Karen Marie Patch
1973 - 2014 CHESHIRE Karen Marie Gwozdz Patch, 40, of 93 Wilshire Drive, Cheshire, died on Friday, May 9, 2014, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. She was born in Pittsfield on Oct. 19, 1973, a daughter of Edward and Margaret "Mal" Lyons Gwozdz. She attended schools in Cheshire and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School in 1992. She went on to attend Fitchburg State College, and received her degree in nursing as a Registered Nurse from Berkshire Community College. At the time of her death, Karen was employed as the Assistant Director of Nurses at Craneville Place Nursing Home, Dalton. Earlier, she had worked at Hillcrest Commons Nursing Home in Pittsfield. She was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Cheshire. Besides her parents of Cheshire, she is survived by her son, Kyle Patch of Cheshire and New Lebanon, N.Y. and his father, Trevor Patch, also of New Lebanon; a sister, Kerry McMahon and her husband, Sean, of Cheshire; a brother, Christopher Gwozdz and his wife, Holly, of Byfield, Mass.; three aunts, Christine Barbarotta and her husband, Pepi, Kathy Harter, and Barbara Insero and her husband, Thomas; an uncle, Francis Gwozdz and his wife, Dorothy; two nieces, Cailin and Cassidy McMahon; two nephews, Henry and Benjamin Gwozdz; five cousins, Mark Gwozdz and his wife, Liz, Lisa Gwozdz, Kelly and Nicole Barbarotta, and Katie Harter, and by a very close family friend, Andy Kachel. She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Matthew and Ann Lyons; her paternal grandparents, Frank and Stella Gwozdz, and by her aunt, Margie Gwozdz. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 15 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Cheshire, celebrated by the Rev. David R. Raymond, Pastor. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. Calling hours are Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams. The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to the Kyle Patch Education Fund through the funeral home. To leave a message of condolence, or for directions, please go online to www.paciorekfuneral.com.
Paciorek Funeral Home
13 Hoosac St Adams, MA 01220
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 13, 2014