In Memory of




Obituary for Louise L. DeCosmo

Louise Lorraine Julien DeCosmo 91 of Minoa passed after a brief illness on April 20th .

Louise had a vast and varied 50 year nursing career, from her graduation at St. Joseph's School of Nursing to becoming Director of Nursing at the (old) Rose Hospital in Rome, NY and Loretto Geriatric Center in Syracuse NY.  While accomplishing these feats she was also teaching and furthering her education to achieve a B.S. and a M.S. and was working on her PhD so all those darned doctors would have to respect her and call her Doctor Louise. 

At the time of her retirement she was working for the NY State Health Department as a Nursing home surveyor where she took pride in making sure that the facilities were run properly for the safety and comfort of the residents.

Louise love to sew and made many doll clothes and nightgowns for her nieces when they were young. She also made house hold items like shopping bags and Christmas tree skirts and Christmas stockings.

When she retired she enjoyed  traveling and went to Hawaii, Alaska and New Orleans for a Mississippi River cruise.  Louise also spent many of her winters in Port Orange Fl. where she took up oil painting and proudly displayed her works on the walls throughout her home.

 During her trips and on her way down to Florida and back Louise collected numerous soaps ,shampoos and body washes from hotels, her great nieces and nephews were always surprised when they received them as gifts from Aunt Weezy.

Louise is preceded by her parents Adelard and Genevieve Julien, Her husband Adolf DeCosmo, brother John Julien and sister-in-law Teresa Vacca.

Survived by sister Nancy Hyde, sisters-in-law Olga Julien, and Lucy DeMatteo.

Nieces and nephews Lorrie Hyde, Robert (Michele) Hyde, Christine Julien, Cheri (Dosh)Julien-Hirao, Joseph, David, and Gary DeMatteo, Mary Theresa DeMatteo Vitale, Mary Christine Sprague, Patricia Vacca and Michele Gray.  Several great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and very dear friends.

A graveside service will be at Pine Plains Cemetery, North Manlius at 11am on June 25th, 2022.