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GRACE M. NICHOLS Age 82, lifelong resident of Batavia, passed away peacefully Tuesday September 24, 2013 at home under the care of Hospice, surrounded by her loving children, after a long, courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born December 26, 1930 in Batavia to the late William A. and Gertrude M. (Perry) Torcello, Grace married Peter N. Nichols on June 30, 1951 and enjoyed 28 years together until his passing in 1980, also preceded in death by sisters, Mary D. (Torcello) Vallese, Marguerite J. (Torcello) Yerger; brothers, Ralph L., William M. and Michael A. Torcello.

   As a teenager, she worked at Kresgies Dept. Store. She was a homemaker after her children were born until they were teenagers. She then learned dog grooming and was the proprietor of La Petite Poodle Salon until her husband's passing, then went to work for Kodak, Mallory Timers and eventually retiring from Chapin's Manufacturing in 1997.

   Grace was a fun-loving, outgoing person who had a positive effect on everyone she met. She lived life to the fullest and if anything tried to get in her way, she would simply say, "Whatever". She bowled for over 40 years on the Thursday night B league at Mancuso's and golfed on the Tuesday night ladies league at Terry Hills.

   She loved to travel, especially to Las Vegas to visit her brother, sister and dear friend, Paul Tomaszewski. She went on many bus trips and cruises with the "girls". After the news of her cancer, she persevered, enjoyed Monday Bingo at McDonalds and going to the Casino. She enjoyed word search puzzles, her bird feeder, the Buffalo Bills, cooking, Food Network and always loved her "sweets".

   She lived for her children and grandchildren, supporting them in all their endeavors. She was a cub scout den mother and was affectionately known as "Ma Troll" as she loved to go to her sons band engagements, she would be the first one on the dance floor.

   Grace is survived by her children, Calvin (Amy Michalak) Nichols, Guy (Rebecca Fuller) Nichols all of Batavia and Pamela (John) Starowitz of Elba, former daughter-in-law, Roxanne Nichols of Warsaw; grandchildren, Nathan (Christi) Nichols, Cody Nichols, Cory Nichols all of Warsaw, Joshua Secondo, Jake Nichols, Cali Nichols all of Batavia, Sean and Matthew Starowitz both of Elba, Devon Marie Nichols of Batavia and great-granddaughter, Alyvia Fetzer of Warsaw; sister, Rose Marie Torcello-Sharp (Darrel) Canfield, brother, Arthur J. Torcello all of Las Vegas, NV; sisters-in-law, Virginia Johnson and Virginia Bray both of Batavia along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

   Family and friends may visit from 4-8 PM Sunday September 29, 2013 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 AM Monday September 30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 AM at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site). Burial will be alongside her husband in St. Joseph's Cemetery, in lieu of flowers memorials may be in the form of mass offerings or to Homecare & Hospice 550 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020 or a charity of the donor's choice.           

Please share your memories of Grace, with her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth M. Langdon, 88 of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday September 24, 2013 at the United Memorial Medical Center. She was born on April 1, 1925 in Buffalo to the late Howard (Lorena Fleming) Morse. She enjoyed baking. In her later years she traveled with her children, but the time she enjoyed most was spending time with her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Douglas Langdon; daughter Cynthia Sage; grandson Kyle Langdon; brother George Morse. 

Mrs. Langdon is survived by her daughter Karen (Greg) O’Brien of Batavia; son Paul (Debra) Langdon of Rochester; 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday September 26, 2013 from 4 to 7 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020. Funeral Services will be held privately. Interment will be in the West Middlebury Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the United Memorial Medical Center Foundation New Wing Comfort Care Room 127 North St. Batavia, NY 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit 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.

Mary Embroli, 93, of Batavia, entered peacefully into the house of our Lord on September 22, 2013 at Crossroads House in Batavia.

Mary was the daughter of Angelo and Carrie (Costantino) Turazzo and was born on February 9, 1920 at home.  As a young girl, Mary loved roller skating and playing softball with the Thorpe Street Torpedoes.

