Anna Kozel Roy

Anna Kozel Roy 68 of Oswego passed away peacefully at home on July 28.
She was surrounded by her loving family and closest friends. Anna was born in Baltimore, Maryland the daughter of the late Frank Kozel and Lucia (Lucy) McCracken. Anna was a Special Education Teacher; she loved to encourage her students to excel. Her creativity showed in her beautifully landscaped gardens and richly decorated home where she enjoyed cooking her favorite recipes. Alexandria Bay was Anna’s favorite yearly vacation for ‘Blues in the Bay’ with her best friends. Above all, Anna’s heart was first and foremost with her daughter Jessica, her grandson, family and her many loyal and devoted friends…’her girls’.

Anna is survived by her Daughter Jessica Rettig Ponti of Baldwinsville (Fred Orr Jr.), Grandson Nolan. She is also survived by her siblings Terri Burns of Oswego, Rosalie Kozel of Oswego, Mike McCracken of Baldwinsville, Lauren Comerford (Joe Ferlito) of Oswego, Jeff McCracken of Oswego, Stepfather Pat McCracken of Oswego, Stepdaughter Leslie Rettig Pcolinsky (Brad Pcolinsky) and son Jacob of Canastota. She is blessed by several nieces and nephews and she leaves behind her ‘babies’, Grayson and Ellie May (Pugs). Funeral services will be private.

A celebration of Anna’s life to be held at Bridie Manor, Saturday August 10 at 5:00 PM with music, dancing and making memories in Anna’s style. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Friends of Oswego County Hospice and Oswego County Humane Society.

The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 West 4th St. Oswego NY.

3 thoughts on “Anna Kozel Roy

  1. Dear Rosalie and family,
    We are saddened by the loss of Anna. She was always so upbeat and friendly, and for that, she will be remembered.
    Losing a sibling is so hard.
    Hold close to the memories of Anna. They will bring you comfort, and, in your own time, help relieve the pain.
    Sincerely,
    Gary and Phyllis Richardson

  2. I was so sorry to hear about the loss of anna. I will always remember her kindness when my wife and I moved into our house and became neighbors with her. She had gotten us a plant and a welcome mat for our new house and she was the only one who made us ever feel welcome here.
    I had a lot of good talks with Anna. Her and I would talk about people we knew and about the city needing to pick up our yard clippings and it always brought me great joy that I was not the only one who wanted our neighborhood to look nice.
    She will be truly missed especially the times she scared the heck out of me when I was taking the dog out in the middle of the night and she was out weeding her gardens because it was too hot during the day.
    her kindness and spunky ways will certainly be missed. Her mark on this earth was made and I hope everyone takes even just a piece of her kindness and carries it on in her memory.

    Ron Sweeting

  3. Rosalie—I extend my condolences…Anna was my good friend in 6th grade at St. Mary’s before I went to Hannibal schools in 7th grade–I remember coming to your home on 104A at foot of Crestwood Drive–your mom made a pasta dinner with a very different taste for me—now I am sure it was pesto!!! Anna was always smiling–saw her only maybe a couple times since then—know we somehow got related in later years through your mom marrying a McCracken—somehow related through Simmons family..hard when you read about someone your age and a classmate passing…she was a special person in my life at a certain stage and I will always remember her…

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