Theresa ‘Dolly’ Dombroski

22 Aug 2020 | 12:36

It is with great sadness that the family of Theresa “Dolly” Dombroski of Newburgh announce her passing peacefully, at home on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.

Theresa was the daughter of Francisek and Antonina Giza Barczak, born on June 11, 1932, in Pine Island.

She was a member of several organizations: St. Francis Church in Newburgh, Hudson Valley Polonaise Society, Catholic Daughters/Court Patricia # 195, Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 16 Ladies Auxiliary and New Windsor American Legion Auxiliary. She also wasa highly active Castle Point VA volunteer for many years.

She loved watching “The Golden Girls,” “The Price is Right” and her story, “Days of our Lives.” She enjoyed reading, cooking for her family (making pierogi!), socializing, and listening and dancing to Polka music.

Survivors include son Gregory (Linda) Dombroski of Newburgh; daughter Monica (Michael) Hall of Newburgh; son Kevin (Lisa) Dombroski of Guilderland; Grandchildren: Kristopher Dombroski, Eric Wharton (fiancé Elise and her daughters,Julia and Isabella), Craig (Jessica) Hall, Steven (Nelle) Hall, Alexandra, Mackenna and Nicholas Dombroski; great grandchildren: Matthew, Jackson and Weston Hall; sister, Rose Paffenroth of Vero Beach, Fla.; brother, John Barczak of Middletown. She is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Peter Dombroski (they are Polka dancing together again); daughter Cynthia Marie; sisters Stella Myslinski, Elizabeth “Betty” Johnson and Genevieve (Jennie) Koutney; brothers Vincent, Joseph, Walter and Frank “Corporal” Barczak.

Visitation was held Aug. 21 at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 County Route #1, Pine Island.

Funeral mass was held Aug. 22, at St. Stanislaus Church, 17 Pulaski Highway, Pine Island.

Burial was in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Pine Island.

Memorial Donations may be made to: Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc 800 Stony Brook Court Newburgh NY 12550 or credit card donation may be made to

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home.

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