CATHERINE R. RAINES
Age 87, of Alexander, died peacefully Friday January 1, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 18, 1928 in Alexander, a daughter of the late, Charles J. and Margaret (Gilhooly) Buckenmeyer; also preceded in death by siblings, Elizabeth Buckenmeyer, Charles Buckenmeyer, Jr., Mary Falkowski, Dorothy Moynihan and Lucy Moag.
Catherine was a local real estate agent for many years and a member of Immaculate Mary Parish in East Bethany. She graduated in 1946 from Alexander Central School and was the class Salutatorian . A life member of the Catholic Daughters, former member of the Alexander Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. Catherine was a cancer survivor who had a deep faith in the Lord and a true love for her family, she enjoyed karaoke, singing and decorating. She will be remembered for her creative writing, poetry and her often "opinionated" letters to the editor at the Daily News.
Surviving is her husband, Paul R. Raines, Sr. of Alexander and her loving children, Paul R. (Michele) Raines, Jr. of Lyndonville, Mark W. Raines of Alexander, Dennis G. (Barb Phillips) Raines of Batavia, Renee` M. (Robert) Smith of Batavia, Kevin M. (Darlene) Raines of Alexander, Eric C. "Ricky" (Heidi) Raines Sr. of Alexander and Brian J. (Michelle) Raines of Wyoming; siblings, Francis of Alexander, George of FL; Margaret (James) Hoffman of Attica and Bernard of Alexander; sisters-in-law, Violet Buckenmeyer of Darien, Irene Raines-Sundberg of Orchard Park, Gerry Buckenmeyer of Alexander and Dorothy Buckenmeyer of FL; brother-in-law, James Hoffman of Attica; daughter-in-law, Dawn Raines of Attica; 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will be present from 2-4 & 6-8pm on Wednesday January 6 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020. Please join the Raines family to Celebrate Catherine's Mass of Christian Burial 10:00am at Mary Immaculate Parish (Immaculate Conception Site) 5865 Ellicott Street Road East Bethany, NY on Thursday January 7. She will be laid to rest in West Bethany Cemetery and memorials in her memory are suggested to Mary Immaculate Parish, West Bethany Baptist Church or the Alexander Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Fund.
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THE FAMILY OF CATHERINE R. RAINES IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.