Beacon Falls-Helen S. (Sypniewski) Drabicki, age 94, passed away on Wednesday December 16, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Born on January 9, 1926, in Shelton, CT, she was the beloved daughter of the late John and Victoria (Jelinski) Sypniewski. Her family moved to Seymour where she was raised on the Sypniewski Family Farm. Helen was a graduate of Seymour High School Class of 1942. Helen attended Business School in Ansonia CT. Helen worked at Paulson Insurance Company and Tech Electric Company in Beacon Falls. She was the first original Assistant Librarian at the Beacon Falls Public Library and retired from the Town of Beacon Falls as Secretary to the First Selectman in 2006.
She was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Beacon Falls, Beacon Falls Senior Citizens, the original White Eagle Society, the original Laurel Ledge PTA as well as the Seymour 4H Club. Helen loved to knit, crochet and sew. She was a fabulous seamstress. She enjoyed cruising and traveling with her family and later in life with many local Senior Citizen groups, her favorite destination, the casino.
Helen was the beloved wife of 69 years to the late (Chester) Bernard Drabicki. She was predeceased by her brothers Walter, Martin, John, and Raymond Sypniewski, and her sisters Jane Sypniewski and Estelle Lique.
She is survived by her son Paul Drabicki of Beacon Falls; her daughter Mary Jane and son in law Richard Jurzynski of Richmond, VA, her daughter Helen Ann and son in law Joel Kelly of Beacon Falls; her grandaughters, Sarah Jurzynski Sachs and husband Matt Sachs of Richmond, VA, Martha Jurzynski Kalman and husband Ian Kalman of Richmond, CA, Jennifer Rowland and husband Edward Rowland of Seymour, CT, Emily Jurzynski and partner Will Chastain of Shell Knob, MO; her grandson Jeffrey Jurzynski and partner Casey Hurlburt of Oxford, CT; her cherished great grandchildren Jasper Sachs, Kyler Chastain and Jolene Chastain; and her devoted loving sister in law Catherine Sypniewski; and many loved nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the St. Mary's Vitas Hospice Unit for their love and care that was given to our Mom over the past few weeks.
The family will be celebrating Helen's life in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Helen's memory to the Beacon Hose Co. #1 Ambulance Corp., 35 Main Street, Beacon Falls, CT 06403. To send an on line condolence, please visit naugatuckvalleymemorial.com. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Beacon Hose Company #1
35 North Main Street, Beacon Falls CT 06403