Paul Anthony Michalecko

Paul Anthony Michalecko of Mattituck died on June 1, 2012, at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 86 years old.

He was born in Orient on April 17, 1926, to Joseph and Josephine (Remski) Michalecko and was educated in Mattituck Schools.

On February 3, 1952, he married Mary Ann Bonkoski at St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead and together they have made their home in Mattituck, where Paul operated Twin Fork Tire for 36 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; children Irene Meadows of Florida, Mary Ann Zaykowski of Sag Harbor, Barbara Michalecko-Crabb of Riverhead, Elizabeth Lambrecht of Miller Place and Jennifer Michalecko; eight grandchildren, Christine French, Gregory Zaykowski, Kristen Bender, Susan Meadows, Thomas Ryan Crabb, Melissa Crabb, Jacqueline Crabb and Mitchell Lambrecht; and a great-granddaughter, Collins Bender. He was predeceased by his son, Paul J. Michalecko, in 1999 and two sisters, Stella Jarzombek in 2011 and Helen Zilnicki in 2012.

The family received friends June 5 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated June 6 at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R. C. Church by Father Robert Kuznik, followed by interment at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery, both in Cutchogue.

This is a paid notice.