Doris Czarnecki

Obituary of Doris Czarnecki

Doris I. Carlson Czarnecki, 97, of Highland Mills NY, passed away on Wednesday,

February 21st, 2018. Born November 5th, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY, Doris graduated from Richmond Hill High School in 1937. She went on to attend Heffley Secretarial School in Jamaica, NY.


In 1939 she began working at The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in NYC. She worked her way up to the position of Executive Secretary. In 1944 she married Eugene Czarnecki, Sr.. It was a marriage based on mutual support and deep love for each other for 70 years.


Since the 1950's Doris began a new career as a stay at home Mom. She truly lived life to the fullest and had many creative interests and hobbies. Doris was a girl scout, a member & organizer of a sewing club, an avid gardener, loved the outdoors and hiking in the Hudson Valley. She was an inspiration and wonderful role model to her three surviving children - Raymond of Monroe, Laura Ann & Eugene Jr of Highland Mills, Grandmother to Sarah & husband Patrick Lewis of LIC and Jeffrey of Monroe, and her affectionate cat Cali Saddleback.


We will always remember and cherish her smile, her positive attitude, her enthusiasm, her support and her love. A special thank you is extended to the exceptional Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties for their loving care and support, and to Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home for all their arrangements.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, February 26th at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 515 Route 32, Highland Mills, NY 10930. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27th at St. Patrick's Church, 488 Route 32, Highland Mills, NY. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.