HADLEY - Marie "Chee" (Buckowski) Kulis, 64, of Rocky Hill Road, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, surrounded by her loving family, after a long courageous battle with cancer.
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Born Jan. 30, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Anthony J. and Ann (Lumbis) Buckowski. She graduated from Hopkins Academy in 1966 and was a lifelong resident of Hadley.
Marie worked for her family at the Amherst Bakery. She then went to work as an administrative manager for the V.A. Medical Hospital retiring after 25 years of service. Marie kept working and was a sales manager at Yankee Candle and the office manager for Dr. Samuel Gladstone.
She was known for loving adoration of Bruce Springsteen and for her sense of humor and generosity, along with her love of Polka music and Polish Pottery. Marie was a master in home decor and gardening while she enjoyed sewing, making flags and stained glass.
She was her husband Joe's best buddy and her daughter Amy's best friend. Marie loved spending time with her family and friends, and especially with her grand kids. During her fight with cancer, her family and friends returned her love while being alongside her and caring for her.
She was predeceased by her parents, her brother Anthony "Buzzy" Buckowski and her mother-in-law Victoria Kulis.
Marie leaves her Husband Joseph Kulis; daughter Amy (Sienkiewicz) Vanasse and her husband Jason; brothers Martin and Richard Buckowski; sister Alexandria Buckowski; her grand kids Tyler and Chelsea Vanasse, who gave her the name "Chee"; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the Most Holy Redeemer Church in Hadley. There are no calling hours and burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Czelusniak Funeral home of Northampton is in charge.
Memorial contributions can be made to WMUA, Hospice or Shriners Hospital.
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Czelusniak Funeral Home
173 North Street Northampton, MA 01060
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2013