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“Walter, our deepest and most sincere condolences go out to you, Alicia, and the rest of your family during this difficult time. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: David and Nancy Spitzer - CT

“Our sincere sympathies for your loss. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home - CT

“My deepest sympathy for your family. Mrs. Sycz (Barbara) was one of the most kind, caring, thoughtful and loving people you could know. She was...Read More ยป
3 of 7 | Posted by: Nichole Rizzico - Cornwall, NY

“Walter: Our sincere condolences. The Puff the Magic Dragon Family. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Jocelyn Nieves - Hartford, CT

“Are condolences to you Walter and the family. Barbara was a very loving person and always with a smile in her face, SFBHG will always remember her <3. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Jocelyn Nieves - Hartford, CT

“Condolences to the family and friends of Barbara. We at Newington Senior Center will miss her terribly!! ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Jackie Landry - Newington, CT


Barbara Ann Sycz, 70, of Newington, beloved wife for 33 years of Walter L. Sycz, Jr., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 11, 2017, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Manchester on September 29, 1946, daughter of the late Rocco and Sarah (Falcetta) Lupacchino, she was raised in Manchester and attended Verplanck Elementary School, Barnard Junior High, and Manchester High School. After graduating with the Class of 1964 from Manchester High School, Barbara was accepted at St. Joseph College in West Hartford and studied education. After graduation from St. Joseph, Barbara volunteered for two years with the Extension Program in Utah. She then returned to Connecticut to pursue graduate studies at the University to Connecticut, School of Social Work. Barbara received her Master in Social Work and took a position at Natchaug Hospital, she then worked at Elmcrest in Portland which later became a part of St. Francis Hospital Outpatient Services. She worked for over 30 years as a psychiatric social worker for St. Francis Outpatient Care until her retirement in 2016. Barbara enjoyed her retirement and became very involved in the Newington Senior Center. Her passion for baking, especially apple and cherry pies, led her friends at the senior center to refer to her as the “Pie Lady”. Most of all, Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family and looked forward each year to their family vacations in Ogunquit, ME. She was always someone you could go to for advice, counseling, comfort, and support. She cared a great deal about others, always putting their needs before her own. Besides her loving husband, she leaves a daughter, Alicia Swain and her husband Alex of Blacksburg, VA; a sister, Delia Skrainski and her husband John of Bolton; a sister-in-law, Suzanne Sycz of Newington; two aunts, Frances Gagnon and Frances Lupacchino both of Manchester; a close family friend, Jeanne Farrell of Manchester; her sweetheart dog, Emma; and many cousins, other family members, and friends. Her family will receive friends on Sunday, September 17, 4-7 p.m., at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor. Family and friends may gather on Monday, September 18, 9 a.m., at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., at St. James Church in Manchester. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Newington Senior & Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St., Newington, CT 06111 or to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.