Sept. 16, 2017


Vernice “Pat”  Pieniazek, 98, of Amsterdam, N.Y., passed away Sept. 16, 2017  at River Ridge Living Center, LLC  Amsterdam, N.Y. She was born on July 21, 1919  in Amsterdam, N.Y. to Frank  and Josephine  Lewandowski .

Vernice  is survived by her two sons Stephen (Janet) Pieniazek Jr. of Ballston Spa, N.Y., and Francis (Shiela) Pieniazek of Hagaman, N.Y.; four grandchildren, David, Susan, Mark, and Francis Jr.; six great-grandchildren, Reagon, Dylan, Hunter, Bailey, Elizabeth, and Sara.

She was predeceased in death by her husband Stephen who died in 1985.

Vernice was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Church

The family will receive friends at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, 50 Cornell St., Amsterdam, N.Y. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, from 10 to 11 a.m. with a mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. O. Robert  DeMartinis officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot of St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations in Vernice’s memory may be made to St. Stanislaus Church.

The family would also like to thank the administrators  and staff at River Ridge Living Center for the great compassion and care given to Vernice  while she was there.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Betz, Rossi, and Bellinger Family Funeral Home 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam NY 12010

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