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July 23, 2012 - 12:26pm

Antoinette D. Fietz, "Toni"

posted by Joshua Smith.

Mrs. Antoinette D. Fietz, “Toni”, age 85, of East Bethany, born Antoinette Adragna, passed away peacefully Sunday (July 22, 2012) at suppertime at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Mrs. Fietz was born September 28, 1926 inNew York City, NY, the daughter of the late Filippo and Angelina (Briguccia) Adragna.

Toni attended Ladycliff College and Fordham University, and graduated from Boston University in 1948.  She was married to Richard F. Fietz, Jr. that same August.  They moved to Batavia in 1956 and to the home they had built in Bethany in 1958.  Toni worked as an accountant at Sylvania until becoming a homemaker with the birth of her daughter in 1965.  She was an active baker, sewer and quilter, and enjoyed her participation in the Museum Quilt Guild and the Log Cabin Quilt Guild, where she made many friends.  She also enjoyed a number of trips to Europe, especially Italy, and to Hawaii.  She was a loving and devoted mother and wife.

She had cheated death many times, lastly when she had a major brain tumor removed in May, 2011.  Following that surgery, she returned to being very talkative, mobile, and was able to enjoy a large party with family and friends for her 85th birthday.

Toni is survived by her husband, Richard F. Fietz, Jr.; her daughter, Tricia Fietz; her grandsons, Alexander Fietz Saldarriaga, Giovanny Fietz and Diego Fietz; a granddaughter-in-law, Yveth Saldarriaga; and two great-grandchildren, Esmeralda Layla Saldarriaga and Piero Alessandro Saldarriaga.

Calling hours are Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  As per the family’s wishes there will be no service.

Memorials may be made to the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, 5253 Old Telephone Road, East Bethany, NY 14054.  To light a candle, share a story or leave a condolence please visit  www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.   

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