Mia Polanchik

Obituary of Mia Polanchik

Mia Polanchik passed away comfortably on December 18, 2023 at the age of 69.
Mia was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on July 2, 1954. She was a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School, Hartwick College, and SUNY New Paltz where she received her masters in education and spent her career as a foreign language teacher at Arlington Central School District.
Mia will forever be remembered for many “Mia-isms” that make her family and friends laugh with
joy; desire and love of travel and culture, especially France and French culture; making delicious desserts like her famous chocolate mousse and Greek pastry; and showering everyone with love. Mia was an active member of her Kimisis Greek community and church and a generous benefactor to many organizations in the Hudson Valley.
Mia was predeceased by her husband, Philip Polanchik; mother Stemi Gorman and step-father Bernard; and in-laws Steve and Dorothy Polanchik. She is survived by her son (her entire world), Nicholas Polanchik and his partner Cameron Weeks; brother and sister-in-law Lee and Judie Pagones; niece Amelia Santoro, husband Rob and children Landon and Parker; nephew and godson Greg Pagones, wife Tarren and children Raegan and Tatum Maverick; nephews Alex and Tim Pagones; brother-and-sisters-in-law Paul Polanchik, Daria Polanchik, Nadine Lettini, and their families; and countless friends and relatives who filled Mia’s life with love and happiness.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 22, 2023 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, Inc. 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Funeral Services are on Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 10:00am at Kimisis Greek Orthodox Church, 140 South Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Burial is to follow at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kimisis Greek Orthodox Church or the National Scleroderma Foundation (scleroderma.org).

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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, December 22, 2023
Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home
371 Hooker Ave.
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Saturday, December 23, 2023
Kimisis Greek Orthodox Church
140 South Grand Ave.
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States


Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery
342 South Ave
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States