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Batavia - Louise Condello, age 65, of Batavia passed away on Monday, December 26, 2022 at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness.

Louise was born Sunday, April 14th, 1957 in Batavia, daughter of the late Frank Condello and Rose (Talone) Condello. 

Louise was a faithful member of Resurrection Parish. She was an avid bowler and loyal fan of the Buffalo Bills.  Louise graduated from Batavia High School in 1975.  After graduation she was an office employee at the former Jubilee Foods and Super Duper in Batavia for many years.

Louise is survived by her cousins in the Condello, Talone and DiSalvo families.  

There are no prior visiting hours. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Monday, January 2nd, 2023 at Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Mausoleum, Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Celebration of life for 89 year old proud Army veteran, Rudolph A. Bosse, Sr., who passed away peacefully on December 26, 2022.

Rudy is predeceased by many brothers and sister.

Rudy lived an active life with his family and was hard working. He enjoyed family, farming, hunting, baseball, bowling swimming, music (mostly polkas) and playing the accordion. He was well loved and respected by many. A good husband and respected father. Rudy retired from Buffalo Crushed Stone.

Rudy is survived by his loving and caring wife, Patricia A. Bosse (Lorka). Their seven children; Catherine Bosse (Ken), Rudolph (Judy) Bosse, Jr., Patricia (Norm) Humel, Anthony (Donna) Bosse, Thomas (Georgine) Bosse, Jennifer Bosse (Paul) and Christopher Bosse (Tina); many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren; brothers George Bosse and William Bosse and sister Barb Beal. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may call Monday, January 2, 2023 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 3rd from the mortuary at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at 11 a.m. at the Western New York National Cemetery.

Batavia - Roger P. Martin, age 95, passed away on December 26, 2022.

He was the son of the late George E. and Blanche Patterson Martin.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

He is predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Nancy D. Martin.

Roger is survived by his children, David and Melanie; eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren

As per his request, there will not be any calling hours or services. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

betsy.jpg  Elizabeth A. "Betsy" Hamilton, 59, of Batavia, NY went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on December 26, 2022. She was born on October 31, 1963 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late Harold E. and Alieen B. (Young) Leiser. She was predeceased by her dear sister; Diane L. Koehler.

Elizabeth is the surrogate daughter to John and Kathleen; surrogate sister to April (Steven); surrogate aunt to Ellyjah, Abygail, Makenzy, and Addyson.

She was cared for by many wonderful people at the group homes she lived at, in Oakfield and Batavia. She loved attending The Arc in Batavia where she had many friends, and was cared for by great staff. In honor of Elizabeth's love for Minnie Mouse, the family is requesting that you wear pink, red, black, and white to her service. Elizabeth was good at doing what Minnie Mouse loves to say, "Remember, you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine."

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday January 3, 2023 from 2:00-4:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 4:00PM Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at the Funeral Home. Betsy will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Arc GLOW www.arcglow.org. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

LeRoy ~ Christine Luise Vescovi, age 83, passed away at the home of her son, while under hospice care, in Inverness, FL on Sunday, December 25, 2022.

   christine_vescovi__0.jpg  She was born June 10, 1939 in Karlsruhe, Germany, a daughter of the late Georg Johann Maier and Luise Margarete Klopper and immigrated to the United States in 1958.

     Chris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend to many.  She worked for the U S Postal Service for 26 years, retiring in 1999.  She continued employment with NYS Thruway Authority for 19 years until retiring in 2018.  She enjoyed bowling, crocheting, bingo and casino trips.  She was also an avid NY Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan.  She was a member of the American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary for 55 years.

     She will be sadly missed by her children, Chrissie (Jim) Williamson of LeRoy, Donald (Pam) Miller of Florida, Karen (Vincent) Syracuse of LeRoy, Ursula (Dan Norman) Isaac of LeRoy, Kip (Denise) Vescovi and John (Barb) Vescovi, both of LeRoy; 21 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ursula Jene of Germany; along with many nieces and nephews.

     In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Donald Clark Vescovi in 2018 and her brother, Peter Maier.

     There are no prior calling hours.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

     Contributions in memory of Chris are suggested to the American Legion Post #576, Ladies Auxiliary, 53 West Main Street, LeRoy, N.Y. 14482

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Christine’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

Rochester/Bergen - Dennis Ivan DeVelder, 39, took his last breath on Christmas Eve morning, with the loves of his life (his wife, Lacy and daughter Jaden) by his side on 4-1200 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dennis was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2008 and spent every day since truly living. He earned an associate’s and then a bachelor’s degree, worked in development and finance at the Villa of Hope, took numerous vacations, spent time with friends, and most importantly, had the opportunity to raise his amazing daughter. It was Dennis’s wish to see Jaden, who was only 4 years old at the time of his diagnosis, graduate from high school, which she did in June 2022. It was with great pride that he hosted her graduation party celebration in the summer and helped her move into the dorms at St. Bonaventure in the fall. They just celebrated the completion of her first college semester.

Dennis loved running, playing ice hockey, golfing, and anything sports-related: watching games, reading stats, talking sports, drafting and managing fantasy teams, and since made possible in NYS, betting on games. He especially loved the Buffalo Sabres (even through the many, many seasons of rebuilding), the Mets, and the (San Diego) Chargers. He laughed the loudest playing poker with the guys at Steve’s and playing Fortnite with Dan, Cory, and Blue. He was an incredible husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend.

Dennis was brave and underwent numerous treatments over the last 14.5 years always with the goal of living as long as possible with a good quality of life. Dennis was literally, “happy to be alive” each day. He hoped that others could find the appreciation for life and health that he had and not begrudge the process of getting older but instead, realize that aging is a privilege.

