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Lillian A. Gajda, 87

In loving memory of Lillian Ann Gajda, 87, who passed away peacefully at The Hospice House, Hyde Park, NY on Saturday, May 11, 2024. Her heart was as vast as her artistic talents, reflected in her beautiful paintings and exquisite jewelry creations. She touched the lives of many with her kindness, leaving behind cherished memories and a lasting impact. She will forever be remembered for her creativity, generosity, and the beauty she brought into the world. May her gentle soul rest in eternal peace.

Lillian was born on June 20, 1936 in Cheshire, MA to the late Leon T. and Adella A. (Ostrobinski) Poplaski. She spent her life loving and supporting her family. Lillian married Joseph J. Gajda on April 21, 1956 and together they raised their three daughters in Wappingers Falls, NY. After Joe's retirement, Lillian and Joe moved to Round Rock, Texas where they spent 20 wonderful years.

She is survived by her loving husband Joseph and their children; Theresa A. Winston (Poughkeepsie, NY), Lynn M. Kirby (Terry) (Weaverville, NC) and Jamie J. Bloom (Hopewell Junction, NY). Her grandchildren, Jeffrey J. Winston (Emily), Houston Kirby (Deanna), Jacob J. Bloom and Michael A. Bloom; her great grandchildren Ava Winston and Ella Winston; her sisters, Ginger Carrow, Joan Ackley, Janis Luczynski and Jane Asher. Predeceased by her brothers Donald Poplaski and Fred Poplaski.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 15th at 12:00 Noon in the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams. Burial will follow in Cheshire Cemetery.

Calling hours are Wednesday morning from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Lillian’s name to Hudson Valley Hospice, 80 Washington Ave. Suite 204, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, or

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