Rose Pontillo Minuto, 93, of Batavia, died Tuesday (January 11, 2011) at Genesee County Nursing Home.
She was born in Batavia on February 8, 1917, a daughter of the late Michael and Phillipa (Fannie) Condello Pontillo. Her husband, Thomas Vincent Minuto Sr., died on November 28, 1996.
Mrs. Minuto was a member of St. Anthony's Church and retired from Batavia Downs where she worked the concession stands for many years. Her love was knitting hats to give to others and baking, especially at Christmas time. She was known as the "cookie lady" to many of her friends. For many years she was a short order cook at the former Checkerboard Restaurant in Batavia and was an avid crossword puzzle solver and Court TV viewer.
Surviving is her daughter and son in law, Patricia and Pasquale Cesarano of Batavia. A son and daughter in law, Michael and Mary Ellen (Gorecki) Minuto of Rochester. Grandchildren: Joseph (Wendy) Cesarano, Thomas (Amy) Cesarano, Patrick Cesarano, Robby (Debbie) Cesarano, Michael (Denise) Cesarano, Dean Minuto and Jody (Michael) Carry. Eleven great grandchildren, two great, great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Sister of Jennie Dispenza of Batavia and Florence Pontillo of Batavia.
She is the mother of the late Thomas Vincent Minuto Jr., who died in July of 2002 and sister of the late Vincent and Frank Pontillo.
Friends may call from 4 - 7PM on Friday at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA where prayers will be Saturday at 8:45AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Church).
Entombment will be in St. Joseph Mausoleum.
Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA. RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.