FLORENCE K. BRESSETTE - age 84, of Batavia, formerly of North Syracuse, NY, died peacefully Sunday morning January 18, 2015 at United Memorial Medical Center. She was born September 18, 1930 in Tupper Lake, NY to the late Albert and Regina (Carron) Trombley, also preceded in death by the "true love of her life", her husband, Theodore Bressette on October 13, 2000; siblings, Elizabeth, Charlie, Rita, Dora, Bernadette, Louis and infant sister, Katherine.
Florence lived most of her life in Central, NY until moving here in 2001 to be closer to her daughter, she was a longtime member of St. Rose of Lima Parish in North Syracuse. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years at Goldberg Furniture and after her retirement spent many years babysitting for children in her own home. She loved the Adirondack Mountains where she enjoyed camping with family, enjoyed bingo, playing cards, loved to travel, quilting, sewing, crafts, gardening and even volunteered with the kindergarten classes that her daughter teaches. Affectionately known as "Nana Flo", she was a wonderful kind-hearted, sweet woman who moved to the Domiciliary Care Unit 3 years ago at the Genesee County Nursing Home and quickly made some wonderful friends. Her greatest joy was spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.
Surviving are her loving daughters, Shirley Bressette of Ontario, Canada and her children, Julielynne (Giles) LaFreniere, Valerie (Paul) Lamanna & Amber (Jeff) McAuslan; Juileanne (Michael) Ellison of Prince George, VA and their children, Brandon (Julia Barraclough) Ellison & Audrey (Frank Rose) Ellison; Mary (Josh) Audsley of Attica and their children, Alexandra and Emma Rayne; 7 great-grandchildren; brothers, Percy & Robert Trombley; sisters, Nita St. Onge and Theresa Riley; sister-in-law, Cecile Trombley along with many nieces and nephews.
Flo's Family will be present from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 20, 2015 at the Michael S. Tomaszewki Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where Funeral Services will immediately follow. She will be laid to rest with her beloved husband in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in N. Syracuse. Memorials in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Western New York 2805 Wehrle Drive Suite 6 Williamsville, New York 14221.
Please leave your words of comfort to Flo's family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.
THE FAMILY OF FLORENCE K. BRESSETTE IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.