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May 21, 2013 - 7:59pm

Michael D. Pieri

posted by T.J. Woodward.

Mike Pieri, 52 of Rochester, died of heart and diabetes complications on May 21, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born April 12, 1961 in Batavia, beloved son of Francis (Diane Mahoney) Pieri of Knoxville, TN. Despite his illness, since the age of four, Mike enjoyed life and lived it to its fullest. He had a passion for nature, fishing, hunting, antiquing, art work, and history—especially the Civil War period and local Native American history. He cherished his Catholic faith, his family, his fraternity brothers, and his vocation. He graduated from Fredonia State University and Buffalo State University with a bachelors’ degree and masters’ degree respectively. Mr. Pieri was an educator having taught at the Batavia School for the Blind and within the Batavia Public School System – John Kennedy Elementary School – for approximately 20 years. His volunteer activities included service on the Board of Directors for the Holland Land Office and serving in the Paolo Busti Italian organization.

He was a devoted father to Chad Pieri of Rochester; beloved brother of Louis (Robin) of Columbus, OH; Charles (Linda) of Middlebury, IN; Joseph (Kathleen) Pieri of Syracuse, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday May 24, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday May 25, 2013 at Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church 18 Ellicott St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment will be at St. Vincent's Cemetery in Attica, NY.   

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.


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