Grace Relyea

Obituary of Grace E. Relyea

CHITTENANGO . . . Grace E. Relyea, 97, of 621 Manor Drive, Chittenango, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022, surrounded by her family at her home. She was born on July 24, 1924, in Wolcott, NY, the daughter of the former Charles and Velma (Shove) Gallagher. Grace lived in East Syracuse most of her life, attending the Kinne Street School in East Syracuse. She later lived in Canastota and Cazenovia, moving to Chittenango in 2018. She enjoyed flower gardening, camping, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Grace married Robert Donald Relyea on March 4, 1944, in East Syracuse. Don passed away on March 10, 1994. Surviving are: three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald "Bob" and Luz Relyea of Wilsonville, AL, Ronald and Mary Relyea of Bridgeport, and Dennis and Marjorie Relyea of Verona; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lorraine and George Clark of Tully, Darlene Dykeman of Chittenango, and Bonita and Robert Sevier of Erieville; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-three great grandchildren; one great great grandson; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Grace was predeceased by one son, Barry Donald Relyea; one daughter-in-law, Lynn Relyea; one brother, Raymond Gallagher; and one great grandson, Jayden Relyea. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., 201 James Street, Canastota. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the funeral home. The Rev. William M. Wilcox will officiate. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Dewitt. In her memory, contributions may be made to Hospice of Central New York and the Finger Lakes, 990 7th North Street, Liverpool, NY 13088, with envelopes available at the funeral home.
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Wednesday
6
July

Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc.
201 James Street
Canastota, New York, United States
Thursday
7
July

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, July 7, 2022
J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc.
201 James Street
Canastota, New York, United States
Thursday
7
July

Final Resting Place

12:30 pm
Thursday, July 7, 2022
White Chapel Memory Garden
6633 Kinne Road
Dewitt, New York, United States
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