Rosemary Gezella

June 30, 1936
October 22, 2021

Rosemary Gezella, 85, Town of Eaton, passed away on Friday, October 22, 2021.  She was born on June 30, 1936, in the Town of Eaton to the late Andrew and Marian (Tamski) Wypiszynski.  On October 3, 1953, she married Alvin Gezella.   He preceded her in death on March 17, 2004.  Rosie worked part-time at Whipp’s Dining Hall as a prep-cook for many years. It brought her great joy to work there.  She loved her co-workers at Whipp’s who were a great group to work with.  Rosemary enjoyed playing cards, bingo, gambling once in a while and going out to lunch with the girls.  What brought her the most happiness though was visiting her family and talking about their lives and stories from years ago.  Rosemary looked forward to having her family over and her great grandchildren always kept her on her toes.  She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister.

She is survived by her two sons, Chad (Marissa) Gezella and Paul Gezella; two grandchildren, Kimberly Oldenburg and Nicholas Oldenburg; two great grandchildren, Brycen and Iris; son-in-law, James Oldenburg.  She is further survived by her brother, Gerald Wypiszynski; sisters, Jean (Bill) Griese, and Barbara Ullman; brother-in-law, Harlan Basten; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Stanley and Norma Gezella; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Debbie Oldenburg; sisters, Angie Wypiszynski and Carol Basten; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Helen Gezella; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lucille and Ray Derricks; and a brother-in-law, Bill Ullman.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (Sugarbush), 5930 Humboldt Rd., from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Parish wake service 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.  Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Friday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating.  Burial will take place at SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Cemetery.  Online condolences may be expressed at