Florence M. Olshfski

Florence M. Olshfski, 90, of Sackets Harbor went to be with the Lord and her beloved husband Benjamin on February 18, 2018.  Florence passed away at the Samaritan Keep Home where she has been residing.

Florence was born April 17, 1927 in Norfolk, NY the daughter of John and Pearl Forbes Saur.  She attended Watertown Schools and became a Nurse’s Aide at the Sister of St. Joseph Infirmary in Watertown; where she retired in 1986.

Florence married Benjamin F. Olshfski on August 17, 1946 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Watertown.  The couple lived in Sackets Harbor for over 50 years. Benjamin passed away on July 2, 1997.

She was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church of Sackets Harbor.

She is survived by two daughters and three sons: Donna Arusiewicz of Pillar Point, Barbara and Merle Boulton of Sackets Harbor, Douglas F. Olshfski and Toni of Shalimar, Florida, Dennis M. and Kareta Olshfski of Philadelphia, NY and Benjamin F. Olshfski Jr. and his companion Sheri Crane of Adams.  She has a daughter-in-law Dorothy Olshfski of Sackets Harbor, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son Gary P. Olshfski and a daughter Gail P. Olshfski, a grandson Joshua Bolton and brothers Francis Saur and Jack Saur.

A funeral mass will be held Friday February 23rd at 11:00 AM at St. Andrews Church in Sackets Harbor.  Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery Sackets Harbor in the spring.  Calling hours will be Thursday from 6-8 PM at the Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter.  Donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association 441 West Kirkpatrick St. Syracuse, NY 13204-1305 or the St. Andrews Food Pantry in Sackets Harbor.  Online condolences may be made to dexterfuneralhome.com.