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Tanina “Ida” Barone, 98 of Batavia. Died peacefully Sunday July 3, 2011 surrounded by her loving family at United Memorial Medical Center. Born January 4, 1913 in Rochester, NY to the late Frank (Anna Simonetti) DiPiazza Mrs. Barone became woman of the household at 15 upon the death of her mother to take care of her father and brothers. It was during this time she learned to bake bread and lovingly passed her recipe along to her nieces and daughter. She will be greatly missed at weekly Sunday dinners where a place left vacant at the table will be filled by wonderful memories of her in her family’s hearts. “Ida” as she was known to her family and friends enjoyed traveling, especially to Italy where she met and married her husband in 1950 while visiting family in Sicily with her father. She was employed by Doehler-Jarvis for 30 years before retiring in 1968. Tanina was a member of the Red Hat Society, the “Lets go Girls” and enjoyed collecting Red Hat memorabilia. She was also a longtime member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church). She was predeceased by her brothers Vito and Gasper DiPiazza.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years Peter; beloved daughter and son in law Marguerite (Epi) Badami, the joys of her life her grandsons Vinnie, Peter and Michael Badami. “Granddaughter” Crystal and “Great Granddaughter” Lexia Davis survive along with many nieces and nephews. 


Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday July 6, 2011 from 4 to 8 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 11:30 AM at Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Entombment will take place in the Msgr. Francis Schwartz Mausoleum in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made  to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Carlton and Elm Streets, Buffalo NY 14263 where she was successfully treated for breast cancer and became a cancer survivor for over 33 years, or the Michael Napoleon Foundation P.O. Box 267 Batavia, NY 14021-0267. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Joseph A. Hale, 35 of Buffalo, formerly of Batavia. Died July 1, 2011 at Erie County Medical Center. Born August 23, 1975 in Buffalo, New York to Lawrence (Sandra Ficarella) Hale Sr. of Batavia. Mr. Hale worked at Derrick Corp in Buffalo as a purchaser.  He was a former member of St. Joseph Church and was a Babe Ruth Baseball coach for many years in Batavia.  Mr. Hale was an avid hunter and Boston Red Sox fan.

He is survived by his wife Dana (Dmoch) Hale and son Dominic Hale of Buffalo; brother Lawrence (Diane) Hale Jr., sister Stephanie (Edward) King both of Batavia; along with several aunts, uncles, 7 nephews and many cousins also survive.

There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial Mass will be held on Friday July 8, 2011 at 9:30 AM at Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to his son Dominic c/o Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Hale, 6 Fisher Park, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com  or call (343-8260). Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

Mrs. Lemley was born on September 6, 1918 a daughter of the late James and Grace Gallipaeu Ellis. She worked for the former Perry Knitting Mill, Robeson Cutlery in Castile, Archway Cookies, and retired in 1982 from Holcomb School (SUNY Geneseo) where she was a supervisor in the school cafeteria. She was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church in Perry, the Catholic Women of the Church, and the Perry Senior Citizens Club. She enjoyed cooking and baking, often making baked goods for the church bazaar and having them bought up by the late John Matson before they reached the church. She enjoyed camping, traveling, especially on a trip where she flew over the Grand Canyon, golfing and crocheting. She was an adventurous lady always trying something new, she learned to ride an bicycle and to swim when she was in her forties. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren. Mrs. Lemely is preceded in death by her husband whom she married in April of 1939 Frank Clyde Lemley he died in 1982, a son Joseph D. Lemley, 6 brothers: Leonard, Walter, John, Herbert, Edward, and Roy Ellis, 2 sisters: Ruth Barnhardt, and Rita Losey, and several nieces and nephews.

She is survived by a son Jerome D. (Mary) Lemley of Wyoming, 3 daughters: Diane E. (Robert) Kneeppel of Perry, Patricia A. (Jakob) Rewa of Perry, and Leota M. Lemley (Wayne Comstock) of Rochester, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
 

Friends are invited to call on Sunday July 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry, NY 14530. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday July 4th at 11:00 A.M. at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 8 Park St. Perry, NY 14530. Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, or to the Eastside Nursing Home (activities fund) in Warsaw. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

 

 

CARMELLA "LARUSSA" DELVECCHIO, 93, of Batavia died Thursday (June 30, 2011) at Genesee County Nursing Home. 

She was born in Batavia on November 7, 1917 and was the wife of the late Albert DelVecchio who died in WWII. 

She was known to her friends and family as "Minnie" or "Carm". For many years she was a secretary at Notre Dame High School prior to her retirement.  Carmella was a great cook and baker, she also loved to draw and paint. 


Surviving are many nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and friends.

She was predeceased by her nine siblings: Frances Rotondo, Vonnie Rotondo, Gus LaRussa, Mary LaRussa, Tony LaRussa, Margaret Oleson, Laura Tabone, Josephine LaRussa and Jennie Gervase.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 - 10:30 AM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, where prayers will begin 10:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at Ascension Parish, (St. Anthony's Church) where she was a life member. 

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to St. Jude Foundation.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.

Douglas G. Simmons, 55 of Batavia died June 25, 2011 at the United Memorial Medical Center. Born February 11, 1956 in Buffalo, New York to the late Howard (Mary McGavern)  Simmons. He is preceded in death by his brothers Howard Jr.; Richard and Thomas Simmons. 
                                                                                                                        
He is survived by his sister Mary Lou (David) Shannonhouse of Marietta, GA; a niece Megan and Nephew Matthew Shannonhouse.     

