THOMAS MITCHELL MOTYKA
1959 - 2021
BORN
1959
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Czelusniak Funeral Home
173 North Street
Northampton, MA
THOMAS MOTYKA, 61, passed away peacefully January 30th, 2021 at Baystate Medical in Springfield, with his family members at his side. Tom was born December 19th, 1959 in Northampton the son of Frank and Jane (Vollinger) Motyka. Tom graduated from Smith Academy and lived in Hatfield for most of his life. He made friends easily, was always helpful, and very generous. He had a big heart, and would give you the shirt off his back. Tom was a handy man, mechanically inclined and a good problem solver. He was very good at most trades and spent most of his working career doing carpentry. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, motor cycling, gardening and scratch tickets.

Tom also enjoyed spending time and helping out his nieces, nephews, and friends' children. In his later years when his parents were in declining health Tom was very beneficial in their care. Tom will be missed by his family and many friends. He was predeceased by his father Frank and nieces Christy and Shannon. He is survived by his mother Jane; sister Marie and her partner Stach; brothers Frank and his wife Donna, Bernard and his wife Darla, John and his wife Linda, Martin and his wife Karla, Dwight, Jim and his wife Laurie, Carl and his wife Bonnie; Aunt Helen and good friend Bob. He also leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling Hours will be held Thursday from 4 to 7 pm at the CZELUSNIAK FUNERAL HOME, 173 North St, Northampton, MA 01060. A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date. For online memorials please go to CZELUSNIAKFUNERALHOME.COM.
Published by Daily Hampshire Gazette on Feb. 2, 2021.
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I was searching for the obit of an old friend from Hatfield just now and saw that Tommy had passed on. So sorry to learn this. When we moved back to Hatfield in 96 Tommy was at Montys where I bumped into him. I mentioned we were moving into a house that day and he immediately volunteered to help out...and even volunteered his friend who was with him. What a laugh we all had that day. What a great homecoming. I've never forgotten his kindness and joyful spirit. Rest in peace Tommy and may perpetual light shine upon you.
Billy Szych
Friend
February 6, 2021
To Tommy’s family. I just heard of his passing on Feb 5. So very sorry for your loss.
Marlene Buckowski
Friend
February 6, 2021
We are sorry to hear of Thomas's passing. Our deepest condolences to the Motyka family.

Chet & Chris Skorupski
Chet & Chris Skorupski
Friend
February 4, 2021
I was so very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I have such fond memories of neighborhood gatherings as we were growing up. Tom always made me laugh. Tom took my youngest son under his wing when we visited Hatfield. He taught him how to drive....at probably too young an age (LOL) and they explored our old haunts. My son thought the world of him. My deepest sympathy to all of you for the loss of your dear brother.
Susan Fielden
Friend
February 4, 2021
Just heard the bad news,
It's another sad day,
We've lost a true friend,
Not sure what to say.

Always willing to help.
Truly one of a kind.
A heart bigger than most,
And a life well defined.

Remembering the good times,
That's quite easy for me.
The pain has now stopped,
Go rest in peace "T"



Lester



February 3, 2021
It is with great sadness I learned of Tommy’s passing. Tommy was a very close friend of mine and our family. I loved him like a brother, we did so much together when we were younger. He was the true meaning of a friend, always willing to help with any project, no matter how hard. I am going to miss Tommy dearly! I love you brother... until we meet again. God Bless you and may you Rest In Peace!
Charles Hebert
Friend
February 3, 2021
Ken and I have the fondest memory that gives us such a huge smile. The memory is from 30 years ago and Tommy came to visit us in New York. I was a stay at home mom at the time and our condominium complex had a pool. I can remember it like it was yesterday.....Tommy and I would take Holly (our daughter) to the pool every day while Ken was at work. Every day at least 5 times he would say, THIS IS GREAT, WE CAN JUST LET KENNY MAKE ALL THE MONEY AND WE CAN HANG OUT AT THE POOL--I MIGHT NEVER GO HOME, I MIGHT MOVE IN!!! Oh what a good time we had, he would help me with Holly at the pool and then when Kenny came home from work we would all laugh and hang out. The funniest thing is how much we laughed. Tommy lived life to the fullest. We truly loved him. Tommy we will miss you. Until we meet again..... Ken and Deb
Ken and Deb Zima
Friend
February 3, 2021
Beth Berry
February 3, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear about Tommy’s passing. Always made me laugh. May he be consoled by his dad in heaven. My condolences and thoughts to the family.
Donna (Cady) Myrick
Friend
February 3, 2021
A good man who will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
Linda Scott
Friend
February 3, 2021
Marie, Mom and families. I'm so sorry for your loss. Will be sending prays of comfort and healing for all.
Linda Rauch
February 3, 2021
Marie and family So sorry for your loss My deepest sympathy and prayers goes out to you and the family
Carol Demers
Friend
February 3, 2021
Tommy you had heart gold you werw in my sisters wedding cousin jamie kempisty we laughed had so much fun you def lit up room you were wise funny witty ill miss you so much rip love janine
Janine Kozlakowski
Friend
February 3, 2021
Tommy you were in my sisters wedding jamie kempisty i.have fondest of memories you were lite lit wedding!! Fumny always had wisest of words to me yr memories never left me rip sweet man yr with jamie know have cocktail in heaven tommy !! Hsha love you know always janine kozlakowski may god hold you in palm of hand rip love rip gosh i remember yr sweet face
Janine kozlakowski
Friend
February 3, 2021
To the Motyka family. So sorry to hear about Tommy's passing. I can remember him always hanging out with my brother and being crazy funny all the time. May he rest in peace.
Mike Paniczko
February 3, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Tommy's passing.
He was very well known throughout Hatfield and everyone had a story about him ! He has now been reunited with his Dad.
May your wonderful memories of him bring you peace.
Our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
The Binette / Gibbs families
February 3, 2021
To the Motyka family, sorry to hear about the passing of Tommy. I have many fond childhood memories that include him. Playing nerf basketball in the family garage, ice skating for hours on the pound off the railroad tracks and being trick into giving him a ride to girlfriends house in South Hadley, which he said would not only take ten minutes. As much as he picked on me on a regular basis for being Mike’s younger brother he always had my back. On several occasions coming to my aid whenever others were not so nice and for that I’m truly grateful to him.

My thought and prayers are with you all. Mrs Motyka (Jane) I miss our long talks back when we both worked nights at Smith, God Bless.
Bill Hurley
Friend
February 2, 2021
His personality always made folks feel like they belonged in the room, and most times made them laugh. A guy with a huge heart and very giving person. He will be missed.
Our Condolences to the Motyka family.
Mully & Sue
Mully
Friend
February 2, 2021
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