Local Matters

Community Sponsors

Obituaries

boies_felicia_-_photo4.jpgFelicia L. (DeFazio) Boies, age 89, passed away Sunday morning (December 8, 2019) at the Premier Genesee Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation.

She was born April 1, 1930 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Josephine (Morreale) DeFazio. Felicia received a business degree from Rochester Business Institute (RBI). She worked as a secretary for many years at Montgomery Ward, Dairylea and Tyler Truck Lines and retired in 1991. After her retirement she enjoyed working part time in the cafeteria for the Batavia School District.

She is survived by her brother John DeFazio of Rochester, sisters Rose (Thomas) Butera of Florida, Mary Dee Ognibene of Batavia, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Felicia was predeceased by her husband Paul (Jim) Boies on September 1, 1998, two brothers, Leonard and Alphonso DeFazio, two sisters, Concetta Penepent and Jo Marie DeGoris; two brothers-in-law, Lawrence Ognibene and Philip Penepent; sister-in-law Rose DeFazio.

At her request there will be no calling hours. A Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday (Dec. 14th) at 9:30am at Resurrection Parish, St. Joseph Worship Site, 303 East Main St., Batavia, NY. Interment will be private in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

LeRoy - Ellen "Betty" Snyder, 88, of LeRoy, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Betty was born December 28, 1930, in Rochester, a daughter of the late Oliver and Alice (Burns) Cooper. 

Betty loved the Lord, her family and grandchildren.  A member of Grace Baptist Church in Batavia, Betty will leave a legacy of love and will be remembered as a caregiver, a "hugger" and always making her cookies for family and friends.  She was a nurse at the former St. Jerome's Hospital in Batavia and the Livingston County Nursing Facility in Geneseo.  Betty often donated blood. 

Survivors include her husband, Connie J. Snyder of LeRoy; her children, Franklyn P. (Karen) Snyder of Akron, Stephen O. (Krissi) Snyder of Pennsylvania, Dennis C. (Jayne) Snyder of Batavia, Bonnie L. (Kenneth) Young of Jensen Beach, FL and Thomas C. Snyder of Jensen Beach, FL.; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews

Betty is predeceased by her brothers and sisters.

Calling hours are Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia and also on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine Street, Batavia.  Betty's funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine Street, Batavia.  Burial will be in Machpelah Cemetery, LeRoy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Betty's memory may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021, www.crossroadshouse.com/donate or to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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

 

 

Davenport, Florida - Mary Ann Reigle, age 72, longtime resident of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

Mary Ann was born April 30, 1947, in Batavia, a daughter of the late John Torcello and  Mary Lou Constantino Torcello.

A member of St. Joseph's Church and St. Joseph's Sodality, Mary Ann was a member of St. Faustina Church while she lived in Florida. She recently retired from Walt Disney World where she spent the past 15 years in Cinderella's Castle.

She is predeceased by her husband, Lawlor F. "Mike" Reigle and her brother, John F. Torcello.

She is survived by her children; Deanna (Rohn) Carlson of Melbourne Beach, Florida, Mike Reigle of Buffalo, Christopher (Betsey) Reigle of Hilton, Kevin (Amy) Reigle of Batavia and John (Ashlee) Reigle of Batavia;  14 grandchildren, Arron and Justin Carlson; Gage and Kaylee Reigle; Alison and Laura Reigle; Alexandra, Devyn, Dakota, Kamrey and Brock Reigle; and Bryce, Mackenzie and Jordan Reigle; her great-grandson Jaydence Dayka; two sisters; Linda (late Woody) Say of Rochester and Joan (Ricky) Hale of East Bethany; two sisters-in-law; Michelle Torcello of Batavia and Mary Lou (late Richard) Grimes of Batavia along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Thursday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary Ann's memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Pkwy, Amherst, New York 14228. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

antinore.jpgCharles J. Antinore, 78 of Batavia, passed away on December 6, 2019 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born in LeRoy, on July 12, 1941 to the late Charles T. (Mary Magavero) Antinore. He is preceded in death by a brother Vincent Antinore and brother-in-law Vito D’Agostino,  

Mr. Antinore graduated from LeRoy High School in 1959, lettering in football, basketball and baseball. He was a United States Army Veteran and a patriotic man. Charles retired from Armor Building Supply in Batavia. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and loved taking his grandsons fishing. Charles loved playing sports and watching sports, especially his grandsons, rarely missing one of their baseball or hockey games. Mr. Antinore was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish and was a man of great faith. Family was everything to him and he will be dearly missed.  

