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defazio1.jpgFRANCES DeFAZIO

Age 93, of Batavia, died peacefully Friday evening March 4, 2016 at St. John's Home in Rochester with her family at her side. She was born March 9, 1922 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late John and Antoinette (Ingro) Castronova; also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Angelo DeFazio in 2004 and her loving son, Charles A. DeFazio, just one month ago on February 3, 2016; six sisters and 2 brothers are predeceased. 

Frances was a member of Resurrection Parish (former St. Mary's) and worked for the Batavia City School District in the cafeteria for many years. She enjoyed working in her garden, cooking, baking and she now leaves a lifelong legacy of love to her family. 

Surviving are her children, daughters, Maryann (Joseph) Refici of Rochester, Jean (Scott Brown) Peca of Batavia and son, Thomas DeFazio of Florida; 4 grandchildren, David (Loren) Refici, Joseph Refici, Jill (John) Kratz and Jaime Peca; 7 great-grandchildren, Kaylie, Kaitlin & Colin Kratz, Giada Peca, Trevor, Nathan & Zane Refici along with several nieces and nephews.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 The family will be present to mourn Frances and Charles on Tuesday March 8, 2016 from 4 - 8pm at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 10:30am Wednesday March 9 followed by celebrating a Mass of Christian Burial for both Frances and Charles at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary's Site).  Entombment will be in the Monsignor Francis L. Schwartz Mausoleum at St. Joseph's Cemetery along with military honors for Charles. Memorials are suggested to St. John's Home 150 Highland Ave. Rochester, NY 14620 or the Alzheimers Association, WNY Chapter 2805 Wehrle Drive Ste. 6 Williamsville, New York 14221. 

Please share your thoughts and memories of Frances and Charles with the DeFazio family at www.tomaszewskifh.com 

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

 

harley_davidson.jpgARTHUR G. "JERRY" BRETON, JR.

Age 55, of Corfu, died Saturday February 27, 2016 at his home. He was born on November 16, 1960 in Buffalo, NY, a son of Arthur G. and Tonia I. (McDonald) Breton, Sr. and a son, Jason Purdy. 

Jerry had a love of cars especially his Chevrolet Bel Air and motorcycles especially his Harley Davidson.

Surviving is his wife of 15 years, Andrea (Wild) Breton of Corfu; sons, Arthur G. Breton, III at home, Neil Darbe of Lancaster, Andrew Breton of S. Buffalo; daughter, Elizabeth Breton of South Buffalo; sisters, Gina (Thomas) Bressler of Basom, Jennifer (Joseph) Nuwer of Batavia; grandchildren, Jade, Jason, Asia, Anthony, Sasha and Sophia; great-grandson, Draven along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Funeral services were held privately by the family and memorials in Jerry's memory can be made to the family. 

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

THE FAMILY OF ARTHUR G. "JERRY" BRETON, JR. IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

mmcdonald.jpgMICHAEL P. McDONALD           

Age 51, of Batavia, died peacefully Friday morning March 4, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born October 28, 1964 in Rochester, NY, a son of the late Paul McDonald and Barbara (Provenzano) and James Samberg of Webster.     

Mike was a 1982 graduate of Aquinas Institute and a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's). He was an avid sports fan and was very active in local youth sports along with his involvement with his boys and their activities. He enjoyed golf, participated in the local men's hockey league, was a youth football coach, little league baseball coach and a volunteer for Notre Dame High School football. 

Surviving along with his father, his pride and joy, sons, Cam and Aaron McDonald both of Batavia; loving sisters, Martha Smith of Rochester, Margo Conheady of Rochester, Meghan (Scott Boone) McDonald of Scottsville and dear brother, Mark (Jacquie) McDonald of Atlanta, GA; his former wife, Kelly McDonald along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  

The McDonald family will be present from 2-4 & 7-9pm on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York where prayers will be recited 9:30am Thursday March 10 followed by a 10:00am Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph's Site), celebrated by Rev. Bill Donnelly. Memorials in his memory can be made to Notre Dame High School 73 Union Street Batavia, New York 14020. 

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

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

 

rw_daily.jpgCAROLL S. WOJKOWSKI

Age 60, of Batavia, died peacefully Wednesday March 2, 2016 at the Leo Center for Caring in Rochester after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on December 18, 1955 in Batavia, NY, daughter of Anna Antonio of Batavia and the late Leonard Radley, also preceded in death by her step-father, Dominic Antonio, niece, Michelle Lee Ruhlman and nephew, Brian Erik Radley. 

