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Priscilla (VanWagner) Micka

Greenfield, Mass. — Priscilla (VanWagner) Micka, 82, of Greenfield died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility. Born on July 9, 1932 in Greenfield, she was the daughter of Herbert and Dorothy (Chamberlin) Van Wagner. She was a graduate of Greenfield High School.

Priscilla married Edward S. Micka on April 11, 1953 in the Trinity Lutheran Church of West Hatfield, Mass. She was an active member and volunteer of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, was a volunteer at Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Gift Shop, the Greenfield Visitors’ Center and an election volunteer. She was a member of the Harvest Club, enjoying gardening and canning. Many people in the area will remember her from her years of working at Hatch’s Patch. She loved dogs and her grandchildren were the light of her life .

Survivors include two sons, Edward Jr. and wife, Sandra of Windsor, Vt. and David and wife, Betty of Belchertown; her daughter, Linda Micka and her husband, Mike Mellon of Greenfield; grandchildren, Kim Micka, Doug (and Cherise) Micka, Craig Micka, Hilary (and Niles) Kelly, Heather (and Cory) Delouche, Nate Jarvis, Daniel (and Megan) DeWitt, Eric DeWitt, Ann Micka and David (“Digger”and Vanessa) Micka; great-grandchilren, Kyle and Jaila Micka.

She was predeceased by her husband Edward on Nov. 15, 2008, and her son, Gary in 1984.

A memorial service for Priscilla will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Jeffrey Galbraith officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 23 Long Avenue, Greenfield, MA 01301; Hospice of Franklin County, 321 Conway St, Ste 2, Greenfield, MA 01301 or to the Cancer Connection, 41 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01060.

Arrangements are under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, 14 High Street, Greenfield.

Many thanks to the fantastic staff at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility for the empathetic, personal and exceptional care given to Priscilla and for embracing her feisty attitude.