Mr. Antinore is survived by his beloved wife Sharon (Corcimiglia) Antinore of Batavia; daughter Cindy (Michael Cecere) Antinore of Livonia; son Thomas (Kathy) Antinore of Batavia; sister Rosa D’Agostino of LeRoy, sister-in-law Dorothy Antinore of Ballston Spa, brother-in-law Carmen (Debra) Corcimiglia of Cumberland, ME; grandsons Tyler (Crystal) and Ryan Antinore, great-grandson Colton Antinore, along with many nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday December 10, 2019 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Resurrection Parish, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia, New York 14020. He will be laid to rest in St. Francis Cemetery, LeRoy.    

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Western New York, 6215 Sheridan Dr. Suite 100, Buffalo, NY 14221 or to Genesee County Aging Services, 2 Bank St., Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.   

r._severance_pic.jpgRUSSELL A. SEVERANCE ~ Age 68, of Batavia, died peacefully December 3, 2019 at Crossroads House. He was born in N. Tonawanda on August 6, 1951 to the late Gerald and Mary (Devlin) Severance also preceded in death by a sister, Jean Severance.

Russ served his country honorably with the US Navy and was retired from Harrison-Radiator in Lockport. His time and love was for family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving is his wife of 15 years, Barbara (Kingdon) Severance of Batavia; his loving daughters, BethAnne (Joseph) Nicholas of LeRoy and their children, Emily & SophieAnne; Mary Margaret Gugino and her children, Cameron, Tyler, Ryleigh & Aniston; sister, Dale (Edward) Moll of Wheatfield; dear friend, Laura Dutton-Pontillo of Byron along with several nieces and nephews.

The Severance family will be present from 3-8p.m. on Monday December 9 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Remembrance Service will begin at 7:30p.m. Russ will be laid to rest in White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Amherst with his parents and in lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia, New York 14021.

Please share your words of comfort with the Severance family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF RUSSELL A. SEVERANCE IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

 

KEITH C. O’BRIEN ~ Age 76, of Batavia, died Friday November 29, 2019 at The Grand Rehabilitation & Nursing Batavia. Keith was born February 10, 1943 in Buffalo, NY to the late Charles and Jane (Greenman) O’Brien.

Keith passed away suddenly on Friday, leaving everyone in shock. Rarely has anyone lived life as richly and deeply as Keith, so our sudden loss left many people who loved and respected him stunned. Any stranger who met Keith soon became a friend of his. He was very compassionate and the “go to” person for advice.  Keith was a dedicated father and grandfather. We will miss him terribly. Keith was a former employee of the Sears & Roebuck Co. and Independent Health and had a passion for cars.

Surviving is his adoring wife, Sandy (Elmore) O’Brien of Batavia; his loving children, Kevin (Marci) O’Brien of Tonawanda and their children, Erin & Lyndsay; Kerry (Ann) O’Brien of Tonawanda and their children, Peyton & Aiden; Debra (Roger) Toal of SC and their children, Nathan (Salena), Mitch (Becca) & Josh; Steve (Chris) Cifelli of WA, and their son, Dylan (RaeAnne); cherished great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Belle and Magnolia Grace; dear friends, George (Cindy) Cole and Paul (Robin) Emerson.

Services for Keith will be held privately for the family and he will be laid to rest with his parents in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo. Memorials in his memory are suggested to Volunteers for Animals 3841 West Main Road Batavia, New York 14020.

Please share words of comfort with Keith’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.

THE FAMILY OF KEITH C. O’BRIEN IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.

Batavia - Elizabeth J. "Betty" Constantino, age 81, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Betty was born March 6, 1938, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Cosmo and Carrie Pulvino Constantino.

A member of St. Joseph's Church, Betty loved playing Bingo, getting her hair done and spending time with her nieces, nephews and extended family.

Survivors include her brother, Cosmo (Lucy) Constantino of Batavia and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She is predeceased by her siblings, Vincent, Anthony, Joseph, Salvatore and Charles Constantino, Rose Smith, Elaine Mogavero and Mary Lou Torcello.

