Shirley Jean Frake, 64

OSWEGO, NY – Shirley Jean Frake, 64, of Oswego, died Saturday July 23, 2016, at Seneca Hill Manor.

Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late Arthur “Tex” Frake and Anna M. Malone (Zigmund) Zalenski.

She was employed by Flexo-Wire and in in the radiology department at Oswego Hospital.

Shirley is survived by her two brothers, Michael (Carmella) Frake of North Carolina and John (Margaret) Zalenski of Oswego; her life-long friend, Joanne Bateman; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Nicolette Gillingham, Cherie Patty and Christine Sheldon.

Calling hours will be held 4-6 p.m. Thursday, at Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

Gravesite services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at St. Peter’s Cemetery.


  1. Joanne,
    So very sorry for your loss. I worked at the hospital with her. She was a wonderful person and will be missed

  2. Sorry to read that Shirley has left us.Another classmate gone to the otherside! I hope she tells the others that our reunion is 8/5/2016. Wish they were there

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