Verona-Louise C. Griffith, 94 beloved wife of Gerald (Jerry) Griffith, passed away peacefully on September 23, 2019 at the Oneida Extended Care Facility.
Born on August 7, 1925 in Syracuse, New York to the late Cassius Carmen Sr. and Mildred Kimple Carmen. Raised and educated in Oneida. Resided on Rock Road in Verona for her life.
Louise married Jerry on December 10, 1960 at St. Paul’s EUB Church, Oneida and shared fifty-eight years together. She retired from Oneida Limited Silversmith.
Louise was passionate about time spent at Birchmere Camp on 3rd Lake, cooking, canning and feeding people. Most important, she loved to share her fruits of her labor especially her fruitcakes, English muffin bread and jams to family and friends. She was affectionately known as Weezy to many. She was a member of Eastern Star and Oneida Healthcare Auxiliary.
Surviving is her loving husband, Jerry, her brother Cassius (Mary) and her sister Kathryn Yeager. Also surviving are many special nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, friends and neighbors. And very special friends, Debbie Bryerton and Tom and Kathy Eisenhut.
She was predeceased by sister Elizabeth (Sis) Clinch and brother Alvin Carmen.
Private graveside services will be held Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Valley View cemetery, Oneida, New York.
Jerry will be forever grateful to the compassionate care received at the Oneida ECF 4th floor nurses. Arrangements are with the Malecki Funeral Home of Vernon.
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