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LeRoy ~ Jeanette R. Paladino, age 87, our loving mother and grandmother, passed away Sunday March 23, 2014 at the Hilton East Assisted Living Community surrounded by her loving family.

     Mrs. Paladino was born April 5, 1926 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret Fenello Severe.

     She is survived by her children, Tony (Marcia) of Fort Gratiot, MI, David (Jane Haggett) of Batavia, NY and Jean (Kevin) Halligan of Hilton, NY, 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Salvatore (Sam), son, John, brother Tony Severe and sister, Mary Kearns.

     There are no prior calling hours.  Family and friends are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (St. Peter’s Church), 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.  Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., Batavia, N.Y. 14020

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mrs. Paladino’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com .    

     Mrs. Paladino and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.    585-768-2400

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.

 

Agatina G. Leto Simone, 93, formerly of Attica, died peacefully Sunday evening (March 23, 2014) at the Batavia Health Care Center.

She was born August 11, 1920 in Boomer, West Virginia, daughter of the late Giuseppe and Jennie Costrine Granato.

Agatina and her late husband were the proprietors of the former Valhalla Restaurant in Corfu, NY. She was an avid reader and enjoyed baking.

She was the wife of the late Vincenzo Leto. Mother of the late Tina Krajna and sister of the late Louise Pennella.

Survivors include her son, Joseph Leto of Florida. Grandchildren, Mark (Allison) Leto of Attica, Lisa Leto Bennis of Florida, James Krajna of Florida, Jerome (Theresa) Krajna of Buffalo and Alyssa Leto. Former daughter in-law, Carolyn Leto of Alexander. Also survived by eleven great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Those desiring may make memorial donations to Stevens Memorial Community Library, 146 Main St., Attica, NY 14011.

Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

Oakfield - Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Lloyd left us to be with her parents, Joan and Ernest Lloyd and nephew, Alan Mosier on March 20, 2014.

 

A graduate of Akron Central School and SUNY Brockport, Betsy was a woman of many talents and interests which she lovingly shared.  She loved to cook (her cookie platters are legendary), enjoyed antiquing, and being Aunt B, but her biggest passion was digging in the dirt. An avid gardener, Betsy lived for summer when she could tend her gardens.  She extended the season by starting plants from seed (for everyone’s gardens) and accumulating a large assortment of house plants.

 

Betsy will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband, Michael Spadacino, sister Laurie (Daryl) Mosier, niece Patience (Joshua) Kinney, and nephew Aaron (Martha) Mosier. She is also survived by a brother, James Lloyd.

 

Friends are invited to join the family to celebrate Betsy’s life at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield, NY.  Memorials may be made to the Oakfield Fire Department. P.O. Box 184, Oakfield, New York 14125

Anita B. Loveland, 68, of Batavia, passed away Thursday (March 20, 2014) with her loving family by her side.

Anita was born on November 22, 1945 in Essex, Vermont, a daughter of the late John and Anita (Larmee) King.

She was a retired Housekeeper for the New York State School for the Blind. Anita enjoyed many hobbies: candy making, baking, gardening, shopping and riding with her husband on motorcycle trips.  One of those trips was to Alaska in 2012. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and many other “special” children and her dog, Anna. Anita was predeceased by her sister Betty (Elias) Gould, brother, John King, Jr. and a brother-in-law, James Pfalzer.

Anita leaves behind her husband of 48 years, Ronald L. Loveland of Batavia; her son, Ron (Darlene) Loveland of Middleport; her daughter, Lisa (Steve) Borkholder of Oakfield and two loving grandchildren, Emily and Jacob Borkholder. She is the sister of Theresa Pfalzer, Phyllis King, Sandra (James) Smith, Richard (Karen) King and sister-in-law, Mary King. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

There will be no prior visitation. A celebration of Anita’s life will be held April 5, 2014, from 3 to 6 p.m.  at the VFW, 1602 Edwards Street, Batavia, NY. A graveside service for the immediate family will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Anita’s name to The Hospice Foundation of WNY, Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., PO Box 590 Buffalo, NY 14240-0590. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 E. Main Street, Corfu, NY.

Richard M. "Papa" Lindsey, age 82, of Perry died Friday March 21, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Trumansburg, New York on February 3, 1932 a son of the late Tracy and Frances Towner Lindsey. He is preceded in death by his wife Dee Lindsey who died in 1999 and a sister Joyce Stillwell.

He served with the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Rochester Laborers Union in Rochester in 1987. He then worked as a crossing guard in Perry, worked for Meals on Wheels through Wyoming County Office of the Aging and was a greeter at Walmart. He was a member of the former Moose Club in Perry and a former member of the Perry VFW. He enjoyed country music, dancing, watching his favorite driver Mark Martin in NASCAR Racing, was an avid Buffalo Bills fan, and enjoyed his pets Dixie and Bob.

He is survived by a daughter: Lisa Sutton of Perry, 3 sisters: Gail (Peter) Zinkievich of Tennesee, Sharon Lindsey Demun of Perry, Andrea (James Peter) MacGonegal of Perry, 2 brothers: Garth (Kathleen) Lindsey of Castile, Theodore (Roseanne) Lindsey of Castile, 3 grandchildren: Nicole (Jason) Anderson of Castile, Kariann (Brandon) Hank of Perry, Richard (Shannon) Barnhardt of Perry, 5 great grandchildren: Deanna and Lindsey Anderson, Kendra Willard, and Jayda and Logan Hank, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation. Graveside Services with military honors will be held on Monday March 24th, 11:00am at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation at diabetes.org/donate or to the Wilmont Cancer Center 601 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, New York 14642. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 

ROBERT LEE TALLEY - Age 80, of Houghton, NY formerly of Marilla, died peacefully Friday morning March 21, 2014 at Absolut of Houghton Nursing Home. He was born November 25, 1933 in Eureka, Kansas to the late Kenneth and Adelaide (Welsh) Talley, also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years, Ann (Wallace) Talley in 2006 and grandson, Justin Talley.

