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parisi.jpg Paul R. Parisi, 68, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Thursday December 1, 2016 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. He was born on April 16, 1948 in Rochester to the late Christopher and Carolyn (Renna) Parisi.

Paul was a United States Army Veteran. He was a Pastor Grace Bible Fellowship for 27 years in addition to working at Tops Supermarkets and after retiring you would often find him playing golf at Terry Hills Golf Course in Batavia.

He is survived by his wife; Angela Parisi of Batavia; children Rachel Parisi of Raleigh, NC., Tanya (Greg) Parisi-Vasos of Doylestown, PA., and Paul Parisi Jr. of Fairport; siblings Phyllis Wiles of FL., Christopher Parisi of FL., Suzanne Parisi of GA., and Alfred Parisi of Rochester; a granddaughter Arabella Parisi and a grandchild to be along with many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00AM Memorial Service will be held on Monday December 19, 2016 at the Christian Bible Church 518 North Greece Rd. North Greece, NY 14515.

For more information please call (585)343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020.

karen_b._2.pngKAREN L. BYLEWSKI (nee KLEPSER)

Of Varysburg, NY, passed away peacefully December 3, 2016 surrounded by family; wife of the late James Bylewski; mother of Jeremy & Ashley Rydza; grandmother of Liana & Nico; dearest daughter of Richard Klepser(Diane) and the late Phyllis Klepser; loving sister of Laurie Syms(Charles), Ric Klepser and David Klepser(Rebecca); also survived by nieces & nephews.

The family will be present from 10-11am with service to follow on Saturday, December 10 at First Spiritualist Temple of E. Aurora. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Home Care & Hospice of Wyoming County, 1225 West State St., Olean, NY 14760;  and/or Quaker Settlement Cemetery Association, 4899 Brown Rd., Leicester, NY 14481, Attn: Paul Griffen. Please share your thoughts and memories with Karen's family at 


camoflag.jpg Joseph M. Guppenberger, 79, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Saturday December 2, 2016 at the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia. He was born on December 27, 1936 in Batavia, the youngest of 8 children to the late August and Mary (Zeitz) Guppenberger. Joseph is predeceased by his brothers; Frances (Carol) Guppenberger and Rev. August Guppenberger, two brothers in law John Yunker, John Bueler and a sister in law Jean Guppenberger.

Joseph Graduated from Batavia High School in 1954. He served in the in the United States Army from 1954-1957 and was stationed with the 173rd Military Intelligence Platoon headquartered in Nuremburg, West Germany. After his service, he attended SUNY Fredonia on the Korean War G.I. bill and obtained his B.S. in Education. Joe taught at the Westfield Academy, Jordan-Elbridge Central and retired from Forestville Central Schools outside Fredonia. He was a proud member of the Forestville Teachers Association and the NYS Teachers Association, AARP, the American Legion, Knights of Columbus and the St. Mary’s Altar Society. After his retirement, he volunteered at the VA Hospital, Stephen’s Table and St. Mary’s Church.

He is survived his brother; James Guppenberger of Florida; 4 sisters Mary Yunker of Oakfield, Helene Beuler of Livonia, Lois (John) Gringer of Spencerport and Barbara Guppenberger of Batavia along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday December 10, 2016 at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Notre Dame High School 73 Union St. in Batavia or Glenmary Missions PO box 465618 Cincinnati, OH 45246-5618.  For more information please call (585)343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020.


lisa_b.jpgLISA A. MANES

Age 50, of Oakfield, died peacefully Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born February 1, 1966 in Batavia, the daughter of John and Diane (Juliano) Bostwick of Batavia. She was preceded in death by her son, Casey John Boyce; maternal grandparents, the late Charlie (Nora) Juliano and paternal grandparents, Duane (Margaret “Jean”) Bostwick.  

Lisa was a graduate of Batavia High School. Her passion in life was music and her favorite activities were rocking out at concerts with her family and friends along with vacationing on Kid Rock tropical cruises with her husband.  Most of all, she loved simply spending time with her loved ones. 

Surviving along with her parents is her husband of 18 years, Glenn Manes of Oakfield; children, Brittany (fiance, Sean Montford) Boyce of Attica, Julianna (Jordan Blazejewski) Manes of Oakfield, Stormi Manes of Oakfield; sister, Zoe Bostwick of Batavia; grandmother, Betty Juliano of FL; father and mother-in-law, James (Barbara) Manes of Oakfield along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

There is no prior visitation and a celebration of Lisa's life will take place this Sunday, December 11 from 2-6PM at the Elba Fireman’s Recreation Hall.  Donations for Lisa’s memorial may be sent to any of the immediate family members at 7499 Fisher Rd, Oakfield, NY 14125. 

