July 20, 1943 - December 1, 2019
Burial Date: December 6, 2019
Joyce (Topor) Bielanski, 76, of Southwick, entered into eternal rest on December 1, 2019 at Baystate Medical Center with her devoted and loving family by her side. Joyce was born in Springfield, July 20, 1943. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Eva (Martin) Topor.
Joyce was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, roles of which she beloved. Joyce loved spending time with her family, whether getting together in her backyard pool or vacationing with her family at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Her joy’s in life were her family, watching her grandchildren play sports and attend Polish picnics at Pulaski park. Her top priority in life was to be a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother at which she greatly succeeded.
Joyce is survived by her loving children, William S. Bielanski, Jr. and his wife, Laura, of Westfield, Michelle M. Bielanski of Southwick, Kevin M. Bielanski and his wife, Heidi of Enfield, CT. Joyce “Mammie” also leaves her four beautiful grandchildren of whom she adored, William S. Bielanski, III and his wife, Anna of Palmer, Jessica L. (Bielanski) Lamb and her husband Stanley of Palmer, Michael W. Bielanski and Matthew S. Bielanski of Enfield, CT. and her three precious great-grandchildren of whom she absolutely cherished, Ava R. Bielanski, Amelia E. Bielanski and Madelynn M. Lamb of Palmer. Joyce is also survived by her sisters, Carol (Topor) Ondrick of Westfield and Dale (Topor) Marchetti of Ft. Lauderdale, FL., nieces and nephews, Diane Theroux, Edwin and Christopher Ondrick. Joyce was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, William S. Bielanski, Sr. and her loving and caring daughter-in-law, Kathleen R. (Stack) Bielanski.
She leaves her friend and companion, golden retriever, Lexi.
Joyce’s funeral will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 from the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 61 Grape St. in Chicopee Center at 9 am, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, 566 Front St. in Chicopee at 10 am. Her burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Calling hours are on Thursday from 4 to 7 pm.