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Anna Gabrosek of Oaksville, died early Sunday morning, Jan. 2, 2010, at Otsego Manor. She was 91.
Of Yugoslavian descent, Anna was born Jan. 21, 1919, in Alabama. One of nine children, she was a daughter of Jacob and Louise (Kostelic) Gabrosek.
Soon after she was born, Anna and her family moved to Oaksville, where she was raised and attended a one-room schoolhouse in Cattown.
She possessed a love of the land and spent her entire life helping to run the family dairy farm in Oaksville.
Raised in the Catholic faith, she was a faithful communicant of St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown. In her youth, she would walk from the family homestead to Cooperstown in order to attend Mass.
Anna will be remembered as a woman of few words, who led a very quiet life, yet who possessed a vast knowledge and incredible memory of area people and places.
Anna was predeceased by her five brothers, Felix Gabrosek, who died as a young child, Jacob Alosius Gabrosek, who died Jan. 6, 1946, Roman Gabrosek, who died Nov. 15, 1988, Honorius Martin Gabrosek, who died Nov. 16, 1989, and Kenneth Joseph (“Johnny”) Gabrosek, who died March 23, 2009; and three sisters, Mary Gabrosek, who died as a young child, Mrs. Lucy Madison, and Mrs. Jennie Lesaevec.
A Mass of Christian burial was offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown.
The Service of Committal and Burial will be at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Index.
There were no calling hours. Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
Published on  January 6, 2011
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