Age 83, of Batavia, died unexpectedly Saturday morning March 19, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born May 7, 1927 in Batavia, son of the late Policarpo & Antonia (Fornataro) Strollo and also preceded in death by brothers Modesto & George Strollo, sister Mary Strollo and granddaughter Michelle Thompson. Mr. Strollo was a corrections officer at Attica State Prison for over 25 years, a longtime member of Ascension Parish and the St. Michael's Society. A member of the former St. Nick's Club, he could be seen frequenting Harrington's Produce, the Farmer's Market and stops at the Pok-A Dot or Cookies-n-Milk for coffee with his pals. He enjoyed hunting pheasants and was an avid Notre Dame High School sports fan, especially watching his grandson play. Mr. Strollo will be remembered for the wonderful care he has provided his ailing wife, the love for his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his infectious smile.
Surviving is his beloved wife of 58 years Barbara (Schumacher) Strollo of Batavia; loving children Patrick (Sharon) Strollo of St. Louis, MO; Thomas (Donna) Strollo of Chicago, IL; David (Judy) Strollo of Vancouver, BC; Therese (Leonard) Hanel of Grand Island; Marie (Stacy) Thompson of Batavia & Mary Ellen (John) Kososki of Spencerport; brother Anthony (Lucy) Strollo and sister Lucy Bucciferro all of Batavia. 16 grandchildren Aileen Hanel, Peter (Angela) Hanel, Katie (Dan) Slaiman, Erin Hanel, Kara, Nick, Kristin, Alaina Strollo, Matthew Thompson, Jason, Shannon Strollo, Jillian, Lauren, Jacob Kososki, Claudia & Celia Strollo; 4 great-grandchildren Dayla Sheshany, Dominick Hanel, Aileen Slaiman, Damion Hanel along with many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may visit from 4-8 PM Tuesday March 22, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 11:00 AM Wednesday March 23 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 AM at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Site), celebrated by Monsignor Leo F. McCarthy. Memorials in Patsy's memory are suggested to Ascension Parish, Notre Dame High School Athletic Dept. or United Memorial Medical Center, burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
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