Tecla Kondzielawa

Obituary of Tecla Kondzielawa

Mrs. Tecla Kondzielawa, 95, of Deerfield, passed away peacefully at home on February 2, 2021. Tecla was born in Utica on September 23, 1925 the daughter of Albert and Barbara (Mitura) Loin. She was raised and educated in Utica, was a graduate of Utica Free Academy and Utica School of Commerce. On May 16, 1948, Tecla was united in marriage with Stanley Kondzielawa at Holy Trinity Church in Utica, a blessed union of 62 years, until Stanley’s death in 2010. In her early years of marriage, Tecla assisted her husband at his poultry store, West End Poultry Market. She was later employed as secretary with the YWCA, Utica Drop Forge, savings bond department and for 25 years, with Whitesboro Central School District. As a loving and devoted daughter and wife, Tecla loving cared for her ailing mother for 6 years and ailing husband for 10 years. Tecla enjoyed swimming, quilting, gardening, music, traveling and decorating for all holidays and occasions. Holiday dinners were a special time for Tecla, because being with family was most important to her. She was a parishioner and religious education teacher at St. Peter’s Church in N. Utica, and more recently, a parishioner of Holy Trinity Church in Utica. Mrs. Kondzielawa is survived by two sisters-in-law, Paula Loin of New Hartford and Virginia Loin of Utica; her cherished nieces and nephews; John (Jody) Loin, Mary Lourdes Santana, Kathy (Tony) Loin Barron, Michael (Karen) Loin, Michele Blackburn, Melissa Campbell, Richard (MaryAnn) Jordan, Barbara Jordan, and JoAnne (Robert) Walaszewski; great nieces and nephews; Noah Loin, Chelsea (Joshua) Van Es, Andrew Santana, Alexandra Santana, Andrew Loin, Amy Loin, Scott Blackburn, Patrick Campbell, Brandon Campbell, James Hamer, Joseph Hamer, Tyler Mammone, Ryan Jordan, Thomas (Marina) Jordan, Jennifer Walaszewski, Ann Walaszewski and Susan Jordan; great great niece’s and nephew’s, Skyler Van Es and Rhys Van Es, Gabriela Jordan and Ethan Jordan, as well as several additional nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews on the Stanley Kondzielawa side of the family. She was predeceased by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary (Thomas) Jordan and S. Barbara (Leo) Dydula, four brothers, John Loin, Joseph Loin, Frank Loin and Walter Loin and a niece, Karen Hamer. Visitation for family and friends is Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer Rd., N. Utica, followed by a funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon at Holy Trinity Church, 1206 Lincoln Ave., Utica, NY 13502. The funeral Mass will be lived streamed at holytrinityutica.com. Face coverings are required and social distancing and contract tracing protocols must be observed at both facilities. Tecla will be laid to rest with her beloved husband Stanley at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Yorkville. Those wishing to make a donation in Tecla’s memory, please consider Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity (www.homesofcharity.com) A heartfelt thankyou to Tecla’s niece and her husband, Sheila and Ray Panek, niece, Barbara Jordan and wonderful neighbor, Kevin Brennan, for the wonderful, care, and love you provided to Tecla over the years. Your kindness will not be forgotten.
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Tuesday
9
February

Visitation

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Heintz Funeral Service Inc. - Herkimer Road
408 Herkimer Road
Utica, New York, United States
315-797-5552
Tuesday
9
February

Funeral Mass

12:00 pm
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Holy Trinity Church
1206 Lincoln Ave.
Utica, New York, United States

Interment

Holy Trinity Cemetery
1500 Champlin Ave.
Yorkville, New York, United States

Memorial Donations

Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity (www.homesofcharity.org)
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