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Christine M. Blasioli, 93 of Batavia, died February 24, 2012 at the Crest Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center in Fairport. She was born August 15, 1918 in Glasport, PA to the late Joseph (Carmella Mangone Pullinzi) Tramontana. Mrs. Blasioli was the owner for 50 years of Christine’s Beauty Shop in Batavia. She was a member of Ascension Parish (St. Anthony’s), the Altar & Rosary Society, the St. Nicholas Society and the Paolo Busti Cultural Society. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Frank Blasioli Sr and son Nicholas Blasioli both in 1998. Also two brothers James Tramontana, Patrick Pullinzi, three sisters Clara Scuderi, Mildred DiSanto and Anna Pullinzi.     

She is survived by a son Frank Blasioli Jr. of Pittsford, daughter in law Jean Blasioli of Spencerport, sister Eleanor Longobardi of Batavia. 6 Grandchildren, Joseph, Olivia, Blasioli of Pittsford, Maria (Ripton Hunter) Blasioli of Rochester; Janine Blasioli of NJ; Maryalice (Cody) Kaminski of Gates; Peter Blasioli of Liverpool, 2 great-grandchildren Justin and Renee Hunter survive along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Monday February 27, 2012 from  to 4 to 8  PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 W. Main Street, Batavia, NY. Prayer will be recited at 9:30 AM on Tuesday February 28, 2012 at the Funeral Home followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial in Ascension Parish (St. Anthony’s), 122 Liberty Street, Batavia New York 14020. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia, NY.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 435 East Henrietta Rd. Rochester, NY 14620. 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.
 

Beatrice A. Kjos, 80 of Batavia, died suddenly February 23, 2012 at her home in Batavia. She was born October 17, 1931 in Batavia to the late Peter (Mildred Sprague) Chatt. Mrs. Kjos was retired from P.W. Minor in Batavia. She enjoyed reading books and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Wayne Kjos and a son Donald Hagen.

She is survived by her daughter Bonnie Hagen of Georgia, sons Terry (Terry) Hagen of Texas, Timothy (Sandra) Hagen of East Shelby, NY, Kenneth (Joan) Hagen of Rochester and a brother Robert (Shirley) Chatt of Batavia. Four grandchildren Kenny, Matthew, Torie and Shelby survive along with many nieces and nephews.  

There will be no prior calling hours. A Funeral Service will take place on Monday February 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, 329-333 W. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. Burial will take place in Grand View Cemetery.   

Memorials may be made to a Charity of the Donor’s Choice. 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.

Margaret McCready, 95 of Batavia, died February 21, 2012 peacefully at Williamsville Suburban Nursing Home after a brief illness. She was born May 8, 1916 in Buffalo to the late Edward F. (Mary E. Reuther) Smith. Mrs. McCready worked as a Registered Nurse for many years and was a Head Nurse at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw before she retired. She was very active with the Order of the Eastern Star and former District Deputy Grand Matron. Mrs. McCready was an avid New York Yankee fan, active in the Board of Election in Castile and very devoted to her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Carl D. McCready Jr., son Bruce McCready, daughters Linda and Mary Elizabeth McCready, brother Edward “Skeeter” Smith, sisters Rose Krajeski and Eileen (Miller) James. 

She is survived by sons David J. McCready of Batavia; Carl (Sharon) McCready III of FL; daughter Debbie Larson of Batavia; brother David (Carol) Smith of Depew; 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren,  along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service in celebration of her life will be held in May at a time and date to be announced.  Interment will take place in Grace Cemetery, Castile.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made 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, NY 14020.

