Donna (Lyga) Borysewicz

Born: Sat., May 24, 1958
Died: Sat., Apr. 4, 2015

Funeral Service


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 12, 2015
Location: Scott Funeral Home, Inc.

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Donna (Lyga) Borysewicz, 56, of Terryville, CT wife of Thomas Borysewicz died Saturday April 4, 2015 at Hartford Hospital after a courageous fight with chronic illness.

Donna was born May 24, 1958 in Bristol, CT and was a lifelong resident of Terryville, CT.  She was the daughter of Helen (Satkowski) Lyga of Terryville, CT and the late Daniel Lyga.  She was employed as a professional florist for over 20 years and was most recently employed by Shelter Logic of Watertown, CT, as a Customer Service Representative.  Beloved by everyone that knew her, Donna was recognized for her positive energy and vibrant spirit. Throughout her life, she actively volunteered for many different non-profit organizations always striving to help as many people as possible.  Donna had a passion for so many things but none more so than soccer, cooking and her family and friends.  Donna’s greatest love and joy was helping children by offering unconditional love and compassion. Her loving nature helped many children and she often became a mother figure in their lives. 

Besides her husband and mother she is survived by her son, Joshua Thomas Borysewicz of Terryville, CT. Her daughter, Krista and her husband Lucas Cherry of Somers, CT.  Her brothers, Robert Lyga of Terryville, John Lyga of Basking Ridge, NJ, Richard Lyga of Terryville, Thomas Lyga of Southbury, and Daniel Lyga of Harwinton and their families. Her cherished grandchildren, Grace and Brooklyn Cherry and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville, CT on Sunday April 12, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00PM. 

Donations may be made to the Main Street Community Foundation to benefit the Donna Borysewicz Fund for Women. P.O. Box 2702 Bristol, CT 06011. This fund, as requested by Donna, will continue her legacy of caring and love to support women experiencing hardships.





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Vinnie Klimas
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
With is with deep sadness I write these words of tears for the passing of sweet and kind Donna ..."Coach." Donna was a second Mom to my daughter Mary watching over Krista and Mary as they grew up together, girl scouts, sleep overs, helping Sue ... just being there for everyone ... we on earth have lost such a kind and smiling soul while Heaven has gained a radiant angel from earth. Donna your smile has touched my soul ... thank you Donna for your love ... tears flow for your beauty of your soul and spirit ... thank you.

Jon and Sally Slaughter
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
Donna's family and friends,

Please know that you are all in our prayers. Donna was a great lady and she will be missed by all... and the world will miss her. What a tremendous life and legacy she left us.

Jon and Sally Slaughter

sarah Murphy
   Posted Wed April 08, 2015
So sorry to hear about Donna, I remember all the trips to the beach. Her laugh and smile were contagious. I remember being able to make our own little flower boquets out of the discarded flowers at the florist she worked for. You will be sorely missed Donna but well remembered.

Hazel Simpson
   Posted Wed April 08, 2015
My deepest sympathy goes out to Donna's family in their loss. The Bible is known to be a book of comfort, and it is! Scriptures such as Revelation 21:4, John 3:16 and Acts 17:31 can give you comfort in stressful times. The resurrection hope is certainly something all humans look forward to. For more information on the resurrection hope, please visit

Danielle Finnegan
   Posted Wed April 08, 2015
Donna, My heart is so heavy. I am so lucky to have known you for all these years. Work will never be the same without your smiling face. How am I going to get here when it snows?! :)
You have taught me so much but most importantly to live life to the fullest and do what makes me happy. Even through this difficult time I can feel your positive energy. I will do my best to continue your legacy by helping others, staying positive and living life to the fullest. Thank you for all you have taught me over the years. I will miss you and think of you always. I hope you are playing soccer, with a margarita in hand. :) Love Always, Danielle

Lyndsy Pinney (Sager)
   Posted Wed April 08, 2015
Donna is someone who will always be in my childhood memories. May the memories of Donna help you find peace. You are always and forever in my heart.

Heidi (Murphy) Butler
   Posted Wed April 08, 2015
I was so sad to hear about your mom. She had the best personality and laugh, and was always supportive and optimistic. No matter how long it had been since we had seen each other, she always made me feel like she sincerely wanted to know everything I had been doing. Thank you so much for sharing her with us. I hope you are able to find strength in each other, share your stories, and celebrate her the way she deserves. May you find healing in the love we all felt for her and the love she filled our world with.

desiree charette
   Posted Wed April 08, 2015
my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends my heart is in such sadness for you all. thoughts and prayers to each and every one of you .

John Bettencourt
   Posted Thu April 09, 2015
Krista, so sorry to hear of your mothers passing, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, God bless.
John and Maria Bettencourt.

Cathy Scallion (Satkowski)
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
I'm saddened to learn about my cousin Donna's passing. She had a zest for life and a laugh you'd love. Although I haven't seen much of the Lyga family lately, I have fond memories of our weekly Sunday visits when we were younger. I hope you run into your Uncle Eddy in heaven.

My the memories of her get you all through this difficult time.

Mrs Little
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
May the family find comfort in loving memories, and in knowing that God is "close to those that are broken at heart; and he saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) Our loving Creator, Jehovah God, has promised to soon "swallow up death forever...and wipe the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25:8) With deepest sympathy.

Irene Satkowski
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Cathy Scallion.

Our sincere condolences to the Lyga and Borysewicz family. Irene, Steven & Richard Satkowski, Elaine & Gary Bruemmer and Cathy Scallion

Pat Morin
   Posted Sat April 11, 2015
Dan and Kim I am so sorry for the loss of your sister . It is always hard to lose a loved one. Know she is at peace and will be forever loved and remembered.

carl and theresa veneziano
   Posted Sun April 12, 2015
to helcha and family we are very sorry for your loss donna will be in our prayers. carl and theresa veneziano largo fl.

Jennica Spector
   Posted Wed April 15, 2015
All would agree that Donna was an inspiration to everyone she met. I had the pleasure of working with her at Shelterlogic, and she was always so upbeat and helpful. She never complained about discomfort or anything of the sort despite her health issues. I'm very saddened to hear the news and will always have wonderful memories of her. My blessings to the family and to all who love her.

paula kelly
   Posted Fri April 17, 2015
It is with deep sadness that I am just reading about Donnas passing.
My love to Josh, Krista and Tom.
Donna found the good in situations, She was very positive, loving and supportive.
She gave of herself. She will be missed. Paula Kelly

Ann & Mike Aparo
   Posted Fri April 17, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with Krista & family during this time of grief. May your family, friends and faith be a source of comfort and strength!

Joe Lemelin & Loretta Lemelin[ deceased]
   Posted Sat April 18, 2015
Donna You made our frequent trips to Shelter Logic always a pleasure with your smiling face to greet me and Loretta too while she still lived.I remember your compassion when Loretta finally succomed to cancer. Now I grieve your loss too but am confident on your heavenly destination with Loretta too, until we all meet again joyfully one day. With love in our hearts forever, the Joe Lemelin Family, Of Uxbridge Mass.01569. A religious memorial for you will be sent to your family, dear Donna.

Leslie Lyga
   Posted Tue April 21, 2015
Donna was one of my many cousins; She was the only sister of five loving brothers. She was a vibrant, active person like her family. At a family picnic, I remember how enthused she was when she spoke about working with youth soccer. Her smile and contributions to this world will be missed but never forgotten. She is at peace now, but her work must be continued by the people she helped. As we age we lose parts of lives but not the memories. I will remember her smile surrounded with flowers. RIP cousin Donna

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