Maureen S.  Greeley
ONEONTA - Maureen S. Greeley passed peacefully Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at home with much of her family present.
She was born on June 29, 1930, in Oneonta, to Morris E. and Eva K. (Burrell) Howey.
After attending grade school in Sidney and Oneonta, she graduated from Oneonta High School in the Class of 1947.
Maureen married James E. Greeley on Aug. 7, 1949, in Oneonta, a union that lasted more than 70 years.
Maureen was employed in the office of the family business, Holbrook and Howey Electric Company, for more than 25 years. She also worked at Key Bank in Oneonta for more than 15 years as a teller and teller trainer.
Maureen enjoyed reading, golfing, bowling, word games and gardening, but was happiest cooking a meal for the whole family. Her holiday meals were known not only for their quality, but also for their quantity. We always accused her of trying to feed an army.
Maureen is survived by her husband, James; her children, Karen Voltz, Michael Greeley (Nanette) and Jacqueline Blakelock; her grandchildren, Shawn Aitchison, Clancy Aitchison (Lisa), Elizabeth Voltz, Monica Sizemore (Joshua), Timothy Greeley (Alexandra) and Lauren O'Malley; her great-grandchildren, Autumn Aitchison, Liam Aitchison, Elle Aitchison, Aedan Jumper, Teagan Greeley, Conor O'Malley and Jack O'Malley; and sister-in-law, Audrey Howey.
She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Jack B. Howey.
Friends are invited to greet the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta, where a service will follow at 1 p.m.
Burial will take place in the spring in Oneonta Plains Cemetery, Oneonta.
The family acknowledges the outstanding, compassionate care given to Maureen over the past year by her aides Jeanine, Michele, Katie, Saysha, Milly, Kathy and Chrissy, who became part of the family, and Helios Care, formerly Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Charity, Jamie and Jen.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Maureen's name to Helios Care, 297 River St. Service Road, Suite 1, Oneonta, NY 13820.
To view Maureen's memorial video and offer condolences to the family, please visit at
Arrangements are by Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Published on December 3, 2019


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Ann Sparaco
Dec 10, 2019
Mike so very sorry about your Mom. She was always delightful and positive to talk with. Keep her memory alive in all that you do. Peace of heart.
Dec 08, 2019
Mike stockin
Dec 08, 2019
Mike so sorry to hear about your mom. I always enjoyed talking to her at family gatherings. Thinking it you and all your family.
Noreen Nordberg Hipson
Dec 07, 2019
I was SO sorry to see that your Mom had passed away. I have known your parents for at least 65 yrs and mom always had a kiss and hug for me. She certainly was a very special lady and will be greatly thoughts are with you.
Marge Dresser
Dec 05, 2019
Dear Mr. Greeley,
Praying for you and your family at this difficult time. I have fond memories of my time chatting with Mrs. Greeley as she tended to her beautiful gardens when I would be in Oneonta visiting my daughter Amy.
John Knapp
Dec 05, 2019
Mike, Karen, and Jackie...your mom was a terrific lady! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Smith Amadon
Dec 05, 2019
Mike, so sorry for your loss. Losing your mom is a real heartache. Wishing you and your family comfort, strength and peace.
Leta Riddell
Dec 04, 2019
Thinking of you and your family with sincere sympathy
Bob Baroni
Dec 04, 2019
Mike, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family-Bob Baroni
Merritt Hunt
Dec 03, 2019
Michael I am sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your Mom as well as your Dad, but she was always so nice to me when I had the opportunity to speak with her.