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Melanie Ann (Chrabaszcz) Mikus

October 8, 1955 ~ June 13, 2017 (age 61)

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Calling Hours
June 15, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Charbonneau Funeral Home
30 Pleasant Street
Ware, MA 01082

Funeral Mass
June 16, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
60 South Street
Ware, MA 01082

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Ware - Melanie Ann( Chrabaszcz) Mikus age 61 of Ware MA slipped away peacefully at home in the company of her family on June 13th 2017. She Succumbed to Cancer after a courageous 7-year battle.

Born in Ware on October 8th 1955, Melanie was pre deceased by her parents Stanley and Winifred Chrabaszcz. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Gary Mikus, and her two daughters, Jennifer Ann Zera and her Husband Josh, Allison Elizabeth Pelski and her husband Ryan, their children William and Olivia.  Her sisters Cecelia Zajk and her husband Joe, Jeannie Chrabaszcz and her partner Jan Magee, brother in law Stephen Mikus Jr. and his wife Debbie and their children Melissa, Danny and Kelly.

Nieces Melissa Laight and her husband Paul, Joelle Zajk and Nephew Joseph Zajk and his wife Dawn and their children Matthew and Jonah.  She will especially be missed by her special companions Luke, Yuki and Zoey.

Those who knew Melanie will remember her as a kind and loving mom, Babci and Cioci who always put others first. She was a loving caregiver to her Aunt Kay, Aunt Jo and Uncle Eddie over the years. She spent 27 years at Mary Lane Hospital as an Admission Clerk providing support to anyone needing help.  She will be missed for her generosity, loving spirit and her bargain shopping skills. 

We would like to thank the staff at Mary lane Oncology for their kindness, support and cheerfulness throughout Melanie’s treatments. In closing you will always be in our hearts and forever grateful for all you do.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 60 South St. in Ware.  Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM in the Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St. in Ware.  Burial will be held privately.   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to “Griffin’s Friends c/o Baystate Health Foundation, Inc., 280 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor, Springfield, MA 01199 or to the Second Chance Animal Shelter, Inc., P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield MA 01515.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Second Chance Animal Shelter, Inc.
P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield MA 01515
Tel: 1-508-867-5525

Griffin's Friends c/o Baystate Health Foundation
280 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor, Springfield, MA 01199 MA 01199
Tel: 1-413-794-9745

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