WEST WINFIELD – Florence P. Senif, 88, of West Winfield, the mother or seven children, passed away March 10, 2017, at Bassett Hospital.
She was born on Feb. 2, 1929, in Fairfield, daughter of Charles and Maggie (Hayes) Pye. Flossie attended school in Frankfort and West Winfield, and later graduated from Plattsburgh State Teachers’ College. She taught home economics in Frankfort until starting her family.
She was a communicant of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in West Winfield.
Flossie believed in all that was good. She was fun-loving, patient, kind and fair. She saw goodness in everyone and all were welcome in her home. A true believer in justice and democracy, she was a devoted and proud citizen of her community and country.
Flossie loved to dance and sing and especially liked Dixieland Jazz and Frank Sinatra. She was also known to gloat about beating everyone in a good game of pitch. Flossie’s pleasures in life included sewing, gardening, bird watching, baking pie and in earlier years, spending summers at Third Lake in Old Forge. Her ultimate joy came from her family.
The loving mother of seven children, she is survived by Carol (Thomas) Price, Mary Pace, Bill (Michelle) Senif of Cooperstown, Tom “Tiger” (Pam) Senif, Bridget (Nick) Cerrone, and Ann (Leo) Meccariello. She was blessed with grandchildren – Maggie, Amanda, Colleen, Damian, Sam, Kate, Suzanna, Danny, Emily, Audrey, Kurt, Elizabeth, Julia, Erin, Anthony, Gina and Andrew; and great grandchildren – Cora, Rhianna, Noah, Lucas, Xander, Lilly, Bennett, Emerson and Anderson; her brother Ralph Pye and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas S. Senif, husband Norman Nicholas, son John L. Senif and her brother Everett Pye.
Calling are 2-5 p.m. Monday, March 13, at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 365 West Main St., West Winfield, NY 13491. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 305 West Main St., West Winfield, NY 13491.
Burial will be in the spring at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Winfield, NY
Memorial Contributions: In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St. Joseph the Worker Parish or the West Winfield Fire & Ambulance Co.
Arrangements are entrusted to Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 365 West Main St., West Winfield, NY. www.dfwefh.com.