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Margaret Mary Lelak

December 1, 1923 - October 8, 2016

Margaret Mary Lelak, 92, of New Port Richey, passed away peacefully at Gulfside Hospice Care Center on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Margaret was born on December 1, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York. She is the daughter of the late James and Margaret Bedell.  She and her husband, Joe, relocated to Florida in 1989, coming from Long Island, New York.  Margaret was an avid gardener and enjoyed reading, cooking and craft-making, but the greatest joy in her life was her family.

Margaret is predeceased by her loving husband of 43 years, Joseph Stephen Lelak;  brother James Bedell; and sisters, Frances Fichtelman, Lorraine Levitt and Joan Patterson.

She is survived by her daughters, Alice (Darrel) Patterson and Kathryn (Brian) Green; brother, John (Johnna) Bedell; Sister, Valarie (George) Johnson; grandchildren, Joseph, Amanda, Tyler and Connor; great-grandchildren, Emma and Spencer.

A funeral mass will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 10am at St. James Catholic Church, 8400 Monarch Dr., Port Richey.  Burial will follow at Florida Hills Memorial Gardens, 14354 Spring Hill Dr., Spring Hill.  Online Condolences may be made at  For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Gulfside Hospice Care Center at or to the charity of your choice.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Monday, October 17, 2016

Time: 10:00 am


St. James The Apostle Catholic Church

8400 Monarch Drive
Port Richey, FL 34668

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, October 17, 2016

Time: 12:30 pm


Florida Hills Memorial Gardens

14354 Spring Hill Dr
Spring Hill, Florida 34609

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