Sept. 16, 2017

Bridgett Drzewicki, affectionately known as “Miss Hagaman” died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, following a brief illness. She was 94.

A lifelong Hagaman resident, Bridgett was born in April, the daughter of the late Konstanty “Charles” and Catherine Bakuesonis. She attended local schools, worked in Mohawk Carpet Mills and was a homemaker. Bridgett was a well-known guest on local radio shows, calling in to discuss her thoughts on the political landscape or whatever was on her mind.

On Nov. 26, 1949, she was united in marriage Leonard C. Drzewicki.  That union lasted 48 years until his passing on Dec. 19, 1997.  She was also predeceased by her siblings Joseph Bakuzonis and Catherine Chriss.

Survivors include her son, Ronald C. Drzewicki and his wife Merrilee; two grandsons, Ronald L. Drzewicki and his wife Mindy and Gregory W. Drzewicki; two great-granddaughters, Briana and Maci; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at 9 a.m. at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam with the Rev. O. Robert DeMartinis officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Hagaman, N.Y. Calling hours will be held Wednesday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hagaman Volunteer Fire Department, 126 S. Pawling St., Hagaman, NY 12086.  Please visit the online memorial at