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DOMINIC V. MANIACE Age 85, of Batavia, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday afternoon October 16, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born January 28, 1928 in Batavia, NY to the late Salvatore and Phyllis (LaLoggia) Maniace, also preceded in death by his brothers, John, Charles, Sam Jr., Franklin "Ace" Maniace; sisters, Josephine DeFazio and Frances Mandelar.

   Dominic was a lifelong Batavia resident, an Army Veteran of WWII, member of Ascension Parish and its Holy Name Society and the Notre Dame Prayer Group. He enjoyed playing the guitar, cooking, baking, watching sports, especially football, his dog, Ginger and his daughters dog, Selah. Dom will be remembered for his love of family and his strong faith in the Lord.

   Surviving is his loving daughter, Deb Maniace of Batavia;  brothers, Michael (Beverly) of Batavia, Joseph (Joan) of East Bethany, Nathan of Batavia, Richard (Kathy) of FL and Robert of Batavia; sisters, Mary (Neil) Jacobs, Angeline Siracuse, Lucille (Clarence) Dora, Rose Marie Torres, Dorothy (Lester) Schaffer and Linda Maniace all of Batavia; sister-in-law, Nicolina Maniace of Batavia along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

   Family and friends may visit from 2-6 PM Monday October 21, 2013 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020, where prayers will be recited 9:30 a.m. Tuesday October 22, 2013 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Site), celebrated by Fr. Richard Csizmar. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 16 Bank Street Batavia, New York 14020 or Care-A-Van Ministries PO Box 1611 Batavia, New York 14021.           

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

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

 

 

 

 

Unique-Lynn Fox, 5 months of Batavia, passed away on October 11, 2013 at the United Memorial Medical Center. She was born on April 24, 2013 in Batavia to Thomas Gibson of Batavia and Christina Fox of Batavia. Unique-Lynn will be remembered as a very happy, curious baby that had a tremendous smile.

Unique-Lynn is survived by her parents, maternal grandparents Tim Fox of Batavia; Shari Fox of FL; paternal grandparents Angela Flowers of Batavia; Harry Gibson of Batavia; 7 siblings along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may call on Wednesday October 16, 2013 from 11 AM to 12 Noon at the First Baptist Church 306 E. Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Funeral Services will follow calling on Wednesday 12:00 Noon at the church. Interment will take place in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Family. For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

 

LeRoy / Limerock ~ Audrey M. Finco, age 89, passed away peacefully Friday evening (Oct. 11, 2013) at her home surrounded by her loving family.

     Mrs. Finco was born December 25, 1923 in Caledonia, N.Y., a daughter of the late Richard Grayson and Helen Skelly Pangrazio.

     She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and sister, who was truly devoted to her family.  She was a fantastic cook and wonderful pie maker, who cherished the family holiday gatherings.  She was also a great New York Yankee fan.  She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish and had a very special devotion to St. Jude.

     She is survived by her daughters; Janice (Donald) Kurtz of LeRoy, Judith (William) Holly of E. Bethany and Joyce (Gerald) Aron of LeRoy, her sisters; Regina Alexyn of LeRoy and Lorraine Maxwell of LeRoy, her brother; Paul (Virginia) Pangrazio of Stafford, 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, her beloved pet, Ali, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Alfred.

     Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4 ~ 8 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Rite of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (St. Peter's Site), 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.    Memorials are suggested to either St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Volunteers for Animals, 3841 W. Main Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020. 

      Condolences may be offered to Audrey's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com .

     Mrs. Finco and her famiy are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. (585) 768~2400

George F. Gilmartin, 84 of Batavia, passed away on October 9, 2013 at the United Memorial Medical Center. He was born August 23, 1929 in Eagle, NY to the late F. Leon (Katheryn George) Gilmartin. George was a graduate of Batavia High School, he attended the Citadel, and graduated from Syracuse University. He was a member of Resurrection Parish, a Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict where he was a pilot trainer. He was the Director of the Budget for  SUNY at Alfred College of Technology, where he retired in 1987 as Administrator Emeritus from SUNY Alfred. He previously was a member of the startup staff for GTE Sylvania in Buffalo and then in Batavia, he worked for the former Springfield Casket Co and Boyertown Casket Company. He was an officer and member of the Board of Allegany County Community Service , officer and director of Allegany Council on Alcoholism, officer and director of Allegany Rehab Associates, officer and director Rural Health and Human Services Corp., Officer and director of Alfred Lions Club, and the Financial Chairman of St. Brendan & St. Jude R.C. Churches in Almond and Alfred.  George was an avid sports fan especially of the NY Yankees and the Syracuse Orangemen.  He is preceded in death by two brothers Darwin and Donald Gilmartin, sister Virginia (James) Metzger and nephew Peter Metzger.

