Regina B. Tyckowski, 95, a resident of Edwardsville, was welcomed into Heaven, finally reunited with her beloved Mom and Pop on Sunday evening, July 10, 2022, at Cambridge Riverview Assisted Living, Larksville, where she was recently a guest.
Born on September 14, 1926, in Kingston, Regina was one of eight children born to the late Charles and Mary Ann Zolnierowicz Tyckowski.
Raised in Kingston, Regina was a graduate of the former Kingston High School, Class of 1944.
Prior to her retirement, Regina was employed for many years by the former Blue Ribbon Bakery, Kingston.
A devout Catholic, Regina was a lifelong member of the former Saint Hedwig’s Church, Kingston. At Saint Hedwig’s, she was a member of its Rosary Making Guild – she loved making rosaries by hand. Following the closing of her church, she became a member of Saint Ignatius Loyola Church, Kingston.
Regina always held a tender place in her heart for her Polish heritage. She loved keeping the Polish traditions alive, especially at the holidays. At Christmastime, you would hear her singing Polish Christmas hymns, especially her favorite hymn, “Dzisiaj w Betlejem”. At Easter, she looked forward to getting her traditional Polish Easter Basket blessed and sharing that blessed food with her family.
Above all, Regina’s greatest joy in life came from her family – they were her greatest treasure and she enjoyed every moment she spent with them, especially with her sister, Hedwig. Although her presence will be deeply missed, she leaves behind the cherished legacy of being a loving and devoted daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.
In addition to her parents, Charles and Mary Ann Tyckowski, Regina was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Joseph Tyckowski; and her sisters, Helen Polomski, Stella McNey, Teresa Yatsko, and Marcella Smith.
Regina is survived by her loving sister, Hedwig “Hedy” Phillips, Edwardsville; her niece, Krista Connolly, Swoyersville, and her children, J.P. Connolly and Sarah Connolly; her niece, Amy Stratton and her husband, Leon, Kingston and their son, Logan Stratton; her nephew, Bill Yatsko and his wife, Sandi, Wyoming; as well as several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on Monday, July 18, 2022, at 9:45 AM from the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:15 AM in Saint Ignatius Loyola Church, 339 North Maple Avenue, Kingston, with Monsignor David L. Tressler, her Pastor, officiating.
Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Ignatius Roman Catholic Cemetery, Pringle.
Family and friends are invited to attend Regina’s viewing which will be held on Sunday evening, July 17, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at the funeral home.
For additional information or to send Regina’s family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com, or Facebook page.
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