Celia Klein, 94, of Batavia, passed away due to complications from COViD-19 on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. She was born August 3, 1926 in Batavia, to the late Angelo (Angeline Tizzano) DiLaura. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Donald Klein, sisters, Mary DiLaura, Lena (Dominic) Cutitta; brothers, Thomas (Rose) Minuto, Frank (Josephine) Minuto, Joseph, James and Angelo (Beverly) DiLaura; in-laws, Ceil and Jack Zackey, Jeanne and James Redivivo, Margaret and Pat Radice, Henrietta Ingebrech, Eileen and Roland Amedick, Helen and Donald Zorn, Neil Klein, Richard Miller, Paul, Robert, Edward, Joseph and Dorothy Klein.
Celia was most known for her generosity of spirit. Her door was open for anyone. Our large family enjoyed the Memorial Day and Fourth of July picnics she held. She maintained beautiful gardens, enjoyed reading, music and of course her visits to many casinos. Mom worked hard for St. Mary’s and Notre Dame. Her many nieces and nephews always enjoyed her company.
She is survived by her children, Margaret (James) Brady, John Klein, Donald (Joellen) Klein. She was a doting grandmother to Regina Conte, Beth (Alfred) Clark, Philip (Susan) Klein, John (Ashley) Klein, Tyler (Kara) Klein. She was so proud of her great-grandchildren, Silvauno Sykes, Ethan and Makayla Clark, Karter and Tessa Rose Klein.
The family would like to thank the staff at Le Roy Village Green for their care and affection for mom and our family.
Due to COViD-19 restraints, her burial will be private. The family will plan a Celebration of her Life in the summer. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia
In lieu of flowers please make any donations to the Donald and Celia Klein Scholarship at Notre Dame High School, 73 Union St., Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.