Grace N. Strouse, 89, of Gloversville, went peacefully into the hands of the Lord on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Ellis Hospital.
Born May 9, 1926, in Gloversville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Nerle Ambrosino.
Grace worked as a secretary at the former Bishop Burke High School in Gloversville. She also was a hostess and bartender at several local restaurants in the area. Grace loved her family very much and always looked forward to holidays and family gatherings so she could be close to those she cared about the most. She will be truly missed by all who had the chance to know her.
Survivors include her beloved husband of 68 years, Albert F. Strouse of Gloversville; daughter, Vicki Meyers (Don) of Warrensburg, NY; brother, Anthony Ambrosino (Lillian) of Gloversville; grandchildren, April Fischer of Warrensburg, Shawn and Donald Fischer of Lake George, NY, Donene Morehouse (Joe) of Gansevoort, NY, Adrienne Silva (Willie) of Euless, TX, Christi Heitger (Jamie) of De Funiak Springs, FL, Erin Thompson (Paul) of Warrensburg, Katerina “Katie” Thompson of Fort Walton Beach, FL and Olivia Dingmon (Kirt) of Fort Edward, NY and Christopher Meyers (Sarah) of Warrensburg; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Grace is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Albert, John, Salvatore Vincent “Jimmy,” Joseph and Cosimo Ambrosino; and her sisters, Louise Yacobucci and Mary Mosher.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 22, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 149 S. Main Street, Gloversville, with the Rev. Jim Davis officiating. Prayers for Grace will be offered Friday morning, April 22, at 9:15 a.m. at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont Street, Gloversville. Calling hours to which relatives and friends are invited to attend will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Grace will be laid to rest at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown following mass on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Grace’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Point Hope, P.O. Box 8623, Port Orchard, WA 98366 or online at www.pointhope.org.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville. Online condolences for the Strouse family are available at www.brbsfuneral.com.