• Grace L. Atkinson


    April 23, 2021

    Grace L. Atkinson, 93, of Oneida, formerly of Chittenango passed away Friday at the Oneida healthcare Center. Born in the Town of Sullivan to the late Vernon and Elizabeth Lasher, Grace was a long time resident of Chittenango before moving to Oneida. For many years she was employed as a home health aide. She was predeceased by her husband Donald, her sons Donald Christopher, Stephen and Peter. She is survived by her sons, Mark (Erika) of Truxton, Dennis of Oneida and Aaron of Canastota, her daughter Donna Cirbus of Cortland, her sister Jean Jones of Horseheads and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the G.F. Zimmer Funeral Home, 702 Legion Dr. Chittenango. A calling hour will be from 1-2 pm prior to the service. Private burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Chittenango. In lieu of flowers contributions in Grace’s memory may be made to a favorite charity.


    To Gracie's Family: Grace and I spoke a lot over the past couple of years on the phone. We discussed a lot of topics and she spoke fondly of her family, dog and her childhood in Chittenango. I will miss her concern in my life as she became a second mother to me when I lost my Mom to covid last May. She was so kind and tender and I will miss her dearly and never forget her. We looked forward to covid ending so we could go to lunch. We always ended our conversations with I love you, so Grace as you look down from heaven at me, I love you. Marie


    It was an honor and blessing to have known Grace. She was a kind and gentle soul with a heart of gold. I will always be grateful for the love and joy she brought to my Mother & Grandmother's lives. She called me after my Mother's passing and lifted my spirits with her kindness and love. I was so sad to learn of her passing. Thoughts & prayers to her many loved ones during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy,