In memory of
Theresa A. Shuman
Theresa A. (Guzek) Shuman, 68, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Boston Medical Center. Born April 30, 1948, daughter of the late Frank and Adele (Cygan) Guzek, she was a lifelong Chicopee resident. Theresa was a graduate of Chicopee Comprehensive High School, and continued her studies in the education field by earning a Bachelor’s degree from Westfield State College and a Masters from Springfield College, using her skills first as a teacher, and then as a special education school adjustment counselor, in the Chicopee Public Schools. Theresa was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and served her parish as a Eucharistic Minister. A gentle and welcoming woman, Theresa was sharply intelligent and had a great sense of humor. Besides being a world-class shopper, she enjoyed using her gourmet cooking and baking skills, providing beautiful birthday cakes for family and friends. Theresa is survived by her beloved husband of thirty-six years, John H. Shuman; her loving sister, Francine DiLisio and her husband David of Southampton; sister-in-law, Marie Lapolice and her husband Leonard of West Springfield; brother-in-law, Philip W. Shuman and his wife Joan of Agawam; nieces, Angela, Emily, Katie and Sarah, and nephews, Christopher and P.J.; cherished great-nieces and great-nephews; and special aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services for Theresa will be held Saturday at 8:30AM from Kozikowski Funeral Home, 565 Front St., Chicopee, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in Sacred Heart Church, Chestnut St., Springfield. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Chicopee. Calling hours are Friday from 4-7PM. Theresa’s family offers special thanks to her many health care providers for their care, compassion and friendship. Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Pittsburg Medical Center, 200 Lothrop St. (Attention Shelley), Suite C900, Pittsburg, PA 15213. Checks may be made out to UPMC-Lung Transplant. kozikowskifuneralhome.com
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