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Mary E. "Betsy" (Reynolds) Michalczyk


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Mary E. "Betsy" (Reynolds) Michalczyk
Loving mother, grandmother,

sister, aunt and friend;84

DRACUT - Mary E. "Betsy" (Reynolds) Michalczyk, age 84, died Monday, January 28, 2019 at Lowell General Hospital (Main Campus), after a long illness.

She was the beloved wife of Frank J. "Tanny" Michalczyk, who died March of 1988.

Mary, also known as "Betsy" "Aunt Betsy" was born in Lowell, MA, on January 23, 1935, the daughter of the late George B. and Mary E. (McKay) Reynolds. She was raised in the Pawtucketville section of Lowell, and educated in Lowell schools.

Betsy was a lifelong communicant of St. Rita's Church in Lowell, where Frank and Mary were married by Rev. McNamara on November 21, 1959. She belonged to the St. Rita's Women's Club.

Mary worked in retail sales at Jordan Marsh in Downtown Lowell for several years. In her earlier years she worked for Courier Citizen. She enjoyed working with her co-workers who became lifelong friends and loved going out to dinner with them.

Her hobbies included sewing, reading, enjoyed going to the beach with family and friends, playing cards with her longtime friends, watching her favorite soap opera "The Days of Our Lives".

Betsy also loved listening to classical & Irish music, and her favorite singer was Barry Manilow which she attended one of his concerts in Boston.

Most of all, Betsy enjoyed baking including making breads and was well known for her famous Lemon meringue pie.

Mary was a loving, caring and dedicated mother to her five children, a doting and loving grandmother and great-grandmother, loving sister, aunt, godmother, cousin, and friend.

She is survived by her five loving children, two daughters, Karen Michalczyk of Dracut and Tina Michalczyk of Methuen, three sons, John Michalczyk of Dracut, William Michalczyk and his wife, Kristina of Mason, NH, and Brian Michalczyk of Ayer; a granddaughter, Nicole Michalczyk and a great-grandson, Dimitri.

Betsy is also survived by two sisters, Constance McManmon and her husband, John of Centerville, MA, and Margaret Reynolds of Worcester, as well as many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was the sister of the late James Reynolds Sr. and his wife, Helen, and their two children, James Reynolds Jr. and Susan (Reynolds) Morrison, Jean Trudel and her husband, Raymond, and Patricia Carney.

She was also the sister-in-law of the late Walter and William Michalczyk, Stella Lanute, Ann O'Brien, and Helen Szczypinski.

The family of Mary "Betsy" Michalczyk would like to thank the staff at D'Youville Special Care Unit (Commodore Lane) for their exceptional & loving care of their mother.

Keep on smiling Mom, you light up the room with your beautiful smile everywhere where you went.

We love you forever and always and we miss you dearly. But you are in a better "happy" place because you are in heaven with Dad who has been waiting for you for a very long time and other family members and friends who have passed before you.

MICHALCZYK - Funeral services for Mary were held privately. Donations in her memory may be made to D'Youville Special Care Unit, 981 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854.
Published in Lowell Sun from Feb. 3 to Feb. 10, 2019
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