Elinor Anderson Hysko of Mashpee died January 13 at the age of 80.

Ms. Hysko had a career in special education in Rhode Island, working in the Woonsocket Public Schools. She moved to the Cape from Lincoln, Rhode Island, after her retirement.

During her years in Mashpee, she was active at Parish of Christ the King as an educator, a volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift store and as a member of its Catholic Women’s Club, for which she served as secretary for many years. She also belonged to Women’s Club of New Seabury—serving as treasurer, recording secretary and on the hospitality committee over the years—and Mashpee Women’s Club.

Ms. Hysko was a board member of the Tide Watch Owners Association.

She loved to read and work out crossword puzzles. She was a knitter and experienced bird watcher.

While Ms. Hysko was still raising her four children, in 1972 the family purchased and lived in a house built in 1635.

She leaves her children, Heather Buzby of Charlestown, Stephen Hysko of Wilmington, North Carolina, David Hysko of Tucson, Arizona, and Holly Hysko of Pawtucket, Rhode Island; six grandchildren; and other family.

A celebration of her life was Tuesday, January 21, at St. Jude’s Chapel at Parish of Christ the King in Mashpee.

Burial followed at Great Neck Woods Cemetery in Mashpee.

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