Theresa P. Luksa, 89, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 24, 2018. Loving wife of World War II Navy veteran, Frank E. Luksa for 68 years, they met at a wedding and danced their way through life.
Theresa was born and educated In Swoyerville, PA. She was the daughter of the late Ellis Island immigrants Franciscus and Teofila Kujawski. She was predeceased by nine brothers and sisters.
Theresa, fondly known as Mimi, loved people, cooking and sewing. She was a fashionista who loved to socialize. Theresa possessed an amazing sense of humor, a beautiful smile and proceeded through life with grace. As a young woman she designed and manufactured doll clothes, later sharing those talents with her family by sewing matching outfits, cheerleading uniforms, and prom dresses. On her last day of life, she even fixed a button for her dear husband.
For many years, Theresa was an executive secretary at the Duanesburg Central School. She once drove a 1964 Ford Mustang and was an enthusiastic supporter of local veterans’ groups.
Theresa never forgot what was really important in life. Her unconditional love was spread far and wide, from schoolchildren to family and friends. Her favorite words were “Ja Cię Kocham”, meaning I love you in Polish.
In addition to her beloved husband, Theresa is survived by her loving children, Teofila (Richard) Daley of Schenectady, Laura Duda, and Patricia (Gerard) Marciano of Altamont; her grandchildren, Anthony (Nicole) Marciano, Stephen Marciano and Elizabeth Duda; her great-grandchildren Paisley and Fallon Marciano along with many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be private. In lieu of donations, the family requests that time be spent with your loved ones.
We celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Theresa Piekara Luksa on December 24th, peacefully passing, shortly after her 89th birthday. Loving wife of Frank for 68 years, they met at a wedding and danced their way through life. Mother and friend to Teofila Daley (Richard), Laura Duda, and Patricia Marciano (Gerard). Grandmother and teacher to Anthony (Nicole), Stephen Marciano and Elizabeth Duda, Great Grandmother to Paisley & Fallon Marciano, that she adored and many
Theresa, fondly known as Mimi loved people, cooking and sewing. She possessed an amazing sense of humor, a beautiful smile and proceeded through life with grace and a special place in everyone’s heart.
Services will be private. In lieu of donations, she requested that time be spent with your loved ones.
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