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Pauline M. Close, 86, Of LaGrange

LAGRANGE, N.Y. – Pauline M. Close, 86, of LaGrange, died Saturday, Nov. 28 at The Pines in Poughkeepsie.

She was born Sept. 15, 1929, in Buffalo, the daughter of Louis and Jadwiga Zielinski Shegda.

She was married July 24, 1943, to Leon Straszewski, who predeceased her in 1974. On June 22, 1991, she married Robert L. Close in Pleasant Valley; he survives at home.

Close was employed by the Simon and Group Corp. in Depew. She also worked at Western Printing in Poughkeepsie, having previously worked at IBM in Fishkill for eight years.

Close also is survived by her son and daughter In-law, Leon and Sue Straszewski of Port St. Lucie, Fla; son, Robert Straszewski of Austin, Tex; daughter, Daphne Scarafoni of New Paltz; daughter and son In-law, Suzanne and Mark Twitchell of Hyde Park; sister, Louise Patrick; brother Arthur Shegda; grandchildren Richard A., Tyler J., Cain J. and Alena Straszewski; Ciara Reilly; Adam J. and Jaelyn S. Twitchell, Danielle Rogers and Heidi and Robin Adolphsen; and great-grandson Liam Adolphsen.

She was predeceased by her son Jeff Close; daughter Pamela Close; brother Thaddeus Shegda; and nephew Arthur Shegda.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will be private.

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