Lucille Alma Cromie Blesh entered into eternal rest with the Lord on the evening of May 18, 2016 at the Cottages at Garden Grove , Cicero , NY . Born on April 12, 1922 in West Palm Beach , Florida , Lucille moved to New York and graduated from Saranac High School in 1940. She moved to Schenectady to accept an important war-time job at the Rochester Ordnance District at the American Locomotive Co, where she met Richard Jesse Blesh, whom she married in 1943.
They relocated to Syracuse when her husband went to work for GE, settling in North Syracuse . Lucille focused on being a homemaker and raising their two children, Barbara Ann Blesh and Richard Jesse Blesh II, and later worked part time as a Secretary and Administrative Assistant for Insurance Agent Harold P. Naumann. Lucille was a lifetime member of Andrews Memorial United Methodist Church , and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels of North Syracuse. She and husband Dick loved spending time on Lake Ontario , particularly at Sandy Pond, and on the road with the JAYCO Travel Club, forming long-term relationships that filled their lives with adventure and good fun. In recent years, Lucille traveled often to visit her five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, sharing her life experiences with them and passing on the importance of love of friends and family.
The family would especially like to thank the caring staff at the Cottages, who created such a peaceful and loving environment during her last days. Services will be held at Sears Middleton Jones, 209 N. Main St. in North Syracuse, NY on June 16, 2016 at 11.00AM. Burial will follow in North Syracuse Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Syracuse Meals on Wheels 413 Church St., North Syracuse, NY 13212 or Otter Lake Community Church c/o Kathy Lansing, 1863 Merry Hill Rd, Boonville, NY 13309
May 20, 2016
"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
I thank you that our Momma's tears have ceased, that there is no more weeping,
just rejoicing with You, her God and Savior.
For many of us, the tears, weeping and rejoicing are all wrapped up in the same
We rejoice that Mom is set free from the restraints of her earthly life; not being
able to see, or hear, or having a mind that no longer functioned as it should; but
we still weep for the void that is left behind.
God gave Dick and me a mother who was more precious than silver or gold. He
gave us a mother who loved us unconditionally (although there were times we
may have doubted that), who nourished and cared for us. She was a wonderful
grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with all of us.
For those of us who lived far away, she visited as often as possible. She
continued to visit far-away grandchildren as they married and as their families
grew. She was fortunate that her granddaughter, Heather, and her family were
close by in Liverpool, and that Dick and his family lived locally as well. My one
regret is that she didn't live to see her great-great-granddaughter who is due in
just a couple of weeks. She would have loved that, but she still leaves Emma with
a wonderful legacy of family love.
Mom created many wonderful memories for each one of us; from reading to us,
playing games with us, and even rollerblading, at age 75, with her great
granddaughter, Jessica. One of my memories is her holding my infected leg up so
I could hop around Florida so I wouldn't miss out on our vacation activities.
She saw each one of us through our good times, as well as through the bad and
hard times. We knew we could always count on her. She was a bright shining
light in our lives.
Momma, we are going to miss you so very much, but we know that you have
imbued us with a love that will never cease and a light that will never go out. We
miss you, but we rejoice, YOU ARE FREE!
I love you Momma, thank you for being you.
North Syracuse Cemetery
South Bay Rd,
North Syracuse, NY, 13212
JUN 16. 11:00 AM
Sears Middleton Jones Funeral Home
209 North Main Street
North Syracuse, NY, US, 13212