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     Age 54, of Elba, died Saturday morning November 19, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center after her brave battle with cancer. She was born June 8, 1957 in Batavia daughter of Patsy Vigneri of Elba and the late Marie Ramley. She was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish and until her illness was a bookkeeper for Oak Orchard Dairy. Carol enjoyed a simple life, had a love for the outdoors, gardening, crafts, crocheting and bowling. She was the strength of her family, a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who loved to be involved in her kids daily activities & sports. Her children fondly remember the "life lessons" they learned in their living room talks before sitting down to dinner.

     Surviving along with her father is her hsuband of 28 years William Burr of Elba; her beloved children William Patrick, David & Joseph all at home and Jennifer (Shane LaDue) Burr of Rochester; loving sister Diane (Russ) Marchese of Batavia; 2 grandsons Braden Burr & Anthony LaDue along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

     Family and friends may visit from 4-8 PM Tuesday November 22, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be rectited 9:15 AM Wednesday November 23 followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Padre Pio Parish (Our Lady of Fatima Site). Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery and memorials in Carol's memory are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 16 Bank Street Batavia, New York. For more informatiom please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF CAROL ANN BURR IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NY 14020.

Glenda A. Mullen, 75 of Batavia, died November 16, 2011in the New York State Veterans Home. She was born February 13, 1936 in Canaseraga, New York to the late Glenn (Ada Mitchell) Coombs. Mrs. Mullen was a graduate of Dansville High School, a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s Church) for over 45 years, a member of the Batavia Lioness Club and a Volunteer for many years at Batavia Nursing Home. Glenda enjoyed crafting and had her own business at one time, she loved to sew and decorate her home. She loved her dogs, Chloe, Beau, and Rusty.She is preceded in death by her husband Arthur Mullen, two daughters in law Elizabeth Mullen, Patricia Mullen. 

She is survived by her children Joanne (Marc) Petrillo of Rochester, Charles (Beth) Mullen of Rochester, Barbara (Richard) Siefert of Rochester, Bernadette (Robert) Montagliano of Rochester, Kenneth Mullen of Batavia, Frank (Pam) Mullen of Batavia, Mark (Tracy) Mullen of Pennsylvania, Valerie (John) Slater of Maryland, John  (Susan Borkholder) Mullen of Batavia, Mary (Scott) Case of Batavia, Lee (Aldo) Milanese of Poughkeepsie, NY, and Christopher (Stacy) Mullen of Batavia.  Brother James Coombs of Bath, NY, 3 sisters Carol (Fred) Seeman of Holley, NY, Joyce (Ralph) Chidsey of Florida and Joanne (Gene) Isaman of Maryland survive along with 26 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Sunday November 20, 2011 from 2 to 6 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in Resurrection Parish- St. Joseph’s Church, 300 East Main Street, Batavia, NY on Monday November 21, 2011. Entombment will take place at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Family to be distributed to various charities to honor her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Cynthia “Cindy” E. Clark, 67 of Perry went to be with her Lord November 15, 2011 at the Teresa House in Geneseo. She was born in Warsaw, NY on December 25, 1943 to the late Charles H. Myers &  Laura May (Knapp) Myers of Warsaw. Cindy enjoyed driving school bus for 38 years. She was a life member of the Brick Presbyterian Church in Perry, past member and President of the Perry Emergency Ambulance. Cindy enjoyed family, friends, gardening, reading, camping, hiking, painting, and photography.

Cynthia is survived by her son Christopher M. Clark of Buffalo; sister Ann (Bill) Liberatore of Warsaw; brothers Alan (Sue) Myers of Friendship; Phil (Linda) Myers of Clearwater, FL; good friend William H. Knapp of Nunda; sister-in-law Sharon (Van) Howden of Perry; 7 nieces and nephews, 15 great nieces and nephews.
 
Friends are invited to call on Saturday November 19, 2011 from 4 to 7 PM and Sunday November 20, 2011 from 1 to 2 PM at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 2:00 PM Funeral Services will follow calling hours on Sunday November 20, 2011 at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Teresa House 21 Highland Rd. Geneseo, NY 14454, American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or to the Brick Presbyterian Church 6 Church St. Perry, NY 14530. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.


