Delores Bly

Obituary of Delores M. Bly

Delores M. Bly

Allegany, NY     Delores M. Bly, of Allegany, entered into the arms of the Lord on Tuesday (May 28, 2019) at the Olean General Hospital.

Born November 4, 1933 in Kane, PA she was the daughter of Louis and Marguerite Mack Nicolozzo.  On May 21, 1954 in Niagara Falls she married Ralph W. Bly, Sr. who predeceased her March 2, 2006.

Delores attended Olean High School and later worked for a period of time for St. Bonaventure University.

She enjoyed playing golf and doing crafts.  She mostly took joy in raising her children and being actively involved with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  In more recent years she participated in the activities at the Linwood Center where she enjoyed the company of others and joining in the Senior Olympics.

Surviving are a daughter Deborah (Bruce) Austin of Grove, OK; a son Ralph (Susan) Bly, Jr. of Olean and Ft. Pierce, FL; 5 grandchildren Lindsey (Kris) Anderson, Colin Hall, Jackie (David) Lugo, Kelly (Ezra) Norman and Ashley (Benny) Permuy; 18 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a brother Thomas Donnelly.

Friends will be received on Thursday (May 30, 2019) from 5-7pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean.  A funeral service will immediately follow at 7pm in the funeral home.  Pastor David Herne of Southside Union Chapel in Olean will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials be made to Heritage AFlame Ministries, 198 Salt Rising Road, Bolivar, NY 14715.

Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.