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Rachael J. Orzel

By T.J. Woodward

Rachael J. Orzel, 82 of Mt. Morris, formerly of Perry and Buffalo. Died May 8, 2011 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Born in Rome, New York on February 1, 1929. She is daughter of the late William (Edna Barnes) Irvine and  was raised by the late John and Laura Schoeflin. Mrs. Orzel worked for many years at Martin Dry Cleaner and Laundry of Warsaw, she then moved to Buffalo and worked at the Pratt and Lambert Paint Factory until her retirement. She loved to crochet and embroider, making several afgans & quilts. Mrs. Orzel was an avid Buffalo Bills fan, loved dogs, a “good” cup of coffee and visiting with her niece. She is preceded in death by her husband Richard Orzel (1998), brother Robert Irvine, Sr., sister Margaret (Frank) Pitcock, sister-in-law Florence Irvine, and great nephew Jason Weber.

 She is survived by her niece Carol (Carl) Weber of Perry, Nephew Robert Irvine, Jr. of Albion; brother-in-law Robert Orzel of Buffalo; great nephews Aaron (Pam) Weber of Avon; John (Elaine) Jones of Ortonville, MI; great niece Kimberley (Curtis) Schroth of LeRoy; along with 8 great-great nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday May 10, 2011 from 6 to 7 PM at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC 98 N. Main St. Perry. Funeral services will be held 7:00 PM on Tuesday May 10, 2011 at the funeral home. Entombment will take place at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, NY.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society ATTN: Stacie Waddell, Relay for Life Wyoming County Memorial for Rachael Orzel 101 John James Audubon Pkwy, Amherst, NY 14228. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.


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