This page is dedicated to our Home Bureau Sisters

that have left this earth

to do their

crafting in Heaven. 


OSWEGO – Joan C. Osypiewski, 93, of Oswego, passed peacefully on March 10, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in North Tonawanda, NY, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Edith (Kolk) Brzeczkowski.

Joan worked as a secretary for Van Raaite in North Tonawanda.  She married the love of her life Frank J. Osypiewski in 1954, and they relocated to Oswego in 1969, where they raised their six kids.

Known by many of her children’s friends as “Mom”, Joan not only loved all children, they equally loved her back.  She was heavily involved in St. Paul’s Academy, where her children attended.  She continued to be involved for many years afterward as a mentor.  She was also the primary caregiver for most of her grandchildren.  Beginning in 1971, Joan was involved with the New York State Federation of Home Bureaus, Marigold Chapter, serving as state president on two separate occasions.  Joan was very fond of birds and bird watching.  She was a talented artist and loved all sorts of yarn crafts, and she often made items for births, weddings, and to comfort others.

Joan is survived by her husband of 69 years Frank Joseph Osypiewski, her daughters Kathryn Thomas, Deborah (Hugh) Brewer, Annette (Frank) O’Pray, and Theresa (Bill) Dowdle, and her son Mark Osypiewski.   Joan also leaves behind her brother Thomas (Mary Jane) Brzeczkowski, grandchildren Karolyn Thomas, Bryan Conzone, Sarah DiCarlo, Nicholas Rose, Brandon Osypiewski, Elizabeth Harvey, Chelsee Brockwell, and Patrick Harvey, and 11 great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her daughter Barbara Osypiewski and grandson Christopher DiCarlo, as well as siblings Hank Brzeczkowski and Jean Brzeczkowski.

Donna F. Belling, 95, of Tonawanda, NY, passed away on October 6, 2023, at Niagara Hospice House.

Visitation will be held on October 12, from 3-7 PM at Rhoney Funeral Home, 5893 Hoover Road, Sanborn, NY. The funeral service will take place on October 13 at 10:00 AM at St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 322 Old Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, NY.

Donna attended Niagara Falls High School.

In honor of Donna's memory, donations can be made to the NCCC Foundation for the Home Bureau Scholarship, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road Sanborn, NY 14132.

Spencer, Rosemary H. (nee Blersch) May 13, 2023 of West Seneca, NY; beloved wife of the late Donald R. Spencer.

Rosemary has been a long time Home Bureau sister. Her smile and humor will be missed by us all. RIP

Melva Jane (Kohler) McGranor, 80, of Reynoldsville, PA, passed away during the afternoon hours of Saturday, April 1, 2023, while at her home, surrounded by her family. Melva had a kind heart and a caring way of living that will be missed dearly by her family and community.


Donna M. Tanner Aley, 58, lifelong resident of Sherburne, NY passed away peacefully December 22, 2020 at the Chestnut Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Home in Oneonta, NY.
Donna was born on February 12, 1962 to Raymond and Ellen Conley Tanner. She was a graduate of Sherburne-Earlville High School. On April 8, 2000, Donna married Edward B. Aley, Jr in Sherburne. She was a member of the Home Bureau of Norwich, NY and loved crafting and painting.
Surviving are her husband, Edward and her two loving cats; two sisters, Darleen Tanner Sturdevant and Linda Tanner French and husband Sherman. She had much love for all of her nieces and nephews: Connie McAvoy Murray (Patrick), Christine McAvoy Paul (Allen), Shane Trask (Teresa), Stacey Trask Golden, Todd French (Trish), Dennis French (Valerie), Deena French Wrieden (Rob); great-nieces and -nephews, Tyler Rundell (Courtney), Jessica Martin Theisen (Zach), Mark Martin (Jessica), Ashley Rundell (Max), Misty Golden, Megan Golden, Mark Golden, Brandon French (Kaylee), Kelsey French Nolan (Mike), Kristen French Brookins (Ben), Zachary French, Ashlee Beard (Robbie), Jessi French, Michael French, Samantha Trask, Victoria Trask, Shane Trask, Jr., Colton Wrieden and Noah Wrieden. Also surviving are Ed’s family, sisters, Bette Mayne of Sherburne and Patricia Homovich of Greenwood, SC; sister-in-law, Linda Aley of Sherburne; nieces and nephews, Richard Aley, Lenny Sue French (Matt), Michael Mayne (Kelly), Christina Marris, and Everett Homovich and several great-nieces and nephews. Donna was predeceased by her parents, a brother-in-law, Vernon Sturdevant, a nephew, Mark Trask, and Ed’s brother, David Aley, and brother-in-law, Leonard Mayne.
Friends are invited and may call Wednesday, December 30, 2020 from Noon to 1:00 PM at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne, NY
A celebration of Donna’s life will be held at the convenience of her family.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Chenango County S.P.C.A., 6160 County Rd. 32, Norwich, NY 13815; or to the Sherburne emergency Squad, PO Box 924, Sherburne, NY 13460.

Irene Weirich was born on February 17, 1921 and passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2006.

Irene was a resident of Adams Basin, New York.

Igler, Betty S. ALBANY Betty (Smith) Igler, 88, died Friday, May 4, 2012 at Albany Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Albany, and a graduate of Albany High School, she was the daughter of the late Henry S. and Ella S. (Schaumann) Smith. Mrs. Igler retired as a sales representative for JCPenney in Latham. She later worked as a floral designer for area florists. She was also very active in the community as a member of the P.T.A., the Girl Scouts of America and with the New York State Federation of Home Bureaus, Inc. for more than 30 years, where she held various leadership positions. Locally, she was affiliated with the Schenectady County Frilly-Dilly's. She was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking, baking and crafting. Beloved wife of 69 years of Walter K. Igler; mother of Kathryn (Anthony) Mantica of Colonie and Susan (Robert) Lachut of Glenville; sister of the late Henry "Tony" Smith and Maryjane Picard. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Colonie. Those who wish may send memorial contributions in her name to the Schenectady County Community College Foundation for the NYS Federation of Home Bureaus, Inc. Scholarship in honor of Betty S. Igler, c/o SCCC, 78 Washington Ave., Schenectady, NY 12305. For online condolences, visit