Elizabeth “Buzzy” Silmser passed onto eternal life Saturday (August 3, 2013) after a three year battle with cancer, which she fought with courage and dignity surrounded by her children.
She was born March 11, 1935 to John and Helen (Kocsis) Gabri in Massena. Elizabeth attended St. Mary’s Parochial School and Massena High School. After receiving her Nursing Degree from Plattsburgh State Teacher College, Elizabeth was employed as a Registered Nurse at Massena Memorial Hospital in various positions, as an Industrial Nurse on the St. Lawrence Seaway and at Reynolds Metals Company. After relocating to East Syracuse in 1969, she worked as Nurse Manager for a Syracuse OB/GYN office for 19 years and retired back to Massena, in 2005. She also worked as a personal assistant and at the Mohawk Reservation clinic.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Grow Silmser in 2003.
Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Beth L. Romano; her two sons, Tim (Kelly) Silmser of East Syracuse and Barry S. Silmser of Chittenango; her sister, Lilian Erdely of Pompano Beach; her grandchildren, Briella E. Romano, Jack and Nolan Silmser; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held at the Phillips Memorial Home, 64 Andrews Street, in Massena, Wednesday (August 7, 2013) at 10:00 a.m until the time of the Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Scott D. Fobare officiating. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Francis House, 108 Michaels Avenue Syracuse, New York 13208; Hospice of Central New York, 990 7th North Street, Liverpool, NY 13088, or Advocates for Special Needs Individuals, 609 Vine Street, Liverpool, NY 13088.
Our family would like to give special thanks to all the angels at Hospice and the Francis House for their care, love and support for our Mother. We will never forget you. Our Mother will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. Memories and condolence may be shared with the family at www.phillipsmemorial.com