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Lorraine Suess Kirkpatrick, 88, of Attica passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at Rochester General Hospital with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Attica on January 14th, 1930, to the late Arthur and Delia (Seufert) Suess.

Mrs. Kirkpatrick is predeceased by her husband, Paul J. Kirkpatrick, who passed away in 1982; brothers, Richard, Robert, Irving, Norman and Arthur Suess; sisters, Janet Riley, Marylou Edwards and Merle Willard.

Lorraine was a homemaker all of her life, along with being a cook for the Attica Central School cafeteria. Lorraine loved cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She was friends to many. She is remembered as the caring and compassionate woman that she was. She was a member of St. Luke’s Church and a member of Attica Legion Auxiliary.

Lorraine is survived by her loving companion of 26 years, Volney Spencer, her children, Kathryn Link of Dansville, NY, Robert (Deborah) Kirkpatrick of Attica, Anne (Carl) Romesser of Attica; sisters, Ardyth VanValkenburg, and Natalie Slocum, both of Attica; her grandchilden, Paul Link, James Link, Daniel Kirkpatrick, Leslie (David) Stevenson, Kirk (Taryn Latour) Romesser and R. Craig (Jennifer Wall) Romesser; her great grandchildren: Aislinn Lorraine and Ryder Thomas Kirkpatrick, Aaliyah Ann Stevernson, Scarlett June Romesser and Connor Patrick Romesser and his little brother arriving April 2019.  Many Nephews and Nieces along with the family of Volney Spencer.

Calling hours will be held from 4- 6 P.M. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St, Attica, NY 14011. A Funeral service will be held at 11 A.M.  on Thursday at St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 30 Favor St, Attica, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 30 Favor St. Attica New York 14011 or the Attica Fire Department, 11 Water St, Attica, Ny 14011 in Lorraine's memory. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

 

BATAVIA - Jack H. Hartwig, 75, of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at his home in Batavia.

Jack was born April 30, 1943, in Batavia, a son of the late John and Marjorie (Hilborn) Hartwig.

Jack graduated from Alfred State and became an Engineer for Dolomite Products Co., Rochester, for over 40 years before retiring in 2008.  He was a member of St. Peter’s Church in LeRoy and enjoyed birdwatching, hunting, fishing and competitive sailing and was called a “Great Dad” by his children.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy (Mapes) Hartwig, whom he married on December 29, 1990; 2 sons,  Stephen M. (Kathy) Hartwig of Chili and Christopher (Lula) Hartwig of MD; 2 grandchildren, Angela & Brittinie Hartwig of MD; 2 step-grandchildren,  Kaci & Claire Gallucci of Rochester; a sister, Laurie (Gene) Bischoff of NC; 2 brothers-in-law, Richard H. (Cynthia C.) Mapes of Batavia and Stephen E. Mapes of Bergen, a sister-in-law, Vicki A. Moore of AL and several nieces and nephews.   

He was the brother of the late Robert Hartwig and Thomas Hartwig.

Friends may attend his Mass of Christian burial at 10 am on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at  Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peters Church, 44 Lake St, LeRoy, NY.  Private burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jack's memory may be made to Buffalo Ornithological Society, 1022 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14211.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home of Batavia. 

Batavia - Muriel I. Rafferty, 92, of Batavia, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 at the Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia.

Muriel was born December 21, 1925 in Saranac Lake, a daughter of the late Charles and Edith (St. Louis) Brown.

Muriel was a member of Resurrection Parish and the VFW.  She volunteered her time at the Salvation Army and the former Genesee Memorial Hospital.  She was a social worker at the Genesee County Department of Social Services. Muriel loved to dance and will be remembered as a sweet lady who was loved by everyone. 

Survivors include her daughter, Pamela M. McMinn of Batavia; one son, John R. Rafferty, Jr. of Rochester; a grandson, Robert (Sheila) Neth, Jr. of Batavia; a granddaughter, Kelsey (Adrian) Platt of Florida; great-grandchildren, Makenzie Neth, Benjamin Neth and Alyiah Platt; one sister, Eleanor Gauthier of Saranac Lake; her companion, Harry Kramer of Bergen and several nieces and nephews including, Margery LaBombard of Batavia.

Muriel is the wife of the late John R. Rafferty, Sr., mother of the late Mary Ann Rafferty, grandmother of the late Danielle McMinn and sister of the late Dorothy Moody.  