Caroll was a wonderful mother and grandmother whose family was the most important thing in her life, she will be sadly missed by her entire family. 

Surviving along with her mother is her husband, Walter of Batavia; daughter, Rose (Stephen) Bailey of Batavia; sons, Timothy (Melanee) Wojkowski, David Wojkowski, Joseph Wojkowski, Harley Radley all of Batavia; granddaughters, Piper and Bella Wojkowski and Zofia Bailey; sisters, LeAnne (Gerry) Corcoran of CO, Patty Gayton of Batavia, Flossie (John) Radley of Batavia, Shirley (Randy) Colopy of Castile, Chuck (Sharon) Radley of Batavia and David Radley of Akron along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

The family will be present from 2-4 & 7-9pm on Monday March 7, 2016 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where funeral services will be held 11:00am Tuesday March 8. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery  and memorials in her memory can be made to the family. 

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

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

18.jpg  Jennie C. Mazzarella, 92, of Batavia passed away peacefully on Friday March 4, 2016 at the Genesee County Nursing Home.  She was born on May 11, 1923 in Oakfield to the late Carmen and Josephine (Alaimo) Giordano. She is predeceased by her husband Joseph F. Mazzarella who passed away in 1971. In addition to her husband, Jennie is predeceased by her brothers Samuel, Dr. Benjamin, Anthony and Joseph “Gigi” Giordano.

Jennie worked for over 30 years at J.M. Beauty Salon in Batavia. She also worked at the NYS Veterans Home at Batavia prior to her retirement. She will forever be known for being a loving and caring mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her children; a son Joseph (Sheryl Jeffery) Mazzarella of Batavia and daughter Linda Fagan of Batavia; brother Dr. Paul (Marion) Giordano of Buffalo; grandchildren Samuel (Kim) Fagan and Paul Fagan, 3 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday March 9, 2016 from 9:30AM - 11:30AM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.  A 12:00PM Noon Mass of Christian Burial will follow calling hours on Wednesday the 9th at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s) 303 E. Main St. Batavia. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House http://crossroadshouse.com/ P.O. Box 403 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.

dugan.jpgBergen – Denise A. Dugan, 62, of Bergen, passed away suddenly Thursday, (March 3, 2016) at her home, in Bergen.

Mrs. Dugan was born October 22, 1953 in Rochester, a daughter of Bernice (Ceresoli) Viavattine of Gates and the late Joseph Viavattine.

Denise was a postal clerk for many years at the Churchville Post Office.  She enjoyed reading, gaming, hosting events, and spending time with her family.  She will be remembered as someone who was very loving, caring, and giving. 

She is the wife of Brian Dugan of Bergen.  The two were married October 18, 1986, in Rochester.

Surviving along with her husband and mother are her sons, Scott (Lisa Boughtom) DeVelder, Steven DeVelder both of Bergen, and Denny (Lacy) DeVelder of Chili; two granddaughters, Jaden and Brynn; a brother, Joe (Jean) Viavattine of Greece; a sister, Marie (Sue Sciortino) Viavattine of Rochester; and dear friends, Sharon Venuto of Elba and Steve (Sue) Soper of Bergen. 

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street, Bergen.  Denise’s Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, (March 7, 2016) at St. Brigid's Church, 18 Gibson Street, Bergen. 

Flowers are gratefully declined; however please consider making a memorial contribution to the family, c/o Brian Dugan, to establish a charitable foundation in Denise's name.

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

marjorie_herman.jpgMARJORIE GAYTON-HERMAN

Age 84, of Batavia and formerly of Warsaw, died peacefully Saturday February 27, 2016 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. She was born March 7, 1931 in Hornell, NY, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Marjorie (LeMunyan) Darling; also preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas Gayton in 1978 and George Herman in 2006, step-son, Mark Herman, step-daughter, Ellen Schaumloeffel and brother, Charles E. Darling.

Marjorie is a Marine Corp Veteran and a member of the Wyoming County Veterans Club in Warsaw. She was a volunteer at the Senior Center and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. 

Surviving are her children, Ronald of St. Pete, FL; Pamela (Thomas) Radell of TN, Madeline Gayton McCready and Doreen (Scot) Wright all of Batavia; step-sons, Brian Herman of NC and Steve Herman of TX; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild along with several nieces and nephews.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

The family will be present on Sunday March 6 from 1 - 3pm at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where funeral services and military honors will immediately follow. Burial will be in Warsaw Cemetery at a later date, in lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Care-A-Van Ministries 4 Lewis Place PO Box 1611 Batavia, New York 14021. 

