Betty M. (Vodden) Mikolaycik

Born: Tue., Mar. 20, 1923
Died: Sun., Mar. 17, 2019


9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Wed., Mar. 20, 2019
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Wed., Mar. 20, 2019
Location: St. Denis Church

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Douglas- Betty M. (Vodden) Mikolaycik, 95, passed away on Sun. March 17, 2019 at St. Camillus Health Center, after a period of declining health. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, John P. “Porky” Mikolaycik Sr. in 2009.
She is survived by 2 sons, James F. Mikolaycik of Douglas, and Thomas J. and his wife Darlene Mikolaycik of Douglas; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law Arlene Campo; several nephews, nieces and friends. She was predeceased by a daughter Mary E. Doyon; a son, John P. Mikolaycik Jr.; and was sister of the late Violette Westlake, James Vodden, Phyllis Williams, and Queenie Vodden. Born in Newport South Wales, England on March 20, 1923, she was the daughter of Eli J. and Beatrice (Flew) Vodden and was a WWII bride, marrying her beloved husband John in England, before moving to Douglas in the Spring of 1946.
     Betty worked in the Finishing Dept. for the former Hayward Schuster Woolen Mill for 20 years. A longtime parishioner of St. Denis Church, she was also a member of their Catholic Woman’s Council. She also belonged to the Joseph J. Michna VFW Ladies Auxiliary. A voracious reader, she enjoyed traveling with family, and trips to Twin River Casino.  She also loved her beagle “Buddy” who was her longtime companion.
Her funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wed. March 20, 2019 in St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St., Douglas. Calling hours will be held from 9-10:30am prior to Mass at Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St., Douglas. In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty’s memory may be made to St Camillus Nursing Home, 447 Hill St. Whitinsville, MA 01588 or to the Joseph J. Michna VFW Post 7554, Box 614, Douglas, MA 01516. To leave a condolence message for her family please visit:

Charitable donations may be made in Betty's memory to the following organizations:

Joseph J. Michna VFW
P.O. Box 614 Douglas, MA 01516

St. Camillus Activities Fund
447 Hill St., Whitinsville, MA 01588
Tel: 508-234-7306

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Ken & Annette McCallum
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
Jim, Tom, and family,

We are saddened to learn of your mother's passing. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Meredith Crapo
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
So sorry for your loss she will be sadly missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Meredith Crapo

Sheila and Sean Blair
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
Dear Jimmy and family,
We are so saddened to hear of Betty’s passing. We enjoyed corresponding with her over the years and visiting with her whenever we traveled to Douglas. Such wonderful visits - always tea and sweets, and, importantly, lots of beautiful stories about her amazing life. Her kindness, thoughtfulness and love were always uplifting. And it’s a blessing that she passed her beautiful stories on to her loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. I know she was greatly loved and will be missed. Love and prayers to you and all her family.

Andy Westlake
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019
Jimmy, Tommy, Becky & Family

Fond memories of listening late into the night to my Great Aunt - Aunty Betty talking about growing up in the Valleys of South Wales and how she missed the carpet of bluebells in the woods above Machen. They will be in bloom again soon.

Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Andy & Family

Jenny Westlake
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019
Dear Jimmy, Tommy and Becki, So sad to know Aunty Bet is no longer with us but she was such a character full of fun and stories which we all loved to hear. You are all in our hearts always and our memories will remain with us for ever. Love to you all.

Jane Hare
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019
Sorry for your loss of your dear mother.

Sarah Hendy (Westlake)
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019
Dear Jimmy, Tommy, Becki and all of Betty's family, thinking of you all at this time.

Remembering special visits from Aunty Bet and Uncle Porky causing much excitement in our house when we were little. We all loved listening to Aunty Bet's stories and I will always remember and be thankful for their warm welcome, generosity and hospitality when I visited Douglas with Nan all those years ago. Happy memories. Love to you all xx

Richard Westlake
   Posted Mon March 25, 2019
Jimmy, Tommy, Becki and all the family, sending warmest thoughts at this difficult time. I've spent the last week constantly thinking of the far too few, but nonetheless wonderful, moments spent in Aunty Bet's company. None more so than when I popped over for Mary's funeral and the 2 of us sat up for hours chatting. I was completely engrossed in her tales of Newport during the war and her travel to America, I could have sat there for ever! Lots of love from me, Lindsay, Rhys and Seren - yes those are Welsh first names !! :-)

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