Myra L. Szyikowski, widow of the late Henry J. Szyikowski, and longtime resident of Boonville, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016 after a brief illness at Faxton- St. Luke’s Healthcare. Myra was born in Forestport, N.Y. on June 1, 1926. She was the daughter of George (“Fred”) and Susan Roberts Worden. She was a graduate of Forestport High School, Class of 1944. For a time Myra worked as a housekeeper for the Rhodes family and later at Snow Top beverage.
On November 16, 1946 Myra married Henry J. Szyikowski and made their home on Echo Lake Rd. in Boonville. Myra was a housewife and mother who took care of their son, John. She enjoyed canning and freezing all the produce from their garden at harvest time. She loved flowers and enjoyed taking care of her flower beds. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church- Christ Our Hope in Boonville and was involved in school activities at Adirondack where John attended school. In her later years she enjoyed crocheting afghans and scarves which she would give to friends, family, and veterans to enjoy. She also knew how to play solitaire 3 different ways and would do so most afternoons. She had a sharp memory and recalling many stories and past events with great detail and accuracy.
Myra is survived by her daughter-in-law, Susan; granddaughter, Meghan (Mark) Mambretti and her “little munchkins”, great-grandchildren Joseph, Molly, Alexandra and John Mambretti:
her God-daughter, Connie Charbonneau Raschella and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Henry; daughter, Susan Jane; son, John Henry and her five siblings; Clarence (“Bud”), Frances, Harold (Red), Ruth and Catherine.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, December 30, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Church of Christ Our Hope Catholic Community, Charles St. Boonville, with Rev. Thomas Ward officiating. Interment will be held on Monday, May 15, at 12:00 noon in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville. Calling hours are Thursday 4-7 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made
to the John Szyikowski Memorial Scholarship Fund C/O Adirondack Central School, 110 Ford St. Boonville, NY 13309, or to the Boonville Fire Company Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309.