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Lucy Olszewski

Thu, 05/18/2023 - 10:48

May 7, 1928 - May 8, 2023

Lucy Olszewski died at home in East Hampton on May 8, the day after her 95th birthday, surrounded by those who loved her, her family wrote.

“The most important things to her were her family and friends,” her family wrote. “Lucy enjoyed visits from her loved ones, chatting on the phone with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a hot cup of coffee and the morning newspaper, and sitting on her deck taking in all of the natural wonders that surrounded her in her garden. She will be deeply missed by all of her friends and family.” She also enjoyed golf and travel.

Mrs. Olszewski was born at home on Cove Hollow Road in East Hampton on May 7, 1928, to Joseph Repuk, who changed his surname to Repenski, and the former Lucy Zelinski. She grew up in East Hampton, graduated from high school here, and married a Sag Harbor native, Joseph J. Olszewski, in 1947.

“They decided to stay and raise their own family in the town they knew and loved,” her family said. She was a homemaker, devoting herself to raising her three children, but she also waitressed at the Palm for a time.

Her husband died in 2015, and her eldest son, Joseph Olszewski, died in 2013.

She is survived by a daughter, Ellen Kenny of Saratoga, N.Y., and a son, Roy Olszewski of East Hampton, and by her son-in-law, Charles Kenny Jr., and daughters-in-law, Clair Olszewski and Iris Olszewski, as well as seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Olszewski was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton. The Rev. Ryan Creamer officiated at a graveside service in the church cemetery on May 10. A celebration of her life is planned for June 17.

Her family has suggested donations to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach 11978.

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