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Anna Syczyk Palka

January 16, 2010

Anna Syczyk Palka, 88

North Greenbush - Anna Syczyk Palka, 88, of Willow Lane died Saturday, January 16, 2010, at her residence.

Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late Martin 'Marko' Syczyk and Fedunka Fil Syczyk and wife of the late Stephen Palka Jr. She was raised in Troy and resided in North Greenbush for the past 61 years and was a graduate of Troy High School.

Mrs. Palka was a homemaker and a life mentor to many. She was active for many years in the North Greenbush Democratic Party and a communicant of St. Jude the Apostle Church.

She was a green thumb gardener. Her love and care of plants and wildlife, demonstrated kindness and compassion for all living things

Survivors include her children, Stephen Palka III of Wynantskill, Lynda A. (Albert) DeCelle of North Greenbush and Wayne M. (Marlies) Palka of Wynantskill; her grandchildren, Brian Palka, Domino Smotreys, Shawn DeCelle, Shannon (Eric Schwanke) DeCelle, Michael Palka and Kelly (Alan) Gallagher; her great grandchildren, Desirae Anna Smotreys, Nate Smotreys, Mia Skye DeCelle, Shane Wallace DeCelle and Parker Jean Palka and several nieces and nephews and Ladybug. She was predeceased by a brother, John Syczyk and a sister, Julia Parker.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 9:30 AM at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy and at 10:00 AM at St. Jude the Apostle Church Wynantskill where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Anthony Ligato , Pastor.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-8 PM.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery Troy.

Contributions may be made in memory of Anna Palka to St. Jude the Apostle Church Brookside Avenue Wynantskill, NY 12198 or Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society 3 Oakland Avenue Menands, NY 12204.

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