Miriam Kiriluk
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KIRILUK - Miriam of West Gilgo Beach (formerly of Farmingdale), passed away peacefully on May 17, 2020 surrounded by her family at her beloved beach home. She is predeceased by the love of her life of 63 years, Jack Kiriluk, and by her son Bill and niece Tracey. She is survived by her children Kathy Span, Peggy Edgington (Randy), Pat DeFeo (Bob), Nancy Bohne (Bob), John Kiriluk (Martin Skelton), Kris Stettner (Rick) as well as her beloved nephew Bill Kiriluk (Debbie). Her greatest joy was being a grandmother to Brian Span (Maureen), Matthew Bohne (Halina), Cristina Dreis (Matthew), Meredith Esner (Bryan), Nick DeFeo (Shauna), Keith Bohne, Danielle Stettner, Katie Moller (Timothy), Eric Stettner (Melissa), Lauren Stettner, Kevin Kiriluk, and Kenny Kiriluk, as well as her great-grand babies Jack, Luke and Drew Esner, Aubrie Dreis, and her "thirteenth grandchild" Richie. Mimi was ahead of her time and believed in a life of service. She held a Masters degree in counseling and served for the Islip School District for many years. She volunteered countless hours at the Salvation Army and Compassion House of Stuart, FL, and was very involved in Nassau County Girl Scouts. Mimi was loved by all who had the priviledge of meeting her, was a fierce spirit, matriarch of her family, and was far from generic. Her love of family, belief in feminism, and importance of education for all will be carried on for generations to come. Cremation will be private and there will be a memorial service at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Islip at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Compassion House, 821 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Stuart, FL 34994 would be appreciated. Arrangements under the direction of the Overton Funeral Home in Islip. www.overtonfuneralhome.com

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Published in Newsday on May 20, 2020.
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May 21, 2020
Only knew Mrs Kiriluk through her Husband and Farmingdale teacher, Jack: We shared a flight from Fla to NY one day and he regaled about all that was Our Town.
A well loved family and residents of South Farmingdale, during my HS years {Class of '63).
Amazing to learn about their incredible family and her accomplishments.
God Bless you and enjoy your Reunion with Jack.
Joe Mule'
May 20, 2020
So many will miss you Mim but you will still help them from where you are.mary and jim travers,nyc
May 20, 2020
So many will miss you Mim.mary and jim travers.nyc
May 20, 2020
My heart and prayers go out to Miriam's family during this time. I enjoyed being part of her life here in Stuart Florida with the Salvation Army Woman's Auxiliary .....she loved being part of the Angel Tree program during the holiday season and counting the money from the red kettles....you will be missed Rest In Peace
Pat Garrett
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