Miss Emily Leszczynski, age 97, of Utica, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Masonic Care Community.
She was born in Utica on February 29, 1916, a daughter of the late Adolf and Emelia Leszczynski and was educated in local schools.
Emily joined the convent as a teenager and was a Nun at the Mother House of Felician Sisters in Buffalo, NY, until her retirement. Following her retirement she was employed in the Administration division of the UticaCitySchool District for many years, retiring as the Administrative Assistant for Special Education, after 24 years of dedicated service. She also was a devoted volunteer for many years for the ARC in Utica, and also served on their Board of Directors.
She was predeceased by her sister, Gladys Leszczynski; and two brothers, Edward and Charles. Emily is survived by her dear friends, Sam and Janet Famolaro, Darlene Carroll, Kathleen Madia, and her caregiver and nurse, Carlos Gorozadel.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. in HistoricOldSt. JohnsChurch, Downtown Utica.
Visiting hours will be Friday morning, prior to the funeral service from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at The Scala & Roefaro Funeral Home, Inc. 1122 Culver Ave. Private interment will be in the family plot in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
A special thank you is extended to the staff of the Woodgate Unit of the Masonic Care Community, for their care and compassion, especially acknowledging her nurse, Carlos Gorozadel.
Funeral arrangements are by The Scala & Roefaro Funeral Home, Inc. 1122 Culver Ave.
Friday, May 03 2013