Frederick S. Vesely Sr.


HARTWICK - Frederick S. Vesely Sr., 92, of the town of Burlington, passed away early Friday morning, June 28, 2019, at A.O Fox Memorial Nursing Home in Oneonta.
He was born Feb. 24, 1927, in New Windsor, one of ten children of Andrew and Matilda (Gaydos) Vesely.
In his youth, Fred attended a one-room schoolhouse in Little Britain. At the age of 16 he left school and went to work for Crowley's Dairy Company.
On Aug. 15, 1948, he married Jeanne M. Oles in Newburgh.
After working for Crowley's for 30 years, he retired at the age of 46, and he and his family moved to Hartwick where he owned and operated a dairy farm. After the barn burned in 1976, he retired from farming and went to work at The Farmers' Museum and the Fenimore House where he was in charge of buildings and grounds.
After Jeanne passed away on Dec.10, 1987, Fred married Doris Grant on May 27, 1989, in a ceremony at St. Mary's Church in Oneonta. Doris passed away on Aug. 16, 2010.
For many years, Fred was a communicant of St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown.
Fred is survived by his two sons Frederick "Rick" S. Vesely Jr. and wife, Roberta, of Hartwick, and Michael "Mike" L. Vesely Sr. and wife, Coleen of Springfield Center; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; a sister-in-law, Joyce Vesely of Walden; a brother-in-law, Robert Ferris, Sr. of Vails Gate; and many nieces and nephews. He is further survived by one stepson, Robert Blais and wife, Linda and a stepdaughter-in-law, Sherri Blais, all of Bethel; one stepdaughter, Linda Citro Gorton and husband, Forrest of Jeffersonville; eight step-grandchildren; and twelve step- great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Jeanne M. Vesely; his second wife, Doris Blais Vesely; a stepson, Jay Blais; and all of his siblings.
Family and friends are welcome to call and pay their respects from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2019, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown,
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Roman Catholic Church, 31 Elm Street, Cooperstown, with the Rev. David Wm. Mickiewicz, pastor of St. Mary's Church in Oneonta presiding.
The Service of Committal and Burial will follow in Lakewood Cemetery, Cooperstown.
Memorial donations may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 297 River Street Service Road, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
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Jeanne Versweyveld
Jun 30, 2019
I know my sweet Uncle and Godfather was welcomed in to heaven by a multitude of loved ones all wondering what took him so long. We were blessed to have kept him for 92 years...a hard one to let go but he is at peace.💔❣️💔
The Holtje Family
Jun 29, 2019
So so truly sorry for your loss
gail moore
Jun 29, 2019
Rick, Roberta and extended family. Sorry to hear of Frederick's passing.
Nicole Ives
Jun 29, 2019
I remember Fred and Jeanne so well from when I was a little girl growing up at the SPCA. God bless, RIP!
Rick kleingardner
Jun 28, 2019
Sure had A lot of good times deer hunting with Fred