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Nellie J. Kusek (Ciesones)

April 23, 1923 - December 16, 2020

Nellie J. (Ciesones) Kusek, 97, of Chicopee, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at home. She was born on April 23, 1923 in Thompsonville, CT and lived in Chicopee most of her life. Nellie was the daughter of the late Andrew and Nora (Swol) Ciesones. She was a communicant of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr.

Along with helping part time at her husband’s store, Kusek’s Market, she was also a seamstress, knitter and an avid reader. Nellie was a loving mother and grandmother. Her family was most important to her. Nellie loved cooking for and taking care of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed attending her family members’ sports activities throughout their elementary, high school and college years and was their number one fan.

Nellie was predeceased by her husband of fifty-nine years, Edward S. Kusek, who died in 2003; a brother, Andrew Ciesones, and sisters, Stella Gray, Sylvia DePietri, and Helen Kusek. She is survived by two loving daughters, Sandra Vyce and her husband, Alexander of Chicopee and Shirley Klett and her husband, Richard of Chicopee; four beloved grandchildren, Kenneth Vyce and his wife, Jane of Feeding Hills, Kevin Vyce of San Pedro, CA, Lisa Loughlin and her husband, Daniel of Feeding Hills and Timothy Klett and his wife, Tamara of Chicopee; seven cherished great-grandchildren, Ellen Vyce, Benjamin Vyce, Wyatt Vyce, Brayden Klett, Bridget Loughlin, Aubrey Klett and Luke Loughlin.

The family would like to thank the dedicated caregivers of Associated Home Care and give special thanks to Cecilia Anglin, Danielle Jaber and Taiye Ologunro.

Burial will be private and a memorial mass will be held at a later date when family and friends can gather together to celebrate her life. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.