Anna M. (Phy) Chaika, 82, of New Britain, Conn., died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General. Anna was born on Aug. 29, 1935, in Abbington, Pa., and was the daughter of the late Blanchard and Helen (Styles) Phy. She worked for 20 years as an assistant manager at Central Connecticut State University Memorial Hall and Friendly’s for 10 years. Anna served her country honorably in the U.S. Army Women’s Corps. She was a member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, New Britain.
Anna is survived by her four sons, Michael Chaika and his wife, Elaine, of Bowling Green, Fla., James Chaika and his wife, Sharon, of New Hartford, Conn., Ronald Chaika and his wife, Janet, of New Britain, Charles Chaika and his partner, Suzanne Schulman, of West Hartford, Conn.; her five grandchildren, Ronald Jr., Angeline, Jennifer, Melissa and C-Jay; her six great-grandchildren, Isaac, Ayden, Riley, Jeremy, Caleb, Talia and one on the way into this world, Jameson; her Aunt, Katherine Czajka of New Britain; her sister-in-law, Agnes Czajka of East Hartford, Conn.; her special friend, Margaret Young of West Hartford, as well as several cousins. Anna was predeceased by her husband, Michael Chaika and her son, Donald Chaika.
A Celebration of Anna’s life will be held Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at 1 p.m. from the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain. Full military honors rendered by the U.S. Army will be accorded for Mrs. Chaika Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The American flag will be presented to Mrs. Chaika’s son, Ronald. Burial will be private. Relatives and friends may call at the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m. Directions to funeral home - I-84 East or West - exit 37 (Fienemann Road) right off exit - one mile down on right. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 54 Winter St., New Britain, CT. 06051. To extend condolences to the Chaika family or to share a memory of Anna, please visit shakerfuneralhome.com.