Phyllis (Majka) Uzendowski, 93, died peacefully after a brief illness at the Hospice of the Fisher House in Amherst on June 21, 2014.
During WWII she served as a nurses aide at Mary Lane Hospital in Ware, MA. She was a lifelong member of the Holy Cross Polish National Catholic Church in Ware, MA; the Kosciusko Foundation as well as a proud supporter of the Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College.
Her love for travel and world culture is reflected in her memberships to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC; the Smithsonian Institute and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Phyllis traveled the world and always remained moved by her experiences climbing the Great Wall of China and visiting Lenin’s tomb in the early 1980’s. Her favorite trips were with the Ware High School French Club on its first ever trip to Paris in 1971 and the celebration of her 90th birthday in Krakow in 2011.
Sadly Phyllis was predeceased by her beloved husband John Uzandowski in 2005. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Theodora and Edwin Sojka of Ware; her niece Nancy Sojka of Ann Arbor, MI and her nephew Edwin Sojka Jr. of Chicopee. She also leaves her cousins Teresa and Josef Kaczocha of Ware, a niece Phyllis Hayden of FL and a nephew Richard Starsiak of TX and their extended families along with her good friends Elsie Randall, Karen Randall, Tammy and David Marquis, Anna and John Arczewski, Genevieve Ziemian and their families.
Funeral Services are private according to the wishes of the deceased