Friends may call from 2 - 4 p.m. on Sunday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia where services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Elizabeth's memory may be made to the family. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

LeRoy ~ Lillian C. Antinore, age 85, passed away Thursday evening (December 5, 2019) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.

     She was born March 18, 1934 in Cortland, NY, a daughter of the late John and Agnes Storey Cherchio.

     Lillian will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, who was devoted to her family and her faith.  She was a member of the Third Order of Our Lady of Mercy Parish and was known for her "prayer list" for the people of her community.  She made and delivered St. Joseph's bread for over 50 years and was retired from the Boy Scouts of America, where she was the Office Manager for many years.

     She is survived by her children; Laurie Carlson of Rochester, Nancy (Joseph) Szymanski of LeRoy, Joanne (Joseph) Dermady of Irondequoit, Anthony Antinore of Rochester and Carol (Susan Schinaman) Antinore of Rochester; grandchildren, Kimberly Antinore, Angela (Cole) Farner, Luke Carlson (Jess Moody) and Katherine Dermady; great-grandchildren, Jack and Mason Farner; sisters, Gloria Havington of Cortland and Carol Bailey of Ocala, FL; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Karen and Milton Ebersold of LeRoy, along with many nieces and nephews.

     She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Joseph A. Antinore and brothers-in-law, Charles Havington and Red Bailey.

     The family would like to thank the staff of the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home for their care and compassion during their mom's residency.

     Family and friends may call on Monday, Dec. 9 from 3 ~ 7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service, 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Her Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy. Interment in St. Francis Cemetery will be private. 

     Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 44 Lake St., LeRoy, N.Y.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Lillian's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

 

LeRoy ~ Mary Ann O'Shea, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 after a long battle with cancer.  She was born to the late James Cifelli and Viola Pfalzer on August 19, 1943.

     Mary Ann attended Notre Dame High School in Batavia.  After graduation, she married the love of her life, Richard Wendall O'Shea, on October 13, 1962.  Mary Ann was a loving, dedicated mother to four children and seven grandchildren.  She was very proud of her family and made sure she attended every sporting event and performance.  She was the rock of her family.

     Mary Ann was very active in the LeRoy community.  She was a cub scout leader, bingo captain, PTA member, Eucharistic Minister and Catholic Church volunteer.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling and playing bridge.

     Mary Ann was known for her strength and unwillingness to give up.  She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

     Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 57 years, Richard W. O'Shea, sons, Brian C. O'Shea and Robert P. (Tracey) O'Shea; daughters, Karen E. (William) O'Shea-Bartley and Kathleen A. O'Shea; grandchildren, Thomas and Taylor O'Shea, Sean Bartley, Keriann Bartley-Zahorviko, Jack Bartley, Luke Bartley and Avery Graziosi; siblings, James Cifelli and Thomas (Karen) Cifelli, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     Family and friends may call on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 2 ~ 5 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Her Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Dec. 9 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy.  Interment private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either LeRoy Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 56, LeRoy, NY 14482 or Gilda's Club Rochester, 255 Alexander Street, Rochester, N.Y. 14607. www.gildasclubrochester.org

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mary Ann's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

smith_janice_-_photo.jpgJanice Mae Smith, 81 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Thursday (December 5, 2019) at Rochester General Hospital.

She was born December 28, 1937 in Wellsville, NY, a daughter of the late Paul and Mildred Strong Dibble.

Janice enjoyed taking trips to her sons cottage, if it was just for a picnic or to gaze over the water, but also to watch her grandchildren enjoy themselves. She also enjoyed crocheting, where she made several baby blankets. Janice was one to talk on the phone and was known for having multiple conversations at once. Most of all, she was the matriarch to her family, where she held everyone together and was the “Support Group” for her family and their friends.

She was the wife of the late Franklin B. Smith who died September 28, 2018.

Survivors include her son, Michael (Laura) Smith of Batavia. Daughters, Debra (Earl) Klehn of Oakfield, Brenda (Mark) Platten of Batavia, Linda (David Riley) Smith of Batavia and Pamela (Ron Olson) Smith of Oakfield.  Brother, Ronald (Sue) Dibble of Batavia.  Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Sunday (December 8th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. Burial will be in the Byron Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

Pages

Calendar

S M T W T F S
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 
 
 
 

Copyright © 2008-2019 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
 

blue button