Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home

31 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT


Josephine M. Podgurski

September 6, 1929February 9, 2020

Josephine Podgurski, 90, of Cos Cob, passed peacefully during the early morning on Sunday, February 9, 2020. For the past year, she resided in Greenwich Woods Healthcare Center’s long-term care facility.

Born on September 6, 1929, in Port Chester, NY, to Eustis and Helen Galowenki, Josephine was predeceased by her loving husband, Joseph “Jake” Podgurski. She is survived by her eight children: six daughters, Terry, Linda, Paulette, Christine, Mary and Carolyn; and her two sons, Jack and David. David resides in Chicago; his brother and sisters all reside in Connecticut. Josephine also leaves behind three grandsons: Stephen, Daniel and Jarrett.

Josephine graduated from Port Chester High School in 1948, and was subsequently employed at Arnold’s Bakery in Greenwich until 1955 when, at the age of 26, she married Jake. She spent the next 65 years as a homemaker and mother to her children in Greenwich. Josephine worshipped as a longtime parishioner at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Riverside and, during the past five years, was a parishioner at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rye Brook, NY.

Those seeking to offer their remembrances and condolences to the family may visit Greenwich’s Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, at 31 Arch Street, Thursday, February 13, from 9 to 10 a.m. Mass and funeral services will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, at 761 King Street, Rye Brook, NY.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Interment Thursday, February 13, 2020

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