FRED P. SARACENI - Age 90, of Batavia, died peacefully Thursday afternoon February 6, 2014 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. He was born March 9, 1923 in Batavia to the late Arthur and Amelia (Soccio) Saraceni, also preceded in death by his siblings, Jimmy, Thomas, Germaine, Mary, Beatrice & Betty.
Mr. Saraceni was a United States Army Veteran of WWII and a member of Resurrection Parish. He was employed for many years as a heavy equipment operator at Soccio & Dellapenna and also worked for the railroad and Agway of Batavia. He loved tending to his yard and garden, enjoyed riding his snowmobile and Sunday afternoon car rides. His joy was his wife, children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years whom he married on Nov. 29, 1941 in St. Joseph's Church, Leroy, Josephine (Anzalone) Saraceni of Batavia; loving children, Alfred (Jane) Saraceni, Arthur Saraceni, Karen Woods all of Batavia, Amy (James) Thompson of FL and Germaine (Robert) Osborne of Oakfield; brother, Anthony "Red" (Marcie) Saraceni of Batavia; sisters, Fannie Copani of Caledonia, Yolanda (Harry) Bucceri of Oakfield, Ann (Ronald ) Penepent of Batavia and Roseanne (Donald) Showler of LeRoy; brother-in-law, Ross Anzalone of LeRoy; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins.
Family and friends may visit from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday February 9, 2014 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:00 a.m. Monday February 10 followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrections Parish (St. Mary's Site). Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery with Military Honors and in lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Memory Unit at the Genesee County Nursing Home 1st Floor 278 Bank Street Batavia, New York 14020.
Please share your memories of Fred, with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.
THE FAMILY OF FRED P. SARACENI IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.