In Memoriam Gracie Wilsey 1939-2022

In Memoriam

Gracie Wilsey


ENDICOTT—Gracie J. Wilsey, 83, of Endicott and formerly of West Oneonta passed away Friday, October 21, 2022 in Endicott at the home of her daughter and son-in-law.

She was born January 11, 1939 in Afton, New York, the daughter of the late Charles Sr. and Elfreda (Johnson) Angel.
Gracie grew up in Triangle and graduated from Whitney Point Central School the Class of 1959.

For many years she was a CNA at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta until her retirement in 1995.

On August 28, 1980, Gracie married William “Bill” H. Wilsey Sr. in Laurens. Together they celebrated 32 years of marriage until Bill’s death August 6, 2013.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW where she served as treasurer and also a Woman of the Moose member.

Gracie is survived by her children, Fran (Theresa) Tonkin of Apalachin, Robert (Marlena) Tonkin of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Linda Dickerson of Endicott and Robin (John) Kiser of Endicott; step-children, Billy (Lisa) Wilsey of Harpursville, Tina Wilsey Bishop of Missoula, Montana and Tom (Maureen) Wilsey of Preston; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Angel and Hallie Canale; one brother, Bill (Kathleen) Angel; her companion and protector her loving dog, Max; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were held on Thursday, October 27, 2022 in the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main Street, Oneonta from 11 a.m. to noon. Funeral services immediately followed at noon. Burial will be in the Hartwick Seminary Cemetery, Hart-wick Seminary.

To send the family an online condolence, visit Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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