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March 25, 2014 - 3:07pm

Antoinette C. Fenello

posted by T.J. Woodward.

Antoinette “Nana” Fenello, 100, went home to Heaven on March 19, 2014. Antoinette was born October 3, 1913 in Calitri, Italy. In 1932 she immigrated to the United States with her husband Frank and settled in the town of Batavia. She was proud to become a U.S. citizen in 1944.

After the death of her husband in 1974, she relocated to Ventura CA where she joined her daughter Phyl and her family. She was known for her great work ethic and spent many hours crocheting beautiful tablecloths, doilies and blankets for all her family. She loved being around family, especially young children and everyone who met Nana loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband Frank after 43 years of marriage and her sons Frank Jr. and Vito Fenello and her daughter Felomena Marshall.

She is survived by her daughter Lucille (the late Frank) Olivieri and son Pasquale (Patsy) Fenello of Batavia, daughter in law Helen Fenello of Alpharetta, Georgia. 10 Grandchildren Gino Olivieri, Frank Olivieri, Lisa Suozzi, Patricia Connelly, Linda Daniels, Robert Marshall, Mary Smith, Jeffrey Marshall, V.J. Fenello and Frank Fenello survive along with 17 great- grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to call from 9:30AM-10:30AM at the funeral home on Friday March 28, 2014 and a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00AM at Ascension Parish, 15 Sumner Street, Batavia New York. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  To leave a message of condolence 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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