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brigittefenton.jpgBrigitte Fenton, 80 passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Elderwood of Lakeside Care Center in Brockport. Born in Berlin, Germany, She was the daughter of the late Harold & Anna Houck of Alexander. She is preceded in death by her husband Raymond Fenton, infant sister Margit Lohner, son Steve Fenton and grandson Benjamin Assenato.

Brigitte lived a simple life, and enjoyed holidays, playing cards, garage sales, and the music of Elvis Presley and Kenny Rogers. Grandma “Bea” adored time with her grandchildren, and was the loving mother of Stephen, Cheryl and Julie.

She is survived by her daughters Cheryl Previte, Julie (Jim) Loughlin, sister Debra (Ron) Glor; 6 grandchildren – Carlie, Katelyn, Courteney, Brendan, Monique, and Matthew; 2 great-grandchildren – Alaska-Vela and Aidan; two nephews – Paul (Elissa) Glor and Kevin (Krysten) Glor. 

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 12 Noon to 2 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. Funeral Services will immediately follow at 2:00 PM. She will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ogden Presbyterian Church, 2400 South Union Street, Spencerport, NY 14559. For more information please call 585-591-1212, or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St., Attica, New York 14011.

Joseph F. Zaso, 89, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia. He was the loving husband of Jean Zaso for 62 years.

Joe was born Thursday, August 20, 1931 in Dansville, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Jacubus) Zaso.

Joe loved Batavia and was the department head for the lab at Genesee Memorial Hospital in Batavia.  He was a member of Resurrection Parish, past president of the Friends of the Library (Richmond Memorial), lifetime member and past president of the Batavia Lions Club and served on the Batavia School Board. He was an advocate and involved with fundraising for the Children's Home in Batavia. Joe played baseball and basketball at Batavia High School and was a life-long Buffalo Bills fan. His family and friends will always remember him for his travel adventures with Jean, volunteering at the annual St. Joseph's Lawn Fete, getting together with the guys for coffee at the Miss Batavia Diner, keeping up with the news, and playing poker with his Batavia buddies.   

A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Joe is survived by his wife, Jean Zaso of Batavia; children, Joseph (Donna) Zaso of Ohio, James (Cathy) Zaso of Batavia, Janet (Louis) Belardi of South Salem, Julie (James) Pantas of North Carolina and Joan (Scott) Gilbert of Arizona; brother-in-law, Paul Toal of Batavia, 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by a sister, Esther Toal.

Due to COVID-19, Joe's services will be held privately with his wife and children. A celebration of his life will be scheduled in the future for extended family and friends. As a knowledgeable microbiologist, familiar with virus transmission, Joe would have been at the forefront of asking everyone to wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross Street, Batavia, NY 14020.  

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

Arrangements for Joe were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, (585) 343-5673.

Adam Hildebrant, 30, of Dawsonville, Ga., formerly of Batavia, NY, passed away suddenly on Oct. 19, 2020.

Adam was born on July 29, 1990 in Medina, NY, to Penny (Stiver) and the last Douglas Hildebrant. Adam was full of life and loved by everyone he met. He would do anything for anyone and had a heart of gold.

He loved to fish and take nature walks when he got the chance. His sarcastic charm and love of life will be missed by everyone.

Adam was predeceased by: his father, Doug; his paternal grandparents, Clair and Martha Hildebrant; his aunts Linda Roll and Pauline Hildebrant; as well as his uncle Darell Roll.

He is survived by: his mother, Penny Hildebrant; maternal grandparents Raymond and Betty Stiver; uncles Bruce (Kerry) Stiver; Barney (Phyllis) Hildebrant and Steven Hildebrant; siblings Stephanie (Hildebrant) Bedard, Erich (Amanda) Hildebrant, and Madeline Lancerio; nieces and nephews Joseph, Jacob, Jocelyn and Justine Bedard, Arianna and Gillian Hildebrant; as well as cousins Tori (Michael) Taddonio and Laci Stiver.

