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Delores M. Broscious

November 26, 1953 — May 14, 2024

Shinglehouse, PA

Delores M. Broscious           “loving wife, mother, sister, and Gigi”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Delores M. “Dee” Broscious, 70, of Shinglehouse, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, in Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, with her loving family by her side, after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

Born on Thursday, November 26, 1953, in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Randall B. and Iva I. Knowlton Ayers.  On October 11, 1986 in the Sunbury Bible Church, Sunbury, she married Michael D. Broscious, who survives.

Dee was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Shinglehouse, Class of 1972 and was also a graduate of the former Olean Business Institute in Olean, NY.  For many years, Dee was employed by McDonald’s in Coudersport, choosing to retire in 2019 and starting her greatest journey yet- a caregiver for 3 grandchildren under four. Spending time teaching her grandchildren lessons about faith, love, and life brought her unsurmountable joy.

Dee was a member of the Bell Run Union Church, and also attended the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse.  She was a volunteer and member of the Oswayo Valley Senior Center.  She was an avid sports fan and card collector. During baseball season rooting on the New York Yankees, and during football season, the Buffalo Bills. Dee was very involved in many capacities with Potter County Special Olympics.  She loved playing bingo and sitting around the card table weekly playing Texas Hold ‘Em with her brothers- her greatest love was her family, especially her grandchildren, who affectionately called her “Gigi”.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband; a daughter, Brianna M. (Jason) Mehl of Clara; a son, Benjamin M. Broscious of Shinglehouse; four grandchildren, Kira N. Lee, Elliot R. Mehl, Raelyn A. Mehl, and Sierra M. L. Mehl; a sister, Shirley A. (Clate) Watson of Bradenton, Florida; three brothers, William “Butch” (Paula) Ayers of Bolivar, NY, Raymond (Terry) Ayers of Summit, NY, and James (Sue) Ayers of Bolivar, NY: and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Dee was predeceased by six brothers, Larry, Gary, Chuck, Ronnie Joe, Gene and Leland “Bacon” Ayers; and a sister, Betty Nolan.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to all the wonderful staff at Roswell Park. We will forever be grateful to all who were a part of her care. The kindness and compassion you showed her, and our family did not go unnoticed.

Family and friends may call from 11am to 1pm on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse where a Celebration of Dee’s Life will follow at 1pm with Pastor Robert Achey, officiating.  Burial will be in Ayers Hill Cemetery, Coudersport at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dee’s name may be made to the Oswayo Valley Senior Center, PO Box 671, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Dee’s family entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences, light a candle or share a fond memory of Dee, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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Saturday, May 25, 2024

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