Sandra Lee Przybyla Smith

Sandra Lee Przybyla Smith of Mohawk (Town of German Flatts), born October 29, 1966, passed away on Monday evening, September 5, 2022, in the Town of New Hartford, NY.

Sandra was born and raised in Utica and was educated in the Utica public school system.  Sandra’s survivors include her mother, Veronica Przybyla Dukes, and William Dukes of Utica. She was predeceased by her father, James Edward Przybyla.

Surviving family also includes Anthony Graziano of Mohawk, who was her loving and devoted partner and caretaker of 23 years; Sandra’s children; sons, Joshua Smith of Utica, Ricky Halloch of Fort Plain, and James Halloch of Frankfort; her daughter, Kaitlyn Przybyla of Rome; brothers, Douglas, James and Steven Przybyla all of Utica;  her sister, Theresa Przybyla Sheehan of GA and all of Sandra’s many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  We will all miss your laugh and smile.  You may now rest in peace. There will be no calling hours in respect of Sandra’s final wishes.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5, between Little Falls and St. Johnsville, 315-508-5131.  Please go to to offer condolences.