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Obituary for Krystyna Kukla-Soulia

Krystyna Kukla-Soulia Obituary - New Britain, CT | The Recorder

GREENFIELD - On June 25, 2015 the angels came down from Heaven and took our beautiful daughter home. Krissy was born in Springfield, MA on July 15, 1983 to the late Eric H. Kukla of Chicopee and Kathleen Schroeder of VT. She was raised in Northfield and Chicopee. A 2001 graduate of Northfield Mt. Hermon School, she furthered her education at Holyoke Community College. In 2014 she graduated the Clemente Course in Humanities through Bard College, an achievement she was so very proud of. Krissy had the love of reading and drawing. Her writings were just beautiful. She had a way with words.Krissy leaves behind her beautiful daughter Aliyah Skye Soulia of Northfield, MA, the love of her life and fiance Augustin (AJ) Colon of Springfield, MA, her mother Kathleen Schroeder and her husband William Schroeder of Guilford, VT, her stepfather Steven J. Chapman who helped raise her and his wife, Marilyn of Erving, MA, her grandparents Richard and Joan Slavin of Springfield, MA, and uncle Thomas Slavin of Boston. She also leaves her grandmother, Claire Kukla, wife of the late Stanley Kukla of Chicopee, MA, and John and Joan Wieslander of Worcester, MA. She will be greatly missed by her godmother, Alice Polastry (Auntie) and her family of Windsor Locks, CT. Krissy leaves numerous stepbrothers, stepsisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends from all over the states of MA, CT, and VT.
A Memorial service will be held at Northfield Mt. Hermon school's Memorial Chapel, date still to be determined. Kenney-Luddy Funeral Home and Crematory of New Britain, CT are in charge of crematory arrangements. There will be no calling hours.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff in the ICU unit at Baystate Memorial Center for their care and compassion for Krystyna. A special thank you to our dear friend Ann Zaveruha of Leyden, MA for Krissy's peaceful transition from this world.
In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has been established at Greenfield Cooperative Bank for her daughter Aliyah's education. Please make donations payable to Memorial Fund of Krystyna Kukla-Soulia, in care of Greenfield Cooperative Bank, 63 Federal Street, Greenfield, MA 01301.

Obituary for Pamela Sacadura

Pamela Ann (Motyka) Sacadura, 51, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at home.

Born in Springfield, MA on October 27, 1964, she was the daughter of Mary L. (Moynahan) Young and the late Leonard Motyka.

Pam grew up in Massachusetts and moved to New York with her husband to start a family. For many years she worked in the dry cleaning field. She took on the role of being a stay at home mother, which she absolutely loved. She always put her children's needs above her own and never missed any event or school function they had. In her free time she enjoyed gardening and loved watching The Voice and any cooking shows on TV.

Besides her father, she was predeceased by her son, Daniel Sacadura. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her devoted husband Anthony "Tony" Sacadura, her children Nicholas and Alyssa Sacadura, her mother Mary L. Young, her siblings Christine, Shari, Julie and Steven,  her mother and father-in-law John and Betty O`Neill, and brother and sister-in-law's Alan, Victoria, Heather and Kevin, and many cherished friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 with family and friends meeting at 10:00 a.m. at Nowak Funeral & Cremation Services, 15 Ludlow Ave., Springfield and proceeding to St. Michael’s Cemetery, 1601 State St., Springfield for interment  at 11:00 a.m. Calling hours are Friday, October 14, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers,

Charitable donations may be made to:

