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Leona Hess Przymylski, 83, beloved wife of the late Sigmund "Whitey" Przymylski, died peacefully on August 26 after a brief illness.

Leona was born on October 4, 1932, in Greenpoint Brooklyn, the 3rd of nine children to William and Jean Makowski Hess. She married Whitey shortly after graduating from high school and they started their life together on a farm in Yorktown, NY, where Yorktown High School now stands. They moved to Hastings-on-Hudson where they ran Whitey's Market, a small neighborhood grocery store. They raised their children there and were active in St. Matthew's Church as well as the Southside Social Club. They then spent many years in Copake, NY, before escaping from the cold and retiring to Haines City, FL. Her family meant the world to her and was reflected by the numerous photos of all that decorated her home.

Leona leaves her children Stanley (Ellen) of Mahopac, NY; Richard (Karen) of Haines City, FL; Andrew (Joan) Myhal of Jackson, NJ; Donna (Stephen) Pettit of Lakeville, PA; Sandra (Rudy) Mutter of North Andover, MA. She is also survived by 11 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren, and one Great Great Grandchild.

Visiting Hours will be 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (prayer service at 12:30 pm) on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac, NY. A celebratory remembrance will follow at the Mahopac Firehouse. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

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Sunday, October 16
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Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home

692 US 6 Mahopac, NY 10541
845.621.1992


Sunday, October 16
12:30 PM    3357265 3456377 20161016T123000

Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home

692 US 6 Mahopac, NY 10541
845.621.1992