Mary Jane Lazarony, 84, of Batavia, passed away Saturday morning (May 3, 2014) at the Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home in Clarence, NY.
She was born in Lackawanna, NY on April 24, 1930, a daughter of the late Edward and Helen Tangalder Minich.
Mary enjoyed baking, taking care of her flower gardens, playing with her grandchildren and was an avid Buffalo Bills and Sabre fan. Walking with her grandchildren through downtown Batavia was a joy to her. She cherished her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. In 1978 Mary was instrumental in her family ownership of the Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant in Batavia which was formerly located on East Main Street. She was also a member of Resurrection Parish.
Survivors include her husband of almost 59 years, Horace J. Lazarony Jr., of Batavia. Daughter, Ruth (Joseph) Jensen of Avon. Sons, David (Mary) Lazarony of Stroudsburg, PA, Horace “Jay” (Donna) Lazarony III of Batavia, Jerome Lazarony of Brunswick, OH and James (Diana) Lazarony of Corfu. Sisters, Margaret Horvath of Lackawanna, Dorothy (Daniel) Losardo of W. Seneca and Shirley Lassel of Buffalo. Brothers, Eugene Minich of Buffalo and Edward (Lucille) Minich of W. Seneca. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Charles Minich.
Family and friends are cordially invited to share fond memories, condolences and thoughts on Thursday (May 8th) from 6-9pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, 9:30am at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main St.. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 741 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209 or All Babies Cherished, 445 Ellicott St., Batavia, NY 14020.
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.