Obituary of Rita R. Glebocki
Rita R. Glebocki of Florida, NY, entered into rest on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. She was 86 years young.
The daughter of the late John Lempka and Rose Heter Lempka, she was born on March 7, 1937 in Florida, NY.
Rita was a hard-worker, committed to her family and faith. She was an active member of St. Joseph’s Church, banquet committee and member of the H.S.O. of St. Joseph School, a member of the Living Rosary Society, and a choir member since childhood. Rita was a graduate of S.S. Seward Institute and was their very first Prom Queen. She made friends easily and had a great sense of humor. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and hosting holiday parties. Everyone looked forward to her traditional Polish dishes, especially her pierogies. She had a fighting spirit and she displayed this by fighting for her life until the last moment.
Survivors include her daughters, Patricia Ann Hillman and Lisa Rose Decker; 4 grandchildren, John Hillman Jr. and wife Aubrey, Joseph Hillman, Ursula Hillman, Reese Joseph Decker; great grandchildren, Madelynn, Hannah, Layla, Uhtred, Cecilia, Joseph Jr. and Vincent, along with her sister, Joan Komsa. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Joseph F. Glebocki; brother Raymond Lempka and 2 sisters, Theresa McGrath and Rose Bono.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 17th from 2-6PM at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 22 Glenmere Avenue, Florida, NY 10921. Funeral Mass will be held 10AM Monday, September 18th at St. Joseph Church, Florida, NY. Burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Florida, NY.
Rita’s family would like to thank the staff at Garnet Health Medical Center, Valley View Rehab, Good Samaritan Homecare and Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, and everyone who supported and prayed for her.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or to any Humane Society.
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