Irene A. (Pasterczyk) Bizon

April 19, 1923 - March 5, 2014
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Irene A. (Pasterczyk) Bizon, 90, of Wilbraham passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Born in Chicopee, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Caroline (Pytko) Pasterczyk. She was a 1941 graduate of Chicopee High School. Like so many women of the Greatest Generation, she went to work during World War II as a draftswoman in the Engineering Dept at American Bosch.
She married Max Bizon in 1948 and they moved to Wilbraham to raise their family and build their lives. She worked alongside her husband to found and operate BPW Plastics Corp and I-Maxmat Corp. Irene insisted upon being productive each day of her life and worked at operating both companies until her death.
Irene was a loyal and devout parishioner of St. Cecilia’s Parish in Wilbraham for over 57 years.
An avid sports fan, you could always find her watching the New England Patriots. Her true love was baseball and she spent many a fun filled day cheering on her beloved Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. She was especially happy to see them win not one but three World Series!
Irene’s true love was spending time with family and friends whether it was as simple as a Saturday morning breakfast with the girls or traveling to Bermuda with the gang.
Irene is survived by her son Matthew of Springfield and her daughter Maxine Mazur and her husband Ed of Ludlow, her sisters Adella Johnson of Ozark, AL, Rita Collins of Chicopee, Ma. She also leaves her brother in law Edward Bizon of Chicopee , her sisters in law Helen Janocha and Evelyn Tenczar and her husband Richard, all of Chicopee. She leaves many nieces and nephews.
Irene also leaves her treasured friends George and Irene Sergentanis, Irene Gendron and Vic and Pat Kodis. She also leaves her special four-legged fur coats Rylie and Holly.
Irene was predeceased by her husband Max in 2008, twin sons Max and Andrew, brothers John, Stanley and Rudolph, sisters Connie, Natalie and Laura.

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A Liturgy of Christian Burial celebrating Irene’s life will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church 42 Main St, Wilbraham, MA . Rites of Committal will follow at St. Stanislaus BM Cemetery in Chicopee, MA.

Saint Stanislaus Cemetery
Granby Road
Chicopee, MA 1020
St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church
42 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 1095


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Born: April 19, 1923
Died: March 5, 2014

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Jane Oddo posted on 3/7/14

Dear Maxine, Matthew and Ed, I send my sincere condolences to you. Irene always made me feel a part of your family, and I will cherish memories of the special times we spent together. She was a gracious and kind lady and I will remember her and smile. All my love to you, Jane


Kathleen Berry posted on 3/9/14

Ed, Maxine and family. Blessings to all of you at this most difficult time. I know that your Mom will live on in the wonderful legacy she has left left be hind in you, and she will be forever in your heart! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and hugs from Cleveland.


Ron Janocha posted on 3/9/14

Maxine, Ed and Matthew, We were both saddened to hear about Cioci Irene's passing. We have nothing but good memories of her and your family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Ron and Alene


Rudy Pasterczyk posted on 3/10/14

Auntie Irene was as tough as she was generous. She had a great love of family as evidenced by her bringing us all together with the symbol of our family the gold angels that we wear around our necks. She will be missed.