Mary Francis Kowalski Oles  Saturday October 14th 2023

Mary Francis Kowalski Oles Saturday October 14th 2023

Saturday October 14th 2023
Mary Francis Kowalski, age 91, of Elmira, formerly of Painted Post, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 8, 1932 in New York City, the daughter of Joseph and Katherine (Benyak) Oles.
Mary Francis was a long-time resident of Painted Post, and she was a communicant of All Saints Parish, where she also volunteered her time to deliver the Holy Eucharist Host to home bound residents. Fran was employed by Convenient Food Mart in Gang Mills as the manager, and later became manager of Eckerd Drug Store. Fran is a good, loving person, who would do anything to help others. She loved her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed singing, painting, and reading her Bible. She also enjoyed family game nights. Fran had an impact on many lives and her memory and legacy will continue.
She is survived by her children, Tinamarie (Gerald) Treusdell, Thomas F. (Karen) Kowalski, and Donnalee (Jeffery) Kelsey, grandchildren, Gregory, Sara, Amanda, Kimberly (Andrew), Stacia (Sam), Erica (Christopher), Kevin (Amanda), JJ, and Lori Becker. Brother, Steve (Laura) Oles, and feline companions, Lucy and Ethel. Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews and special neighbors Sarah and Lori. Mary Francis was predeceased by her husband, Andrew Kowalski, son, Andrew Stephen Kowalski, daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and James DesGrossellier, grandson, Matthew Stephen Kelsey, brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Elizabeth Oles, and a sister, Anna Keane.
We would like to thank the following people for their help and support during this difficult process. Hannah Foster (NP) CareFirst Hospice Team Blue Abi, Diane, Ciji, Father Rick Farrell and to all those who sent continued prayers and messages of support.
It was Mary Francis’ wish that there be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 2:00 pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 155 State Street in Corning. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery for those who wish to attend. The family invites family and friends to gather, to celebrate Fran’s life and share memories at 23 Alvord Drive, Elmira NY immediately following the burial.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations in Mary Francis Kowalski’s name, to All Saints Parish, 158 State Street, Corning, NY 14830 or the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Mary Francis Kowalski Oles Saturday October 14th 2023.

Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service

Death notice for the town of: Corning, state: New York

death notice Mary Francis Kowalski Oles Saturday October 14th 2023

obituary notice Mary Francis Kowalski Oles Saturday October 14th 2023

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