|Birth: ||Mar. 13, 1961|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 2001|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Carol Flyzik was the supervisor of marketing support for Medical Information Technology Inc. of Westwood, Mass.
Carol Flyzik leaves her partner of 12 years, Nancy Walsh, of Plaistow; her brother Mark, his wife Cathy and their twin sons Nathan and Benjamin, of Plaistow; her sister Linda Pritchard, her husband Ed and their son Edwin, of Brunswick, Maine; her sister Claudia, of Atkinson; and her parents Janet and Charles Flyzik, of West Newfield, Maine.
Carol Flyzik of Plaistow dies in plane crashed into World Trade Center
By Lara Bricker (The Rockingham News)
""Carol and Nancy have been partners for 12 years, during which Carol helped raise Nancy's three children — Joey, Kevin and Kristin.
"She would play basketball like she was the neighborhood mother," Claudia said.
One year, the couple rented a van and drove across country with Nancy's three children and Carol's nephew Edwin, visiting the Grand Canyon and other landmarks.
But even at home in Plaistow, she went out of her way to be there for Nancy's children, her nephews and the other kids in her neighborhood.
"She would listen to them, she would goof around with them," Claudia said."
CAROL FLYZIK: A Patient Stepmother
"She sold, like, computer software to hospitals and medical companies or something," said Kristin Walsh, unsure exactly what her stepmother did.
That is how their relationship had once been, cordial but constrained. Ms. Walsh's mother, Nancy, brought Carol Flyzik home 13 years ago and introduced her as her girlfriend to Kristin and her two brothers. Ms. Flyzik, 40, was a passenger aboard American Airlines Flight 11. She was on her way to the West Coast on a business trip.
"It's hard when your parents bring a new person home," Ms. Walsh said. "The fact that she was a woman made it a little harder, but I guess I felt the same way when my dad married another woman."
The family of five lived in Plaistow, N.H., and Ms. Flyzik proved to be a patient woman. She listened to the children. She made the holidays warmer. Through the years their relationship changed from "Stay out of my life" to "I love you."
Last year was the first time that Ms. Walsh bought Ms. Flyzik a Christmas present of her own: two tickets to a Celtics game. "We had so much fun," she recalled. "It was quality time that we never had together before."
She considered the empty chair, where her stepmom used to sit and watch television. "I guess you don't know what you have until it's gone."
From "Profiles in Grief" of The New York Times
Created by: AlongSide
Record added: May 01, 2006
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