Suzanne A. (Wyrostek) Siegel

July 21st, 2014

Suzanne A. (Wyrostek) Siegel, age 48, of Wilmington, formerly of Wilbraham, passed away unexpectedly on July 19, 2014.

Suzanne was born on August 8, 1965, in Springfield, MA; she was the cherished daughter of John and Jean (Bojan) Wyrostek. Suzanne was raised and educated in Wilbraham and was a graduate of Minnechaug High School. Suzanne went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture from the University of New Hampshire and her Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley University in Boston. Suzanne was also in the process of finishing a second Master’s Degree from AIC.

At the time of her death, Suzanne was employed as a second grade teacher at the Memorial School in Burlington, MA. Suzanne loved her students dearly, she enjoyed spending time with them, teaching them new and exciting subjects, and watching them grow throughout the school year; she especially adored seeing her former students return to visit her. Suzanne was a well-respected educator, co-worker, and dear friend to many of her fellow teachers.

In her spare time, Suzanne loved spending time working outside in her yard, she loved gardening, going on family camping trips, listening to music, reading, going to Cape Cod and walking on the beach, or just hanging out with family and friends and enjoying conversation. Suzanne’s most favorite thing to do was to spend time with her beloved daughter Josselyn, whether it was shopping, going out for lunch or dinner, taking in a movie, or just being there for each other, they were inseparable.

Suzanne will be fondly remembered for her kindness to others and for her unconditional love and devotion to her family and friends. Suzanne was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all.

Suzanne was the beloved wife of David E. Siegel, devoted mother of Josselyn Siegel of Wilmington, cherished daughter of John & Jean (Bojan) Wyrostek of Harwich, dear sister of Michael & Karen Wyrostek of East Granby, CT, loving aunt of Matt Wyrostek, daughter-in-law of Bette Siegel of Boston. Suzanne is also survived by many brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will be receiving guests at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, July 26th, 2014 from 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 9:30 a.m. Committal Services will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the Island Pond Cemetery, Center St., Ludlow, MA 01056. Donations in Suzanne’s memory may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation, 540 Gallivan Blvd., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02124.


62 Entries in Guest Book for “Suzanne A. (Wyrostek) Siegel”

  1. MacKinnon says:

    She was a inspiration for my daughter. Ashlee loved Suzanne and loved to see josselyn when she came to work with her. She will be in n our hearts and greatly missed.

  2. Elaine says:

    Suzanne was not only a wonderful teacher and regarded as one of her favorites by my daughter but also someone who went out of her way to get to know families. Suzanne will live on in our memories and hearts and we pray that Josselyn and her family will find the courage and strength to move on. May her memory be eternal. God Bless.

  3. Misha Larson says:

    Suzanne was a fantastic teacher who was much loved by my son Gunnar and his classmates this year. She was responsive to his needs and thoughtful in conveying strategies to help him along his way. I will never forget the ways in which she reached out to my son and sparked his love of sciences and history. She will be missed at Memorial School.

  4. The Jay Family says:

    Words cannot express the deep sadness we feel over the loss of such a wonderful, kind and caring person. Both of our sons were fortunate enough to have Mrs. Siegel as a teacher at Memorial School. She and my youngest son had a very special relationship and I am so thankful to Suzanne for the impact that she had on his life, and ours. She truly cared about her students and they loved her. Our hearts are heavy and our thoughts are with Suzanne’s family and friends. May love and friendship comfort you now and always.

  5. Richard St.Pierre says:

    Suzy had a wonderful spark and sparkle about her! She was a lot of fun, a good friend and I’m forever thankful she reconnected old friends. She will be deeply missed and was very much loved.

  6. Jennifer Storlazzi says:

    I always looked forward to hearing my daughter Keira’s stories about her day with Mrs. Siegel. She was such a wonderful teacher and role model for the children. Words cant express the sadness we’re all feeling. Keira spent the afternoon telling us stories and talking about her memories. Suzanne will be missed,and a true loss is felt…

  7. Kellie Fallon says:

    We are all so sad to hear this news. Suzanne was one of those teachers who connected with her students. She was so inspiring to our boys and always spent extra time with them. She was a lovely woman who will be missed. Our prayers are with her family.

  8. Madeira family says:

    Dear Joseelyn and David

    Words are never adequate in moments like these. We were so shocked and sorry to hear about Suzanne’s passing. We hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    May God’s peace be with you always.

  9. Elona Wojna Gentile says:

    Robin, Jodie and I wish to express our most deepest Sympathy to Jean and John Wyrostek

  10. Michael says:

    I love you Suzy.

  11. Paul Wyrostek says:

    To Cousins John and Jean Wyrostek and the entire Siegel family.
    Our deepest condolences to all of you for this heartbreaking loss. Our thoughts and prayers are will you..

    Paul And Barbara

  12. Cioci Alice & family says:

    I am Suzy’s aunt and godmother. The messages left by all of you are so heartwarming. They give me insight into her professional life and how she positively influenced so many people. We all love Suzy and can’t imagine life without her.

