Obituary of Shirley M. Auspelmyer
Shirley Auspelmyer, age 75, of Amsterdam passed away on July 1, 2022. She is survived by her husband, Alfred, her three sons, Brian, Mark (Deborah), and Scott (Ashley), and eight grandchildren (Brooke, Hayden, Ethan, Nicholas, Alden, John Scott, Frederick, and Iyla). She is also survived by her mother, Florence Reynolds- Minch; three siblings, Charlotte Arnold, Gary Bailey, and Marie (Greg) Bailey-Brown; as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Shirley was a graduate of Amsterdam High School in 1964 and St. Catherine’s School of Nursing in 1965. She worked in the maternity ward at St. Mary’s Hospital and then for gynecologists Dr. Rapello, Dr. Iodice, and Dr. Charland in Amsterdam. She was an avid reader and also worked part time at the Fort Hunter Free Library for many years. She retired in 2013.
Shirley most enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, who she adored and would often talk about to her friends and other family members. She loved being a mother and grandmother, and she would often say that her greatest memories and proudest moments were those that were connected to family events. Shirley was always generous with her time to her family and friends alike, and she frequently expressed that those relationships were the most important part of life. Her memory will live on in the hearts and minds of all of her family and friends.
Funeral services will commence on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 9:30a.m. at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY with the Rev. Charles Hesselink officiating. Burial will follow in the Maple Avenue Cemetery, Fultonville, NY. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Friday, July 8, 2022 from 4p.m. until 7p.m. at the funeral home. Please visit the online memorial at www.brbsfuneral.com
Donations can be made in her honor to Fort Hunter Free Library, 167 Fort Hunter Road, Amsterdam, NY 12010 or www.forthunterfreelibrary.com/giving or the Town of Florida Volunteer Fire Department, 6252 NY-30, Amsterdam, NY 12010.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Shirley Auspelmyer, please visit Tribute Store