Charles "Chuck" Briscoll

August 25, 1934August 14, 2018
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Charles “Chuck” Briscoll went to his heavenly reward on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, after a lengthy illness.

He was born on August 25, 1934 in Oneonta, the son of George and Bertha (Mereness) Briscoll.

Charles served in the US Air Force and upon his return, he worked as a salesman for Rudolph’s Jewelry Store. He later worked at Galinn’s Jewelers for several years.

In 1960 he married Sandra Keable at St. Mary’s Church in Oneonta, where they renewed their marriage vows on their 40th anniversary. Before his retirement, Charles, together wirh his wife and daughter Sharon, opened S+S Liquor Store in the Southside Mall.

Charles was a member of the Oneonta American Legion, Post #0259 and the Oneonta Elks Club. He enjoyed playing cards at both clubs with his friends. He was an avid Harness Race fan and he and his family spent many weekends at Vernon Downs over the years. Charles loved spending time with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed Christmas, holiday dinners, and birthday celebrations.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra of Oneonta; his daughter Sharon Wilsey O’Donnell and son in law Billy O’Donnell of East Meredith; his granddaughter, Elissa Wilsey of Chicago, IL; his son, David Briscoll and twin grandsons, Alexander and Nicholas Briscoll of Orlando, FL; and his sister, Ruth Martin of Milford.

He will sadly be missed by all. “We will hold you in our hearts until we meet again.”

Friends are invited to greet the family on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 4 to 6 pm at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta. A Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 11 am at St Mary’s Church, 38 Walnut Street, Oneonta.

Interment will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons, immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 297 River St. Service Rd, Oneonta, NY 13820; HCR Home Care, 297 Main St, Oneonta, NY 13820; or St. Mary’s Church.

Condolences to the family may be made online at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.


  • Calling Hours Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, August 20, 2018

Charles "Chuck" Briscoll

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Barbara & Luigi Mazzoni

August 27, 2018

Sandy, Sherry, David & family,

Aunt Marianna sent us the news about Chuck. We were so sorry to hear it. I will always remember the times at the family reunions and get togethers when Chuck would get the usual group together to play cards. A good time was had by all whether playing or watching and listening. He always seemed to liven up the party. We send our deepest sympathies to you all knowing that you have wonderful memories of your time together with him, as do we. You are in our hearts.

Lots of love,
Barbara & Luigi

Jane Romano

August 24, 2018

Blessings Sandy, Sharon and family… My heartfelt condolences to you all. I was looking at the movie tribute, how special! I am so thankful that you have such good memories to get you through this difficult time. I pray you are finding peace that he is not suffering any longer. Blessings upon blessings, Jane Romano

Duane and Mary Hathaway

August 19, 2018

Sandy and family our condolence to all of you. Chuck is no longer suffering and is now in a better place. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Peter & Sherry Barberio

August 18, 2018

Sharon and family, the battle is over. You were by his side for so long tending to his every need. Keeping him company, attending appointments, sharing memories and laughs. A part of him in all of you, always looking to put others needs ahead of your own. May you continue living your lives as he would have wanted you too. He is gone but never forgotten. Sincere condolences.

Karen Vagliardo

August 18, 2018

Sandra, Sharon & Family I'm So very sorry for your loss. Chuck was such a nice man and I enjoyed working with him at Wilber Bank years ago. He'd always say hello when we saw each other out and about and we'd catch up with family stuff etc. Sending you healing prayers & hugs.