George is survived by his sister in law Marie Gilmartin of Batavia, nieces and nephews Maria (Timothy) Woodward of Batavia, Patrick (Lucinda) Gilmartin of Buffalo, James (Tracy) Metzger of CA, Jennifer Brundage of NJ, John Gilmartin of FL, Susan Ohlemacher of Ohio, Richard (Nancy) Gilmartin of Batavia and Mary Beth (Peter) Mattei of CA. Several great  and great great nieces and nephews also survive along with his dear friends Mr. & Mrs. Chester Galle of Alfred Station.

Friends may call on Sunday October 13, 2013 from 2 to 5 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 9:30 AM in Resurrection Parish, (St. Mary’s site) 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia, NY. Entombment will take place in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia. 

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.  For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

Mary A. McComb (Nee, Tomasello) passed away peacefully and contentedly on Monday October 5, 2013 at the Crossroads House in Batavia. She was 90 years old. Mary was born May 18, 1923 and raised in in Buffalo, daughter to the late Anthony (Concetta) Tomasello.

She came to live in Batavia in 1965 with her husband, Daniel R. McComb, to work at Sylvania.
Mary loved to sing, cook Italian dishes and watch the news on TV. Her whole life revolved around her children, Daniel, Dennis, Sharon and Darlene. Mary was always there for her children right until the very end. She was always, first and foremost, a mother to her children.
One of Mary’s first jobs was as a secretary to the Mayor of Buffalo. In later life she worked at Sylvania and then at Kodak. 

Those who passed away before her were her husband, Daniel McComb; her father and mother, her brother, Charles Tomasello; her sister, Caroline Carey and her brother, Salvatore Tomasello.

She is survived by her children, Daniel (Peggy) McComb of Batavia; Dennis (Karen) McComb of Oakfield; Darlene McComb of LeRoy; Sharon Chase of Rochester; brothers, James (Terry) Tomasello of Buffalo; Anthony (Delores) Tomasello of Grand Island; David (Jackie) Tomasello of Kenmore; Richard (Elaine) Tomasello of Buffalo; sisters, Frances Bly of Springville; Constance Cusimano of Kenmore; Delores (Robert) Hylkema of Amherst; Linda Morton of Kenmore; and Diana (Gary) Noddy of Alabama.

There will be no prior calling hours. There will be a private party to celebrate her life.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Crossroads House 11 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020. 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.

OLGA TAVELARIS Age 87, of Albion, died peacefully Sunday, October 6, 2013, at her home. She was born August 4, 1926, in Flamburo, Greece to the late Ioannis and Maria (Tezia) Spyropoulos, also preceded in death by her husband, Ioannis "John" Tavelaris in 2010, sons, Vasilios "Billy" Tavelaris and Silas Tavelaris and sister, Maria Dedes.

Olga had a great love for family and friends, she enjoyed cooking and gardening.

Surviving is her loving daughter, Maria (Jim) Pinopoulos, a son, Telly all of Albion;  brother, Stylianos "Steve" (Rula) Spyropoulos of Batavia; sisters, Anthi (late Van) Lolis of Victor, Eleni (Menelas) Tsatsauris, Stauroula Mertsiotos, Georgia (Vasilios) Tzetzis all of Greece and Vasiliki (Sotirios) Natsias of Australia; daughters-in-law, Sophie Tavelaris of Brockport and Artemis Tavelaris of Spencerport; 11 great-grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit from 5-8 PM Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020, with the Trisagon prayer at 7 p.m. Please join the family at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 9 at the Greek Church of the Annunciation: 926 East Ave. Rochester, New York 14607. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Albion, NY memorials are suggested to the church.           

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

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

 

 

SALVATORE R. FIANNACA Age 89, of Scottsdale, Arizona and formerly of Batavia died Thursday September 12, 2013 at Hospice of the Valley @ Eckstine in Scottsdale. He was born January 18, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Joseph and Jacqueline (Graziano) Fiannaca also preceded in death by his brother, Joseph and sisters, Theresa and Josephine.

   Mr. Fiannaca was an Army Air Corp. veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific Theatre. He and his wife loved to travel and in the early 90's retired to Scottsdale. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

   Surviving is his beloved wife of 67 years, Lena (Pilato) Fiannaca; loving son, Joe (Rosemary) Fiannaca of Batavia; 3 grandchildren, Joseph (Kristin) Fiannaca of Rochester, Greg Fiannaca and Melissa (AJ) Kasmarek both of Batavia; brother, Jack (Jean) Fiannaca of Rochester; sisters-in-law, Frances Pilato and Fee McDermott both of Arizona and Jennie Bianconi of TN; 6 great-grandchildren, special niece, Karen McDermott of Arizona along with several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services will be held privately by the family, burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials in Mr. Fiannaca's memory are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank Street or Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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

THE FAMILY OF SALVATORE R. FIANNACA IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

 

 

Carol L. Guppenberger, 87 of Batavia, passed away on Monday October 7, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born September 29, 1926 in Ossining, New York to the late William (Lillian Sampson) Precht. Mrs. Guppenberger has been a proud member of Genesee Chorale since 1973. She was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish – St. Mary’s Church and its choir. Mrs. Guppenberger volunteered with Meals on Wheels, 25 years with the Genesee Chamber of Commerce Tourist Booth, served school lunches at St. Mary’s and later at St. Anthony’s. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles in pen. Mrs. Guppenberger is preceded in death by a son Mark F. Guppenberger.