Autism Speaks
1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540,  

Obituary for Daniel Cosenzi

Daniel N. Cosenzi Obituary

Daniel Nano Cosenzi , 74 passed away Thursday in the comfort of his home surrounded by his devoted family, the home they all enjoyed for the past 54 years. His final week was celebrated on his terms with his family and friends. Daniel was born November 20, 1941 to the late Thomas and Elsie (Guidi) Cosenzi in Springfield MA. Daniel served his country honorably in the U.S Army from 1958 to 1962. After leaving the service he was employed at American Saw for 37 years before his retirement in 2000. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Sacred Heart for 50 years and St. Catherine of Sienna Parish for his final year. He enjoyed donating his time which included Bingo for 27 years, and cooking for parish functions. Dan was also a member of Cursillo community of Western MA. He enjoyed being a crossing guard for the City of Springfield after his retirement and was an avid cyclist until the age of 70. Dan is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Leora Cosenzi and his two cherished children; Amy Cosenzi of Springfield and her children Nico and Shmi Lilyann and son Danny Cosenzi Jr. and his wife Monica and their children Livia and Dylan of Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Daniel is also survived by his three brothers Thomas Cosenzi and his wife Sandy of Longmeadow, Primo Cosenzi of Westfield and Anthony Cosenzi of Agawam. Daniel was predeceased by his sisters Linda Cosenzi and Rose Pepper. Calling hours for Dan will be held Tuesday from 4-7 pm at the Agawam Funeral Home, 184 Main Street, Agawam, MA. The funeral will begin at 8:30 am on Wednesday at the funeral home. A liturgy of Christian burial will follow at 10 am at St. John The Evangelist Church on 833 Main Street, Agawam. Committal services will be at 11 am at the MA Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Catherine Youth Ministry 1023 Parker Street, Springfield, MA 01129 and the Wounded Warrior Project 181 Lamont Street, Springfield, MA 01119

Annual Holiday Craft Fair



The St Catherine of Siena Women's Guild presents the Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, November 5th from 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m. in the Parish Center. Crafts, raffles and Chinese auction, gift baskets, kids toy straw booth, baked goods, foods and gift ideas galore! Always free parking and free admission! 


World Mission Sunday 2016

Office of the Bishop

76 Elliot Street – P.O. Box 1730
Springfield, Massachusetts 01102-1730



My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

“Mercy Changes the World!”

On World Mission Sunday, October 16, Pope Francis invites each of us to be part of that change for our world of great need, calls us to announce the mercy of God, “the beating heart of the Gospel” (Misericordiae Vultus, 12).

On this 90th World Mission Sunday, our (arch)diocesan family joins our brothers and sisters around the world who will gather at the Lord’s Table to celebrate, with great joy, our common vocation as missionaries. Our prayers and financial help, through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, support the work of the Mission Church, its witness to Christ and service to the poor.

“Let us not close our hearts within our own particular concerns, but let us open them to all of humanity.”
Message for World Mission Sunday, 2016

I echo these words of our Holy Father, asking you to open your hearts as you connect on World Mission Sunday with every corner of the globe… with the Americas, where catechists travel to remote areas to bring the Good News of God’s great love to families; with Europe, where new churches are being built to welcome faith communities, renewed after years of persecution; with Asia, where six million children receive an education from Religious Sisters in some 16,000 Church-run elementary schools; with the Pacific Islands, where 1,000 young men are preparing for the priesthood, to bring the Lord’s healing hope and peace to those in need; with Africa, where those who are sick are provided with loving care at 6,400 Catholic hospitals and small clinics.

You can also continue this connection with the Missions all year long, through MISSIO, online at or on your phone.

Grateful always for your generosity of spirit and heart, and confident of your missionary commitment to share the joy of the Gospel and help the poor, I pray for blessings for you and your families!

Faithfully yours in the Lord,

Most Reverend Mitchell T. Rozanski
Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield


Bring Your Pets

The Annual Blessing of the Animals
In celebration of the Feast of St Francis, on Sunday, October 9th at noon, we will hold a Blessing of the Animals in the Gazebo area of the parish grounds. Please bring your pets, big, small, or in between - all are welcome!

Pro-Life Baby Shower

The weekends of October 2nd & 9th we will be collecting baby shower items in the Church lobby to benefit the Bethlehem House Pregnancy Care Center. Needed items include baby wash, lotion, hooded towels, bibs, blankets, diapers size 1, unscented wipes, and clothing for children up to 3 months, Monetary donations are also welcome. For more information, contact Mary Reardon at 413-783-4515. 


Invitation to the Fall Festival

St. Catherine of Siena Church

Invites you to its first




Fall Festival!


We invite you to an afternoon of faith, family, food, and fun. Please join us in and around the parish center. Pulled pork, kielbasa, smoked turkey legs loaded baked potatoes, and pumpkin pie are just some of the items on our menu. There will be pumpkin painting and bounce house for the kids. We will even have the Patriots game playing for our sports fans!! Please spread the word and support our parish sponsored event!


Where : 1023 Parker Street

When: Sunday, October 9th

Time: 12pm-4pm


$10 Adults and $6 for kids under 12!


Tickets are available after all masses, in the parish center, and by calling 783-8619 or 374-5358!


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