There will be no prior calling hours and funeral services will take place at a later date. Memorials can be made to the donor’s choice. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (343-8260). Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

Robert was born in Perry August 9, 1925. Son of the late Lawrence and Vinnie Streming Lewis. Robert was drafted out of high school and served with the US Army during WWII, after the war he was a self-employed electrician, and had also worked as an electrician for Bausch and Lomb Inc. in Rochester. After retiring he and his wife moved to Florida, where they currently live. He was a member of Perry Baptist Church in Perry, he enjoyed traveling with his wife, Bessie and his children,and watching John Wayne movies. 

His wife of 64 years Bessie Workman Lewis who he married in 1946, a daughter: Nancy (Jeffer) Mahmot of Ashburn, Va. a son: Robert (Ilene) Lewis Jr.of Perry, 5 grandchildren: Jeremy and Sean Lewis, Kevin, Carey, and Lori Mahmot, along with 14 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews He is preceded in death by a sister: Helena Altmeyer, and two brothers: Ernest and David Lewis.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 2, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Perry VFW Washington Blvd. Perry, New York 14530. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

 

 

 

Linda Anne Engelhardt, 42 of Batavia, NY. Died June 29, 2011 peacefully at her home. Born August 6, 1968 in Batavia, NY to Anthony “Britt” (Providence Gullo) DiMartino of Batavia. Mrs. Engelhardt was a graduate of Canisius College and was formerly employed as a manger of Barbara Moss and Jeans West in Buffalo. She was also a manager for over 7 years of the Family Dollar Store in Batavia and was last employed by the Batavia Daily News.  She was a former secretary of Cub Scout Pack # 69 and a committee chair for Boy Scout Troop # 332.  She enjoyed cake decorating and crocheting.  Mrs. Engelhardt was a member of Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s Church in Batavia. She is preceded in death by her grandson Andrew Cianfrini.

She is survived her husband G. Bill Engelhardt of Batavia, her children George Engelhardt of Oakfield, Ronnie Engelhardt, Brandon Hines-Engelhardt, Ricky Engelhardt, Jessica Engelhardt, and Mary Noel Engelhardt all of Batavia;  brothers Phillip (Susan) DiMartino, Frank (Maria) DiMartino both of Batavia and Anthony (Helen) DiMartino of Oswego, NY; 6 grandchildren survive along with many Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Friday July 1, 2011 from 4 to 7 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia New York 14020. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday July 2, 2011 at Ascension Parish-St. Anthony’s Church 122 Liberty St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

 

     Age 59, of Batavia, an LPN with Batavia Family Care, died suddenly Monday June 27, 2011 at her home. She was born April 10, 1952 in Batavia daughter of the late William & Frances (Gilliatt) Ellingham, also preceded in death by her sons Brian Hillabush on March 2, 2011 and Kevin Hillabush who died at birth. A graduate of Batavia High School and the McAulley School of Nursing where she earned her LPN Degree, she loved to cook and bake. She was a wonderful mother and fantastic grandmother to Aden and Alexander.

     Surviving is her husband of 40 years Robert Hillabush and loving son Devin Hillabush both of Batavia; a brother Thomas Ellingham of Rochester; two sisters Ann Ellingham of Batavia and Patty (Thomas) Kent of S. Alabama; 2 grandchildren Aden William Hillabush & Alexander Heatherman along with many nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends are invited to visitation from 6-8 PM Thursday June 30, 2011 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC at 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will be private in Grand View Cemetery and memorials in Barbara's memory are asked to be made to the family. For more information, send flowers or a sympathy meal please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

Carl F. Colantonio, 84 of Batavia, NY. Died June 24, 2011 peacefully at his home. He was born February 11, 1927, in Batavia, NY to the late Louis (Mary Meleca) Colantonio. Mr. Colantonio owned and operated Tri-County Tractor in Batavia. He was a WWII Army Veteran. Mr. Colantonio loved to help his children by running errands; mowing their lawns and landscaping. He is preceded in death by his wife Janet E. Colantonio; brothers Joseph, Anthony and John Colantonio along with a sister Angeline Colantonio.

He is survived by his children Paula (Han) Bakker of Bethany; Carl J. (Debra) of Alabama, NY; Lawrence (Cheryl) of FL; Jack J. Colantonio of MA; Joyce (Frank) Bartholomew of Batavia; brother Raymond (Marilyn) of Batavia; sisters-in-law Antoinette of FL; Stephanie of Bethany and Catherine Colantonio of Batavia; 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, one great grandchild along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Monday June 27, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia New York 14020. 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 303 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. Interment at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia. 

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army 529 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020 or to the Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Main St. Rd. Batavia, NY 14020.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

     Age 83, of LeRoy, a WWII Army Veteran died peacefully Tuesday morning June 21, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his wife Phyllis "Nonnie" Thiele and will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

     He is survived by his loving children Richard Jr. (Gail), Gary (Ginny), Laurie (Gene) Dries, Gail (Lou) Alexander, Diane (Seth) Bagley & Kristine (Joe) Compton; 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildre survive along with special family friend Darlene Beherns.

     There is no prior visitation, family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass 11:00 AM Thursday June 23 at Our Lady of Mercy 44 Lake Street LeRoy, NY 14482 with Father Michael Rock, Officiating. Burial will private and in lieu of flowers donations in Richard's memory can be made to Veterans Western New York Healthcare System @ Batavia, Our Lady of Mercy or the American Heart Association.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.

 

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