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Denise R. Goatseay

By T.J. Woodward

Denise R. Goatseay, 59 of Batavia, died April 29, 2012 at her home. She was born May 3, 1952 in Buffalo, to the late Albert P. (Ruth Sweitzer) Goatseay. Mrs. Goatseay was an occupational therapist who worked at several school districts in the area including Pembroke, Attica and Elba. She was an avid runner and she enjoyed reading. Denise loved her family, friends and students.

She is survived by her daughter Kelsey Lee Conn of Rochester, sister Jacquelyn (Robert) Swinarski of Batavia, three special cousins Pauline (James) Sweet of Orchard Park, Robert (Pat) Groth of East Aurora, and Cheryl (Jerry) Malczewski of Orchard Park. 

Friends may call from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Saturday May 5, 2012 at the Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank St. Road, Batavia. A Celebration of Life Service will follow calling hours at 11:00 AM at the Church on Saturday. Interment will take place in Batavia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or Homecare & Hospice, 550 East Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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