Olga Marie Nagle, 93, of Dolgeville, New York passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, May 11, 2021 at Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Little Falls, New York with her loving family by her side.
Olga was the oldest daughter of Andrew and Catherine (Bunjo) Buneo and was born on March 31, 1928, in her parents farmhouse on East Road, in Port Leyden, New York. Olga was of the Catholic faith and graduated from Port Leyden Central High School in June 1946. She grew up working the farm including operating farm equipment, milking the cows, driving tractor, taking care of the chickens, and household chores with her seven brothers and two younger sisters.
On Thanksgiving morning, November 27, 1986, Olga was united in marriage to her long-time companion, Patrick H. Nagle. The couple shared a loving union of 33 years until Pat passed away on February 18, 2020
She learned from her mom to be a fantastic cook which later in life contributed to her successful career in the food industry. She had a wonderful personality which dovetailed nicely with her wit, love of people and striving to please. These qualities contributed to her success while waitressing and eventually buying and running the Valmar Hotel & Restaurant in Dolgeville from October 1970 till May of 1984 with her husband, Patrick. Incidentally, Olga was more commonly known in Dolgeville as “Marie”. Mom was also an avid bowler; being a member of a bowling league we think for over 50 years up until 2014. Mom and Pat also liked to go for rides on their day off from working at the hotel and had taken many trips to visit their children in different states.
First and foremost, “family” was one of Olga’s deepest joys, affections and sorrows. She worked hard to take care of her family never abandoning them. She was a wonderful wife, and an exceptionally devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. If any of her children or grandchildren needed assistance she was always there to help. The hotel was always accessible for the grandchildren to stop by after school which usually included a soda, ice cream or a slice of her famous pies. After retiring, Olga's home was a haven for this continuous sharing of food and comfort. You hardly ever left from a visit without some pickles, jam, golumpki or pies. Up and until the time she passed away, her face would light up when any of these grandchildren and great-grandchildren would stop in for a visit. Besides all the work she put into her family and business, she found time to be a caregiver to a few elderly women even taking one into her home after selling the hotel. This strong yet loving woman will be dearly missed.
Olga is survived by her children, Frank Young and his wife, Adele of Abilene, TX, Kathryn Mosher of Rome, NY, Paula Barney and her husband, Dario of Freeport, FL, Martha "Marti" Eggleston and her husband, Curt of Dolgeville, NY, James Young of Brandon, MS; a son-in-law, Ted LeMoine of Oppenheim, NY; 13 grandchildren and their families, Camilio Reye Tellez, Robert Tellez, Amy Boshart, Wendi McKay, Carrie Mosher, Stephanie Bayer, Geri Cocran, Julie Devlin, Michelle McCabe, Craig Eggleston, Robert Jones, Sarah Lamanna, and Christopher Eggleston; 30 great-grandchildren; her sister, Omela Wojdyla of Rome, NY, brother, Daniel Buneo and wife, Simone of Ballston Spa, NY, and sister in law, Susan Nagle of Dolgeville, NY; and many nieces and nephews, including Donna Buneo who visited Mom and Pat many times throughout the years.
Olga was predeceased by her loving and faithful husband, Patrick Nagle and her truly loved and missed daughter, Loretta Lemoine, her parents, Andrew and Catherine, brothers, Ted, Nick, Harry, Bill, John, James Buneo and sister, Helen Johnson.
Calling hours will be held Monday, May 17, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Miller-Plonka Funeral Home, 30 Wolf Street, Dolgeville, New York 13329. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours, Monday, May 17, 2021 at 1 p.m. with Deacon Jim Bower officiating. A committal service will follow in St. Bridget's Cemetery in Salisbury Center, New York, where she will be laid to rest with her husband.
The family of Olga M. Nagle would like to thank the Alpine Nursing Home, Little Falls, for their endearing and loving care of our mother especially during the pandemic. It was a stressful time for them and we are thankful for their dedication and thoughtful comments they expressed about our Mom.
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