Mr. & Mrs. Edward A. Hale
Batavia - Mrs. Floreen M. Hale, 82, of Batavia, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center.
Mrs. Hale was born September 14, 1931 in Albion, a daughter of the late Mario and Sarah D'Orazio Papponetti.
A faithful member of St. Mary’s Church in Batavia, she was a graduate of Albion High School. Mrs. Hale was a telephone operator for Bell Atlantic Telephone in Batavia. She also worked at the former St. Jerome Hospital as a switchboard operator and was an active member of the St. Jerome Guild.
She was married to Edward A. Hale on May 12, 1953. They celebrated 60 years of marriage together. He passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center. Together, they enjoyed camping, talking long drives together but most of all spending time with their family in their home. Many of their winters were spent in their Florida Home.
She is survived by her children, Ricky (Joanni) Hale of East Bethany and Renee Hirsh of San Diego, California; three grandsons, Kyle Hirsh, Kevin (Macie) Hirsh and Keenan Hirsh, all of San Diego, California; her brother, Harry (Susan) Papponetti of Albion and Marleen (Richard) Fuller DeCarlo of Albion; and several nieces and nephews.
Batavia - Mr. Edward A. “Dizzy” Hale, 83, of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at United Memorial Medical Center, hours after his wife Floreen passed.
Mr. Hale was born November 9, 1930 in Batavia, a son of the late Albert and Marie Rider Hale.
He was a graduate of Batavia High School, Ithaca College, Cornell University and Erie Institute of Technology. Mr. Hale was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Church. He retired as the assistant city engineer for the City of Batavia in 1983.In addition; he consulted with the Town of LeRoy as an engineer for several years. He enjoyed watching sports and reading.
He is survived by his children, Ricky (Joanni) Hale of East Bethany and Renee Hirsh of San Diego, California; three grandsons, Kyle Hirsh, Kevin (Macie) Hirsh and Keenan Hirsh, all of San Diego, California; his sister, Marilyn Winegar of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.
He is the brother of the late William Hale and Betty Hale Smith.
Calling hours for Mr. & Mrs. Hale will be held on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where a prayer service will be recited at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Their Mass of Christian Burial will follow the prayer service at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday at St. Mary's Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Albion. Memorials for Mrs. Hale may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021. Memorials for Mr. Hale may be made to St. Mary’s Church (Resurrection Parish), 303 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude for the overwhelming support and scheduling from several agencies who were involved to allow their parents to be together at the end for their final hours.