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February 9, 2012 - 9:58am

Nancy E. Riggi

posted by T.J. Woodward.

Nancy E. Riggi, 67 of Byron met her Lord on Monday February 6, 2012 peacefully at Highland Hospital in Rochester after a brief illness. She was born July 28, 1944 in Batavia to the late Anthony Zielinski and Mary (Wozniak) Zielinski of Batavia. Nancy loved doing crafts of all types and was a former member of the Batavia Home Bureau for many years. She operated Country Crafts & Ceramic and also had a flower business in her home. She was a gifted artist in toll painting and would knit and crochet while watching TV. She worked with the disabled and was a strong parent advocate at Byron-Bergen School for many years. She defended the rights of those who were unable to defend themselves. Nancy was preceded in death by her brother Anthony “Sunny” Zielinski.

Surviving along with her 97 year old mother Mary; loving husband Joseph F. of 45 years; sons Joseph A. of Rochester; Michael A. Riggi of Batavia; sister Rosemary (Steve) Martian of CA,  along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 6:00 PM Memorial Service will be held on Friday February 17, 2012 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church 18 Gibson St. Bergen, NY 14416. Followed by a gathering at the Byron Fire Department Recreation Hall (Rt. 262) to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Bryon Rescue Squad PO Box 210 Byron, NY 14422. 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.

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