Shirley Andrychuk



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Rochester: May 21, 2008 at age 83. Died peacefully at home. Predeceased by her husband, Steve (1983) and son Stevie(1990). Survived by her daughter-in-law, Judith; children, Ken(Judy), Mary Lou(David)Nowak, Gerald(Jeanne), Janet(Don)Tedesco, Carol(John)Manuele, Paul(Maria), Brian(Shauna); grandchildren, Jeffrey, Todd, Karin, Matthew, David, Carolyn, Kelly, Gina, Gerald, Steven, Joseph, Julia, Stefanie, Nicholas, Jonathan, Stephen, Rachel, Paul, Kelsey, Jessica; great-grandson, Nicholas. Survived by five sisters-in-law, especially Dorothy Patoski; many loving cousins, especially Harold Augustin and Rev. William Amann; dear friends, especially Florence Shults. Shirley was a 1942 graduate of Our Lady of Mercy High School and a founding member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish. Many thanks to those who remembered Shirley during the last years of her illness, especially Cecelia Hayes, her caregiver, and Tim Tartaglia. Friends may call Friday, 2-4PM and 7-9PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 24, 10:00AM at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 36 Armstrong Rd. Contribution in Shirley’s memory may be made to Our Lady of Mercy High School or Our Lady of Mercy Church. ’The voyage is over, and under the dark escort of Alzheimer’s she has arrived somewhere. So have we.’ (J. Bayley)


  1. The Vezelis Family on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Brian, Shauna & Jessica, We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. The Vezelis Family

  2. Mary (Fitch)Connolly on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear friends, I just heard of Shirley’s passing today. I am thankful for being included in your family when I lived in Rochester and Shirley’s warm hospitality and wonderful cooking certainly was a gift for me. You will all be in our prayers. I am certain that there was also a warm welcome and overflowing hospitality when she arrived Home. Love, Mary (Fitch) Connolly Greensboro, N.C.

  3. Michael Tedesco on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Don and Janet: We will miss Grandma Shirley, her occasional visits to our home, and her willingness to ‘share’ her wheelchair with the kids. But we will always remember your loving care and devotion to her as inspiring and heartwarming and the model of pure love. We are happy that she is whole again and with your father…and our Father… once more. Love, Michael, Lori, John, Matthew and Kelsey

  4. Jamie Speares on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    From my family to yours sorry about the loss of your mother our prayers our with you,and cherish the memories that have been given to you. Sincerely yours The Speares family

  5. Debra (sce) Nieskens on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Gina, We are thinking of you and your family during your loss. Regards, Debra, Bryan, Cameron and Devyn

  6. Darcy Melendez on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May she rest in peace. May God bless her and your families and may God comfort you through this difficult time. You have my deepest sympathy. Darcy Melendez

  7. Jeffrey Salisbury on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I’m sorry for your loss

  8. Sophia (Andrychuk) and Doug Pease on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Janet and Don – Thank you for taking care of your mother Shirley, my brother Steve’s wife. She will be missed by all her family and friends. God’s blessings to all the family.

  9. Jerry Moriarty on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Janet–It was with a sense of deep joy that I read that Shirley had gone home. Now I will have to call on her to pray for us rather than praying for her. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time, -JERRY mORIARTY

  10. Linda O'Neil on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Ken (Judy), I was sorry to hear about your mother; I didn’t realize that she was ill. I will be thinking of you.

  11. dave and Gail Szczygiel on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Shirley has arrived were we all pray and hope we will some day join her. On eagles wings;Gods speed. Dave and Gail Szczygiel

  12. Joanie Springer Simmons on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To all the Andrychuks – I’m sorry I wasn’t able to come in person to express my sympathy to all of you. I have been thinking of you and remembering the good times we had together at cousins club picnics and family gatherings. When I think of your mom I can picture her great smile and the laughter when everyone was together. My love to you all at this difficult time.

  13. Bruce Fouquet on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To The Andrychuk Family: My deepest sympathies to all of you at this time. Please know that you & your Mother are all in my prayers at this time. I have very pleasant memories of her, and will always think kindly of her and your Father for their kindnesses over the years !!! With my best regards and thoughts ,,, ——- Bruce Fouquet

  14. Mary and Irvin Crawford on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We are saddened by Shirley’s death but are happy that she has been released from the grips of Alzheimer’s disease. We loved Shirley and I, Mary, was very happy when my brother Steve married her. Many thanks to Jan and Don for the many years of devoted care bestowed by them.

  15. Danielle M. Mariano on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know she is in a better place with Alma. Stay happy, health and holy…this to shall pass…. Love Always, Danielle

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