Dennis “Denny” was pre-deceased by his mother, Denise Dugan (Viavattine) and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

He is survived by the love of his life, Lacy Morgan-DeVelder, his daughter, Jaden Rose, and his sweet and needy chihuahua, Riley. Dennis was well-loved and is also survived by his dad, Brian Dugan (Laurie), brothers Scott (Lisa) and Steve, and sister Darcy (Gavin) Greco. Dennis is also survived by his father, Michael DeVelder, aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and countless friends.

It was Dennis’s wish to have a private, graveside service. We hope that those who were impacted by Dennis will celebrate his life through the sharing of stories and special attention to really living your life now (take the trip, eat the ice cream, meet up with the friends you’ve been meaning to see). A chance for family and friends to gather and celebrate his incredible life will be planned and announced in the future.

Special thanks to Dr. Nimish Mohile, Jen Serventi, and Bethann Sayers who cared for Dennis since he was diagnosed. Hugs and gratitude to all of the providers at SMH ED, 8-1200, and 4-1200 who took exceptional care of Dennis and his family in his final days.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Coop Cup for Brain Cancer Research (www.coopcup.com).

Arrangements were entrusted to H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Bergen. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle for Dennis at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


Lewis-Gregory D. of Alden, NY passed away December 24, 2022.  Beloved husband of Mary Ellen (Keizer) Lewis; dear father of Rick (Rebecca Flanders) Lewis and Ryan (Amanda) Lewis;loving son of Lois and the late David Lewis; brother of Larry (Betty) Lewis, Johnny Lewis and the late Sheri (Thom) Kaminski; son-in-law of Dorothy and the late Robert Keizer; brother-in-law of Gary (late Linda) Caccamise, Marilyn (David) Grinnell, Jack (Carrie) Caccamise and Kathy (late Joe) Trigilio; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family will be present at the Charles Meyer Funeral Home, 13228 Broadway Alden, NY Friday, December 30th from 4-6:45 PM with a prayer service following at 6:45 PM.  Share your condolences at meyerfuneralhome.com.

LeRoy ~ Margaret M. Antinore, age 68, of Summit Street Road, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

     She was born March 4, 1954 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Francis “Tuffy” and Mary Warren Longhini.

   margaret_antinore_0.jpg  Margaret will be remembered as a very loving and compassionate person, who was devoted to her family and her faith.  She was very active in her church community at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in LeRoy.

     She will be sadly missed by her son, Michael (Beth) Antinore; granddaughters, Coral and Ruby; siblings, John Longhini, Catherine (Ronald) Chmielowiec, Maureen Longhini, Sharon (Lloyd) Hall, James (Michelle) Longhini, Patrick (Tammy) Longhini, Julie (Timothy) Scheuerlein, Mary Kay Longhini and Mark Longhini, along with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and dear friends.

     In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Antinore, brother, Robert F. Longhini and nephew, Tyler Longhini.

     No prior visitation.  Family and friends are invited to her Rite of Christian Burial to be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.  Interment in St. Francis Cemetery will be private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Margaret’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Rozella A. Smith, age 86, announces her passing on December 23, 2022, at Premier Nursing Center, after a period of declining health.

Rozella was born on August 18, 1936, to the late Samuel and Rose Penepento Rizzo in Batavia, New York.

Rozella is survived by her children, Susan and Brian of Batavia, and Sally Jo of Texas, and her brother, Samuel Rizzo of LeRoy, New York. She is also survived by her grandchildren, John Taggert of Batavia, Michael McMahon (Celesstia Valdez) of Texas, and Kelly Ermis (Sam) of Wisconsin; great-grandchildren, Rosalie May, and Gabriel, also of Wisconsin, and several loved nieces and nephews.

Devoted to her family and loyal to her circle of friends, she loved to cook and was a wonderful baker (Mrs. Smith's pies and cakes).

She is the wife of the late Ernest R. (Smitty), she was predeceased by her siblings, Leonard (wife Jennie) Rizzo, Joseph Rizzo, Mary Ann (husband Al) Cimetta, Phillip Rizzo, Irene Alfieri, and Roger Rizzo.

Services will be held privately. She will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials may be made to the Office for the Aging Alzheimer's/Dementia Services, 2 Bank Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

Esther Johnson, 96, of Oakfield was received by her Lord and Savior on December 22, 2022 at United Memorial Medical Center.   Esther was born July 28, 1926 in Alabama, a daughter of the late Raymond and Bertha (Rich) Stokes.  Esther was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elba for 59 years.  She taught Sunday School for 54 years, was also, at different times, active on the Missions Board, Social Committee, and Vacation Bible School.  She worked at the C and G Sharp Farms in Oakfield.

Surviving are her son, Brice Johnson of Oakfield; a brother, Raymond (Shirley) Stokes of East Bethany; sisters, Edith Bezon of Byron and Dixie (Charles) Rudolph of Batavia; a sister -in-law, Doris Stokes of East Bethany, close niece Laurie Vogt, and several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Johnson; brothers, Robert Stokes and Marvin Stokes; sister, Virginia Kidney; brothers-in-law, Joseph Bezon and Ogan Kidney; a sister-in-law, Viola Stokes, and a close niece Libby (Stokes) Jurs.

Calling hours are Saturday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the First Baptist Church of Elba, 31 South Main Street, Elba, where the funeral will be held at 11:30 am also on Saturday.   She will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Elba, 31 South Main Street, Elba, NY 14058.

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.burdettandsanford.com.

Arrangements for Esther were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield, (585) 948-5325.

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