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Kimberly A. Irzyk

Westfield – Kimberly (Kim) A. Irzyk, 60, of Westfield passed away on Friday January 19th at Bay State Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. Kim, daughter of the late Robert and Norma (Peltier) Cooper, was born in Westfield, a 1976 graduate of Westfield High School, and a communicant of St. Peter’s Church. She was employed as a Floral Specialist by Big Y Foods and a part-time waitress at Cafe Santorini in Westfield. Kim served as a Parks and Recreation Commissioner for the City of Westfield for many years. She was a member of the American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 124, Sokol member of the Slovak Hall, and a member of the Sons of Erin Women’s Auxiliary of Westfield, where she participated in the Thursday night cribbage league. Kim was known for making March of Dimes and Memorial Day flowers for the American Legion Post 124, the 9/11 ceremonial flowers for the Sons of Erin and her flowers for St. Patrick’s Day. There wasn’t a parade where people from Westfield wearing Kims’ flowers weren’t noticed. Kim was an avid baseball fan with particular interests in Worcester State Baseball where her son Matt plays and Westfield Post 124 American Legion Baseball, where she was a member of the baseball committee. She leaves her loving husband Don of 29 years, her two children Emily and Matt of Westfield, her brother Robert Cooper Jr. of Florida, and her dog Bella. She also leaves numerous aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and cousins.  Kim would do anything for anybody, always willing to volunteer, and will be dearly miss by all who knew her. Calling hours will be held Thursday January 25th from 3-8pm at Firtion Adams Funeral Home, 76 Broad St., Westfield, MA. Her Funeral will be held on Friday January 26th 10am at the funeral home, an 11am Mass at St. Peter’s Church on State Street in Westfield with burial to follow in Pine Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Kims’ memory to the Kim Irzyk Baseball Scholarship in c/o Westfield Bank, 141 Elm Street, Westfield, MA 01085. Firtionadams.com

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