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Viva I Jamroz (Sikes)

January 22, 1928 - January 15, 2017

Burial Date January 19, 2017

Viva I. (Sikes) Jamroz, 88, of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Sunday, January 15, 2017.  Viva passed into Eternal Life while sleeping peacefully.  She was born in Westfield, MA on January 22, 1928 and was the beloved daughter of the late Philip Edgar and Irene Louise (Tucker) Sikes.  She was an inspector at F. W. Sickles where, she met her beloved, late husband, Walter Jamroz.  The two married on February 23, 1952.  She loved being a homemaker, cake decorating and tending to her many gardens.  As her sons grew to school age, she became a P.T.A. member and worked part-time at a local hospital.  Once her grandchildren were school age, she became a noon mother and crossing guard.   In recent years she enjoyed sitting in her sun-room watching and waving to the folks who walked and drove by.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Walter Jamroz, her loving granddaughter, Sheila Jamroz and her dear brother and sister, Eugene Philip Sikes and Edith June (Sikes) Sherman.  She leaves her loving children, John Jamroz and his wife, Kathy O’Sullivan and Joseph Jamroz and his wife, Sue; her two cherished grandchildren; Joe and his wife, Jessie and Craig Jamroz; her treasured great-grandchildren Joey and Reed; her dear sister, Carol (Sikes, Woods) Sturm of Sarasota, Florida  and her loving extended families and friends. A funeral home service for Viva will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls at 11 am.  Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.  A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 am on Thursday morning before the service.  Memorial contributions may be made to Willimansett Center West, 546 Chicopee St., Chicopee, MA 01013.