Please share your memories of Lisa with her family at and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500. 


mcmanis_picture.jpgBEATRICE "BEA" (FRIEDAY) McMANIS

Age 73, of Batavia, died peacefully Thursday November 24, 2016 at the Batavia Health Care Center. She was born December 18, 1942 in Batavia, NY a daughter of the late Ralph and Angeline (LaRussa) Frieday also preceded in death by sister, Marilyn Geandreu. 

Bea was a moderator for many years working for Live World based in San Jose, CA; locally she moderated, Batavia Neighborhood Watch now known as Bea's-Town Batavia Neighborhood Watch, in her memory and a frequent contributor to the Daily News and Batavian. She was a board of elections volunteer, history buff, avid card player, Buffalo Bills fan and enjoyed attending baseball games. She had an "extreme" love of coffee and was a Facebook "fanatic" who was always the first to "like" a post. 

Surviving are her loving children, John "J.D." (Deb) McManis of Alaska, Susan Kennelly of Batavia, Eric McManis of Florida, William McManis of MI and James (Jennifer) McManis of Caledonia; sisters, Judy (Gary Donsky) Guminski of Honeoye and Carol (David) Wilks of VA; brother-in-law, Pete Geandreu of Batavia; grandchildren, Tylor, Scotty, Angel, Troy, Mike, Billy, Riley, Doug, Taylor, Alicia, Cameron, TJ,  Brian, Sean & Suzanne, 6 great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Bea's family invites all to attend her celebration of life 11:00AM Wednesday December 7, 2016 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWKSI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Memorials in her memory are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 127 Bank Street Batavia, New York 14020. 

Please share your thoughts and memories of Bea with her family at 


Westermeier-Thomas R., 56 of Darien Center, NY passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at the Batavia Health Care Center. He was born at Genesee Memorial Hospital in Batavia on June 30, 1960, the son of Robert R. and Shirley M. Westermeier. Tom graduated from Alexander Central School and majored in math at Brockport State College. He was a self-employed painter and proud to have learned his trade from his grandfather, Norman A. Marquardt. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Richard. He will be sadly missed by his loving son Eric, sister Anne and long-time companion Darlene Westermeier. He leaves behind nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. He was "Grampa" to Cody, Lance, Jada and Mason. Paul (Carla) and Barbara Westermeier were also his siblings. There will be no calling hours or services. A light supper will be held at the Attica Golf Club on Thursday, December 8, 2016, from 4-6 pm for those who wish to express condolences to Eric and share memories of Tom. Tom has donated his body to the UB School of Medicine Anatomical Gift Program. Memorials many be made to the Darien Rescue Squad, PO Box 135, 10537 Alleghany Rd., Darien Center, NY 14040. Special thanks to the staff at Batavia Health Care Center for their dedicated care and friendship to Tom. Share your condolences at

Stafford ~ Charles P. Longhany, age 83, of Bater Road, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, December 2, 2016.

     He was born August 18, 1933 in LeRoy, a son of the late Nicholas P. and Anna M. Stephany Longhani.

     Mr. Longhany will be remembered as a very loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, who was devoted to his family and his faith.  He was known as a "talker" and enjoyed visiting with family and friends.  His generosity to his family and community was very evident with his involvement in his church, the Knights of Columbus and desire to help his friends.  He was a proud U.S. Navy Veteran and retiree of Kodak after 28 years of service.  He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing and was very skilled at building things, a trait that he passed on to his family.

     He is survived by his children; Jane (Earl) Bickett of LeRoy, Charles Jr. (Jacquelyn) Longhany of Pavilion, Mary Alwardt of Bennington, Joanna (Randall) Crane of FL, Susan Beaver of Batavia, Patricia (Theodore) Hume of LeRoy and Catherine Longhany of LeRoy; 22 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; his sister, Beatrice Ferris of Rochester, along with several nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     He was predeceased by his wife, Carole Hackett Longhany in 2013, his daughter, Deborah Henkel and his sisters, Joanna Docking, Mary Petrie, Elizabeth Fili and Catherine Fili.

     Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4 ~ 8 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy, followed by interment in St. Francis Cemetery with Military Honors.

     The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to either the American Heart Association or Our Lady of Mercy Parish.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mr. Longhany’s family at

     Mr. Longhany and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

Angelina Morell

Bergen/Wolcott - Angelina Morell, 91, of Bergen, formerly of Wolcott, a Supervisor in the Inspection Dept. at Sarah Coventry in Newark prior to her retirement, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Mrs. Morell was born July 20, 1925 in Rochester, a daughter of the late James and Teresa (Falzalore) Sanzotta.

