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Obituary for Anna (Bersyn) Kreminec
Anna Kreminec, 98, of Holyoke, formerly of Chicopee, passed away on March 26, 2020 at Daybrook Village Nursing Home. Born in Komushnya, Ukraine on February 5, 1922, she was the daughter of Pavlo and Anastasia (Hrishko) Bersyn and the step-daughter of Vasyl Skazko. During World War II, Anna was held in a concentration camp in Germany, where she met her future husband, Michael Kreminec; they were married June 17, 1945 in Belgium. Anna, Michael and their young daughter, Olga, immigrated to America in 1949 through Ellis Island and settled with family in Holyoke. Ten years later, they moved to Chicopee where they raised their family. Mrs. Kreminec worked for F.W. Sickles and Adams Plastics for many years. She was a devout member of Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ludlow for many years and spent many hours reading the Bible and praying the rosary as she felt a special connection to Mary, the Mother of God. She loved reading, needlework, gardening, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. Anna is survived by her children, Olga Desorcy of Southampton, Mary Patryn and her husband, Bruce, of Springfield Center, NY, Natalie Wichkowsky and her partner, James Nadle, of Chicopee, and Paul Kreminec and his wife, Kathy, of Chicopee, as well as 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and her dear friends from Rolf Avenue and the Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael, her brother, Myhailo Skazko, her sister, Kathryn Andrienko, her sons-in-law, Joseph Wichkowsky and Alfred Desorcy, and her grandchildren, Lori Patryn-Smith and Alex Kreminec. She was a devoted woman who loved her family and her friends unconditionally and touched the lives of so many. Anna’s funeral services will be held privately by her family and her arrangements were entrusted to Ludlow Funeral Home. It was the wish of Anna’s family that In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in her memory.