No service details are available at this time.

butterfly.jpgMarie Mast, 59 of Attica, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. She was born February 21, 1961 to Daniel (Fran) Mast of Blasdell and the late Shirley (Kaufman) Mast. She is preceded in death by brother Douglas Mast, sister Deborah (Dave) Gangler, brother-in-law Jerry Keene.

Marie is survived by her loving siblings, Daniel (Carol) Mast of Pembroke; Ronald (Eileen) Mast of Attica; Thomas Mast of Attica; Sharon Keene of Pembroke; Darlene Westermier of Attica; Scott (Erin) Mast of Attica; along with aunts, uncles, many nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call on Monday, November 9, 2020 from 11AM to 1PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. Funeral Services will immediately follow at 1:00PM. She will be laid to rest in Warsaw Cemetery.

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Attica Fire Department, 11 Water Street, Attica, NY 14011. For more information please call 585-591-1212, or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St., Attica, New York 14011.

timothyrburke.jpgTimothy Raymond Burke, of East Aurora, N.Y., was born January 6, 1946 in Buffalo, N.Y. to the late Buffalo Evening News reporter and columnist Richard J. “Dick” Burke and Josephine (Battaglia), and died there November 5, 2020, after a long illness. He graduated from Sweet Home H.S., in Amherst, N.Y., in 1964. While a nursing student at Craig Colony School of Nursing in Sonyea, N.Y., he met his future wife Miss Beverly J. Mayer, of Attica, N.Y., whom he married in 1968.

Burke received his Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology from the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He conducted cancer research in the Radiology Dept. at Roswell and in the Immunology Dept. of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Subsequently Dr. Burke left the medical field to follow his lifelong passion for diving and boating on Lake Erie.

A member of the Merchant Marine for many years, Dr. Burke founded Underwater Services, Inc., a salvage and marine service provider, and built two commercial marine vessels—the Adrian B. I and Adrian B. II – both named after his only son. In the early 1980s he became the Buffalo port representative and a captain for the Great Lakes Towing Co., providing towing services to commercial freighters in fresh and saltwater ports across the country.  He published a children’s picture book about his experiences on Lake Erie titled, Tugboats in Action (Albert Whitman & Co., 1993).

With his wife he operated Sunny Slope Farm, a small horse stable on Porterville Road in East Aurora from 1991 until 2004 and retired in 1998.

An avid reader and canine enthusiast – Burke loved Jack London’s collected works, in particular White Fang, and at one time owned eight Siberian Huskies and drove a dog sledding team.

Dr. Burke is survived by his son, Adrian (Wilian) Moreira da Silva-Burke, Esq., of East Aurora and N.Y., N.Y., his ex-wife, Beverly J. Burke, of East Aurora, a brother, Daniel Burke, of Dallas, TX.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the animal rescue charity, Pixie Mama’s Rescue www.pixiemamasrescue.com. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

ferrando_barbara_-_photo2.jpgBarbara E. Ferrando, 49 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (November 3, 2020) at Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY.

She was born August 25, 1971 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of Eileen Miller Tuttle of Corfu and Joseph Ferrando Jr. of LeRoy.

Barbara was an accomplished musician all of her life and could light up a room with her smile and laughter. She had a passion for music and was involved with various bands in the region. She was a lover of cats and had a passion for her two feline friends, Pepe and Polly.

Survivors include her mother, Eileen (James) Tuttle of Corfu. Father, Joseph Ferrando Jr. of LeRoy. Brother, Joseph Ferrando III of Batavia. Step-brothers, Robert D. Tuttle of Virginia and Geoffrey J. Tuttle of Bergen. Fiancé, Richard Burdick of Batavia.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (November 6th) from 3-7pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday (November 7th), 11:00am at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 8656 Church St., East Pembroke, NY 1456.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the funeral home will be regulated to 33% capacity and social distancing guidelines will be observed.

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

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

 

 

hansmoeller.jpgWe’re sad to share that Hans Moeller, 93, passed away peacefully in his Attica home on October 31, 2020, with his bride of 70 years, Rosie, at his side. He will be celebrated as our beloved watchmaker, jeweler, skier, accordion player, husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all he met.    

