Easthampton - Brenda Jean Wilkinson, 58, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021 after a short illness. She was born in 1963 in Holyoke, MA. Brenda was an Early Childhood Teacher and received a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She was a Foster Mom to many children. Brenda was an entrepreneur, craftsperson, artist and a lifelong learner. Her beloved husband Vernon Wilkinson predeceased her in 2016. She is survived by her mother Barbara Mendrek of Holyoke, her father Peter Sudyka and his wife Evelyn of South Hadley, her sister Nancy Winalski and her husband T.J. and their children Max and Sam of Charlton, MA, her brother Robert Sudyka of Worcester and his children Justin and Joshua. She also leaves her lifelong friend Sue Perez of Easthampton and many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and her dog Lola. Brenda had a beautiful smile and loved her family and friends and was always there to listen. She was a beautiful soul and will be missed. Calling Hours for Brenda will be held on Friday, October 8th from 10:00 AM-12 Noon at Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street Westfield, MA. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery. www.firtionadams.com
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