Bezrutczyk, Marcia Milligan

Marcia Milligan Bezrutczyk, of Avon, CT peacefully departed a world she had so beautifully enriched on Friday, June 5, 2020. In the days leading up to her passing her entire family gathered to comfort her, and family members were at her bedside to hold her hand and wish her farewell.

Marcia was born March 27, 1952 in Hartford, CT to her late parents, Andrew and Mary Jane (McLean) Milligan. In addition to her parents, Marcia was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Bezrutczyk, and her brothers Thomas and David Milligan. Marcia is survived by her brother Rod and wife Barbara, sister Susan Szymaszek and husband Peter, brother Jamie and wife Donna, brother Donald and wife MaryAnn, sister Laurie O’Brien and husband Steve, brother Mark, numerous nieces and nephews, and her stepmother Madeline (Lawlor) Milligan. As those who survive Marcia wave goodbye, we are comforted to know that those who preceded her will wave her into eternal rest, which she so deserves.

From the very beginning, as the oldest sister in a family of nine children, Marcia (“Mash”, “Pixie”), was always there, supporting her mother in raising her siblings, who will never forget the devotion, love and sacrifice she provided to ensure the best upbringing possible. Marcia made friends instantly and easily. She especially cherished friendships made in Florida where she lived with Richard, and at her favorite social haunt, Plan B in Simsbury, after returning home to Connecticut to be with her family in 2015. Throughout her journey, life presented Marcia with no shortage of health issues to combat, but they were no match for her fierce determination and courage. She met all challenges head on, with a resolve and independence that amazed everyone. She will forever be an inspiration of strength, fortitude and grit to her family, friends, and all who were fortunate to know her.

Per wishes of Marcia and her family, services will be private. Memorial donations in Marcia’s memory may be made to The American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.

Have a safe trip Pix my Luv,

Live ‘til your heart sings.

Absent in depth the rapture of

Gods’ many wondrous things.

(Mom, 1974)

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Memorial Contribution

The American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.

4 Responses to 'Bezrutczyk, Marcia Milligan'

  1. Lois Macdonald says:

    Marcia was a bright shining star, always upbeat and happy to see everyone. No matter what was going on in her life she had a smile and warm welcome for anyone who came her way. We spent many nights at Butterflies in West Hartford cheering on our Karaoke friends. For those of us who could not sing cheered and clapped. Marcia will be missed.

  2. Tom McGuire says:

    Hello, Milligans!

    Bette and I were so sorry, to learn of Marcia’s passing. We’ll always remember the liveliness the Milligans and Guillettes brought into our lives, during those wonderful years on Winterset Lane.
    We lost Kevin (59), 7 years ago (2 brain tumors), so that was pretty tough to take, as you’re experiencing, now.
    I’ve been doing the collection work, for the law firm of Reid & Riege, for the past 16 years, and Nancy and I live in Bristol.
    God Bless, all of you, and know that we still think of our special neighbors!

    Tom, & Bette (Ellis) McGuire

    • Rod Milligan says:

      Hi Tom, Rod & Barbara here, now living the beach dream in Newport RI! Thanks so much for your condolences. Marcia was such a fighter and an inspiration. So sorry to hear about Kevin. Way too soon. Seems like just yesterday we were all out in the driveway draining 3’s (or trying to). If you and Bette are ever in the Newport area please let us know ( We’d love to catch up on things.

  3. Joe says:

    Good memories of you have floated within me often. I hope you had a good life and lots of fun.

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