Age 88, of Oakfield and formerly of Batavia, died peacefully Monday morning February 21, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born January 29, 1924 in LeRoy, NY daughter of the late Frank & Carmella (Zalacca) O'Geen and was also preceded in death by her husband Walter P.; son Joseph; sisters Josephine Tomaszewski & Connie O'Geen. She was a member of Ascension Parish and worked for many years at Batavia Downs. An avid card player, Mary loved to be with family, friends and was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Surviving is her loving daughter Mary Eleanor (Steve) Wells of Oakfield; brother Fran (Chip) O'Geen; sister Sarah O'Geen; 3 grandchildren Paul, Nick & Ashley; 3 great-grandchildren Kaitlyn, Megan & Carter along with many nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

Family and friends may visit from 2-4 & 7-9 PM Friday February 24 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 Saturday February 25 followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Site). Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the family with burial in Grand View Cemetery and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF MARY R. PIETRZYKOWSKI IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WSET MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

Donald F. Koepp, 70 of Batavia, died February 19, 2012 at Buffalo General Hospital under Hospice Care. He was born April 19, 1941 in Lockport, to the late Peter (Helen Bullock) Koepp. Mr. Koepp was retired from Angelica Textiles in Batavia. He enjoyed camping at Godfrey’s Pond and being with his grandchildren. He was a brother of the late Edward and Peter Koepp.

He is survived by his wife Lindy L. (Kelso) Koepp of Batavia;  sons Justin (Denise Wahl) Koepp of Batavia, Dana ( Sue) Koepp of Batavia, Peter (Laurie) Koepp of Darien, Mark (Ginger) Koepp of Oklahoma. One daughter Jessica (Gary) Williams of Batavia, 10 grandchildren survive along with many nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to call from 12:00 Noon to 4 PM on Saturday February 25, 2012 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, 329-333 West Main St., Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will follow calling hours at 4:00 PM on Saturday at the Funeral Home. Interment will be held privately.   

Memorials may be made 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 (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.



 

Josephine R. Battaglia formerly of Batavia, N.Y and Cape Coral, Florida passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2012 in Silver Spring, MD at the age of 94.  She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Josephine Zito Riso of Batavia, NY.  She was the wife of the late Cosmo F. Battaglia, who died in 2003. She is also preceded in death by sons A. Donald and A. Gene Battaglia, brothers Andrew, Harry and Nicholas Riso.

She lived in Batavia until 1975 when she moved to Cape Coral, Florida.  She is survived by two sons, Paul J.( Mary) of Batavia and Richard(Rita) of Silver Spring, MD. Also surviving are 7 grandsons, Andrew Battaglia(Mary) of Oklahoma, Paul Battaglia(Jenna) of Victor, Mark Battaglia and Tim Battaglia of Buffalo, Michael Battaglia of Columbus, Ohio, Philip and Brian Battaglia of Silver Spring, MD and one granddaughter, Joline(Jerrod) Moser of Oklahoma, 5 great grandchildren, five sisters, Rose Battaglia of Florida, Frances Gravanda of Buffalo, Pauline Gullo of Florida, Mary Davidson of Clarence and Terry Suozzi of Medina.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday February 24, 2012 at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, Cape Coral, FL. Interment will take place in Memorial Gardens Cemetery Fort Myers, FL.

Memorials may be made to United Memorial Medical Center, 127 North St. Batavia, N.Y. or Montgomery Hospice Casey House, ,6001 Muncaster Mill Road,Rockville, MD  20855. For more information or to sign the online guest Registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (585) 343-8260. Local arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Florence R. Benham, 81 of Batavia, died Sunday (February 19, 2012) at the Genesee County Nursing Home after a brief illness..

She was born in Buffalo, NY on December 14, 1930, the daughter of the late Harry and Daisy Setzer Benham.

She was formerly employed by the Genesee County Nursing Home, when it was located in East Bethany.

She is survived by a brother, Donald Benham of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were private at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery.

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 P. Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.

July 18, 1936 – February 13, 2012

Ward, born in Buffalo, New York, proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. He was a New York State Trooper for 20 years, and in 1979, moved with his family from Batavia, New York to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he worked in security at the Sands and New York, New York Hotel/Casino properties. He retired in 2001, and in 2009 moved to Beaumont, California. He is survived by his wife of 38 years; Mary (Hackett); his sister JoyceFeiertag; daughters Catherine Sylvester, Carolyn Morton, and son Christopher; daughter in-law Alison;7 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.  A mass will be held for him on Thursday, February 16, 2012, 2:00 pm at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, 2525 North Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino, California, 92405. Additionally, a memorial will be held for him Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 1:15 pm at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, California, 92518. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital would be appreciated.

