Shirley Fries

Shirley A. Fries


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Shirley A. Fries

Olean, NY     Shirley A. Fries of 1619 N. Union St. passed away Saturday (September 2, 2017) at the Olean General Hospital.

Born January 25, 1932 in Blasdell she was a daughter of Leonard and Alvena Gastle Boye.  On May 24, 1952 in Franklinville she married James J. Fries who predeceased her February 13, 2005.

Mrs. Fries was a graduate of Ten Broeck Academy in Franklinville.  Years ago she ran the Junior Bowling League in Franklinville.  She enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her children and her love of family continued as she watched her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow.  She also enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Surviving are a son Jefry Fries of Allegany; 2 daughters Alvena (Brian) Babb of Allegany and Susan (Lawrence) Grigsby of Olean; 7 grandchildren Jason (Erika) Fries, Jennifer (Dusty) Benson, Eric (Deanna Dunbar) Grigsby, Elizabeth Grigsby, Mark Grigsby, Aaron (Holly) Babb and Casey Babb; 5 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law Ronald and Alice Boye.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in Allegany Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Creekside Chapel, 2523 Five Mile Rd. Allegany, NY 14706.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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