Mrs. Jane Kolodziej Rzeczycki, 96, formerly of Mulberry St on Bible Hill in Claremont, NH, died on March 28, 2018, at Vernon Green in Vernon, VT, where she was a resident of the Vernon Homes for the past four-and-a-half years.
Jane, daughter of Michael and Catherine Chuda Kolodziej, was born on March 12, 1922 in North Walpole, NH. She received her schooling in North Walpole and married Ernest Rzeczycki in 1957. Together they settled in Claremont and were active members of St. Joseph Parish. They maintained a lovely garden from which they harvested vegetables and fruit, regularly donating a portion to the Claremont Food Pantry. Jane kept a sparkling home, decorated in part with braided rugs that she created. As a couple, Jane and Ernie hosted many family dinners and barbecues at their home and, in later years, spent many weekends at Kezar Lake for family cookouts. Clamming in the summer and ice fishing in the winter kept the two of them active, even after after Ernie’s retirement from the Post Office.
Jane recently celebrated her 96th birthday with family and friends. Mary Forrett, a friend of 70 years, attended, and they reminisced about their days working together at the Heel Shop in North Walpole and adventures they had shared in the past. Jane was always impeccably dressed, conscious of presenting her best appearance even in her last days. Jane stayed up to date on current events, making conversations with her stimulating and interesting. The stories she related from her time growing up on Oak Street in North Walpole had us roaring with laughter. She possessed a great sense of humor and always had a smile for everyone.
Jane was the seventh of eight siblings in a very close knit family. The last surviving sibling of her generation, she will continue to live on in the memories of her surviving family members including many nieces and nephews and her sister in law, Mrs. Renata Mix of Florida.
She will now be reunited with Ernest, her husband of 56 years, her siblings, Pauline Grysko, Frances Golec, Nellie Kolodziej, Mildred Kolodziej, Steven Kolodziej, Clement (Klim) Kolodziej and Walter Kolodziej who have pre-deceased her.
Jane’s funeral will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM, at St. Joseph’s Church, 58 Elm Street, Claremont. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery also in Claremont. Following the service, the family requests that all attend a reception in the church hall to celebrate Jane’s life.
Donations in Jane’s memory may be made to the Claremont Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry, PO Box 957, Claremont, NH 03743 or to the St. Joseph Parish Renovation Fund, PO Box 824, Claremont, NH 03743.
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