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Lockport - The Rev. Carole Grant-White, claimed the promises of Baptism on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Brompton Heights of Williamsville.

Born Carole Lee Grant, September13, 1942 in Peabody, Mass., she was the daughter of Edna White and John Robert Grant. A "war widow", Edna married Joseph La Placa in 1944 and they built a home and business in Marilla, N.Y. where Carole's half-siblings, Peggy (Dave) Tim and Joseph Andrew (Donna) LaPlaca completed the family.

After graduating from Iroquois Central School in 1960, Carole married Alton Tabor White in 1962. He developed and held patents on several epoxy and urethane compounds, and while residing in New Hampshire the two started a synthetic resin company, Vista Ray, which they operated until shortly before his death in 1972.

Carole enjoyed three professions she joyfully and sometimes simultaneously pursued at once. A Licensed Practical Nurse she worked at Portsmouth, NH and Lockport, NY as well as serving as occasional nurse and chaplain in three hospices. In 1970 she received a BA from Roberts Wesleyan College and began teaching English and Drama at Wyoming Central School. Throughout her educational career this would lead to positions at three WNY BOCES. Along the way she acquired her MA degrees from SUNY Buffalo and Niagara University. More to her surprise than that of colleagues, she received another MA in Pastoral Arts from Christ the King Seminary and was ordained as an Episcopal/Anglican Priest in 1989.

She served in the Dioceses of Niagara and Moosonee, Ontario, enjoying a long and mutual ministry in the James' Bay areas with the First Nation Cree Communities. She also served a summer in the United Kingdom and several part-time and Interim Positions in the Dioceses of Western New York and Southwest Florida.

Besides siblings, colleagues from each vocation and other wonderful friends who enriched her life, she is survived by her nephews, Jeff (Suzette) Tim, Matthew (Regina) Tim; nieces, Stephanie LaPlaca and Jessica (Les) Charles; two great-nephews; Liam Charles and Dominic Tim and her fur baby, Kibbie.

Carole is predeceased by Zeus, her faithful cocker spaniel pastoral assistant who exercised his own "healing ministry".

Though there will be no calling hours, we pray your presence at a celebration of Carole's life and invite all to join in the Communion of All Saints at Holy Eucharist at Christ Episcopal Church, 7145 Fieldcrest Drive, Lockport, New York 14094 on Friday, July 26th at 11 a.m. Carole will be laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery, Marilla. Please consider memorials to Niagara County SPCA, 2100 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, New York 14034; Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Boulevard, Cheektowaga, New York 14229; Christ Episcopal Church, 7145 Fieldcrest Drive, Lockport, New York 14094 or to St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

m_camillo.jpegCAMILLO – MARY JOSEPHINE - (nee Ross) peacefully July 21, 2019 at Hospice Buffalo. Mary was born in Buffalo, NY on February 21, 1926 a daughter of the late Anthony and Dora (Pastore) Ross. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband late Anthony Camillo and brothers, Frank and Joe Ross.

Dearest mother of Anthony (Nina) of MI, Carol Camillo of W. Seneca and David (Rosett) Camillo of Elma; loving grandmother of Jeffrey (Tara) Camillo, Michael Camillo and Gaeton (Gabriela) Camillo; sister of Lucy Siracus of VA; sister-in-law of Rosemarie Ross of Buffalo along with several nieces and nephews.

Family present Tuesday July 23, 2019 from 4–8PM at the Hoy Funeral Home, 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca, NY, please assemble Wed. 11AM St. Katharine Drexel R.C. Church 135 N. Ogden St. Buffalo, NY for Mass of Christian Burial; entombment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Mausoleum at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials to Hospice Buffalo 225 Como Park Blvd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227-1480.

Please share your words of comfort with Mary’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or www.hoyfuneralhome.com for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

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

Batavia - Averyl H. Murphy, 87, of Batavia, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019, at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.

Averyl was born November 25, 1931, in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Frederick and Dorotha (Hancock) Saunders.

