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Audrey S. Chamser, 94, formerly of Watertown

MOOSIC, Pa. (WWNY) – Audrey S. Chamser, 94, Moosic, PA and formerly of Watertown, died Sunday, April 24, 2022 in Scranton, PA.

Audrey was born in Roosevelt, Long Island on October 3, 1927, the daughter of the late Edgar and Sarah (Yates) Simonis. She was a graduate of Binghamton Central High School and the Binghamton Business Institute. On August 30, 1958, she married Rene J. Chamser at St. Patrick’s Church in Binghamton and he died on April 5, 2011.

Prior to her marriage, Audrey was a secretary for Ansco Film, Binghamton. She then enjoyed being a housewife for 20 years and she also worked in the finance department of the Jefferson County Department of Social Services after the couple moved to Watertown.

Audrey was a communicant of Holy Family Church and a member of her society Altar Rosary and the Legion of Mary. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, the Franciscan Order of St. Joseph Cupertino, and the Jefferson County Historical Society. She was a former league bowler and loved reading and especially her grandchildren.

Audrey is survived by her two children, Rene G. Chamser, Savannah, GA, and Melanie S. Gleason, husband Robert, Vestal, NY; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a niece, three nephews and several cousins. Her brother, Alan F. Simonis, died in 1981.

The funeral mass will be celebrated at a time and date to be announced in July at Holy Family Church, followed by interment at Glenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. Donations in Audrey’s name may be made to the Precious Blood Sisters, 400 Pratt St. or the Sisters of St. Joseph, 1425 Washington St., both in Watertown, NY 13601.

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