Shirley Buyak

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Shirley Buyak, 84, of Manchester, beloved wife of Anthony Buyak, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Manchester Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Pennsylvania, and after graduating from high school there moved to Connecticut with her sister, Nancy, and mother, Helen. While working at Pratt & Whitney, Shirley met Tony, they married and had four children. She enjoyed family vacations at Hampton Beach and spending time with her grandchildren. Holidays in her home were especially joyful.

Besides her husband of 58 years, she is survived by her children and their spouses, Donna and Bruce Samborski of Manchester, James and Laurin Buyak of Greenland, N.H., Debbie and Tom Corso of Lebanon, and Doreen and Dave Eigner of Columbia; her grandchildren, Andy and Emily Samborski, Jessica Couture, and her husband, Mark, Jamie and Michael Buyak, Justin, Rebecca, Nick and Joel Corso, and Michelle and Kimberly Eigner; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Nancy Gaudino.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 10:45 a.m. from the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St., Manchester, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:30 a.m. at St. James Church, 896 Main St., Manchester, followed by burial in St. James Cemetery, Manchester.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to either , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Connecticut Children's Medical Center, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106. For online condolences, please visit

Funeral Home
John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street Manchester, CT 06040-4857
(860) 643-1222
Funeral Home Details
Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 1 to Oct. 5, 2012
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