Galy Lapin Starzyk
May 21, 1918 - December 28, 2016
Galy Lapin Starzyk, 98, of Westport, wife of the late Michael L. Starzyk, died December 28, 2016 at home.
Born May 21, 1918 in Tuapse, Russia, daughter of the late Leonid B. and Olga Harrin Lapin; she came to the United States as a young girl. Mrs. Starzyk was employed at Sikorsky Aircraft in the early days of operation.
On April 30, 1944, Galy began her seventy-one year marriage to Michael L. Starzyk: raising son; Paul and daughter; Nona, together. She also busied herself as a volunteer transporter at Norwalk Hospital and involvement with the Home Builders Association of Fairfield County.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Starzyk is predeceased by a brother; Vitaly Lapin, son; Paul and Paul’s “spiritual wife” Joyce Graham.
Survivors include, daughter; Nona Starzyk, of Danbury, granddaughters; Rebecca Wilson with husband Stephen, of Massachusetts, and Rachael Wolff, of Florida, great Grandchildren; Andrew, Lily and Kyle Wilson, of Massachusetts, and Aidan and Alyssa Wolff, in Florida, sister-in-law; Gene Reale, of Westport, several nieces and their families.
She will also be missed by longtime neighbors; Dot and Gordon Hall; Barbara and Bernie Dorogusker.
Her family extends special thanks to loving caretakers [or caregivers]; Rebecca Korley, of Family and Children’s Agency, Clover Scott, Masonicare Hospice, especially nurses; Lana and Nancy; Lillian Revel, Associate for Pastoral care at St. Paul’s Church on the Green.
There is a memorial service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on the Green, 60 East Avenue, Norwalk Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00 A. M.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to St. Paul’s on the Green, 60 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851, or Masonicare Home & Health Hospice, 535 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854.