Shirley J. Blance: Worked as executive secretary

Shirley Jean Blance, 78, of Fulton, died at home Aug. 8 after a long, brave battle with cancer.

She was born in Fulton, a daughter to the late John and Olive Beebe Gregory and was a life resident of the Fulton area.

Shirley graduated from Fulton High School and retired from Nestle Westreco as an executive secretary, where she worked for 35 years.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Robert Gregory who died in 2007.

Shirley is survived by her brother, James Gregory of Fulton; four nieces, Lynne (Joe) Hawksby of Minetto, Jill (Wayne) Blecher of Pennsylvania, Tammy Gregory of Fulton and Brenda Davis of Oswego; two nephews, Tim (Cheryl) Gregory of Walworth, and Ryan (Jaime) Gregory of Minetto as well as several grandnieces and grandnephews. T

here are no calling hours. Graveside services are private.

Contributions in Shirley’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons St. ,P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057 or Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126-0102.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

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