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Wood Funeral Home

784 Main Street, East Aurora, NY

OBITUARY

Marie R. Ramsdell

November 1, 1925December 23, 2019

RAMSDELL, Marie R. (nee Roland) December 23, 2019 of Wales Center, NY. Beloved wife of the late Howard C. Dearest mother of Karen (Jim) Stone, Dennis, Kevin (Dannette), Lizz (Kevin) Kresconko, William (Elizabeth) and David (Marcy) Ramsdell. Cherished grandmother of Josh, Mariah(Jake), Brian, Katie (Jonathan), Alex, Trudy (Mark), Seth, Cole, Carrie, Kelly, John, Matthew, Hannah (Malcolm) and Laura (Russ), Shelby, Taylor, Tesa (Shawn) and Kyle (Matthew). Great grandmother of Isaac, Cain, Willow, Rowan, Ariana, Camden, Tanek, Marshall, Noah, Raya, Sara, Lindsey, McLane and Roslyn Marie. Dear sister of the late Helen (late James) Leary and William Roland. The family will receive friends on Friday January 3, 2020 from at 3-6 PM the WOOD FUNERAL HOME 784 Main Street where funeral services will follow at 6 PM. Flowers gratefully declined if desired, contributions may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. Or The Erie Co. SPCA. Online condolences and donations may be shared at www.woodfh.com

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, January 3, 2020

Memories

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Melanie Jones

January 2, 2020

I wanted to send my condolences to the entire Ramsdell family.

Kathleen McCarthy

January 1, 2020

Kathleen McCarthy

January 1, 2020

Loving, sweet, kind, beautiful (inside and out), giving, funny, optimistic and friend to all...all in one wonderful lady! That pretty much sums up our Aunt Marie, who passed from this life on December 23, 2019.

We were honored to know her and love her, and to be loved by her! Aunt Marie had a way to make you feel so loved, just by the way she looked at you. 😁 She always looked at the bright side of things, LOVED her family, loved the sunshine and loved her sweets, especially chocolate, especially sponge candy!

Having lunch was always a treat with Aunt Marie! And, even if you didn’t want or have room for dessert, you had no choice, you had to at least share her dessert with her!😂 Always a great time!!

Our hearts are broken to let her go, but she is reaping her final reward in Heaven, which she so richly deserves!😇 We Thank God for having her in our lives. FLY HIGH, Aunt Marie, and enjoy being with your heavenly loved ones.

We will never forget you and will always love you and miss you and remember your beautiful smile and sparkling eyes. 🥰

So, until we meet again, Aunt Marie. Rest In Peace, “Beautiful!”XOXO Love, Kathleen and Bill.❤️❤️

Mariah Tracy (Ramsdell)

December 31, 2019

Our Grandma Marie was so special that I am having a hard time finding the words to do her justice. It's hard to imagine a visit to Buffalo or a Christmastime without her.

Since I was a little girl, my memories of her are filled with the most special, loving and encouraging moments. When I would go to visit the family in Buffalo, she would always make time to spend with me one-on-one. We went on countless lunch and dinner dates; most of which were celebrated with dessert first. (Something she was a big fan of and thought perfectly OK.) In high school, she let me cut her hair because I was sure that I was already a "Master Hair Stylist". Just before my first year of college, I wanted a new duvet set that I couldn't seem to find, so she went with me to pick out the perfect fabric and we sewed one ourselves. My second year of college she drove me around for days as I searched for my "perfect" first car purchase.

Christmas was Gram's favorite holiday. We all knew that because she always thought of everyone and what the perfect gift would be for each of us. A few years ago, she sent my husband, Jake, the same gift twice and it made us both smile as we knew "She must've really wanted him to have this"- it was a book about farts. Which brings me to my next favorite thing about her... her sense of humor. She was the Queen of our family's "lavish" gift giving. The uglier, the cruder, the stranger- the better.

I will never forget the talks we would share and the lessons she taught me, some not necessarily intentional. I will miss her smile and her laugh and her sense of humor. Most of all, I will miss how she always felt like my biggest fan. No matter which new job I was starting, which quirky request I had, what weird food I wanted to try, she supported it.

Gram, I will love you forever and miss you always.
Mariah

Nancy Bourque

December 30, 2019

I feel so blessed to have known Mrs. Ramsdell. She welcomed our family with hers on many holiday dinners and fun family gatherings. Her strength and warmth has made a lasting impression and cherished memories. I can only imagine the difference she made in the many lives she touched. She will be missed.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all,
Nancy Bourque

Donna Kessler

December 30, 2019

Our condolences to the entire Ramsdell family, and large it is due to the wonderful life of Marie. This special, loving, sweetheart of a lady would always bring a smile to your face. I trust all of your beautiful memories of your mom and gram will bring a smile to your face even at this difficult time. Much love and hugs to you all.
Karl & Donna Kessler

Katie Hill

December 29, 2019

Hello all my wonderful family members! We wish we could be there with you through this process. Please know that we are thinking of all of you and celebrating Gram through our memories and conversations from afar.

Grandma Marie was a beautiful soul. Loving, inspiring, spunky, and funny; she has taught me so much about how to live out these traits like she did. Even living far away, I have so many fond memories of her. The time we took her inner-tubing in the great Pacific Northwest (she wanted to show us she could do anything!), the time she helped Kelly and me sew our very own pajama pants, and the countless games of rummy that she won the vast majority of. These are just a few of the memories I have of our sweet Gram that I will always hold dear.

Grandma didn't have the greatest childhood. She didn't have the loving mother that every child deserves. But she took what she had and she willed herself to be different. To love her children, to love her spouse, to love her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. She has inspired me to face hardships head on with the knowledge that I will be a stronger, better person because of them, like she was.

Grandma's generous heart was infectious. She was always thinking about her family and what sort of sweet, thoughtful presents we might like. I think we can all agree that opening Grandma's presents this Christmas has been very bitter-sweet, as we remember her as the generous and thoughtful person that she was. I don't know about you all, but I attribute my gift-giving tendencies all to Grandma.

Grandma, as you watch down on us from Heaven, let us not forget that we will see you again someday. I love you with all my heart, and I am blessed to have been made a better person because of you. May you rest in the most beautiful peace, Grandma Marie.

Katie

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Mariah’s college graduation celebration.