Barbara S. (Votour) Oleksyk

Born: Sat., May 28, 1927
Died: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019


8:30 AM to 9:30 AM, Sat., Feb. 09, 2019
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Feb. 09, 2019
Location: St. Mary's Church

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Uxbridge- Barbara (Votour) Oleksyk, 91, passed away peacefully at her home on Oak St., surrounded by her loving family after a  period of declining health. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 49 years, Frank J. Oleksyk in 1997.

            She is survived by 6 children, Steven K. Oleksyk and his wife Judy of Frankfort, ME, Thomas J. Oleksyk and his wife Virginia of Foxboro, Barbara A. Shay of Linwood, Frank J. Oleksyk and his wife Christine of Uxbridge, Lauren E. Oleksyk of Mendon, and Edward C. Oleksyk and his wife Karen of Uxbridge; 12 grandchildren; 4 great- grandchildren; a brother, Walter Votour of Millbury; a sister-in-law, Jennie Oleksyk; a brother-in-law, Russell Gaskell both of Uxbridge, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 2 siblings, Shirley Paulk and Elizabeth Riopel.

            Born in Worcester on May 28, 1927 she was the daughter of Myrtle (Fish) Tomolonius and grew up in Millbury. She was a graduate of Millbury High School class of 1945, was married to Frank in 1949, and has been a resident of Uxbridge the past 75 years. Primarily a homemaker, Barbara was a devoted mother, grandmother and wife to “Ozzie” and took great pride in her home. She enjoyed time spent in her yard working on her flower gardens, and in her later years travelling with her husband. Above all, Barbara enjoyed the company of her family and loved them with all of her heart.

            Her funeral will be held on Sat. Feb. 9, 2019 at 10 am in St. Mary’s Church, 71 Mendon St., Uxbridge. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours at Tancrell- Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge, will be held prior to Mass from 8:30 – 9:30am. Donation’s in Barbara’s memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. To leave a condolence message for her family please visit:

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Jeannette Maranda
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
To the Oleksyk family, please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your Mom. Barbara was a sweet and thoughtful person. She will be greatly missed.

Satchi Eswaranandam
   Posted Thu February 07, 2019
My heartfelt condolence to the family for the loss. Rest in peace.

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