Kathleen L. Alianell, age 83, entered into rest April 27, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 27, 1928, the daughter of the late Genaro and Lula (Paine) Fasano. Kay and her late husband, Charles J. Alianell, owned and operated Kay’s Floral and Gift Shop in Batavia for nearly 50 years. Survivors include her loving children, Dr. Gary (Michele) Alianell of CA, Charlene (Robert) Frye of Rochester, and LaDonna (Michael) Della Gala of CA; eight grandchildren, Elizabeth and Alecia Alianell, Charles J. (Christine Hsieh) Frye, Margaret K. (Caswell) Smith, Daniele, Gina, Maria, and Michael Della Gala; great-grandchildren, Lorenzo Charles and Sabrina Valentina Smith; also survived by her brother Anthony (Shirley) Fasano, sisters-in-law Win (the late Patrick) Fasano, Mary (the late Angelo) Fasano, Joan (the late James) Fasano, Harriet (the late Genaro Fasano), many nieces and nephews. Also preceded in death by sisters Lorraine (the late Jack) Nowatka, Deanne (the late John) Muscarella, Marcelene (the late William) Drage.
Kathleen’s life was all about love for family and friends and helping others in their time of need. She was a gifted floral designer who believed in the joy and happiness which flowers bring. Her courage and perseverance through life’s challenges were an inspiration to all who knew her. Kathleen was kind and generous and her simple gifts touched so many.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, from 3 – 7 pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York. Prayers will be recited on Wednesday at the funeral home at 9:00 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, at 9:30 am. Memorials are suggested to the Robert P. Huben, Professorship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Sts., Buffalo, New York 14263. Flowers are also graciously accepted.
Entombment will take place in Christ Our Light Mausoleum at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester.
Kathleen’s Family would like to thank Dr. Alan Barcomb and his staff, Dr. John Gibbs, and the late Dr. Robert Huben for the excellent care, kindness, and compassion shown to Kathleen.
For more information or to sign the on line 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, New York 14020.