Colleen Rose (Keeley) Duesler

Colleen Duesler

Colleen Rose (Keeley) Duesler, 68, of Ephratah, peacefully passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on April 30, 1948, the daughter of Francis John and Maude Anita (Joyce) Keeley, in Troy, NY.

Mrs. Duesler was a longtime employee of Lexington Center until her retirement in 2015. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and large family, as well as the company of her precious pets.

On February 14, 1981, Colleen married David Duesler, who passed away in February of 2014. She is survived by her sons, Bryan E. Horan (Meri), Stephen T. Horan (Melissa), Kirk M. Horan (Trisha) and Scott E. Horan (Paulette); her niece, Camille M. Intonte (Anthony); her sisters, Kathleen (Keeley) Haralambopolous, Mary (Keeley) Bowers (Robert), Joyce (Keeley) Brickhouse, Ann (Fonda) Winnicki (Mark); and brother, Fred E. Fonda Jr. Mrs. Duesler is also survived by 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; as well as her stepfather, Fred E. Fonda Sr.; her brother, John M. Keeley III.

Colleen lived her life to the fullest, unconditionally loving all that knew her. Her world revolved around her family and was often the rock that they all could lean upon. After her retirement, Colleen enjoyed spending time with her friends and former co-workers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main Street, Johnstown, with the Rev. Dr. R.W. Williams officiating.

Visitation for family and friends will be prior to the service on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, New York 12078 or James A. Brennan Humane Society, 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, New York 12078.

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