July 19, 1936 – May 2, 2019
Arietta (VonHassel) Myers, 82, a longtime resident of Otselic, NY, passed away at her home on Thursday morning, May 2, 2019, with her family at her side. Arietta was born on July 19, 1936 in Manhattan, NY the daughter of Herman and Anna VonHassel. At a very young age, she, along with her family, moved to the country life in Otselic, where she attended and graduated from South Otselic Central School in 1953. After high school Arietta moved to Norwich where she worked as a payroll clerk for Victory Markets. Not long after her moving to Norwich, she met the love of her life, Oswald Cyril Myers. Arietta and “Ossie” were married on October 26, 1957 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Norwich. In the early years, Arietta and Ossie made their home in Preston, NY. In 1966, they moved to their current home of over 50 years, the exact site of Arietta’s childhood home. There Arietta was able to enjoy the country life and be a devoted and loving wife and mother. As her children continued to be born, Arietta chose to stay home to raise and care for her growing family. While Arietta loved the country life and taking care of her home she was also an avid reader, loved history, gardening and socializing with her many friends and family. Arietta and her husband Ossie have been proud and active members of the American Legion and Legion Auxiliary in South Otselic, NY. Arietta was known for her sense of humor, infectious laugh and her welcoming demeanor to everyone whom she met. Arietta is survived by her husband, Ossie, her children John (Karlyn) Myers of Otselic, NY, Oswald (April) Myers, Jr. of Chittenango, NY, Anna (Douglas) Brown of No. Pharsalia, NY, Michele (Randy) Reakes of Otselic, NY and Susan (Christopher) Lordon of New Woodstock, NY. Also surviving is her brother Herman VonHassel of Otselic, NY: her grandchildren Oswald (Rebecca) Myers III, Nicholas Myers, Elizabeth Brown, Benjamin Brown, Riley Lordon, Ashley Lordon, James Lordon, Jessica (Josh) Buell, Michelle (Anthony) Corona and great grandchildren Elizabeth Myers, Karlyn Buell and Ezekiel Corona. A funeral service for Arietta will be held on Tuesday, May 7, at Noon from the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Ralph A. Bove, Pastor of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery of Otselic. Following the burial a reception for family and friends will be held at the South Otselic American Legion. All are welcome. Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10-12. Please consider memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815 or to the American Legion, So. Otselic, NY 13155.
- Calling Hours Tuesday, May 7, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, May 7, 2019
May 8, 2019
Robin and I were so saddened to hear this. We really loved the Myers family as they were our neighbors and we have so many stories. Arrietta was always so nice. I remember the parties my Dad would throw and how Arrietta and Ossie helped my Dad in his final years. What a great fantastic family. We wish you the best during this difficult period and our prayers are with you
May 8, 2019
Sorry to hear your loss sending prayers and hugs to the family and may memories get you through the times a head. I will always remember her smile as it was contagious!! 🙏🏻💞
May 7, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out so it wasn’t in time to be at the services to pay my respects. 😢 She was a wonderful woman and a pleasure to be around. I’m very glad I knew her. My love and prayers to the family. 🙏❤️
Christina Parkhurst Perkins
May 6, 2019
Sue and family, I met your mom only a few times but she was always so very kind and welcoming !! I remember her sitting through so so many cold wet soccer games showing her support!!! Cherish your wonderful memories of a wonderful lady!
My thoughts are with you all!
Christina Perkins and Family
May 6, 2019
My prayers are with family and friends of Aunt Beanie. I will always remember the big family gatherings out in the country and sweet days playing in the great outdoors at her place. May she Rest In Peace.
May 6, 2019
Grandma there is so many memories I don't know where to start. One memory is we always had strawberries and sugar all the time. Another is when you were driving me somewhere and I said put it in low and goose it 😂. Also when I told grandpa that we were going to roast the turkey. There is so many memories but those are just a couple that I will never forget. Thanks for being the best grandma and care taker that you could possibly be. Until we meet again love you forever and always.
May 5, 2019
May 3, 2019
To Our Dear Neighbors Chris & Sue and family - Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom and Grandmother. We had the pleasure of meeting her several times when she was up to your house for a visit and enjoyed our chats with her. We are so very sorry for your loss and keep you close in our prayers during this time of sorrow. GNs Jerry and Kathy