Funeral services for Barbara A. Otis, age 95, of Ogdensburg, will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019, at 1:00PM at Frary Funeral Home with Deacon David Sandburg officiating. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 11:00AM to 1:00PM on Friday May 10, 2019, at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mrs. Otis passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Riverledge Nursing Home, Ogdensburg, surrounded by her loving family.
Barbara is survived by her four daughters, Constance O. Ashwood, Mary E. Lynch, RN and Maureen E. Brayton, RN, Kathleen (Kaye) M. Otis, CRNA, all of Ogdensburg, NY; two sons, Robert J., Jr. of Ogdensburg, NY and John T. of Potsdam, NY; fourteen grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Barbara is predeceased by two daughters, Nancy Otis, RN, in 2008 and Laurie Bartle, LPN, in 2011; three sisters, Bernadette Perry, Marie Moore and Betty Premo and three brothers, Charles Boyer, Donald Boyer and John Boyer, Jr.
Barbara was born on December 2, 1923, in Ogdensburg, NY, the daughter of John Sr. and Anna (Benson) Boyer. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1942. Barbara married Robert J. Otis on July 10, 1945, at St. Mary’s Rectory with Father Francis Ryan officiating. Mrs. Otis was first employed at Savage Arms in Utica, NY, during the war effort. She later became employed as a dental assistant for Dr. S. Fisher, Dr. E. Hodge, and Dr. Anton.
Barbara enjoyed summers at camp, cooking, swimming in the river, bowling and raising her eight children.
Donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.