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Beatrice B. (Malloy) Kijek

November 30, 1922 ~ August 20, 2018 (age 95)
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Ipswich – Beatrice B. (Malloy) Kijek, wife of the late Longin J. Kijek, died Monday  August 20, 2018  in the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester.  Born in County Conamara, Ireland on  November 30, 1922  she was the daughter of the late Steven and Mary (Jennings) Malloy.

     She emigrated to the United States when she was a young girl.  Beatrice and her husband Longin were married on  April 27, 1946. They were married for 8 years before they adopted their son Longin, 1 ½ years  later they would adopt their daughter Jayme.  Mr and Mrs. Kijek raised their children in the Christian faith and taught about “Jesus the Christ” and his teaching of  “Love one another as I have loved you”.    She was predeceased by her husband Longin on  September 6, 1981.

     Mrs. Kijek is survived by her 2 children:  son Longin C. Kijek and his wife Janice of Newburyport, and daughter  Jane M. Woodman of Gloucester, her 2 grandsons:  Matthew Merry and his wife Erin, and Jason Merry and his wife Lynsey and her 6 great-grandchildren:  Matty, Brady, Penelope and Peyton, Jason, Jr. and Miles.  She is also survived by her 101 year old sister  Mary Ingeroski of Portland, ME and dozens of nieces and nephews.  She was also predeceased by her 2 sisters:  Helen Rice and Eileen Moore.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday  September 1st.  at  9:00 A.M.  at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church  54 Linebrook Road, Ipswich, family and friends are respectfully invited.  Burial will follow the Mass in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery  29 Town Farm Road, Ipswich.  There will be no visiting hours.  In lieu of flower please make a donation in Mrs. Kijek’s name to:  The Pettengill House (assisting children and families in need)  13 Lafayette Road  P.O. Box 5551  Salisbury, MA  01952.  Assisting the Kijek family is the Morris Funeral Home of Ipswich.  For directions or to send a condolence to the family please go to:  MorrisFH.com.

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