‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Elaine's visitation.

Elaine Oprysko

Elaine Oprysko of Accord, NY died Thursday, January 27, 2011. She was 83 years old. Elaine was born on May 18, 1927 in Astoria, NY the daughter of Michael and Anna (Gazda) Figurski.


She will forever be remembered for her tireless promotion of the Ukrainian culture through her two dance groups, the Ukrainian Dancers of Astoria, and the Kerhonkson Ukrainian Dancers, for which she served as founder/instructor/choreographer. 


Elaine is survived by her husband Nicholas; her daughter Maria, and sons Paul, Andrew, Peter and his wife Sheila, and her three grandchildren, Patrice, Erin and Jacqueline.


Visiting hours will be Monday, January 31st from 5-7pm at HB Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson. The Panakhyda will begin at 6pm that evening. The Holy Sacrifice of the Divine Liturgy will be Tuesday, February 1st 10am at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, Kerhonkson. Burial will follow at Holy Spirit Cemetery, Hamptonburgh.


In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Elaine's name, to the St. Jude's Children Hospital, the ASPCA, or the Children from Chernobyl Relief fund.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Elaine Oprysko, please visit our flower store.


Jean Doria Wittmann - February 2nd, 2011 at 11:39am - Email
Dear Maria, Andy & Paul & family I saw the news of your mother's passing listed in the online newspaper. My heart goes out to you. Please know that your in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna Nestor Wynohradnyk - February 2nd, 2011 at 7:39am - Email
Mr. Oprysko, Maria, Andy, Peter and Paul - my deepest sympathies - her talents made the Ukrainian Dancers of Astoria a sensational dance group.

Kate Mathews Robbins - February 1st, 2011 at 9:20pm - Email
Dear Maria, Andy & Paul, I happen to be online on The Daily Freeman site and seen your mother listed there. I've thought of you all often over the many years since we rode the school bus together. You and all your family have my deepest sympathy in this time of sorrow. May you all look to the Lord for your comfort, and know that your precious mother has returned home to the Father who gave her life. You will all be in my thoughts and my prayers. Sincerely, Kate Mathews Robbins

Hania, Roman, Tamara & Lesia Myhal - January 31st, 2011 at 4:43pm - Email
Dear Ando, Pan Oprysko and Family, Our deepest sympathy. She is in Gods hands. May your memories and the love you had remain in your hearts. All our love.

Anita Ostrowsky Roik - January 31st, 2011 at 12:50pm - Email
The Ostrowsky family is very sad to hear of your loss! May she rest in peace! Vichnaya Pamyat!!

Donna Avery RN - January 30th, 2011 at 6:54pm - Email
Nicholas and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed caring for Elaine at your home. She was pleasant and kind. I know that her love and kindness will see you through this time of loss.

Nancy Bykowsky Cataneo - January 30th, 2011 at 5:17pm - Email
Uncle Nick and Family, I have such wonderful memories of Chutcha Elaine growing up at Suzy-Q. My heart goes out to all of you and I pray that the wonderful memories you have of her will always sutain you. God Bless and all my love, Nancy Bykowsky Cataneo

Maxine Rosola - January 30th, 2011 at 11:42am - Email
Dearest Nick & Family, My deepest sympathy goes out to you and the family. God Bless you all.... Warmest Regards, Maxine

David WINOGRAD - January 30th, 2011 at 1:00am - Email
What a lovely classy TALENTED woman. And my daighter's teacher one super summer. She's now a pro dancer, in part because of Mrs. OPRYSKO. She will be missed & REMEMBERED.

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM