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.
Jasmine and I are so very sorry for your loss Bill and family. Alice is a kind and loving soul and will be missed by so many ❤️ May she rest in eternal peace. May you all find comfort knowing she is always and forever in your hearts ❤️❤️
Yan Naing Htun
Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.
While I never had the opportunity to meet Mom in person, during the past year and a half I’ve gained a special appreciation for this special lady. Sincere condolences.
Bill and family — I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My thoughts are with you. Dawn (Lusby) Russo.
Bill and family – my condolences to you during this difficult time. May her memory be a blessing.
Mary Canty Butler
Your mom was the very first person to send me a sympathy note when my own mom passed away many years ago. I am very sorry for your loss.
I worked with Alice at Crabtree and Evelyn. She was one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. I remember our Friday after work get togethers fondly. She will be greatly missed. Love you Alice. RIP
I worked with Alice at Crabtree and Evelyn. I fondly remember our Friday after work get together. Alice was one of the most wonderful people I have ever known. Love you Alice.
My mother *(Kate Dodge) worked with Alice for many years. I remember how over the moon she was when she became pregnant with Billy…………the light of her life! She was a hot ticket and a good friend to my mother. May all your good memories of Alice help you through this loss. Sincerely Janice Dodge Alton
Deepest sympathy for your loss.
So sorry for your loss. I remember your mother from Grants. She was an extraordinary woman. We worked together for many years. We had lots of fun and adventures in those days. She loved you very much and when you had your family she loved them as well. It was a bright spot every Christmas when we received her card wishing us well. Our lives changed when we moved to Woodstock. But we always stayed connected. May you RIP peace dear Alice. God bless all of you.
I am so sorry for your loss Bill. I have fond childhood memories of your mom and my mom. She had a great sense of humor and a wonderful laugh to go with it. I have to work tonight and will not be able to pay my respects in person. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family. RIP Alice.
Barbara (Tetreault) Kenyon
Bill… so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I had the pleasure of meeting her. Sweet, sweet lady. May you find peace and laughter in the memories you share.
Paul and Melissa Aldrich
Sorry to hear of the loss of Alice, A truly good person will be missed,