  13. Joanne Benton says:

    Dear Siegel Family,
    My sincere sympathy over the loss of Suzanne. Josselyn,
    your mother was a special person and an extraordinary teacher. You
    were the light of her life. Please know that there are many people
    who love you and are here for you.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Joanne Benton
    Retired Superintendent of Schools

  14. Bob Gamly says:

    God bless the family in this difficult time. I will truly miss working with her everyday. She was a wonderful person and a HUGE part of the ” Memorial Family” Bob Ganley.

  15. Cioci Betty & Family says:


    We were all sorry to hear about your passing and will miss you. Even though we didn’t express our love as much as we should have, know that you will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Say hi to Babci.

  16. Hilary Bojan says:

    We love you Suzy. We are heartbroken. You are in our hearts forever.

  17. Mildred & Harlan Polk says:

    We only met Suzy when Artie & Hilary married last year and we loved her vibrant personality. Josselyn is a dear and was so good with the guestbook including the clever drawings she added. We hope that Josselyn and David will find hope and peace soon.

  18. Nancy Quinn says:

    My dear cousin Suzy, you will be missed each day by so many. I will hold my memories of time spent with you throughout our childhood up to now close to my heart. I will miss your laugh, your friendship, your smile, sharing family celebrations & especially our annual pierogi making. I love you now and always, Nancy

  19. Singleton says:

    Heavy hearts. My son had Mrs. Siegel and loved her. She was an awesome teacher who loved her work and her students. My God comfort her family during this very difficult time.

  20. Lisa M. (Wilcox) Chaffee says:

    Suzy you were one of my closest childhood friends and I will miss you. Our adult lives took us on different paths but we had reconnected and I cherish those times. The fun times at your house swimming, tormenting Michael as younger sisters do, and sharing our girlish hopes and dreams during sleepover parties. Your smile was always welcoming and you gave always to others, especially during your time teaching. Heaven has gained a guardian angel to watch over us.
    Always, Lisa

  21. Omar's family says:

    We are sorry for your loss. Mrs Siegel , was such a great person, she will live on in our memories forever. She was my daughter ’s teacher, when we first moved to Burlington from another state. My daughter maida was scared of new school, but Mrs. Siege was there to make my daughter feel welcomed and maida always talked about Mrs. Siegel,how wonderful and caring she was.Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.

  22. Mom & Dad says:

    Suzy, you will always live in our hearts.

  23. Claire Kiedrowski & Rob Garster says:

    To the Siegel Family,

    Our deepest condolences during this sad time. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers.

  24. Alpha Mathew says:

    We are deeply saddened by this unexpected news. Mrs Seigel was an inspiration to all of us. She was my son Tony’s teacher last year. In his own words – She’s the awesomest teacher ever! Our thoughts & prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  25. Paige Bronk says:

    On behalf of the Bronk family, we offer our deepest sympathy to the Siegel and Wyrostek families for the loss of Suzy. For over two decades, she has positively involved herself with our family as a friend offering kindness, love and support. She will be missed, but her spirit will continue. Suzy will forever be with us.

    Paige, Ashley and Alex Bronk

  26. Karen says:

    Suzy, Thanks for introducing me to Michael all those years ago. We will miss you so much.

  27. Judy (Steng) Zelek says:

    God Bless the Siegel and Wyrostek families. Suzanne was always sweet and will be remembered in most of my Wilbraham school photos!

  28. Dottie Yeadon says:

    One of the Kindest and Most Beautiful Ladies I ever met in Every way !!! Was looking forward to her being my Grand Daughter Emersyn Kirchner’s teacher this year !!! Love, Thoughts and Prayers to her Family and GOD Bless <3 She Will Be Missed <3

  29. Diane Porter says:

    .My prayers to her family…my son had Mrs. Siegel as well…he always had a happy day and always told me how she was always full of positive words to him and his peers. She really made learning something new fun and exciting. ..she had a heart of gold! !! Soft spoken but she always let you know how important you were…You will be missed by the memorial school family…Mrs.Siegel, you will forever be in our hearts..

  30. Amanda Nelligan says:

    So terribly sorry for your loss. I went to high school with Suzy and was happy to reconnect recently. She was always generous and kind and will be missed terribly.

  31. Peter Bol says:

    May her liveliness and generosity of spirit live on in Dave and Josselyn.

  32. Jennifer Tonneson says:

    So sorry to hear this. I enjoyed working with her at the Horticultural Society. Prayers for her family. RIP

  33. Sue Mandolini Jones says:

    So sorry for your loss. I still remember the fun times in high school and visiting you at UNH. my thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

  34. Bill lord says:

    I am deeply saddened by this news. Suzy was a bright, energetic, and caring person. I enjoyed her immensely as a student in my classes and since as a friend.

