Margery J. (Pierce) Hosmer
Margery J. Hosmer, 86, of 31 South Elm Street, Canisteo passed away peacefully on February 17, 2020 at Rochester General Hospital. She was a lifelong Canisteo resident and was born on November 20, 1933 to Mabel and Welles Pierce. After finishing her education at Canisteo High School, she was employed at Westinghouse. It was during this time that she met her love Willis Hosmer. They married October 20, 1956 and raised eight children. She was a devoted wife, mother and beloved grandmother to 23 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Marge enjoyed homemaking and made delicious apple pies. She was appreciated for her dry sense of humor and her kind, loving compassion. She was a country girl in spirit and enjoyed a simple life with daily walks with her daughter Rebecca. She was a faithful member of the Canisteo Wesleyan Church. She devoted her life to the Lord. A favorite piece of advice to her family was “You have got to have Faith. Why worry when you can pray?”
She is survived by sisters Marion Rhude, Lois Raish, Onalee (Donald) Cady, Dorothea Gunn, and Virginia Stewart, and brother Warren (Sandy) Pierce; children Jeffery (Teresa) Hosmer, Steven (Betty) Hosmer, Brian (Debra) Hosmer, Cheryl (Steve) Flaitz, Dale (Theresa) Hosmer, Gary (Ann) Hosmer, Rebecca Hosmer, and Eric (Kyle) Hosmer, as well as several nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her husband Willis Hosmer, brothers Lewis Pierce, sisters Carol Towner and Lucille Pierce.
The family will be present 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce Street in Canisteo. Funeral services will be held at Canisteo Wesleyan Church on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:00am with Pastor Shannon Brumfield officiating. She will be buried alongside her husband in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Canisteo.
To send a remembrance please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com , for on Facebook @brownpowersfh, the family is being assisted by director Chester A. Gosper IV, and Gerald R. Brown.
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