 23, 1942 in Pittsfield, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Florence Rushbrook Rathbun. She was educated in Pittsfield schools and was a 1959 graduate of Pittsfield High School. She married her husband, the late Frederick W. "Sonny" Rusiecki Jr., the love of her life, on May 4, 1960 who died on October 2, 2014. They had a fairytale lovea love to be admired. A homemaker, Edna had been employed at one time at the former Shandoff Stationary on North Street in Pittsfield and managed the Wonder Bread Store where she was affectionately known as the "Wonder Lady" and the "Hostess with the Mostest". She was a longtime communicant of the former Holy Family Church where she was very active with the Mother's Guild. She had also volunteered as a group leader for Brownie's and at the American Legion for holiday dinners that served those in need with her husband. Some of her best memories were of her time spent on the beach in Maine with her beloved husband as well as her daughters. She leaves her two daughters; Tammy J. Dietrich and her husband Todd of Middlebury, VT and Tanya A. Hunt of Pittsfield. Her seven grandchildren; Todd Dietrich Jr. and his wife Amber, Steven R. Hunt, Kristen Wimett and her husband Alex, Ian Hunt and his fiance Kalen Cote, Chelsea Porter and her husband Jeffery, Abby Hunt and Mikela Dietrich. She also leaves her three great grandsons; Shawn, Connor, and Ian Jr., whom she loved spending time with. She leaves her sister, Louise DeVanna as well as her brother, Walter Rathbun and his wife Mary and her sister-in-law Lillian Rathbun. She also leaves her nieces and nephews, Debbie, Joey, Kurt, Freddie, Dawn, Suzie, Nancy, Paul, Sharon, Linda, Jodi, Lisa and Billy, as well as their spouses Barry, Cindy, Kathy, Keith, Olga, Lucky, and Cliff. She is predeceased by her brother, "Bud", and sisters, "Dolly", Eleanor and Leona, as well as her brother-in-laws, Eddie, Nino, Tony, and Dick, whom she loved so very much. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Edna F. "Blondie" Rusiecki who died March 23, 2016 will be held Tuesday at 8:15 AM from the DERY FUNERAL HOME in Pittsfield followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 9:00 AM at St. Joseph Church celebrated by the Rev. Monsignor Michael Shershanovich, pastor. Burial will follow in Pittsfield Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday from 4 to 7 PM at the funeral home. Memorial donations in memory of "Blondie" may be made to The Care Navigation Department of the BMC Cancer Center in care of the funeral home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 26, 2016
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