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Waclawa Olczykowska

11/08/1932 - 09/15/2021

Waclawa Olczykowska

11/08/1932 - 09/15/2021


Obituary For Waclawa Olczykowska

Waclawa (Warda) Olczykowska, “Vatcha”, age 88, of Tiverton, quietly passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the home she shared with her daughter, Joanna Krystman and son-in-law, Paul Anderson. She was the wife of the late Stanislaw Olczykowski.

Born in 1932 in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland to parents Jan and Marianna (Nurkowska) Warda. She was an elementary school teacher in her hometown for 32 years.

Vatcha emigrated with her daughter to the United States in 1987, living in Michigan and Washington State before arriving in Rhode Island in 1998.

She enjoyed cooking traditional Polish dishes, watching her beloved Red Sox, listening to Fryderyk Chopin, nurturing her many plants and flowers and caring for her dogs Jack and Cooper. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends, especially on holidays.

She is survived by her loving daughter Joanna Krystman (husband Paul Anderson), step-sons Marek Olczykowski (Ela), Grzegorz Olczykowski (Magdalena) and Wojciech OlczyKowski (Ewa). Grand children, Anya Nancarrow (Joel), Patrick Krystman and Dante Krystman, as well as Rafal, Anezka, Piotr, Magdalena, Kinga and her sister-in-law Marysia Warda. Also, great-grand children Mackenzie, Morgan, Kacper, Julia, Weronika, Oliwier, Julia, Jakub, Jan, Olivia and Maya.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband and sister Zenona Wozniak, brother Henryk Warda and son-in-law Fr. Konrad Krystman.

We would like to thank all the kind folks at HopeHealth Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Vatcha which enabled her to stay in the home she loved.

A celebration of Vatcha’s life will be held at a later date.
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  • Joanne, My deepest sympathies to you and your family in the loss of your mother. Mona Carberry

  • We will miss you Vatcha!! Love forever, Asia, Lee and Stella.

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