Born on December 22, 1926 in Nuremberg, Germany, Hans had a full and joyful life that included unique experiences, challenging hardships, and remarkable journeys.  Hans met his bride-to-be early in life in their hometown and they dated before he was called to war. Despite being seperated and losing all their belongings, Hans and Rosie were reunited and married. Their American dream began when they were invited by a distant cousin who told them “Attica needs a good watchmaker.” They came by ship and arrived with a single trunk, the contents of which did not survive the ocean journey. 

Upon arrival in America, Hans' watchmaking aspirations were delayed while he proudly served in the Korean War as an optics specialist until he was honorably discharged due to tuberculosis. Ironic to current times, he found himself quarantined at the VA hospital for 2 years. With a wife to support, the hospital graciously allowed him to practice his watchmaking skills from his room.  It didn't take long for word of Hans' talents to get out and once he was discharged, he and his wife Rosie opened their small shop in Attica which soon became known in Western NY as "Hans Moeller's Jewelers."

Hans and Rosie started a family and raised their children while their business and circle of friends continued to grow and prosper.  Through all that he endured, Hans lived a life of happiness, gratitude, and joy. Hans was gentle, kind, and made sure to entertain all with his accordion, yodels, and stories wherever he went.  Continuing to ski until the age of 85, his accordion has graced ski slopes and airplane aisles from Colorado to the Alps.     

At the age of 62, Hans retired but continued to work part time and repair watches in his home until his eyesight became problematic at the age of 90.  Bill Hardie continues to carry on his legacy at Hans Moeller's Jewelers to this day.  How ironic was it that we lost our beloved watchmaker the day we needed to change our clocks?

Hans was a remarkable man with a life larger than can be conveyed through these words. He overcame adversity and maintained a positive outlook on life that he has passed down to his children, grandchildren, and all who were lucky enough to know him. Hans is survived by his bride Rosemarie, daughter Sue and Steve Mazmanian, son Bob and Vicki Moeller, and grandchildren Rick and Erica Moeller.

Hans was proud to be a member of the American Legion Harder-O'donnell Post 734 and a 65-year member of the Attica Lions Club, where of course his favorite event was the annual German Fest.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to:

  Attica Lions Club / Ted Harding

  PO box 6, Attica 14011

A celebration of Hans' life is postponed due to COVID-19.  In the near future, we look forward to raising a glass (likely a Manhattan - Hans' favorite) in his honor with all who loved him. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

jones.jpg  Wanda L. Jones age 76, of Perry, NY passed away on Tuesday November 3, 2020 at her home. She was born in Warsaw, NY on May 19, 1944 a daughter to the late Arthur and Lorene Virginia (McCarty) Shelter.

Wanda worked many years for Archway Cookies in Perry. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially with her grandchildren.  She is survived by her 4 children: Ronald A. Jones of Gainesville, Peggy A. Jones of Perry, Randy (Linda) Jones of Dallas, Georgia and Gary M. Jones of Warsaw, a sister: Norma Monteleone of Warsaw, 2 step-sisters: Kathy Slack of Dansville, Frances “Frannie” McGee of Dansville, 2 step-brothers: David Dale of Dansville, Harold (Beverly) Dale of Dansville, 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her step-mother: Gladys Shetler, sister: Anna Mehlenbacher, and brother: Jerry Shetler.

Family and friends may call from 1-2pm on Saturday November 14, 2020 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530, where Funeral Services will follow at 2pm.
Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society www.cancer.org. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

spink.jpg  Rebecca Sue Spink, 79 of Attica, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, November 2, 2020 at her home. She was born October 22, 1941 in Ishpeming, MI to the late John F. Larson and the late Lois C. Marshall Larson.

Sue graduated high school from Mynderse Academy in 1959, followed by a teaching degree from Cortland College in 1963.  She taught in Horseheads and Alexander while raising her 6 children.  In the 1980’s she started on Fairlands Dolls and Antiques.  Through the years she became an authority on rare dolls and collected many herself as well as many beautiful friends along the way.  She belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution and multiple doll clubs.  She loved time with family and her dogs, playing cards, watching the Bills games and looking at her birds outside her kitchen door.  She enjoyed golf for many years and shot a hole in one at Quiet Times!  She received a lung transplant in 2005 and a kidney from her daughter, Marcia, in 2012, which allowed her many more years to spend with those she loved.  The family would like to thank the many doctors who helped her along her journey.

