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Florence Treadway, 85, of Lyons, OH passed away peacefully Wednesday in her home with her family. She was the widow of Graham R. Treadway Jr. and daughter of Charles and Nora (Daly) Waterhouse. A Hartford, CT native, she graduated from Weaver High School. While working as a secretary at Dunham Bush, she met and married Graham, and settled down in Bloomfield, CT to raise five children.
Flossie enjoyed mysteries, crime dramas and her grandchildren, who lit up her life. She spoiled them with all the love and attention a child could want. Owieee, as her grandkids called her, was a funny, upbeat lady whose plans often took on an "I Love Lucy" quality. If it didn't go well, at least it made a good story!
She is survived by son, Graham, of Suffield; daughters, Susan (Jay) of Avon, Allison Jakeway (Jaye) of Lyons, OH, and Nancy Callaghan (John) of Toledo, OH; grandchildren, Nora (Michael) Kiefer, Jennifer, Colleen and Bruce Eppink, Elizabeth (Adam) Russell and Kyle Callaghan. Recently her life was full of joy when she saw her 9 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Marjorie Hudon, Joan Breen, Muriel Roff.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Graham; her son, Brian, and her brother, Charles.
A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, March 15, at Holy Trinity Parish in Assumption at 10 a.m. for family and friends. A burial service will be held later in the summer for the family and friends in Connecticut. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home (419)269-1111. Online condolences at
Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home
1163 West Sylvania Ave Toledo, OH 43612
Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 14, 2014