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Louis I. Ossola

December 9, 2014

Louis I. Ossola

Louis I. Ossola, 81, Davidson St., Watertown passed away Tuesday evening, December 9, 2014, at Carthage Area Hospital where he had been a patient since October 21.

Calling Hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Friday, December 12, from 4 - 7PM.

A Prayer Service will be at the funeral home on Saturday, December 13, at 8:15AM followed by the Funeral Mass celebrated at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church at 9AM with Rev. Jonas Tandayn, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Ossola was born in Los Angeles, CA on September 26, 1933, the son of Ito L. and Agnes Cziaka Ossola. He graduated from San Fernando Valley High School in San Fernando, CA.

On September 30, 1952 he entered the US Air Force. During his service, he was overseas in French Morocco during the Korean War. He received the National Defense Service and Good Conduct Medals and was honorably discharged from active duty as an Airman 1st Class on September 29, 1956 and on August 31, 1960 from the Reserves.

On October 20, 1955 he married Josephine A. Capone at St. Anthony's Church with Fr. Anthony A. Milia officiating.

Louis was the store manager for Acme Markets, and then worked for Crosbie Super Duper and the Watertown IGA. He never really retired and later delivered flowers for his good friends at Sherwood Florist. He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.

For many years, he coached youth baseball and was an avid gardener and golfer, where he was a member for many years at Willowbrook and Highland Meadows Golf Clubs.

Besides his wife, Josephine, Louis is survived by his four sons and their wives, Ronald L. and Lynn A., Watertown, William M. and Patricia "Patti", Pinellas Park, FL, Thomas J. and Cindy L., Watertown, and Steven C. and Jennifer H., Lacona. He was known as "Papa" to his eleven grandchildren and two great grandsons.

He is also survived by his sister, Jenna Lee McArthy, Oregon and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. His two sisters, Helen Hartley and Cecelia Orchard, died before him.

Donations in his name may be made to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 320 W. Lynde St., Watertown, NY 13601.

Online condolences to his family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#9 Colleen Purvis 2015-01-12 16:39
JoAnne & family- I feel so bad because I missed Louis passing & I recently found out when asking a family member. Louis was a very special man & I feel honored to have had the privilege to have worked with him & to have called him my friend. I regretted for the longest time that I didn't go to see him while he was in the hospitalized , but I guess I prefer to remember him the way he was... Always smiling with such honest eyes & such integrity that it was palpable. I will miss seeing him deliver flowers to my nursing unit, but will never forget the memories that we made working together at the IGA. My heart goes out to you all, but may you find peace in knowing that he is up there chuckling with several of his family members & coworkers & friends from the Watertown IGA. May he rest in peace
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#8 tina, andrew runkles 2014-12-18 21:17
Mrs. Ossola and family,
We were so sorry to hear about Mr. Ossola. He was a wonderful person and always had a ready smile on his face. I know you will all miss him greatly.
Our deepest sympathy,
Tina and Andy Runkles
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#7 Guy Williams 2014-12-14 09:50
To the Ossola family, my deepest condolences to all your family. Mr. Ossola was always great to everyone who hung around the neighborhood when we were growing up. Always have fond memories of your family. RIP Mr. Ossola.
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#6 Sandy Flanagan 2014-12-12 22:08
Dear, Josephine, Tom, Cindy & rest of the Ossola family,
My sister just made me aware of your husbands/father s death. I just wanted to express my condolences to you and your whole family and am saddened to hear the news.
My prayers, thoughts & sympathy are with you all!
Sandy Flanagan Jennings
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#5 Bonnie & Bill Pfiste 2014-12-12 13:57
Our deepest sympathy to Joanne and the boys and their wives and kids. Lou was our neighbor for many years. We used to have lots of fun on Davidson Street. He will be missed. RIP Lou. Bonnie & Bill Pfister
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#4 Dave & Margo Coleman 2014-12-12 13:09
Our deepest condolences to you & your family. You'll be in our prayers.
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#3 Steve Ricci 2014-12-12 12:35
My sympathy to the Ossola family. I'll always remember Louis with an iron in his hand and a smile on his face walking down number 9 on the White course at Willobroook. He was at home on the golf course and I enjoyed occassionally playing golf with him and his playing partners Frank and Pat at Willlowbrook. He'll be missed. God Bless.
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#2 Ed Van Dusen 2014-12-12 09:02
Tom, I am Very Sorry for loss,
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#1 Peter & Sharon Tarzi 2014-12-11 22:05
Josephine & Ossola family, we are thinking of you at this sorrowful time.When your heart is empty,filling it with happy memories can help you find your smile. Our Sympathy Peter & SharonTarzia
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