Edna Ryczer

Edna Ryczer (Ruszkowska)

Saturday, November 15th, 1919 - Thursday, October 31st, 2019
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Edna (Jadwiga) S. Ruszkowska Ryczer 99 years young, 15 days short of her 100 birthday on November 15, 1919 passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Second child born of parents, Walter & Anna M. (Zaniewski) Ruszkowski in Bridgeport. Sister of Jean (Lenny) Csech, Sophie (Chet) Davis, Helen (Henry) Visponi, Mary (Mickey) Haray, brothers: Baby Watson who only lived 10 days and Walter E. Ruszkowski, three nieces, and nephew, all predeceased.

Edna went to work when she was young to help support her family, working at Mitchells on sewing machines, B-Chain as a machinist in the Bead room and then at Chance Voight as an Expeditor. She was proud to say Expeditor which is a person who facilitates a process which she did in the production control. Edna met her husband, Stephen L. Ryczer when her sister Mary brought some friends home after a gathering which was held at the Polish Falcons Club in Bridgeport They married on September 20, 1947 in St. Michaels the Archangel Church, they were blessed with 2 children. After the birth of her children she took care of the home, her son, Stephen R. Ryczer passed away on September 11, 1997, Stephen passed away on August 9, 2007. Steve & Edna were Bridgeport residents till they relocated to reside with their daughter, Carol Lee & Son-in-law, Lynn Mallery in 2003 to Naugatuck.

Edna, always a lady, made sure all things were properly done. She loved having her family partake of the Polish traditions and food which were passed down from her parents especially Easter and Christmas Eve. She played cribbage at the Falcons, cards with her women’s club which rotated houses and traded different desserts each month. Edna was very active in Bridgeport clubs. A lifelong member of St. Michael’s The Archangel Parish. She was former member of The YMCA Industrial Retirees, The Bessemer Club, St. Michael’s Senior Citizens. St. Anthony’s Seniors, The Polish Falcons and bowled in duck pin & big pin leagues.

Downtime included scratch offs, word searches and the new coloring books. She routed for the U-Conn girls basketball. When Steve was with her, they enjoyed going on many day rides not knowing where they end up. Sometimes Steve would drive to Cape Cod for a lobster dinner then drive back home. They cruised to Jamaica, Bahama, saw Hoover Dam, Las Vegas trips to the casino, Catskills and more with special group of friends.

Edna was proud of her family, she is survived by her daughter Carol Lee & her husband, Lynn Mallery. Grandsons: Paul P. Ryczer, Stephen R. (Lynn) Ryczer. Great Grandchildren: Aliyah & Mason Ryczer. Daughter-in-law, Gail Ryczer. Many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces & great great nephews. She also has Kasey, Todd, Mallery & Macy Williams of Indiana, Tim Williams of Colorado all who have “adopted” her by calling her Grams.

Calling hours will take place on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 3 to 7pm in the Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main St. Bridgeport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11am in St. Michael the Archangel Church, Bridgeport followed by interment in St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael Church, the American Heart Association, any cancer association or to the charity of ones choice. For online condolences, memorial tributes or to make a donation visit us at
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  • Visitation

    Monday, November 4th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, November 4th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Commerce Hill Funeral Home
    4798 Main St.
    Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606
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  • Service

    Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Michael's Archangel Church
    310 Pulaski Street
    Bridgeport, Connecticut 06608
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    Fr. Stefan Morawski
  • Interment

    Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 |
    Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
    St. Michael's Cemetery
    2205 Stratford Avenue
    Stratford, Connecticut 06615
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Marie Norko

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Carol Lee and Lynn:

Our hearts go out to you, Lynn and your family today. I remember the good times spent with your mom which will stay me with me forever. Prayers and special thoughts sent your way. Love Marie & Joe Norko

The Indiana crew (T,K,M&M, Bruno too)

Posted at 08:11pm
We are praying for Our Fathers arms of comfort around you during this time. Peace, love, and long distance hugs! We will miss Grams Ryzcer
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