   Mr. Talley entered Officer Candidate School in 1956 for the United States Navy and resigned his commission as LT USN in 1961 and subsequently served as LT USNR until 1965. Bob began his professional career with Cornell Aeronautical Laboratories, spent a brief time with Pelorex Corp, moved on to Falcon Research & Development and then spent many years with Veritay Technology, Inc., retiring as Vice President and Principal Physicist. He enjoyed gardening, animals, had a passion for science namely Astronomy and was a musician at heart playing the trumpet and piano. A tremendously talented man, devoted husband, Bob cherished his family most especially his grandchildren.

   He is proudly survived by his 4 sons, Robert "Sean" (Mary) Talley of Atlanta, GA and their children, Jennifer (Andrew) Heymann, Meggan & Ryan Talley; Christopher W. (Michelle) Talley of Youngstown, NY and their children, Matthew (Kelsey) Talley, Christian & Kenneth Talley, Mary Alice (Andrew) Belden, Jacob & Leigh-Ann Wasneechak; James Q. Talley of Vermont and his children, Mark & Kristen Talley and their mother Ute; Timothy (Lynn) Talley of Attica, NY and their children, Lee (Olivia) Talley & Kelsey (Jose Mirabal) Talley.

   Family and friends may visit from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday March 25, 2014 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Robert's Life will begin at 6:00 p.m., concluding with Military Honors. Bob will be laid to rest 10:00 a.m. Wednesday March 26, alongside his wife in the Marilla Cemetery and memorial contributions can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

         Please share your memories of Bob, with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500. 

THE FAMILY OF ROBERT LEE TALLEY IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

 

Edwin A. Wojtowicz, age 86, of Perry died on Thursday March 20, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family after a short illness. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by 2 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Lillian (Chet) Czerminski, Jenny (Mike) Kasper and Curley Krolikowski. His family moved to the farm when Ed was 2 years old, he worked on the farm with his father doing cash crops and milking, evenings in the winter he would work at the mines in Retsof. In the early 1960’s he started driving bus for Henry L. Hill, in 1973 he purchased Henry L. Hill, Inc. he and his family have ran the company for 41 years with him never missing a day of work. He was known as Mr. Ed the Busman to kids for over 40 years.

He enjoyed running his family farm, working at the bus garage, fishing in Redwood lake and the St. Lawrence seaway, and hunting deer and bear. He was a very community oriented man who would support any organization or community event some being the Cantor for Cancer, American Legion, Civil Air Patrol, and many area church and school events. In 1985 he was presented the Paul Harris award through the Perry Rotary Club.

He is survived by his wife: Betty (Mateer) Wojtowicz whom he married on December 4, 1954, 2 daughters: Diane (Bill Hughes) Wojtowicz of Walworth, Sue Wojtowicz of Perry, a granddaughter: Emily Brueser of Perry, a sister: Adele Krolikowski of Perry along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call from 1-4pm on Sunday March 23 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530 where Funeral Services will follow at 4:00 pm. He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Wyoming County 4-H Clubs 401 N. Main St. Warsaw, New York 14569. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

MARY LOU BATTAGLIA Age 83, of Oakfield, died Friday morning March 21, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born July 23, 1930 in Auburn, NY to the late Joseph and Onlee (Joslyn) Versaggi, also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles G. Battaglia in 2012 and loving sister, Minnie Galline in 2013.

   Mrs. Battaglia was a lifetime member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield and along with her husband, owned and operated LeRoy Wallpaper & Paint for many years. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother

   Surviving is her son, Frank Charles (Loretta) Battaglia Sr. of Oakfield and their sons, Timothy Ryan (Michelle Anderson) Battaglia & Frank Charles Battaglia Jr.; brothers, Joseph Versaggi of Batavia, Frank (Genevieve) Versaggi of Oakfield;  2 great-grandchildren, Isabella & Anthony Charles Battaglia along with several nieces & nephews.

   Family and friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday March 23, 2014 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:15 a.m. Monday March 24, 2014 followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial St. Padre Pio Parish (Oakfield Site). Burial will be alongside her husband in St. Joseph's Cemetery and memorial contributions may be made to the church.  

Please share your memories of Mary Lou, with her family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF MARY LOU BATTAGLIA IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK.

 

 

 

 

LeRoy ~ Lena L. O'Geen, age 85, formerly of LeRoy, passed away Wednesday evening (Mar. 19, 2014) at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

     Mrs. O'Geen was born June 11, 1928 in Oakfield, a daughter of the late Anthony and Angeline Rosone Rossi.

     She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who devoted herself to her family.

     She is survived by her children; Charles (Marianne) O'Geen of Batavia, Jeannine O'Geen of Batavia, Angela (Steven) McCall of Las Vegas and Susan (Robert) Cordaro of Las Vegas, a brother, Paul (Angela) Rossi of Buffalo, 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Charles A. O'Geen on Dec. 5, 2009.

     Services for Mrs. O'Geen will be private at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of any flowers,  memorials in her memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mrs. O'Geen's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mrs. O'Geen and her family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.    585~768~2400

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