Anelia (“Nellie”) Kobylenski of Riverhead died at her home on Dec. 2, 2019. She was 95 years old.

Born May 31, 1924 in Southampton, she was the daughter of Waclaw and Josephine (Lewandowska) Stachecki.

She was a homemaker who took great pride and joy in her family and her home, making everything beautiful. She had great respect for and appreciation of her Polish heritage.

She was a communicant at St. Isidore Roman Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society.

Predeceased by her husband Leonard in 2010 and by her daughter-in-law, Cynthia, she is survived by her son Len Jr. and his fiancé Grace of Montana, her daughter Joann and her husband Rick Vollmer of New Hampshire; her grandchildren, Emmylou, Hanna, Basia and Lenny III; her great-grandchildren, Jack, Zosia and Leo IV; and by her brother Joseph Stachecki of Maryland.

The family will receive visitors on Friday, Dec. 6 from 2 to 6 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. at St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead. Interment will follow at St. Isidore Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Isidore R.C. Church, 622 Pulaski St., Riverhead, NY 11901.

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Denise Civiletti
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