Gladys Oakley

Obituary of Gladys Oakley

Gladys Oakley, age 90 passed away

at Albany Memorial Hospital on 12/27/2017

from respiratory failure. 

Gladys had been a resident of Hudson Park Rehab 

and Nursing Home since October 2013, in Albany,NY. 

Gladys was born on December 1, 1927 in 

Ridgewood Queens, NY. She was the daughter 

of the late Thomas and Gertrude (Troy) Walsh, 

sister of the late Richard Walsh and sister-in-law of Joan Walsh.

Gladys is survived by her 4 children, Denise (Mark) Serrapica, 

Steven (Deb) Oakley, Lawrence (Ethna) Oakley

and Lorianne (Oakley) Collins, 9 grand-children 

and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Gladys was a longtime resident of Hauppauge, LI, NY.

Gladys's passion was singing. She spent 15+ years 

singing with " The Festival Singers" a choral group from 

Smithtown, LI, NY. They performed Operetta's from 

Gilbert and Sullivan and many other composers. 

Gladys also sang as a church choir member at 

St. Patrick’s church in Smithtown, LI, NY, for many 

many years. Gladys worked as a data processor in 

the late 70's-80's. She helped pioneer the new 

residential information services for the 911 system 

for several fire departments on Long Island, 

Florida and Alabama. Gladys was also a bowling enthusiast. 

She spent many years traveling all over NY, with friends and 

teammates competing in tournaments.