1939 – 2021
Putnam – Alice O. Lychack, 82, of Putnam died Sunday, October 10, 2021, in William W. Backus Hospital, after a short illness. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Matthias) Opiela. Mrs. Lychack worked for Crabtree & Evelyn for many years and had separate careers earlier at W.T. Grants Department Store and later at The Hyde School.
She is immediately survived by her son, William Lychack, her daughter-in-law Elizabeth, her three grandchildren, Fredrick, William, and Burgess; and her nieces, Patricia Randolph and Jennifer Griffin. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her sister and her former husband. As a craftsperson, Alice Lychack was an award-winning rug-hooker and stained-glass designer. After retirement she was an enthusiastic defender of and protester for animal rights.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Alice’s family from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021, in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT, followed by a Funeral Service at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.