She is survived by her beloved husband Francis J. Guppenberger of Batavia; sons Thomas J. (Cherie) of Washougal, WA; Peter W. (Carin Caruso) of Batavia; daughters Terri M. (Donald) Hunter of Bogota, NJ; Susan C. (William) Keidel of Churchville; Mary Beth (Robert) Lovria of Batavia; Ellen A. (Alan) Beideck of Saranac Lake; Linda L. (Alan) English of Central Square; Lisa K. (Dean) Hewitt of Perry; daughter-in-law Mary Lou Guppenberger of NC; 27 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren along with several sisters and brothers-in-law, many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday October 9, 2013 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY. A 12:00 Noon Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday October 10, 2013 at Resurrection Parish 18 Ellicott St Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the HomeCare and Hospice 550 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020; Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020; or to Glenmary Home Missioners at www.glenmary.org. 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.

BERTHA "BEA" HEMENWAY Age 96, of Batavia, passed away peacefully Wednesday September 11, 2013 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since 2006. Bea had lived in Batavia since 2001, and had been a resident of Frankfort, NY, from 1944 until her move west. She was born April 12, 1917, in Cazenovia, NY, the only child of the late Glenn E. and Laura M. (Rathbun) Bender, also preceded in death her husband, Charles S. Hemenway Jr.

   Bertha graduated from Chittenango High School in 1933 and from Oneonta Normal School in 1936. She held teaching positions on Portlandville and VanHornesville, NY, before marrying Charles S. Hemenway, Jr., her husband of 53 years. She resumed her career in 1953 as a second grade teacher for the Ilion Central School District (Central Valley Central School) and remained in that position until her retirement in 1972.

   Bertha was the ultimate teacher and hostess, always striving to improve whatever activity she was engaged in and always viewing her own work with a practical and critical eye. She was keenly aware of her position as a role model in the community and did her utmost to live up to that standard. She was a long-time member of the Frankfort Baptist Church and its Young Women's Guild, and attended both the First Baptist Church of Ilion, where she was known as the "Story Lady", and the Batavia First Baptist Church. Bea was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Oneida Chapter, a Meals-On-Wheels volunteer, and a literacy Volunteer. She was an active organizer her whole life and could be counted on to initiate opportunities to socialize, especially if they could include her homemade cookies or a meal of some kind. Bertha was a cancer survivor who valued her friends and neighbors, remaining in close relationships with those she had known since before she had married. Her last several years were spent under the watchful and loving care of the excellent staff at the Leroy Village Green Nursing Home, whose dedication will be long remembered and appreciated. Bea never overlooked an opportunity to make a salient point or teach an impromptu lesson, and that impetus to instruct has been highlighted be her final wish that her body be donated to the University of Rochester as an Anatomical Gift.

   Surviving are two daughters, Lynne H. Whetzel of Ithaca, NY, and Marcia (John) Riley of Batavia, NY; four grandchildren, Susan L. Whetzel of San Francisco, CA, Karen E. Whetzel of Ithaca, NY, John C. (Jessica) Riley of Batavia, NY, and Kathleen R. (Fred) Pape of Lake George, NY; five great-grandchildren, Alexis, Rebecca, and Elizabeth Pape, and John D. and Campbell Riley; a dear sister-in-law, Helen W. Hemenway, and three nieces, Patricia Harrison, Carol (Bob) Williamson, and Betty (Tony) Saba, all of Pennsylvania.

   Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life for Bertha B. Hemenway on Sunday October 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will be in Oak View Cemetery in Frankfort, New York and memorials may be made in Bertha's memory to The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 (www.cancer.org) or Literacy Genesee-Orleans, 301 North Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

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

THE FAMILY OF BERTHA B. HEMENWAY IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loretta J. Kempf Cain, 71of E. Pembroke  passed away on October 3, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born October 3, 1942 in Batavia to the late Elmer Kenneth (Emma Brady) Kempf. Loretta was an avid bowler and loved animals especially her pets. She is preceded in death by two brothers Douglas and Donald Kempf.

Loretta is survived by her husband of 50 years Gary Cain of E. Pembroke; son Ronald (Diane) Cain of Batavia; Candice C. Cain of Charlotte, NC; grandson Nicholas Cain, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately. Interment will take place in Hillside Cemetery, E. Pembroke. 

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to HomeCare & Hospice 550 East Main St., Batavia 14020. For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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