Albina (Yakaboski) Kolenski, formerly of Calverton, passed away Oct. 30 at the age of 99. She had resided for five years at the Sands Point Center in Sands Point, N.Y., with her husband, Antone, who passed away this March.
In addition to Antone, she was predeceased by her parents, Adela and John, and her brothers, Frank, John, Albin and Stanley. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Pascale (Ronald) of Port Washington, N.Y., and her son, Thomas (Dianne), of Huntersville, N.C.; her grandchildren, Christopher (Claudia), of Pelham Manor, N.Y., Susan (James) Colotti of West Hempstead, Jeffrey, of Greenport, Bryan, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Stephanie (Justin) Flack of London; and her great-grandchildren, Callie Glynn Pascale and Sebastian Flack. She also leaves behind her sister-in-law, Josephine; numerous nieces, nephews, and their children; and old friends and neighbors.
Abbie lived for her family and her church. She was very proud of her grandchildren and was always a part of their lives as they grew up. They are fortunate to have wonderful memories of her beach at the end of Oak Drive, her yearly lobster bakes, her swings at softball, her cookies and mostly her love. She and Tony were faithful volunteers for whatever St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead needed — working at bingo, sewing and mending vestments or working the summer barbecue. Abbie was a longtime member of the Altar Rosary Society and had served as its president. She and Tony were awarded the St. Agnes Medal by the Diocese of Rockville Centre for their long and faithful service. She made wonderful friends at St. Isidore and was part of a group of four couples who for years followed Saturday evening Mass with dinner and cards. She was the last of the eight.
Abbie will be missed for her inner strength, her life lessons, her wit and her apple crumb pie.
Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 2, at St. Isidore R.C. Church.
Arrangements have been made through McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home, and she will be laid to rest next to her Tony at St. Isidore Cemetery.
If you wish, donations may be made to St. Isidore Church or to a charity of your choice.