AUBURN — Valerie Usowski, 42, of Auburn, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, from injuries received from a fire at her residence.

Valerie was born in Auburn, the daughter of Michael M. and Judith A. Oliver Usowski. Valerie was a graduate of Auburn High School, and also from the Culinary Institute of America. Valerie was employed as a catering manager at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.

Valerie is survived by her parents; her brother, Michael A. and his wife, Kathryn; a special nephew, Michael D. Usowski; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Miss Usowski was predeceased by her loving grandparents, Bernard and Rose Oliver, and Matthew and Genevieve Usowski.

There will be no calling hours for Valerie. Private services were held at the convenience of the family.

Please consider memorial contributions to the Finger Lakes SPCA, 41 York St., Auburn, NY 13021, because of the love Valerie had for animals.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Heieck-Pelc Funeral Home, LLC.

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