Oneida Castle-Wanda F. Ready, age 86, a longtime resident of Seneca Ave. and more recently of Preswick Glen of New Hartford passed away Tuesday evening October 24, 2017 in St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, New York.
She was born on January 31, 1931 in Buffalo, New York a twin daughter of the late Neil Sr. and Agnes (Latrace) Fifield and was a graduate of Sherrill High School.
On November 26, 1949 Wanda and Robert Arthur Ready were united in marriage in Plymouth Church of Sherrill and shared that union of nearly fifty four years.
Prior to her retirement in 1987 Wanda was employed with the Rome DDSO. With her busy work schedule Wanda always found time to volunteer with the Girl Scouts, the Oneida PTA and ARC.Wanda served with the Board of Directors of the Madison-Cortland ARC for over twenty-five years. She received the Roses of the Living Award from the Oneida Rotary in 1999 and 2005.
Wanda was a longtime member of Cochran Memorial Church of Oneida Castle.
Surviving are her three daughters and two sons-in-law, Roberta and Jerry Mansfield of KS, Ruth Ready of Oneida, Cynthia and Dr. Joseph Manzi of Selkirk, five grandchildren and their spouses, William (Whitney) Mansfield of KS,Meredith (Garrett) Royston of KS, Laura (Ryan) Decker of NY, Deirdre (Ryan) McCasey of WI, Stephanie Manzi of NY, two great-grandchildren Isebelle Decker and Elena McCasey and one brother Neil N. Fifield Jr of NY.
Wanda was predeceased by her husband, Robert and twin sister Wenda Whitford.
Family and friends are invited to call on Friday October 27, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Malecki Funeral Home Inc., 464 Sherrill Rd., Sherill. Funeral services will be held Saturday October 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in Cochran Memorial Church, 11 State Street, Oneida Castle, New York. Burial will follow in Oneida Castle Cemetery, 2nd Ave., Oneida Castle, New York. In memory of Wanda please consider donations to Cochran Memorial Church or The Arc of Madison Cortland, 701 Upper Lenox Ave., Oneida, NY, 13421. Online condolences may be sent to maleckifuneralhome.com