Rosalie G. "Rosie" Holdridge Kozlowski
November 30, 1926 - October 28, 2012
Rosalie G. “Rosie” Holdridge Kozlowski Allegany, NY Rosalie G. “Rosie” Holdridge Kozlowski, 85, of Allegany, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday (October 28, 2012) at the Olean General Hospital with her family by her side. Born November 30, 1926 in Franklinville she was the daughter of Clifford and Elizabeth Fries Drusseau. Mrs. Kozlowski was a graduate of Ten Broeck Academy in Franklinville. In 1964 she had been employed as the Java Center Town Clerk. For many years she owned and operated Duke's Grill as well as Rosie's Bar & Grill, both in Olean. Later she worked for various Bar and Grill Restaurants in the Olean area and was well known for her popular beer-battered fish fries. After retirement she worked part time as a parking lot attendant for the City of Olean. She always enjoyed the water and spent many summers at Cuba Lake with her family. For years she was an avid bowler and sponsored a league through her restaurant. She was a member of the St. Stephen's Club, the Eagle's Club Auxiliary and the Moose Lodge, all of Olean as well as the VFW Auxiliary of Franklinville and the Hinsdale American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are two daughters Cindy Kozlowski of Olean and Marilyn (Jeff) Parmerter of Wethersfield; four sons Daniel (Kathy) Holdridge of Jamestown, John (Vickie) Holdridge of Falconer and Raymond (Lisa Brown) Kozlowski and Michael (Susan) Kozlowski, both of Java Center; twelve grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; two sisters Margaret Oakes of Arizona and Dorothy O'Hara of Ohio; one brother-in-law Bud Keyes of Springville; several nieces and nephews and a special friend Suzie McRae of Allegany. She was predeceased by a sister Marilyn Keyes in 2004. Friends are welcome to join the family for a celebration of Rosie's life Thursday (November 1, 2012) at the St. Stephen's Club, 1117 N. Union St., Olean where an open house will be held from 1-7pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Allegany Fire Department. Online condolences may be expressed at


Anita and Bill Shaffer

"With Our Deepest Sympathy in the Loss of Your Mother...........Rosie.." Love and Prayers, Anita and Bill Shaffer

Deborah Daniels-Stokes

Rosie will sure be missed. I've known her forever. I will miss her smile and laughter. My prayers go out to the family. But most of all you and dad can again tell jokes about who is older. Tell him Hello for me. Luv ya

Becky Thorington

Prayers for strength for you all. Rosie was a lovely woman and will be missed by so many! Hugs and love, Becky

Misty Holdridge

I will always remember the times out at Cuba lake during the summers. We had so much fun fishing and swimming and boating. I am so glad I got to come home this summer and see you and so you could meet your new great grandbaby! Love and will miss you dearly! RIP grandma!

Debbie and Dennis Parmerter

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family... Rest in peace Rosie.

Verna Cappelletti

Cindy, Fuzzy and RJ Vince and I are so sorry for your loss. Rosie was always a good neighbor to us and continued to be one of our favorite persons. She and Betty became such good friends over the years also. She will be sorely missed. Love to you all and if there is anything we can do, do not hesitate. Verna and Vince Cappelletti

Peter Coggiola

What a vivacious people oriented person! You and your family were truly blessed by her love (and by the sounds of it the whole Olean community). Reading about her activities made me, someone who never met her smile deep in side my heart. Truly the angels are blessed to have her home. We who are left here on earth will miss her!

Donald and Bonnie Ouderkirk

We are truly saddened by this great loss. Rosie was a wonderful person and we considered her a good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. May the memories that rush back of their time spent with her be of great comfort as they begin the healing process. God bless.

Rich and Elaine Kosmerl

Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with all of you. Your mother was always a warm welcoming person, whether it was when we came to visit in Java Center or years later when I stopped in the bar in Olean after a softball tourney.

Denise Mason

Rosie, You will be missed by so many people. Thank you for so many memories and laughs. We will miss you dearly! I love you!!! Go Yankees!!! Your Friend Always! Denise Mason

The Gunner Family

We are so sorry for your loss. Rosie was such a spunky person!! Our and thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

The Lyons Family

Your in our thoughts at this difficult time. Sorry for your loss.

Paula Vance

My apologizes for not being able to attend Rosie's celebration of life, as I was out of state. I would like the family to know that she was one heck of a woman. She helped many people & loved them all. I was only one of the hundreds of yearly birthday card recipients that Rosie used to send out. >>> She will be sadly missed. Everyone that I know that knew her, loved her, as I do. I know of no one that could surpass her with her generosity, compassioin, working attitude, and love of people. Sincerely, Paula Vance

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