ONEONTA – Maureen S. Greeley, 89, who helped run her family’s Holbrook & Howey Electric Co., passed peacefully Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at home with much of her family present.
She was born June 29, 1930 in Oneonta to Morris E. and Eva K. (Burrell) Howey. After attending grade school in Sidney and Oneonta, she graduated from Oneonta High School in the Class of 1947. Maureen married James E. Greeley on Aug. 7, 1949 in Oneonta, a union that lasted more than 70 years.
Maureen was employed in the Holbrook & Howey offices for more than 25 years. She also worked at Key Bank in Oneonta for more than 15 years as a teller and teller trainer.
Maureen enjoyed reading, golfing, bowling, word games and gardening, but was happiest cooking a meal for the whole family. Her holiday meals were known not only for their quality, but also for their quantity. We always accused her of trying to feed an army.
Maureen is survived by her husband, James; her children, Karen Voltz, Michael Greeley (Nanette) and Jacqueline Blakelock; her grandchildren, Shawn Aitchison, Clancy Aitchison (Lisa), Elizabeth Voltz, Monica Sizemore (Joshua), Timothy Greeley (Alexandra) and Lauren O’Malley; her great-grandchildren, Autumn Aitchison, Liam Aitchison, Elle Aitchison, Aedan Jumper, Teagan Greeley, Conor O’Malley and Jack O’Malley; and sister-in-law, Audrey Howey.
She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Jack B. Howey.
Friends are invited to greet the family on Friday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta, where a service will take place immediately following at 1 p.m.
Burial will take place in the spring in Oneonta Plains Cemetery, Oneonta.
The family would like to acknowledge the outstanding, compassionate care given to Maureen over the past year by her aides Jeanine, Michele, Katie, Saysha, Milly, Kathy and Chrissy, who became part of the family, and Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care (Helios Care), Charity, Jamie and Jen.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Maureen’s name to Helios Care, 297 River Street Service Road, Suite 1, Oneonta, NY 13820.
To view Maureen’s memorial video and offer condolences to the family, please visit: www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.