Mary held several jobs throughout her life, working as a seamstress at the Shirt Factory, then to Doehler Jarvis during the war, Kisiel Die Castings, GTE Sylvania, Oliver’s Candy, which she said was her “sweetest job” ever, and in the meat department  at Star Market.  But her most passionate role was that of a beloved and dedicated wife to her husband, Joseph and endearing mother to their children.  Mary lived for her family. At any given moment, you could find her in the kitchen preparing authentic Italian dishes, making homemade pizza, dozens of cookies for Christmas, and getting her meatless recipes ready for St. Joseph Day celebration.  She made every family gathering special from her beautifully set tables to her picnics in the backyard with food galore and games set up for entertainment, along with the many antics she had in store for all those attending.  She loved playing tricks on everyone and no one ever left those wonderful times without a “dish of goodies” to take home with them.  Mary also enjoyed sewing for herself, her family and her home.  Many family members received crocheted afghans as gifts as well as the patients of the Veterans Hospitals in Batavia and Buffalo.

Mary and Joseph P. Embroli enjoyed 64 loving and dedicated years of marriage before his passing on January 18, 2006.  Along with her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Carl and Angelo, who passed away as toddlers, Josephine (Frank) Barone, Rose Mancuso, Anthony (Hazel) Mancuso, Samuel (Sarah) Mancuso, Joseph (Betty) Turazzo, Frank (Lucy) Turazzo, Grace Zicardi, and Dolores Turazzo; nephews, Guy Irrera, Angelo and Anthony Turazzo.  She was the sole survivor of a hard working and wonderful family.

Survivors include her loving children, Joan (Joseph) Maniace, Enrico (Kathleen) Embroli and Carleen (Danny) West.  Grandchildren, Joseph (Angel), Ronald (Leann), Gino (Lynn) Maniace, Erik (Sandy) Embroli, Tyra (Terry) Read, Christina and Troy West, both at home; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  Mary is also survived by her brother-in-law, Lawrence Amato and his family, several nieces, nephews and cousins in the Rochester area. 

Family and friends may gather to share memories, thoughts and condolences on Wednesday (September 25th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 9:30am at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph Church).  Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. 

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., Batavia, NY or Homecare and Hospice, 550 East Main St., Batavia, NY.  Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

June E. Stevens, 87 of Oakfield, passed away peacefully Sunday morning (September 22, 2013) at the Batavia Health Care Center.

She was born in Batavia on October 7, 1925.

June was a homemaker for most of her life and was predeceased by her husbands, Edwin J. Vokes  and George Stevens.

Survivors include her son Edwin J. (Molly D.) Vokes of Oakfield.  Daughter, Missy Blackman of Batavia.  She is also survived by five grandchildren.

There will be no prior visitation. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

LeRoy ~ Stella Elizabeth (Liz) Pollock, age 99, formerly of West Avenue, passed away late Wednesday morning (Sept. 18, 2013) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

     Mrs. Pollock was born April 13, 1914 in Dunnville, ON, a daughter of the late Richard and Frances Drake Grills.

     She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, who loved to travel with her late husband, Russ.  They thoroughly enjoyed their time with their "winter friends" in Crescent City, FL.   She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Olive Branch 509.

     She is survived by her children, John (Patricia) Pollock of Trumansburg, Janice Cooper of LeRoy, and Joanne (William) Berry of Canandaigua, 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her son in law, Franklin Cooper.

     Friends may call on the family on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 12:30 ~ 1:30 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), where services will be held at 1:30 PM.  Interment will be in Dunnville, ON.  The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to Howe Memorial United Methodist Church, 252 N. Summit St., Crescent City, FL 32112.

     Mrs. Pollock and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.  585~768~2400

Joseph S. Grasso, Sr., 93 of Batavia, passed away Friday morning (September 20, 2013) at his residence.

He was born in Batavia on July 1, 1920, a son of the late Louis and Angeline Butera Grasso.

Joseph was a U.S. Navy Veteran having served during World War II and was the Chaplain of the D.A.V. for several years.  He was the owner of the former Batavia Thrift Store on Jackson St. in Batavia prior to his retirement.  Joe’s life revolved around his family and was a very dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandpa.  His presence will definitely be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Bessie A. Hale Grasso “Red” of Batavia. Two sons, Joseph (Carol) Grasso, Jr. of Batavia and Richard (Kathy) Grasso of Hilton. One daughter, Betty Ann Nash of Florida.  Sisters, Louise Capuano of Batavia and Sister Virginia Marie Grasso of Buffalo.  Sisters-in-law, Betty Grasso of Batavia and Nellie Grasso of Florida.  Also survived by 14 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren , great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Patsy, Frank, Andrew and Salvatore Grasso, Madeline Gabriele and Mary Jane Mruczek.