Please share your thoughts and memories of Marjorie with her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com 

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

sacred_heart.jpg  Lottie Skop Borkowski, 97, of Fairport, formally of Oakfield and Batavia, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday March 1, 2016.  She was born in Batavia on August 29, 1918 to the late Bruno and Maryann (Odakowski) Sulimowicz.

She is predeceased by her 1st husband Frank W. Skop and 2nd Leon Borkowski; brothers John and Leon Sulim, Joseph and Anthony Sulimowicz; sisters Rosie Smith and Sophie Matla.

Mrs. Borkowski is survived by her daughters; Mary (Mark) Hackett of Batavia and Diane (Stephen) Saunders of Pittsford; son Frank (Joann) Skop of Fairport; sister Florence Salviski and sister in law Betty Sulim both of Florida; 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday March 5, 2016 from 10:00 – 11:30AM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Prayers will be recited at 11:30AM at the Funeral Home. A 12:00PM Noon Mass of Christian Burial will follow calling hours Saturday the 5th and will be held at Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s) 18 Ellicott St. Batavia.  She will be laid to rest in St. Cecelia’s Cemetery in Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish (for St. Mary’s Church) 303 E. Main St. Batavia, NY 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.

bramer1.jpg  James F. Bramer Sr., age 85, of Perry passed away at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. James was born in Perry, New York on November 22, 1930 to the late Howard (Edith Hoste) Bramer. He is preceded in death by a sister Beverly (Joe) Redden.

Mr. Bramer served with the US Army from 1952-1954.Jim was a graduate of Perry Central School. He worked many years at his father’s bakery business (Perry Baking Company later known as Bramer’s Bakery) before taking it over in 1975. He retired in 2003. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a former member of the Constellation Lodge #404 of the Free and Accepted Mason and the American Legion McKelton Post #350. Jim enjoyed roller skating, boating, and fishing on Silver Lake, woodworking and watching football games.

He is survived by his wife: Bonnie (Darrow) Bramer whom he married on April 4, 1980; 2 sons Rick (Cindy) Bramer of Warsaw, Craig (Linda) Bramer of Portageville; step-daughter Penny (Terry) Bovee of Dansville; step-sons Tim (Helen Whiteman) Craft of Perry, Jim (Denise) Craft of Dalton along with many grandchildren; step grandchildren; great grandchildren nieces and  nephews.

A Memorial service will be announced at a later date. He will be laid to rest in Mt. Morris Cemetery in Mt. Morris.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Association for the Blind 422 South Clinton Avenue Rochester, New York 14620-1198 or visit www.seegreatthings.com or to Livingston Wyoming ARC 18 Main Street Mount Morris, NY 14510 or visit www.lwarc.org. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

nyy-pin-logo1_0.jpgJacqueline K. Pope, 71, formerly of Pavilion, passed away peacefully, Monday, February 29th at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility where she resided. Born April 17, 1944 in Batavia, New York to the late Reginald (Edith Richardson) Shepard. She married Lawrence W. Pope, Jr. on July 17, 1971 in Leroy, New York who preceded her in death on October 26, 2003. 

Jacqueline graduated from Leroy Central High School in 1962. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Jacqueline was a beautician, worked for GTE Sylvania until they closed, and then retired from Eastman Kodak Company. She was an avid Sports fan of especially the NY Yankees and the Buffalo Bills.  In addition, Jacqueline enjoyed playing cards and bingo.

She is survived by her loving twin sister Janice (Vincent) Cervoni,Batavia, New York, sister Bonnie (Roland) Sage, Leroy, New York, sister Dorene Shepard, Bergen, New York, Debra Shepard, Bergen, New York, sister-in-law Audrey Stout, Batavia, New York; daughter Crystal Nestler, Swansea, Illinois; son Eric Pope, Danbury, Connecticut; two sons and daughter-in-laws, Thomas and Marcia Pope, Attica, New York, Tracy and Marie Pope, North Chili, New York; four grandsons, four granddaughters and two great grand-children.

Visitation is scheduled on Tuesday March 8, 2016 from 3 - 6 PM at Marley Funeral Home, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.  Funeral Services will take place immediately following at 6pm at Marley Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Attica SPCA, 808 Creek Road, Attica, New York 14011 or to a charity of donor's choice.  For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

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