Josephine Emily Mager, 96, of Batavia died Sunday (August 29, 2010) at Genesee County Nursing Home.
She was born in Bethany Center on April 10, 1914 a daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Dyrbala Waclawski.
Her husband Frank Mager died in 1986.
Joseph was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed family gatherings and holidays. Crocheting and making afghans for her children and grandchildren were her favorite past times. In past years she worked for the former E.N. Rowell Box Factory and Kisiel Die Casting Co. For many years she worked bingo and lawn fetes at Sacred Heart Church. She was a volunteer at the Senior Center and Genesee County Nursing Home for over 20 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, the Altar and Rosary Society and the Apostleship of Prayer. For numerous years she was the treasurer of the Altar and Rosary Society and a member of the National Assoc. of Retired Federal Employees.
Surviving are three daughers and two sons in law, Mary Lou (late James) Klein of Batavia, Barbara and Richard Satkowski of Medina and Suzanne and Joseph Koziol of Batavia. A son and daughter in law, Frank and Margie Mager of Alexander. Ten grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Her sister and brother in law, Joan and Ralph Torcello of Batavia. A sister in law, Alfreda Waclawski of Virginia and a brother in law, Joseph Polec of Buffalo.
She was the grandmother of the late Kathleen Mager and sister of the late, Helen Hunt, Julia Slusar, John Waclawski, Lt. Col. Walter Waclawski, Joseph Waclawski, Mary Dombroski, Sophie Adolph, Stella Kawacz and Frances Polec.
Friends and family may call Wednesday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. Prayers will be Thursday at 8:45 AM at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Chrsitian Burial at 9:30 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church). Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions in the form of Mass Offerings or American Diabetes Assoc. 315 Alberta Dr., Amherst, NY 14226 or Genesee Cancer Assistance, 16 Bank St., Batavia, NY 14020.
The Altar and Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 5:45 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of condolence may be made at; www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AV.E, BATAVIA, NY RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.