Shirley A. Penfield, 79, of Dunnellon Florida, Oak Bend Village, formerly from Basom NY, passed away Saturday January 28, 2012.

Shirley Penfield was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, William C. Penfield.

She was born April 18, 1932 in Buffalo, NY daughter of the late Charles and Marian Naedele.

Shirley was retired from the Sylvania Plant in NY, and from Winter Haven Hospital, FL.
She was also a member of the Batavia Bridle and Saddle Club and 4-H Club.  Shirley served as the Treasurer, Secretary and Events Coordinator for the Oakbend Village since 1991 where she also wrote and published the monthly newsletter and calendar.  Mrs. Penfield was active in the community and did volunteer work at the Dunnellon Middle School PAWS program. Sadly, her beloved sister, Audrey K. Allein of Corfu, passed away just two weeks after her on February 11, 2012.

Survivors include her two daughters, Judy (Michael) Eadie of Rush, NY and Susan (Richard) Roper of DE; two sons, Charles (Bernadette) Penfield of Batavia, NY and Randy (Tamara) Penfield of Davenport, FL; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Family and Friends are invited to attend the celebration of the lives of Shirley and her sister Audrey at C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu on Thursday Feb. 16th from 4-8 pm.  A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 AM Feb 17th  at St. Maximilion Kolbe Church (St. Francis site) 18 West Main St., Corfu. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cheektowaga NY. Burial arrangements made by the National Cremation Society and CB Beach and Son Mortuary.
  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of Marion County, The Legacy House, 9505 SW 110th St., Ocala, FL 34481.

CORFU - Audrey K. Allein, of Corfu, NY died suddenly while vacationing at her sisters home in Florida on Feb 11, 2012.

Audrey was born Nov 22, 1934 in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of the late Charles and Marion  Naedele . She attended and graduated from Kensington High School in 1952.

Audrey married Richard T. Allein Sept. 24, 1955.  They lived in Buffalo until 1993 when they moved to Corfu to be close to their son and family.
Audrey retired from Trico in 1995 where she had been an employee for 30 yrs. to spend time with her husband and granddaughter  Kelsey.  After the death of her husband in 1996, Audrey went to work in the cafeteria at Pembroke Central School,  until she retired in 2011.

Audrey ‘s love for life was shared with her family and friends.  She enjoyed hunting, reading, knitting and crocheting and most of all spending time with her grandchildren.

Predeceased by her husband Richard of 40 years and her sister Shirley Penfield of Dunnellon, FL on Jan. 28, 2012.

Survived by her Best Friend and granddaughter Kelsey (Nick Stephan) Allein, daughter Deborah (Daniel) Simpkins of Dunnellon FL, son Richard J (Julie) Allein of Corfu, grandsons Justin(Charlene) Simpkins of Dunnellon FL, and Jared (Leah Wallesverd) Simpkins of Crystal River, FL, Beloved niece Judy(Mike ) Eadie of Rush, NY, “great” nephews Brian Eadie and Kevin Eadie, both of Rush, NY, great grandchildren Caden, Ella, Baily and Mason Simpkins of Dunnellon, FL and several other nieces and nephews all of whom she loved dearly.

Family and friends of Audrey and her sister Shirley are invited to C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., Corfu, where a celebration of the bond they shared all through their lives will be held Thursday Feb 16th  from 4-8pm

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 AM Friday Feb 17th at St. Maximilion Kolbe Church (St. Francis site) 18 West Main St., Corfu, followed by interment at Evergreen Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Corfu Library, Evergreen Hill Cemetery or the family. Arrangements by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, 4-6 Main St., Corfu.

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