1923 - 2022
Frances passed peacefully at home on August 12, 2022 at the age of 99. She was born on April 10, 1923 in Port Washington, the daughter of Peter and Emily (Rawa) Kuczinski.
Frances graduated from Schreiber High School early to work as a telephone operator and quickly moved into a supervisory position. She married the love of her of life, Louis William Linhart Jr. and they celebrated 57 wonderful years together.
Frances was a stay-at-home mom, worked as a school lunch aide and as a dental assistant. She was an active member in the community; she was a Girl Scout Leader, a member of Rosary Altar at St Hedwig's RC Church and a dedicated member of the Polish American Cultural Association. She was a very compassionate person and was also a caregiver for family and friends in their time of need.
Frances is predeceased by her husband, Louis; brother, Henry Kuczinski, and his wife Dorothy; and sister-in-law Ruby Kuczinski. She has left behind many loving family members, including her brothers Ed Kuczinski and Ted (Claire) Kuczinski; her son Louis William (Anna) Linhart III; her daughters Diane (Jim) Loesch, Carol (Tom) Fagan, and Frances (Bob) Schifano.
She will be greatly missed by her 10 grandchildren: Lisa (Steve), Amy, Jill, Kara, Jimmy (Darlene), Lauren (Matt), Robby, Thomas, Carrie and Emily; and 13 GREAT grandchildren: Luca, Noah, Ryan, Daniel, Harlow, Sadie, Liam, Dylan, Hayden, Kylie, Brynn, Saige and Leah. Also cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces/nephews and friends. Rest in Peace Our Angel.
Monday, August 15
2:00 - 4:00 PM & 7:00 - 9:00 PM
New Hyde Park Funeral Home
506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
Tuesday, August 16
St. Hedwig R.C. Church
1 Depan Avenue, Floral Park, NY
Holy Rood Cemetery
111 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS
Frances Linhart’s family has set up a memorial scholarship fund through the Polish Hall in Port Washington to honor her memory. Fran's father helped to build the Polish Hall, she and her husband served on the Board for many years and many people in her family currently serve as active members of the organization. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a child or adult with Special Needs. Anyone wishing to make a donation to this memorial scholarship fund can send a check made out to PACA (Polish American Cultural Association). In the memo please note the “Frances Linhart Memorial Scholarship”. Thank you for helping us to memorialize a very special woman who worked tirelessly to care for her family and others.
5 Pulaski Place
Port Washington, NY 11050