Friends and family may gather to share memories, thoughts and condolences on Tuesday from 3-6pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia.  A funeral service will commence at the conclusion of visitation at 6pm.  Private burial with full military honors will be in Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for distribution.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

 

Marilyn J. Beedham, 83 of Attica, passed away on Friday September 20, 2013 at the United Memorial Medical Center. She was born January 7, 1930 in Batavia to the late Raymond (May Graham) Sprague. Mrs. Beedham worked as an Aide in the maternity department at the United Memorial Medical Center and then worked as a Home Health Care Aide. She was an avid bingo and card player that loved to crochet. She is preceded in death by her husband George Edward Beedham in 2006; son Kevin; brother Richard Sprague; two sisters Virginia Willis and Barbara Hamm.

Marilyn is survived by her sons Dennis (Dayle) of Oakfield; Michael (Janice) of Attica; Brian (Cyndi) Beedham of Attica; sister Betty (Arnold) Tiede of Batavia; 11 grandchildren Dennis, Zachary Pope; Jen (Haven Armstrong) Beedham; Jamie (Ryan) Rada; Corey (Kristine) Beedham; Amanda (Mark) Rajewski; Lisa, Nicholas, Meridith, James and Hailey Beedham; 2 great-grandchildren Jacob and Hannah Pope along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a 10:30 AM Funeral Service on Tuesday September 24, 2013 at the Trinity United Methodist Church 75 Main St. Attica, NY 14011. Interment will take place in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wyoming County SPCA 808 Creek Rd. Attica, NY 14011. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

September 19, 2013, survived by Renee Tabone; dear father of Isaac Tabone; brother of the late Antoinette (Jim) Bray. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church, 8445 Greiner Rd., Williamsville, Tuesday at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

 

 

 

 

 

Esther E. Brudz, 80 of Darien, passed away on Monday September 16, 2013 at the Batavia Nursing Home. She was born on April 16, 1933 in Buffalo to the late Andrew (Elizabeth Makowski) Glowniak. Esther completed her Interior Design Course at the Chicago Institute of Interior Design and retired as a self employed Interior Designer. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Council in Darien. She enjoyed traveling, playing Euchre and most of all spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by a daughter Betty Jane; sisters Clara Witkowski; Irene (Gerald) Gach; brothers William (Sophia) Glowniak; Henry (Cecilia) Glowniak.

Mrs. Brudz is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years Joseph Brudz of Darien; sons Mark (Colleen) Brudz of Batavia; Timothy (Rita) Brudz of Attica; daughter Amy (Edward) Wenck of Indianapolis, IN; six grandchildren, along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. 

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday September 27, 2013 at Our Lady-Good Council Church 10677 Alleghany Rd, Darien Center, NY 14040. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Buffalo.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family to be distributed to various charities. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit 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.

LOUIS A. CORBELLI Age 77, of Batavia, formerly of Oakfield, died peacefully  Monday September 16, 2013 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. He was born in Altoona, PA, a son of the late Carlo and Domenica (Tacca) Corbelli, also preceded in death by his brother, John Corbelli and sister, Mary Jo Pilato.

Louis was a 1954 graduate of Oakfield High School and earned an associate's degree from Alfred State College. He was retired from the New York State Department of Transportation in Rochester where he held a civil engineering post for 37 years and was a member of the Highway of Engineers. He was also employed part-time at Batavia Downs for many years. He was a parishioner of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's) and former member of Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's) where he was president of the Holy Name Society and also served as an usher. Mr. Corbelli was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed bowling and was an avid golfer.

Mr. Corbelli is survived by his loving wife, Annette (Pullinzi) Corbelli of Batavia, a son, David (Julie) Corbelli of Elma; daughters, Judith (Dennis) Minnick of Alden and Marianne (James) Richter of Illinois along with four grandsons, Ryan and Alex Corbelli, Reagan and Reese Richter; brothers, Bernard (Pat) Corbelli of Georgia, Sandy Corbelli of Williamsville, Peter (Barbara) Corbelli of Batavia, Leo (Sue) Corbelli of California, Octavio (Lynn) Corbelli of Arizona and Victor (Barbara) Corbelli of Texas; sisters, Antoinette Martin of Missouri and Elizabeth Seeberg of Arizona; sister-in-law, Antoinette Corbelli of Williamsville; brother-in-law, Frank Pilato of Arizona along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to recite prayers, 9:15 AM Saturday September 21, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020, a Mass of Christian Burial will follow 10:00 AM at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site).  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery and in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to PSP.org or CurePSP 30 E. Padonia Road Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093.           

Please share your memories of Louis, with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

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