Jennie V. (Chmura) Rygielski
Jennie V. (Chmura)
Rygielski, 90 longtime resident of Topsfield Road, died Saturday, June 1,
2019 in her home following her long illness. She was the wife of the late
Walter J. Rygielski.
in Beverly on December 17, 1928, daughter of the late John and Fannie
(Slezak) Chmura, she was raised in Ipswich, a 1947 graduate of Ipswich
High School. Married
in the former Sacred Heart Church,
the Rygielskis soon moved to the house they built on Topsfield Road where
she raised her family and lived until her passing.
babysat her grandchildren and their friends for many years. They enjoyed
swimming, dirt bike riding and climbing trees all the while she was always
looking for different ways to entertain these children by buying them all
sorts of board games and keeping them busy playing badminton and croquet.
She also loved shopping and traveling to the mountains for the fall
foliage. She was always busy and always had ideas of fun things to do. In
elder years she enjoyed the weekly dinners at the Bluebell and watching
Jennie was a longtime communicant of Sacred
Heart where she was very active in church activities and for many years
served as the rectory housekeeper.She was also an active member
of the Polish League of American Veterans Post #92 Auxiliary.
She is survived by
three daughters, Patricia A. Desmond and her husband John III of Ipswich,
Gail Hatcher of AZ, Lisa J. McParland and her husband Daniel R. of
Ipswich; seven grandchildren, John IV, Christopher and Alicia Desmond all
of Ipswich, Robert and Jonathan McParland both of Ipswich, Tyler Hatcher
of CT and Kelsey Hatcher of FL. She was the mother of the late Walter S.
and sister of the Late Theodore Chmura,
Loretta Chmura, all of Ipswich and the late Stella Martel formerly of
Her funeral service will be held 11 am Thursday, June 6 in the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by interment
in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are cordially
invited. Visiting hours will be Wednesday 5 to 8 pm.
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