A Memorial Mass for Patricia B. Kocyla, age 87, of Evans Mills, NY and formerly of Ogdensburg, will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019, at 1:00PM at Notre Dame Church with Rev. Hugh Grace officiating. A graveside service will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mrs. Kocyla passed away on Friday afternoon, December 7, 2018, at Riverledge Nursing Home.
Patricia is survived by her loving husband, Frederick; her sister, Doris Dupree and her husband, Timothy, of Ogdensburg, New York and their children, Allen (Julie) Dupree of Charles Town, West Virginia, Dr. David (Kelly) Dupree of Fair Haven, New Jersey and Joseph (Lori) Dupree of Ormond Beach, Florida; two nephews, Martin Schrodt of Calcium, New York and Grant (Lorraine) Rohrmoser of Sandy Creek, New York; a niece, Carol Rohrmoser of Pulaski, New York, and several cousins. She is predeceased by a brother, Ronald Burns, formerly of Black Lake Road, Ogdensburg.
Patricia was born on February 5, 1931, in Ogdensburg, NY, the daughter of Howard and Helen (Goult) Burns. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1949 and later from Mrs. Alice Mastics Ogdensburg Business School in 1950. Patricia married Frederick Kocyla on October 10, 1959, at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Fr. William Argy officiating. Patricia worked as a secretary at Ralph Lalonde’s Moving and Storage Business in Ogdensburg for many years.
Patricia loved spending time with family and friends, working on their family dairy farm in Evans Mills, and caring for their pets and farm animals. She enjoyed playing the piano, listening to music (Daniel O’Donnell), bird watching, shopping, and going out to eat. Patricia was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Evans Mills and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society for many years.