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Mary Durniak, 88, Of Poughkeepsie

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Mary Durniak, of Poughkeepsie, died Friday, Nov. 25. She was 88.

She was born in Brooklyn N.Y., the only child of immigrants Seman Potocky and Anna Bochnewych.

She graduated from Girl's High School in Brooklyn and studied at Hunter College for a short time before starting work as a dental assistant.

She is survived her four sons, Anthony and his wife Marsha, Gregory, Timothy and his wife Barbara and Theodore and his wife Karen; grandchildren, Kimberly (married to Sean Buchanan), Joseph, Mark (married to Lauren Hartstein) and Philip; and great-granddaughter, Sophie Elizabeth Buchanan.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Gregory the Theologian Church, 1500 Route 376, Wappingers Falls. There will be a funeral service at 7 p.m. at the church. There will be a divine liturgy at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 65-40 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to one of these worthy causes: St. Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church for its portico fund, The Lutheran Care Center or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research .

Arrangements are under the direction of Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home, 55 E. Main St., Wappingers Falls.

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