Averyl was devoted to her family.  She was an organist and pianist with a beautiful singing voice, who used her talents to serve the Lord.  Averyl enjoyed quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting and folk art.

Survivors include her children, Jeffery (Cathy) Houseknecht of Darien Center, Syd (Vicki) Houseknecht of Albion, Greg (Valerie) Houseknecht of Oakfield and Nancy (Mahlon) Miller of Alexander; 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.                

Averyl is the wife of the late Robert W. Houseknecht and Francis James Murphy, mother of the late Rebecca Houseknecht and sister of the late Phillip Saunders and Clifford Saunders.

Calling hours are Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will be held at 4:00 p.m. also on Friday.  Averyl will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials in Averyl's memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 529 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light at candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

price_roaslie_-_photo.jpgOn Monday, July 21, 2019, Rosalie (DeMay) Price, passed away peacefully into eternal rest, with her beloved daughter, Lori DeFazio and devoted son in-law Jim Defazio at her side.

Rosalie was preceded in death by her husband, Frank of nearly 50 years. Surviving are 2 brothers, Eugene (Rena) DeMay of Batavia and Ronald (Ruby) DeMay of Greenville, TN and several nieces and nephews.

She was born July 28, 1926 in Sodus, NY, the daughter of Orrie and Esther DeMay. She enjoyed traveling, dinners out with friends, reading and watching her daughter paint.

A Memorial Service for Rosalie will be Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 10:00am at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUENRAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

LeRoy ~ Patricia A. (Driscoll) Kellogg, passed away Sunday afternoon (July 21, 2019) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, surrounded by her loving family.

     She was born September 24, 1966 in Batavia a daughter of Catherine McGuire Driscoll and the late James F. Driscoll..

     Patty was a very loving daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, who loved her family unconditionally.  She enjoyed listening to country music and spending time with her family.

     She is survived by her mother, Catherine McGuire Driscoll; her children, Gregory Kellogg, Nicholas Kellogg and Danielle Kellogg; grandson, Parker James Kellogg; her brothers, James (Judy) Driscoll and John (Kerry) Driscoll; a special, loving "sister", Kelly (Rick Jr.) Cooper, along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     She was predeceased by her father, James F. Driscoll in 2017.

     Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 4 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc, 8700 Lake Road (Rt 19), LeRoy.  Her Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy, with interment to follow in St. Francis Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to UR Medicine-Pluta Cancer Center, 125 Red Creek Dr, Rochester, NY 14623.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Patty's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

coughlin.jpgNellie B. Coughlin, 92, of Elba passed away peacefully on Friday July 19, 2019 at Crossroads House in Batavia surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 31, 1927 in Elba to the late Paul and Louise (Jancy) Gavel. In addition to her parents, Nellie is predeceased by her husband; D. Lyman Coughlin; brothers John, Frank, Joe and Paul Gavel; sisters Mary Markwica, Frances Wantuck, Helen Karas and Ann Karas.

Nellie graduated from Brockport State College then went on to teach kindergarten in Elba for 22 years and P.E. for 2 years. She was a longtime member of Padre Pio Parish and member of Home Bureau. Nellie enjoyed bowling, knitting and reading.

She is survived by her children; Judy Salway of VA., Daniel (Kristin) Coughlin Jr. of Elba, Denise (Ed) Marsceill of Elba and Colleen (Elton) Shuknecht of Elba;; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call from 4:00-8:00PM on Thursday July 25, 2019 at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday July 26th at St. Padre Pio Parish 65 South Main St. Elba, NY 14125. Nellie will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

dilcher.jpgSusan Dilcher, 59 of Oakfield, passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 20, 2019 after a six year battle with cancer. She was born October 18, 1959 in Batavia, to the late Frank W. Moore and Marilyn (Edgerton) Beechler.

Susan worked at the New York State Veterans Home @ Batavia. She loved her family dearly, especially spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son Randal (Christine) Warner of Oakfield; sisters Diane (Jack) Flanigan of Oakfield; Betty Moore of Batavia; grandchildren Dawson, Kendal and Lakynn Warner, niece Anissa Kline.