Sue is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Dr. Harry “Bud” Spink of Attica; children, Cheryl (Kevin) Grover of Attica; Christina (Edison) Spink-Formanski of Alden; John (Sara) Spink of Attica; Marcia (Robert) Austen of Avon; Sarah Spink of Castile; Melissa (Christopher Beck) Spink of Attica; sister Robin Rohrer of Canandaigua; 13 grandchildren, Victoria, Genevieve, Hayden Grover; Gabriel and Isabella Formanski; Liam and  Emma Spink; Kyra and Logan Austen; Grace and Samuel Miller; Aubrey and Tessa Hazzard; great-grandchild Harlan Doll; dogs Oscar and Fritz; along with many nieces and nephews. 

There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Graveside Service will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Lung Transplant Association at www.upmc.com or to Family House Fund at www.fhfund.org. For more information please call 585-591-1212, or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St., Attica, New York 14011.


Dolores A. Cecere - Batavia/Morrisville age 88, passed to a new life early morning Oct. 31, 2020 at Crouse Community Center in Morrisville, NY.  She was born Jan. 14,1932 in Batavia NY where she was raised by her parents, Norris and Arlie Seward.  She attended and graduated from Batavia public schools. Dolores, or better known as “Dee”, was predeceased by her husband John J. Cecere with whom she raised four children. She is also predeceased by her brother James Seward and long time partner Gerald Crowley with whom she enjoyed being a “snowbird” in Largo, Fla. for many years.

She was employed by the New York School for the Blind in Batavia, NY where she cared for the residents cooking their meals and extending her love to them.  She traveled with a co-worker from there to Spain which was a trip of a lifetime for her.  In Fla. she cared for both parents for many years until their passing.  Dee also set up a small thrift shop in Fla. called “Dee’s Folly”, and also worked at a local preschool. Dolores will be remembered for her love for her family, spirited personality, quick-wittedness and generous heart. She was a dear friend to many and if there was a Hall of Fame for friendship she would surely be in it.  She especially enjoyed her friendship with her Cayuga Lake neighbors, Betty and Bob with whom she and Jerry enjoyed many late afternoon “happy hours”, card playing, and boating. She loved the times she had with her grandchildren and was deeply loved by them.  Dee also enjoyed cake decorating, crocheting, knitting, entertaining friends and family and cooking.  Very much the life of the party, she was known for her outfits and matching earrings up to her final last two years.  Being a formidable card player she also loved to play Rummikub with her children and grandchildren and usually kicked our butts. Dee loved to dance and was known to “kick up her heels” dancing up until her last two years as she struggled with dementia and mobility.  She bravely navigated her last six years with loving support from her nearby daughters Pauline and Judy.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Pauline Cecere (Paul Silverstein) of Cazenovia NY,  Judy Krisher-Bussone (John) of Dewitt, NY,  John Cecere (Julie) of Woodstock, GA and Douglas Cecere of Leroy, NY;  grandchildren Jesse Krisher (Lyndsay),  Emma Krisher (Jaryd), Jillian Maldonado (Bart), and Justine Lemmo (Joseph); eight beautiful great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Dee is also survived by two dedicated loving brothers Douglas Seward (Yvonne) of Fla. and William (Cal) Seward (Kitty) of Texas. A special thanks to The Heritage for their care while “DeeDee” resided there.  Also a very big thank you to the staff at Crouse Community Center for their excellent, loving, attentive care.  Thanks to many caretakers who helped along the way. Plans for a Celebration of Life will be scheduled sometime in the Summer. Catholic burial and graveside service will be private. Memorial gifts can be made to the Dementia Society of America by mail to PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901 or online www.DementiaSociety.org/donate. Arrangements Cameron Brady & Steuber Funeral Home. 111 Wolcott St. LeRoy. To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit leroyfuneralhome.com

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