December 21 1924 July 7 2019
Frances J. Osley of Herkimer December 21, 1924 – July 7, 2019 HERKIMER – Frances Josephine Osley, age 94, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening July 7, 2019 in Valley Health Services, Inc. She was born on December 21, 1924, in Herkimer, daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Kemp Grabinski. A lifelong Herkimer resident she was raised and educated in Herkimer schools. On September 29, 1945 she was united in marriage to Steven Osley in Saint Joseph’s RC Church, Herkimer. They shared a loving and devoted union of sixty-three years. During that time they enjoyed their camp on the lake and Polka dancing. As a loving wife, Frances devoted her time to her husband Steven throughout his lengthy illness. Mr. Osley preceded her in death on April 20, 2009. Mrs. Osley was employed at one time with Standard Desk Company, Herkimer, Cut Rate Super Market, Chicago Market and the Great American grocery store, retiring in 1997 at the age of seventy-three. To all who knew her she will always be remembered as a kind, caring and hopeful lady with an unforgettable smile. She will be greatly missed. Surviving her are one son, Stephen J. Osley and his wife Regina, a daughter Carol Vercz all of Mohawk, her grandson, Jeffery Osley of Mohawk, two great grandchildren Matthew and Lily, her extended family members, Patrick DeRocco and his wife Sarra of Frankfort, Jason DeRocco of Glen Burnie, MD, great grandchildren, Joselyn, Joseph, Jayline, Jonathan, Hannah and Hailey, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents and husband Steven, she was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Fitch and a brother Rudolf Grabinski and son-in-law, Peter Vercz. It was Mrs. Osley’s request that funeral services and interment be private and at the convenience of her family. Her family wishes to thank the Valley Health Services staff on 2 East Extension Unit for the kindness and compassion shown to Frances during her stay at Valley Health Services, Inc. Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22202, or Valley Health Services, Inc. , 690 West German Street; Herkimer, New York 13350. Funeral arrangements are with Fenner Funeral Home, Inc., Herkimer.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Frances J Osley of Herkimer December 21 1924 July 7 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Herkimer, state: New York