May 15, 2017

Miss Rita M. Leszczynski, age 89, of Amsterdam, died May 15, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital Amsterdam, N.Y.

She was born May 5, 1928, in Amsterdam, and was the daughter of the late Alexander and Katherine (Trybek) Leszczynski. During her lifetime Rita was employed as a secretary for GE, Schenectady N.Y., where she worked for 45 years.

Rita is survived by her sister, Mrs. Sophie Kenna, her nieces Karen (Russell) Brodeur and Katherine Christensen; and her nephews, Daniel Kenna, Bruce Kenna, James Kenna, Edward Kenna, and Mark (Teresa) Leszczynski, John (Mary) Leszczynski; and many great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday May 20, 2017, at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Funeral Home 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam NY 12010. With a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church with the Rev. O. Robert DeMartinis officiating, with burial to follow in the family plot of the St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Rita to the St. Stanislaus Church 50-52 Cornell St., Amsterdam, NY 12010, or a charity of your choice.

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