She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Wolcott and enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafts, caning, cooking and she loved to take care of people.

She is survived by her husband, Eugene Morell, whom she married February 22, 1946, a daughter, Patricia Mull of Rochester; a daughter-in-law, Marguerite Morell; 4 grandchildren, Angela (Damon) Piletz, Joseph (Marisa) Morell, Jason (Capri) Mull and Sarah (Charles) Johnson; 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

She was the mother of the late Timothy Edwin Morell and sister of the late Nicholas, Dominic and Marion Sanzotta, Julia Ardelio and Jenny Kingsley.

Friends may attend services at 11a.m., Friday, December 9, 2016 at Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 South Lake St., Bergen.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to 1st Baptist Church, 6025 New Hartford St., Wolcott, NY 14590.  Burial will be in Mt. Rest Cemetery, Bergen.  Arrangements were completed by H.E. Turner & Co., Funeral Home of Bergen, NY.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at

dominesey.jpg Carl J.  Dominesey of the Town of Sheldon passed away Monday November 28, 2016 at the age of 92.  He was born at his family home in Sheldon, NY.  He is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and (Edna Smith) Dominesey, son Mark Dominesey, brother Norman (Patricia) Dominesey, son-in-law Lawrence A. George, brother-in-law Robert McCormick.

He was the co- owner of D & M Milk Hauling and owner of C. J.  Dominesey Milk Hauling, he also spent his life farming and raised calves and heifers for local farmers. He was a lifelong member of St. Cecilia’s R.C. Church, an active member of the Varysburg Lions Club in which he received a Melvin Jones Lions Club Award, a long standing member of the Sheldon Fire Company, and a past Town of Sheldon Tax collector and Councilman, He enjoyed hunting, fishing, card playing and his younger years bowling.

He was the beloved husband of Marie (Zehler) Dominesey, devoted father of Rebecca A. George, John Dominesey, D. Jeffrey (Barb)  Dominesey, Ella (David) Boxler, and Chuck (Donna) Dominesey; He is also survived by a sister Bernice McCormick, brother Earl (Jean) Dominesey; 18 grandchildren, Jessica (Robert), Tiffany (Adam), Megan (Mathew), Dustin, Laurel (Andrew), Gus, Nicholas, Tyler, Jacob, Tasha (James), Nichole, Katlyn, Warren (Rebecca), Zackary, Hannah, Becca, Brittany (Michael), Brad, and 10 great grandchildren.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday December 4, 2016 from 3 to 6 PM and on Monday December 5, 2016 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday December 6, 2016 at St. John Neumann (St. Cecelia’s) 991 Centerline Road Sheldon, New York 14145. He will be laid to rest in St. Cecelia’s Cemetery, Sheldon.  

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Charlotte House PO Box 123 North Java, NY 14113 (Wyoming County Hospice), Varysburg Lions Club or to the Sheldon Fire Company 996 Centerline Road Strykersville, NY 14145. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.     

graz.jpg Thomas "Graz" Grazioplene, 64, died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday morning of November 30, 2016 in Oakfield, NY.  He was born in Batavia, NY on May 27th, 1952, and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1970. He is predeceased by his father Joseph Grazioplene and his wife Holly (Robinson) Grazioplene.

Tom's strong will, his stubbornness, and the support of his loved ones helped him to bravely fight cancer for over four years, beating the odds again and again. For more 30 years, he worked as an electronics technician, building a loyal clientele. He was an avid lover of the outdoors and gardening.  Tom was a sports enthusiast with his most beloved team the Buffalo Bills.  He shared his love of music with friends and family.  He will be remembered for his kind heart, his sense of humor, and his loyal friendship. Tom was an amazing son and brother, and he loved his three children with all of his heart.

Tom's loving family includes his fiancée Patty Vargo of Oakfield, NY; his mother Elaine Grazioplene of Churchville, NY; his sisters Liz (Dean) Powley of Spencerport, NY, Mary (Wally) Fleming of Churchville, NY, Christine (Wil) Franz of Buena Vista, CO; his brother James (Ann Marie) Grazioplene of Gainesville, VA; his children, Rachael Grazioplene of New Haven, CT, Jessa (Sam Blankenship) Grazioplene of Albuquerque, NM and Kevin Grazioplene of Oakfield along with several nieces and nephews. His life was also enriched by many loyal friends.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday December 3, 2016 from 11:00AM – 1:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 1:00PM Memorial Service will immediately follow visitation at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wilmot Cancer Institute of the University of Rochester Medical Center ( For more information please call (585)343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020.






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