 

Franklin R. “Ace” Maniace, 68of Batavia, died November 13, 2011at Crossroads House. He was born April 29, 1943 in Batavia to the late Salvatore (Phyllis LaLoggia) Maniace.Mr. Maniace was retired from Eastman Kodak in Rochester. He was a member of Ascension Parish (St. Anthony’s). Ace was a well known bowler who bowled for many years on the Batavia Tailors team in Batavia Classic League. He bowled several 300 games and participated in and won many bowling tournaments. He was an avid sports fan especially of the New York Yankees.  He is preceded in death by his brothers John, Charles and Samuel Maniace Jr., and Sisters Josephine DeFazio and Frances Mandelar.    
                                                                                                                        
He is survived by his best friend and companion Charlotte Schlossel of Georgia, sons Philip Maniace of Batavia, John (Michelle) Maniace of West Seneca and daughter Kimberly (Tom) Reed of Gates, NY. Brothers Dominic Maniace, Michael (Beverly) Maniace all of Batavia, Joseph (Joan) Maniace of Wyoming, Nathan Maniace of Batavia, Richard (Kathy) Maniace of Florida and Robert Maniace of Batavia; sisters Mary (Neil) Jacobs, Angeline Siracuse, Lucille (Clarence) Dora, Rose Marie Torres, Dorothy (Lester) Shafer and Linda Maniace all of Batavia survive along with many nieces and nephews and his long time best friends Joe and Carol Grasso of Batavia.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday November 18, 2011 at Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s Church 122 Liberty St. Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or HomeCare & Hospice 550 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

Jennie Elizabeth (Wylaz) Hofmann, 87of Las Cruces, NM. Passed away peacefully on November 11, 2011 in Las Cruces, NM.  She was born November 8, 1924. Jennie and her beloved husband, Laverne Hofmann owned and operated the Byron Superette for forty years and upon their retirement moved to Batavia.She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Laverne Ernest Hofmann. 

She leaves behind three daughters who loved her dearly: Judith (Lloyd) Childs; Susanne (William) Neelin and Nancy (David) Hofmann Kurty. Jennie was blessed with four wonderful grandchildren: Philip (Kris) Kunes; Jennifer Kunes; Christina (Michael) Scarpulla; Kimberly (Jameson Sr.) Ricigliano and five great-grandchildren: Christopher Kunes, Jeremiah Carli Scarpulla; Jameson Jr.; Brayden Ricigliano. Jennie is survived by her brothers Edwin Motsenbocker; Albert Wylaz, and sister Marian (Richard) Anderson.

Friends may call on Wednesday November 16, 2011 from 7 to 9 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 10:30 AM Funeral Service will take place on Thursday November 17, 2011 at the Byron Presbyterian Church 6293 West Main Street Byron, NY 14422. Interment at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Byron Presbyterian Church 6293 West Main St. Byron, NY 14422. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

  
 

     Age 95, of Batavia, died peacefully Saturday morning November 12, 2011 at the home of her daughter while under the care of Hospice. She was born December 31, 1915 in Newport, RI daughter of the late Gitullio & Philomena (Georgie) Muratori, also preceded in death by her husbands Enzo Giuliani and Livio Sordoni; sisters Eleanor Perini & Mary Gaggi. She was a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's). Gina enjoyed family picnics and will be remembered as a wonderful, kind, caring woman who had a deep devotion to her children and loved to cook for her children and grandchildren.

     Surviving are her children Alexander "Alex" (Barbara) Giuliani of FL, Enzo (Gail) Giuliani and Diana (Ron) Viele all of Batavia; 8 grandchildren Alex Giuliani, Catrina Madgett, Gina Thomas, Maria (George) Shiffino, Enzo A. Giuliani, Denise M. (Michael) Gallego, Paul (Reagan) Viele, Christina Darron and Katie Viele; 16 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

     Family and friends may visit from 9:30-11:30 AM Wednesday November 16, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited at 11:30 AM followed by a 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site). Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery and memorials in Gina's memory are suggested to HomeCare & Hospice 550 East Main Street Batavia, NY or to a charity of the donor's choice. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF GINA GIULIANI-SORDONI IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN  STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

     Age 60, of Batavia, died Friday morning November 11, 2011 at Rochester General Hospital. He was born November 3, 1951 in Batavia, a son of Mae (Radley) of Batavia and the late Donald Dusen. Mr. Dusen was a United States Army Veteran, a former employee of US Chrome, member of the ASPCA of America, an avid fan of Rare Bear Racing and was a volunteer at the Batavia VA Medical Center.

     Surviving along with his mother is a son Jessi Dusen; brother James (Catherine) Dusen all of Batavia, granddaughter Kaitlynn Mae Dusen along with niece Lara and nephew Brad.

