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Obituary Notice – Theresa A. Ostrye

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???????????????????????????????FREDONIA:  Theresa A. Ostrye, 65, of Birchwood Drive, Fredonia, formerly of Forestville & Dunkirk, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk.

She was born in the Village of Silver Creek on August 11, 1951, the daughter of the late Raymond and Helen (Lawton) Ostrye.  Ms. Ostrye attended both Forestville & Silver Creek Central Schools, worked for the former Holy Cross Workshop, Dunkirk and the Resource Center on Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, where she was one of the original employees.

She enjoyed cats, knitting, crocheting, doing latch hook & plastic canvas, Soduku puzzles and the color purple.  Ms. Ostrye was loved by many and a friend to all.  Once she met you, you were a friend forever.

Survivors include two sisters, Ida Carter, of Sarasota, FL; Victoria (Edmund) Schafer, of Forestville; three brothers, Milton (Dorothy) Schneider, of Forestville; Nicholas (Corlee) Ostrye, of Sarasota, FL; Michael Ostrye, of Brocton and brother-in-law Robert Wdowiasz of Fredonia. Also surviving are several cousins, nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews, great-great nieces & nephews, a special nephew Michael Ostrye and her friends at Birchwood IRA, The Resource Center and Lake Shore Family Center.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by a sister Agnes Wdowiasz and brother-in-law Jack Carter.

There will be no prior visitation observed.  Graveside Services will be held Saturday morning, October 8th at 11 o’clock, in the Sheridan Center Cemetery, Center Road, Sheridan, with D. Min Peter A.T. Miller, officiating.

Because of her love of cats, donations can be made to Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to

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