  35. Pamela Schenck says:

    Mrs. Siegel was my daughter Ava’s teacher this year. Every day we had to be the first one in the drop off line so she could arrive early in the classroom to spend extra time with Mrs. Siegel. Ava blossomed in her class and her love for science and math grew under Mrs. Siegel’s nurturing heart. She is going to be missed dearly and I am truly blessed to have her as a vital part of my child’s education.
    Our prayers and thoughts go out to her family. May you have a feeling of peace and love knowing how special she was to many.

  36. Donna York says:

    I will miss my good friend and colleague ! She was always an inspiration to me and taught me how too see each child for who they truly are. I will always keep a ray of her sunshine in my heart.

  37. Tom Gillespie says:

    On behalf of the Gillespie family, I offer my deepest sympathy to the Siegel and Wyrostek families. My heart goes out to David and Josselyn specifically as I cannot begin to understand what you must be feeling. Know that you are loved and supported by so many family and friends. Rely on them for strength when you need it most. Suzy’s smile and quick wit will be missed but not forgotten. You are all in our thoughts and prayers today and always.

  38. Carol Wendel says:

    My heart goes out to Suzy’s family. As a coworker from her Mass Hort days, I have very fond memories of Suzy’s sweet and caring nature. I am deeply saddened by her passing and send my sincerest condolences to her family and friends. Please take some comfort in the myriad of dear memories that will always live in your hearts.

  39. kelly donovan says:

    To both the Wyrostek and Siegel famiy, I offer my deepest sympathy. suzy was a kind and gentle soul. Josselyn, you are her proudest accomplishment and she absolutely beamed when she spoke of you. you have made her very proud, and will continue to do so, I have no doubt. Please let family and friends support you during this very difficult time. You are all in my prayers.

  40. Sasha (Brother-in-Law) says:

    Despite the grief and loss, I have smiled at least once or twice every morning these last few days. Suzy, I smiled because I have such fond and loving memories of you. You came to know me through David’s brother, Bill, and welcomed me into the fold of the family completely. I was privileged and thankful to have a ring-side seat every step of the way over the last 14-years in the growth and maturation of your wonderful daughter (my niece Josselyn). Even more special to me, we became good friends. Nobody conspired to share a kitchen, cooking, love of new recipes, and a good bottle of wine with me and the rest of our household like you did. You were smart and insightful, a loving wife and mother, and a great sister-in-law. I am terribly saddened by your sudden and unexpected departure from our lives. I will live every day forward memorializing every good memory of you and our family together that I can. It is hard to say goodbye. But, above all else I wish your soul peace and eternal love in the great beyond. Heaven holds a special and dear angel now.

    To: John, Jean, Mike (& Karen), Matt, Nancy (Mike) & children, I grieve and share condolences with you.
    To: David, Josselyn, and Bill, I will be here and lend my strength, love, and presence to you my family now and forever.

  41. Ann McGovern MacAdam says:

    We are heartbroken to hear this terrible news. We knew Suzanne through horticulture – Mass Hort, the Master Gardener Training program she coordinated many years ago (1993) and the New England Spring Flower Show – she was always a sparkling, sweet person with a wonderful sense of humor, even under the most challenging of conditions. Duck (Don) and I will miss her so much, and treasure our memories of Suzy always. Our hearts go out to Josselyn and David. You were the center of her universe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family.

  42. Jennifer Tassi says:

    What a loss – I will remember her smile, her laughter and her flowers. Our hearts and thoughts are with you, David and Josselyn.

  43. Susan Bochnia Flannery says:

    Dear Jean and John
    You are in my prayers. My heart aches for you in the loss of your beloved daughter.

  44. Susan Bennett says:

    Suzanne, You were my closest friend and I’ll miss you terribly. I will never forget your kind friendship and support over the years. Josselyn, please know that Emily and I will be here for you always. To the Wyrostek and Siegel family’s, we offer our deepest sympathy.

  45. The Noonan Family says:

    “I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life than the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.” ~Helen Mirren

    I don’t know what this meant to you, but I hope you have found eternal sunshine.

  46. steve stahl says:

    David and Josselyn,
    You are in our prayers and thoughts and offer our deepest condolences.Your friends always from the Washington D C Area.
    The Stahl’s

  47. The Lavacchia Family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Josselyn and the entire family.
    Suzanne was so excited to share her love of science with our son.
    She was so proud of all her students and could not wait to see them succeed. We saw her as Josselyn was getting ready to apply to Shawsheen Tech and they were so proud to show us her Art work. Suzanne took the time to talk with our son and show her interst in what he was doing. Josselyn mom was so proud of you and love sharing that with all of us.

  48. Bonnie Maxwell says:

    Dave and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  49. Andrea Lowney says:

    As your bus driver, I couldn’t wait to get to your stop. Your mom made my first stop in the morning, the best stop of the day. My heart aches for you.
    You are in my prayers.

  50. Suzanne Gallant says:

    Suzi and I were in a book group together up until 2008 or so, and I enjoyed her company and her conversation, and we became friends and shared a lot on Facebook. In short, I loved her and grieve for Josselyn and David.

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