Calling hours are Wednesday, December 12th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia.  Muriel’s Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 13th at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia.  She will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia. 

Memorials may be made to Wyoming County SPCA, PO Box 269, 808 Creek Road, Attica, NY 14011 or Volunteers For Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Oakfield - Ruth M. Yoder, age 100, of Oakfield, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Wyoming County Community Hospital.

Mrs. Yoder was born December 22, 1917 in Darien, a daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Meyers Mingle.

She lived in Attica, NY for 53 years before moving to Oakfield in 2012 to live with her daughter and son-in-law.  While living in Attica she sold Avon for many years and was active in Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish's Rosary & Altar Society.

A member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield, she loved working the daily crossword puzzle and watching the Buffalo Sabres.

She is predeceased by her husbands, Eli Yoder who passed away in 1987 and Charles D. Baker who passed away in 2012.

She was devoted to her family and is survived by her children, Jerome (JoAnn) Yoder of Batavia, June (Benjamin) Martino of Oakfield and James (Linda) Yoder of Batavia; seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her siblings; Raymond, Edward, Arthur & Carl Mingle, Alice Haier, Irene VanAlstyne and Eleanor Swonger.

There are no prior visiting hours. Her services will be held on Saturday, December 8th at 11 a.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  Please note change in service location due to a Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic Church. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Ruth’s name to St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, New York 14125.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements for Mrs. Yoder  have been entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

flag.jpg  Frank C. Mazzarella, 93 of Perry, passed away peacefully on Wednesday December 5, 2018 at Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home in Perry after a long illness. He was born in Perry, New York on March 11, 1925 a son to the late Joseph and Carmella (Catalano) Mazzarella. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years: Marie (Lorenz) Mazzarella who passed away in 2015, a daughter-in-law: Maureen Mazzarella, and 11 siblings.

Frank served with the US Army during World War II. Frank ran a barber shop in Castile for many years before relocating to his own shop to Perry, where he retired from it at the age of 85. He was a member of the Perry VFW. He enjoyed reading books, watching Western Movies on TV and loved to walk daily around the Village Park.

He is survived by a daughter: Lisa M. (Mark) Walworth of Hemlock; sons Frank J. “Butch” Mazzarella of Leicester, Christopher (Linn Hom) Mazzarella of Sacramento, CA.; sister-in-law: Patricia Mazzarella; brother-in-law Paul Baron; a granddaughter Marisa Mazzarella; 3 step grandchildren James Walworth, Duane (Holly) Walworth and Lisa J. Walworth; 1 great granddaughter “little Claire”; 5 step great grandchildren Hailey (Rocco), Brandon, Aiden, Bailey and Emma and a step great-great grandchild, along with many special nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

Family and friends may call from 4-7pm on Monday December 10, 2018 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530, where Funeral Services will follow at 7:00PM. He will be laid to rest in Leicester Cemetery in Leicester

Memorial contributions may be directed to Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home 167 N. Main St Perry, New York 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

pratt1.jpg  Shirley Rose Pratt, 90, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Wednesday December 5, 2018 at the Premier Genesee Nursing Facility in Batavia. She was born in Warsaw on November 24, 1928 to the late Floyd and Florence (Calkins) Baker. In addition to her parents, Rose is predeceased by her husband; Robert C. Pratt; brothers Carl, Gerald, Calvin and Peter Baker; sister Bernice Casselberry; and son in law Larry Strohm.

Mom enjoyed 68 years of marriage to Robert Pratt who passed away on September 1, 2015.  During retirement, they went on many trips and were rarely apart from each other.  Mom enjoyed antique shopping, decorating her home, bingo, loved to cook and was known for her baked apple pies.  She was a wonderful mother, a loving wife and is re-united with the love of her life of 68 years.

She is survived by her children; Linda Pratt of Orchard Park, Peggy Strohm of Attica, Gary (Sara) Pratt; 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday December 8, 2018 from 12:00-1:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 1:00PM Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at the Funeral Home.  Rose will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to www.alz.org. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

LeRoy ~ Lawrence S. "Larry" Spoto, age 83, of Fillmore Street, passed away at home unexpectedly on Tuesday morning (December 4, 2018).

     He was born April 14, 1935 in Dunkirk, N.Y., a son of the late Alexander and Angela Acoraci Spoto.

