SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

July 3, 2013

Matylda H. 'Tillie' (Przypek) Jordan, 83


Danvers — Matylda “Tillie” (Przypek) Jordan, 83, passed away on Monday evening, July 1, in Spaulding Hospital North Shore surrounded by her family.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of Apolonia and Karol Przypek.

In 1950, she was married to Frederick Jordan, and moved to Danvers, where they raised their three children and lived for over 62 years. Tillie began a career as a hair stylist in the 1950s. In 1971, she became owner and operator of OMI hair salon in Salem. She was a successful businesswoman, loved and cherished by her many clients. She was a faithful member of St. John the Baptist Church in Salem.

Tillie led a vibrant and active life. She traveled the world with friends and family. She also had a great appreciation for art. She loved museums, took art classes, and painted pictures and murals. Tillie took a great interest and joy in all of her nieces and nephews lives. Most important were her two grandchildren, Timothy and Aniela. She attended all of their school activities and concerts, and was an essential part of their lives. Her warmth and caring extended to family, friends and the community. Tillie also sponsored her cousin, Maria Twaroj from Poland, to come to America and stay with her.

She will be deeply missed by all.

Tillie is survived by her husband, Frederick Jordan; her sons, Edward, his wife, Charlotte, and their son, Timothy of Danvers, and James, his wife Stephanie, and their daughter, Aniela of Hamilton. She also leaves behind her sisters, Loretta (Przypek) Stepchin of Danvers, Helen Przypek-Brush of Scottsdale Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Steven Jordan, and sister of the late Arthur Przypek.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held from the David H. Gonet Funeral Home, 22 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem, on Saturday, July 6, at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist Polish Church, Salem, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem, followed by a collation at the Polish Club, 12 Cheever St., Danvers. Parking is available in the church parking lot across the street from the funeral home.

To leave a condolence, please visit www.gonetfuneralhome.com.