Maureen E. Przystac

April 23, 1933April 24, 2020

Maureen Elizabeth (Griffin) Przystac, age 87, of Somerset, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 24, 2020. She was the wife of the late Matthew A. Przystac, they had celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on October 12, 2012.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late John Griffin and Mary (Walsh) Griffin, she spent her youth in Fall River Sacred Heart Parish and graduated from Academy of the Sacred Heart in 1950. She retired from Verizon (formerly Nynex) in 1991 after 24 years of services. She was a resident of Somerset and had been a communicant of St. Thomas More Parish since 1959. She was a Member of Association of Bell Telephone Retirees Inc. and Telephone Company Retirees. A former volunteer secretary at Somerset TRIAD, she was an active volunteer at the Somerset Village Seniors Club for many years and also ran the Somerset Pitch League.

Survivors include: three sons, Stephen Przystac and his wife Martha of Nashua, NH, Michael Przystac of Arlington, MA and Thomas Przystac and his wife Lynn of Somerset, MA; four grandchildren, Daniel, Katharine, Carly and Hannah and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late John T. Griffin and Catherine Souza

Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, her funeral services will be private for the immediate family. A Memorial Mass will be held and announced at a later date. Maureen’s arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Rose E. Sullivan, Somerset.

Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.


  • Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s


  • Funeral and Burial Private


Maureen E. Przystac

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Paula Hammerick

April 27, 2020

Rest In Peace, dear Maureen. Hearing all the stories, no doubt she was one who worked hard and brought joy to many. I'll miss that competitive spirit while we played games and that wry smile when she beat me. Tom and Michael, you were truly so wonderful with your thoughtful, loving care of your amazing Mom.


April 27, 2020

Your mom was a happy lady. Every time I saw her she had a big smile. Mike and Tom u did a great job taking care of her. Take care . Del the healthaid

Jen DosAnjos

April 26, 2020

With deepest sympathy, Maureen will forever be in my thoughts and prayers...

Michael Przystac

April 25, 2020

She was the most giving person I will ever know. She was the perfect match for my DAD and helped him navigate their life together through all of his years. She fought her disease as long as she could, and I will miss her forever.

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