Agnes J. Gawrys

Agnes J. Gawrys, 91, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021. One of ten children of Adam and Celia Wojtowecz, she was born in Ballston Spa, N.Y. on October 4, 1929.

In her younger days, Aggie, as she was known to all, enjoyed spending time at Lake Desolation with her sisters, brothers and friends and was known for her excellent renditions of Patsy Cline’s hits. She worked at the Ballston Knitting Mill and the Ballston Spa Dress Shop.

Agnes married Edward Gawrys in 1950. She devoted her life to her husband and raising and caring for her six children, and was the proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Aggie loved to cook, especially Polish food, and was known for her delicious golumpki and made the world’s best relish. Family and friends were always welcome to Aggie’s Coffee Time. She was a passionate NY Yankee fan, staying up late to watch West Coast games and re-watching some games when she knew the outcome because it was less stressful. And woe to anyone who criticized her Yankees. She also loved watching Jeopardy. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa, faithfully attending Sunday mass until she was unable to leave her home.

Agnes was predeceased by her husband Edward in 1996, and her parents and siblings Carrie, Emily, Irv, Chet, Walter, Jeanette, John, Margaret, and Stella.

She is survived by her daughters, Debra (Ralph) Ranellone, Kathleen (Lawrence) Rooney, and her sons, Edward (Michele), Jeffrey (Linda), Andrew (Amy) and Jay (Robin) and her grandchildren, John, Matthew, Kate, Thomas, Brant, Katherine, Kristen, Michael, Hannah, Elizabeth, Andrew, Megan and Grady and her great-grandchildren, Leo, Lucy, Christopher, Matthew, Mackenzie, Smith and Rachel.

Due to Covid-19, there will be no calling hours. When we can safely gather again with family and friends, we will gather at Coffee Time and celebrate Aggie’s life.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 10th at St. Mary’s Church, Ballston Spa. A private burial will follow the mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church or Community Emergency Corps.

Guest Book

Mary Ellen Dubeau

Your family will be in my prayers

Gary Lasher

Very sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to your family .

Dan & Maryanne McNamara

So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Our prayers and sympathies are with all of you.

Marie and Joe Apicella

So sorry for your sadness. Keep your memories close and in your hearts.

Marie and Joe Apicella

We are so sorry for your sadness. Agnes was a remarkable Mom and Grand/Great Grandmother. God Bless you and your family.

Diane Macken

Sincere sympathy for your loss. Thoughts, prayers, peace, and comfort to you all.

Jeff Kristel

Dear Andy, Amy and family,

Very sorry for your loss. I hope the many fond memories you shared with your Mom get you through this difficult time.

Jeff and Kristen Kristel

Karen Latte

Michele, Ed, and family. I was saddened to hear of your loss. May she Rest In Peace. Thinking of all of you.

Brenda Heritage

May you rest in the sweetest of peace. I feel truly blessed to have known you. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family.
Love, Brenda Heritage

Cindy DeLancey

May you rest in peace Aunt Aggie, Hugs and prayers to the entire family. Such a strong woman, you will be missed dearly. Love, Cindy and Tom DeLancey

Bonnie Richards

I am so sorry of your loss. I’m so glad I got to see aunt Aggie when last in NY. Prayers and comfort to you all.

Nancy and Vince Monaco

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

Valerie Valla

Our condolences to the entire family. May your memories bring you peace and make you smile.

Mary Ann Campe

Sending hugs and prayers to your family.

Anne Marie Cullinan

Dear Debbie and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure she is in a better place but the loss of a parent is difficult at any age.
What a beautiful obituary for a beautiful woman! She has surely made her mark on this earth raising her children and being a part of the lives of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
May she Rest In Peace, she is with your dad now and you have two angels looking after everyone.
Hope to connect soon by zoom or maybe in person.
Anne Marie


Will miss our coffee chats...wonderful woman. Will be missed by so many...R I P aunt aggie.....