September 4, 1940 - April 9, 2016
Burial Date: April 15, 2016
Constantine K. (Galoosis) Sikorski, 75, of Springfield, died on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. She was born on September 4, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York. Constantine was the daughter of the late Constantine and Gladys (Monroe) Galoosis.
She came to Chicopee as a young woman and became a dance instructor at the Butterfly Ballroom in Chicopee. From there, she worked at the Chicopee Undergarment Co, A. G. Spauldings and A. G. Golf as well as the Fruit Fair. During that time, she also did catering and bartending at most of the bars in Chicopee Center, as well as being a short order cook on weekend mornings. Constantine met Raymond Kotowski, married and had her three children, Rae Ann Kotowski, Vincent Kotowski and Lynn Ann Kotowski LaPlante. Later in life, she married David Sikorski and gained three step children, Lisa Sikorski, Lynn Sikorski-Lewis and David G. Sikorski.
Besides her children and step children, she is survived by her sister, Geraldine Simonds and her two brothers, George Galoosis and Constantine Gus Galoosis. Constantine is predeceased by her husband, David J. Sikorski, who died in 2013, her sister, Angeline “Tootie” Galoosis and her brother, William Galoosis. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, dancing and yearly trips to Hampton Beach, as well as going to her children’s sporting events where she yelled too loudly. Constantine was a long time member of the American Legion, Post 275 Auxiliary and she still enjoyed the occasional glass of wine there.
A funeral home service will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls at 6 pm. Calling hours are on Friday from 4 to 6 pm. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 425 Union St., West Springfield, MA 01089