Josephine Katherine Lewandowski Barczak died Feb. 3. She was 99.
She was born June 18, 1919, to Thomas and Katherine Lewandowski in Patchogue, N.Y. After high school, Josephine stayed at home to manage and care for her younger brothers, Edward and Anthony. Josephine also had two sisters, Julia and Veronica, and a third brother, Thomas.
Josephine married Joseph Peter Barczak Oct. 13, 1940, at Saint Francis De Sales Church in Patchogue. They had three children, Julia (Ed) Lojko, Joseph (Kathleen) Barczak and Christine (Thomas) Reichel. For over 30 years, Joseph and Josephine owned and managed Barczak Nursery and Florist on Route 58 in Riverhead. Sadly, Joseph died Dec. 18, 1985.
Josephine resided at Aquebogue Mobile Home Park until 2013, when she went to live with her youngest daughter, Christine, in Riverhead.
Josephine was the proud grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Visitors will be received Thursday, Feb. 7, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. Services will take place Friday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. at St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead, followed by interment at St. Isidore Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Isidore food pantry or East End Hospice Kanas Center for Hospice Care.
This is a paid notice.