     Family and friends may visit from 10:00-12:00 Noon Tuseday November 15, 2011 at the Northgate Free Methodist Church 350 Bank Street in Batavia where Funeral Services will begin at 12 Noon. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery and memorials in Richard's memory are suggested to the family. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF RICHARD L. DUSEN IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

     Age 92, of Batavia died peacefully Sunday morning November 6, 2011 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. She was born November 12, 1919 in Buffalo, daughter of the late Piot & MaryAnna (Wiklinska) Elimnowski and was also preceded in death by her husband John. She worked for many years at General Electric, Irene was a quiet woman who had a deep faith and prayed the rosary daily, and was an avid Bills and Yankees fan.

     Surviving are her children Gerald of Buffalo, Robert A. of Honeoye Falls and Barbara Odachowski of Batavia; special granddaughter Dawn Jaszko of Pembroke, 3 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

     Family and friends are invited to an 11:00 AM Memorial Service Saturday November 12, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

THE FAMILY OF IRENE A. KACZMARCZYK IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

Michael J., 60 and Cynthia M., 56 Laraby of Perry, died November 11, 2011 in Perry, NY. Michael was born in Rochester on May 14, 1951 and Cynthia was born in Warsaw on September 20, 1955.  His parents are the late George Laraby and Marian (Marks) Wielgoszynski. Her parents are the late Thomas Rice and Florence (Irwin) Rice of Perry. Mr. Laraby was a Corrections Officer, retired from Groveland Correctional Facility. He also worked at Graham Manufacturing in Batavia for many years and served as the Deputy Mayor of Perry for the past six years. Mrs. Laraby was the Bank of Castile branch manager in Gainesville, member of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce and worked over 20 years for Champion products. They were both pillars of the community and devoted an endless amount of time to the Perry Fire Department. He was past Chief from 1987-1989, currently serving as the Treasurer and was a member for 41 years. She was a member for 38 years and an integral part of the Ladies Auxiliary. They are preceded in death by her brother Thomas Rice, his brother Stephen Laraby, step-father Kayo Wielgoszynski, step-mother Frances Laraby, step-sisters Carol Lawall, Sandra Mattoon. 

They are survived by 3 children Steve, Dave Laraby of Perry; Michele (Bill) Goulet of Silver Springs; 5 grandchildren Brady, Jacob Weber, Morgan, Dawson Laraby and Dillin Goulet; his brother John (Kim) Laraby of Perry, sisters Marcia “Martie” Ebersole of Warsaw; Joanne (Kip) Brown of Pavilion, Jill (Mike) Aaron of Perry; Jackie (Jose) Kelly of Leicester; Melissa (Kevin) Miller of Halstead, PA; step-brother Ron (Marcia) Mattoon of Perry; step-sister Pat Olin of Perry; her brothers Paul of Perry; Jeff (Mary) of Perry; Steve (Polly) of Leicester; Brian Rice of Perry; sister Linda (Bob) Shepard of Perry; along with many nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may call from 7-9 PM on Tuesday November 15, 2011 and from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Wednesday November 16, 2011 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Services will take place 11:00 AM on Thursday November 17, 2011 at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Perry Fire Department or Ladies Auxiliary P.O. Box 243 Perry, New York 14530.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.


Wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Linda Brown, 69, of Elba, was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 8, 2011.

She was born June 29, 1942 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of the late Ursi and Dorothy Eifling Hudson.

She enjoyed traveling, gardening, sharing a tandem bike with her husband, and spending time  with her family.  She also loved to photograph and care for any wildlife that  happened by. Linda was always ready to lend a hand and known for her great sense of humor. She cared for others and volunteered playing the piano at church and in monthly nursing home services, as well as running The Clothing Depot, a secondhand store in Elba.  She and her husband, Edward, founded New Covenant Chapel together.  There, she faithfully sacrificed and served the ministry of the gospel for 17 years, as a pastors wife.  

Surviving are her loving husband of 50 years, Rev. Edward W. Brown, Jr of Elba.  Son and daughter in-law, Bill (Laura) Brown of Tampa, Fl. Daughters and sons in-law, Debbie (Scott) Reed of Elba, Dawn (Pat) Skillo of Chili and Laurie (Joel) Hamm of Oakfield. Sisters, Dottie (Ken) Szczesny of Alden, Karen (John) Briggs of Akron and Janice (Mark) Geffers of Northfield, MN.  She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Friday from 5-9pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Avenue, Batavia.  Funeral services will be Saturday, 11am at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street, Batavia.

Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the family for distribution to various organizations.

Expressions of condolence maybe made at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY 14020.  Ronald P. Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

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