Anna Mae Lewinski, 90, of Rotterdam passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital after an extended illness. Anna Mae was born in Schenectady, to the late Antoni and Aniela Bieniek Stempkowski. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Elementary School and Nott Terrace High School where she served as the drum major and majorette. Anna Mae enjoyed many years with her sewing circle made up of 9 amazing faithful friends from elementary school until the present. She worked as an enthusiastic gym teacher at St. Mary's Parochial Elementary School followed by secretary at GE Turbine until her retirement. She was a parishioner of the former St. Mary's Church followed by the Church of St. Adalbert where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society. For everyone who knew her, including family, friends, and aquaintances, knew she was full of life and energy. She was involved in many activities such as, bocce, golf, swimming, bowling, biking, skiing, and aerobics. She also enjoyed volunteering with many organizations including, Proctors, The Red Cross, and the Children's Museum. She was a member of St. Gabriel's Women's Club and volunteered her time for St. Adalbert's festivals, bake sales, making golabki and pierogi. Her devotion to her disabled son Joey was the mark of a truly loving and faithful mother. She would be seen wheeling Joey through Central Park, Rotterdam Mall and Colonial Manor depending on what the weather allowed.
Anna Mae was predeceased by her husband, Robert Lewinski, son Robert Lewinski, and three sisters, Helen Soris, Statia (Alfred) Repka, and Gladys (Albert) Nowak. She is survived by her sons, James Lewinski, of Scotia and Joseph Lewinski, of Niskayuna, grandson Robert Lewinski, of Petersburgh, granddaughter, Stephanie (Michael) Pistana, of Glenville, precious great-granddaughter, Chelsea Pistana, two sisters, Genevieve (late Victor) Orbacz of Saugerties, and Florence Madej of Niskayuna, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022, at 10:15 a.m. from the DeLegge Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 11:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Adalbert. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4-6 p.m. at the DeLegge Funeral Home.
Those who wish to remember Anna Mae in a special way may make a contribution to the Church of St. Adalbert Restoration Fund, 550 Lansing St., Schenectady, 12303.