In Memory of




Obituary for Daria Lysyj (Antochy)

Daria Antochy Lysyj, timeless in grace and beauty, gracious hostess of family, friends, neighbors, and dignitaries, died peacefully in Concord, MA on March 22, 2021. Preceded by her husband Dr. Anatol Lysyj, with whom she loved to entertain, travel, and support Ukrainian causes. Daria epitomized elegance and hospitality in her homes and churches in Minneapolis, Kyiv, and Florida. She leaves a legacy of Ukrainian art and culture, having initiated a 50-year tradition of teaching youth of Ukrainian descent (ODUM/AAYUD) and the Minneapolis community the art of writing Ukrainian Easter Eggs, most notably in spring fundraising demonstrations at all Byerly stores; and showcasing the works of emerging Ukrainian artists in gallery shows across North America. Survived by children Bohdan (Lesya), Natalia (Mark) Rieland, and Sonia (Andrew) Smyk and seven adored grandchildren - Sasha, Kalyna, Mykola, Tatiana, Emiliya, Lev, and Nika; and extended family Olia (Volodya), Orysia, Boris (Estelle), and others who will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest. Services at ST. MICHAEL’S & ST. GEORGE’S UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (505 4th Street NE, Mpls. MN) on Saturday, March 27 at 1:00 pm with visitation at 12:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated by the family for distribution to St. Michael's and St. George's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Minneapolis; Saint Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pinellas Park, FL; and/or Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Culture and Arts Centre for emerging artists in Ukraine.