     Larry will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and dear friend to many.  He was a man completely devoted to his family, faith and his community.  He was a dedicated member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and a past board member of All Babies Cherished. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and returned to his community and became a respected businessman and auto dealer for over 40 years with the former Chief Pontiac-Cadillac-Buick-GMC dealership in Lime Rock.  Larry was also a proud alumnus of St. Bonaventure University and an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

     He was predeceased by his wives, Donna Biasuzi Spoto in 1966 and Jean Kunego Spoto in 2012.  He is survived by his children, Peter Spoto of Australia, Rebecca (William Rivera) Spoto of VA, David Spoto of LeRoy, Dr. Amy (Jason Henderson) Spoto of Middletown, NY, Mark Spoto of Rochester, Sarah (Derek) Spink of LeRoy and Thomas Spoto of Rochester; grandchildren, Asher, Kaylyn, Ella, Ava, Lauren, Emma, Madison and Drew, along with many dear friends.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 1 ~ 5 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 Monday at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy.  Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

     Contributions in memory of Larry are suggested to All Babies Cherished, 445 Ellicott St., Batavia, N.Y. 14020.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Larry's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

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

PAVILION - Jayne A. Gaebler, 61, of Pavilion, passed away Monday, (December 3, 2018), at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia.

Jayne was born August 9, 1957, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Irving and Florence (Cook) Albee.

She was a life long member of St. James Episcopal Church and enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, making ceramics, and crafting.  Jayne was an avid reader, shopper, and loved dogs and cats.

 She is the wife of Robert Gaebler of Pavilion. 

Surviving along with her husband are her children, Courtney and Ryan (Melissa) Gaebler both of Batavia; brothers, Don (Susan) Albee of NC, Michael Albee of Batavia; sisters, Carole (John) Kabel of Ashville, NC, Sharon (Ronald) Barone of Stafford, Alanna (Lawrence) McLeod of Santee, CA; her mother-in-law, Rhoda (late Robert) Gaebler of Oswego.  Jayne was looking forward to welcoming her first grandchild, a girl, Jade Elizabeth Gaebler in April.                  

She is predeceased by a son, Robert James Gaebler, and a brother, Clair (late Sharon) Albee.

There will be no visitation. Jayne's Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM Sunday (December 9, 2018) at the St. James Episcopal Church, 405 E. Main St., Batavia. Contributions in Jayne's memory may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, c/o UMMC, 127 North Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or online at www.geneseecancerassistance.com.

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.

leone_sr.jpgMICHAEL A. LEONE, SR. ~ Age 58, of Batavia died peacefully Friday December 1, 2018 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born April 18, 1960, in Batavia, a son of the late Anthony F. and Barbara A. (Azzi) Leone.

Michael formerly worked at Whiting Overhead Door in Akron, NY and in his younger days enjoyed Harley Davidson Motorcycles, Muscle Cars, owning a 69 GTO. He was an outdoorsman from a young age, avid hunter, fisherman, enjoyed swimming, biking, model and RC cars. Michael’s life was his beloved Starr, children and grandchildren.       

Michael is survived by his soulmate; Star (Branche) Leone; loving children, Michael A. (Jessie) Leone, Jr. and Amanda (Arthur Filaretov) Leone all of Batavia; cherished grandsons, Weston Michael and Ryker Joel; brother, Tony Leone; mother-in-law, Betty Loss; sister-in-law, Colleen March all of Batavia; brother-in-law, Richard Branche of Pembroke; nieces, Kaytlyn and Abbigayle Leone along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.    

Michael’s funeral services will be held privately by his family and in lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 127 North Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Please share your words of comfort with Michael's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF MICHAEL A. LEONE, SR. IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4210 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NY 14020

 

yarn.jpgDOLORES J. McCARTHY ~ age 85, of Batavia, NY, died peacefully Friday December 1, 2018 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville. She was born May 17, 1933, in Gowanda, NY, the daughter of the late Garnard and Marian (Philips) Hamilton, also preceded in death by a daughter, Melody Lynn Bastedo.

Dolores enjoyed cooking, crocheting, knitting, traveling and shopping.

Surviving is her husband, Philip R. McCarthy of Batavia; son, Danny (Patricia) Bastedo of Lancaster; daughter, Judy (Peter) Thompson of Alexander; step-daughter, Lydia Storey of PA along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There is no prior visitation and funeral services will be announced later. Dolores will be laid to rest in Jolls Cemetery, Perrysburg, NY and memorials in her memory are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Please share your words of comfort with Dolores's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF DOLORES J. McCARTHY IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4210

 

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