There will be no prior calling hours and services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, suite 6, Batavia, New York 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Diane Marie Rigoni, 65, of Portsmouth, OH passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at her son’s home in Fletcher, NC.  Born January 6, 1954 in Dansville, NY, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Louise Speicher.  She was an alumnus of Akron University in Akron, OH where she received her B.A. in Accounting.  Of her many hobbies cross stitching was her favorite.  She attended Our Lady of Sorrows in W. Portsmouth, OH and volunteered with the Volunteer Guild of S.O.M.C. Surviving is her spouse of 46 years, Allan Paul Rigoni; sons, Jason A. Rigoni and his spouse, Judi, of Charleston, SC and Jamie P. Rigoni and his wife, Laura, of Fletcher; brothers, Ron Speicher and his spouse, Cindy, of Pittsford, NY and Bob Speicher of Rochester, NY; and nine wonderful grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Condolences may be made to the family at www.AshevilleMortuaryServices.com.

Travis Minor, age 76 of Batavia, NY passed away on July 18, 2019 at the UMMC in Batavia surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness.

Born on August 28, 1942, in Batavia, he was the son of the late John and Doris Minor.  He married Lucy (Pinto) Minor on December 18, 1965.

Travis was a graduate of Batavia High School and Tarkio College in Missouri.

Travis was a long-time manager and part owner of PW Minor and Son, a long-term Board Member of Tonawanda Federal Credit Union and a member of numerous other boards throughout the years within the community he loved so much.

Travis was a quiet, industrious man with an easy going manner who enjoyed life’s simple pleasures, from his work in the family business, relationships he developed with the people he worked with through-out his life, playing cards and having lunch with friends, relaxing at Horseshoe Lake and most especially spending time with his grandchildren.  He was an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills and a former member of the Blue Coats fan organization.  His depth of character and positive outlook was demonstrated after sudden paralysis in his later years and he continued living his life as full and independent as possible with strength and dignity.

Travis is survived by his loving wife and long-time care provider, Lucy; son, Michael (Tara Rowcliffe) of Brighton, NY; his adored grandchildren, Madelyn, Travis and Mitchel Minor; sibling, Missy Minor (Peter Watson) of Boulder, CO and nieces and nephew.

In addition to his parents, Travis was predeceased by brother, Robert Minor.

The family would like to thank United Memorial Medical Center for the superb care they gave Travis to the end.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Donations in Travis’ name may be sent to Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.  More info at www.vol4animals.org.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

 

jackie_hokenson.jpgEMMA L. “JACKIE” HOKENSON ~ of Batavia, age 69, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon July 17, 2019 at Crossroads House in Batavia. She was born in Wellsville, NY on October 9, 1949, to the late John and Helen (Houghtling) Kleinbach also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Austin.

Jackie’s life revolved around food service where she owned and operated a restaurant in Andover, NY to running a catering service in Belmont, NY and in Batavia where she worked for Bohn’s Restaurant, Terry Hills Banquet Facility and Sunny’s Restaurant. She enjoyed golf, yard sales but most of all her beautiful flower gardens around the house in which she took great pride in.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Murrie Hokenson of Batavia; sons, John (Christine) Hokenson of Fredericksburg, VA and Troy (Tracey Kaczynski) Hokenson of Batavia; 5 grandchildren, Jonathan, Jason, Jeremy, Caitlyn and Lindsay Keller; special nephew, Robert Austin and many, many friends.

Jackie’s family will be present from 3:00 – 7:00p.m. on Monday July 22, 2019 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Life Service will take place 11:00a.m. Tuesday July 23. In lieu of flowers memorials in her memory can be made to the Wilmont Cancer Center or to Crossroads House.

Please share your words of comfort with Jackie’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF EMMA L. “JACKIE” HOKENSON IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4210 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

 

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