Oralee B. Pysyk

April 25, 1924February 8, 2021

Norwich- Oralee B. Pysyk, 96, passed away February 8, 2021 at Norwichtown Rehabilitation and Care Center.

She was born April 25, 1924 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late Harry and Lydia (Davis) Bierley.

She was married to the late A. Joseph Pysyk, who passed away July 28, 2008.

She was a 1941 graduate of NFA and then went on to URI, where she took library courses. She had last worked as the head librarian at St. Bernard High School.

She was an avid reader since the age of 4 and in her younger years enjoyed sewing and hand tailoring. She was an excellent cook.

She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Megargle, grandchildren Niko Pysyk and fiancé Dan Brown, Callie Twiss, Seth Megargle and wife Jessica, great grandchildren Elijah, Daniel, Harlow, Owen and Aubrey.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her son Joseph B. Pysyk and by her brothers Joseph, George, William and by her sisters Anita, Winnie, Betty and Doreen.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, February 15, 2021 at St. Mary’s Church, 70 Central Ave. at 11 am, meeting directly at the church. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.

Memorial donations in Oralee Pysyk’s memory may be made to the Otis Library.

To leave a message of condolence for Oralee’s family, please visit

The Labenski Funeral Home, Norwich is entrusted with arrangements.


  • Memorial Mass

    Monday, February 15, 2021


Oralee B. Pysyk

have a memory or condolence to add?

claire marcey Lamperelli

February 15, 2021

oralee was a great friend of my moms pauline lamperelli.they played cards every monday night at each other house. there were about 5 or 6 of them for about 50 years.
claire lamperelli marcey

Maggie McCoil

February 14, 2021

Beth and family. Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Joyce Werden

February 12, 2021

Oralee was a wonderful lady that I was privileged to get to know only after she came to live at Norwichtown Rehab where I am a volunteer for the LTCOP program. Through Oralee I was able to reconnect with her daughter, Beth, who was unflagging in her visits to look after her mother there. Beth had been parent volunteer in my classroom many years ago when I taught her son Seth in 1st grade! My deepest condolences to Beth, Seth, and the entire family.