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Elena (DeBiasi) Kowalski

November 25, 1924 ~ February 22, 2019 (age 94)

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Due to the pending snowstorm for Monday March 4, 2019. The funeral mass and burial for Mrs. Kowalski has been rescheduled for Tuesday March 5, 2019 at 9:30AM 

Elena Kowalski, age 94 and a resident of Port Chester for 55 years, died February 22, 2019 in Sarasota, Florida. She was born November 25, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Leopold DeBiasi and Rose Risano DeBiasi. She was the widow of Mr. Frederick Kowalski former Superintendent of Port Chester Schools.  She was a graduate of St. John's University.  Elena was employed by Allied Department Stores in their New York City headquarters. She enjoyed her 13 year career, as a Senior Buyer of accessories. She retired to raise her family, support the Port Chester community and the expanding Port Chester School System.  For many years Elena was a member of several civic organizations, Ceres Garden Club, the Republican Party  Board  of Elections, the Twigs of Rye and volunteer groups in the community. Elena was very artistic and creative. Her interest included gardening, flower arranging, artesian crafts and entertaining.  She loved to decorate the house for the holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. Many relatives and friends looked forward to and enjoyed those festive celebrations at the Kowalski house.  Elena was a very accomplished cook and baker. Appetites were never disappointed...especially the dessert lovers.  She would spend days making Christmas cookies.  The dessert table was always overflowing.  All her recipes have gotten passed down to Kathleen and Kimberly and eventually Serena Rose.  So her traditions will lovingly live on.
She is survived by her daughter Kathleen Esposito, son Frederick R. Kowalski, granddaughter Kimberly Marie Sinapi, great granddaughter Serena Rose Sinapi and grandson Alexander Kowalski.
Elena's love for her family will always remain in our heart's and soul's.  We love you Mom and Nana.
Visitation will be 1-4PM on Sunday March 3, 2019 at Craft Memorial Home, Inc.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30AM on Monday March 4, 2019 at Parish of Saint John Bosco (Our Lady of Mercy) 260 Westchester Ave. Port Chester, NY. Interment to follow at Saint John's Cemetery Queens, NY. Memorial donations in memory of Mrs. Kowalski may be made to The Alzheimer's Research Foundation.

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March 3, 2019

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Craft Memorial Home
40 Leicester Street
Port Chester, NY 10573

Mass of Christian Burial
March 5, 2019

9:30 AM
Parish of Saint John Bosco @ Our Lady of Mercy
260 Westchester Avenue
Port Chester, NY 10573

Interment following funeral service
March 5, 2019

Saint John's Cemetery
80-01 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 00000


Alzheimer's Association
P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011
Web: http://www.alz.org

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