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Lee C.  LaPaglia, 68, of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Lee was born February 26, 1952 in Batavia, the daughter of the late Leslie and Alice (Petty) Smith.

She was a Buffalo Bills fan, who enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, puzzles and playing Yahtzee.  

Surviving are her children, Cassandra Brunea of Batavia, Payadie (Thomas) Park of LeRoy and Christopher LaPaglia of LeRoy; grandchildren, Bianca (AJ) DiStefano, Alicia Yasses, Cody LaPaglia, André Taylor, Melissa Park, Kylee LaPaglia, Keegan Park and Tyler Brunea-McGraw; a great-grandchild, Dresden DiStefano; her step-father-in-law, Bill Kent of Batavia; brothers, Ralph (Jennifer) Smith, Charles (Ramona) Smith, Richard (Louise) Putney and Wayne Smith and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph LaPaglia and a brother, Robert Putney.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, January 18, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  Lee 's family asks that if attending calling hours to please wear your Buffalo Bills attire.  Funeral services will be private and Lee will be laid to rest eternally with her late husband, Joe, in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.  

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

Please note that the funeral home capacity is 25 people. Facial coverings and social distancing are required. Please be prepared to wait outside. We appreciate your consideration and cooperation.

Carol Rogers (Stevens) of Oakfield, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2021 at age 88.

Carol was born in Batavia in 1932 to the late Karl and Gertrude Quartley Stevens.  

She attended SUNY Geneseo and worked for the US Gypsum Company, as well as being an ‘Avon Lady’ for over 30 years. She enjoyed her family, keeping in touch with friends, knitting and participating in craft shows with her husband Norm. They also enjoyed traveling together throughout the United States, in particular attending army reunions in various locations.  Carol enjoyed watching sports at all levels and was an ardent Buffalo Bills fan.

Carol is survived by her son Steven (Wendy Hartley), grandsons Ken Rogers of NC, Jack Rogers of Webster, Craig Rogers (Kjell) of Australia, Mike Rogers of NYC, and great grandson Gabe of Australia. Brothers-in-law Jim Rogers (Donna) and Ardell Gehman (Shirley).  As well as many other relatives and dear friends. Predeceased by her husband Norman and daughter-in-law Shari.

A celebration of Carol’s life will be held at a later time when it is safe to do so.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Carol’s name to Heritage Christian Services, 275 Kenneth Drive, Suite 100, Rochester NY 14623 or heritagechristianservices.org/donate/

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

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

lavarnway.jpg  William E. “Billy” LaVarnway, 73, of Attica passed away on Friday January 8, 2021 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Buffalo. Bill was born on December 14, 1947 to John and Mary LaVarnway in Auburn, NY and moved to Attica at age 2.

He Graduated from Attica Central High in 1965 and then from Auburn Community College with an Associated degree. He joined the US Navy for 6 years 1969-1975, serving as a Machinist Mate 1st Class, working on many air craft carriers. His best day ever was September 5, 1976 when his daughter, Erin (Treya) Kurnik was born. Bill started working at Kodak and continued there for over 25 years. Bill enjoyed hunting, was an avid fly fisherman, made many of his own flies for the lures. He loved sports and was the Buffalo Bills No. 1 fan. His biggest loves were his many dogs he had, mostly Spaniels and Golden Retrievers. Many remember Bill walking his dogs through Attica, truly a dog’s best friend. He also carved walking sticks for waling in the woods with dog in tow. Bill loved to golf whenever he was able. He was an avid reader, a member of Stephen’s Memorial Library. He loved all genres of music; Classical, Celtic, Jazz, Rock n Roll, etc. He also loved movies, had quite a collection.

Bill suffered many years from Parkinson’s disease but still kept active till the disease took over. He last resided at Greenfield’s Assisted Living before he passed. A big thank you and appreciation goes to Greenfield’s building B Nursing staff, also to the Millard Fillmore 3rd floor staff than made him comfortable his last week. Our Lord took him into his arms to end his suffering on January 8, 2021.

Billy is predeceased by his parents; John and Mary LaVarnway; nephews Joel LaVarnway, Joey Bailey, Mason Harris and Jake Johnson; niece Aubrey Kimmel and brother in law, Roger.

Bill is survived by his loving daughter; Erin Kurnik; 11 siblings Mary (Royal) Bailey, Suzanne Kimmel, John LaVarnway, David (Sue) LaVarnway, Michael (Maury) LaVarnway, Annette Pfaff, Kathy (Dennis) Klotz, Sheila (Tom) Thompson, Mark (Kathy) LaVarnway, Theresa (Jeff) Hume and Erin (Scott) Mast. He also has many nieces and nephews, many who will miss him, along with 4 cousins who reside in England with their growing families.

Sadly there will be no calling hours. There will be an 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial held on Saturday January 16, 2021 at Sts. Joachim & Anne Church 50 East Ave. Attica, NY 14011.  He will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial donations can be made to the Attica SPCA 808 Creek Rd. in Attica, Sts. Joachim & Anne Catholic Church 50 East Ave. in Attica and Stephens Memorial Library 146 Main St. in Attica. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica New York 14011.

dboyce.jpg  Doris M. Boyce, 95, of Le Roy, passed away Tuesday night, January 5, 2021, due to complications from Covid-19.  She was born April 14, 1925 in Batavia, the oldest child of the late Cecil and Mary (Linsler) Goodemote in Batavia, where she lived most of her life.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband of nearly fifty years, Olin R. Boyce, and her two brothers, Robert Goodemote of Erie, PA, and Edward Goodemote of Lakeland, FL.

Doris worked with her husband as the bookkeeper for his automotive repair business, Olin Boyce Auto Service, for more than twenty-five years.  Together they enjoyed socializing, with friends and family, especially their grandchildren, traveling, boating, camping, and ballroom dancing to the Big Band music of the forties.  Doris also pursued several hobbies, including gardening, needlecraft, and baking.  Throughout her life she was a fervent member of St. Joseph and St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Churches.

She is survived by her sister, Marian (Walter) Lamka, of Summerville, SC, her children, Kathleen (William) Steinauer of Encinitas, CA, Patricia Hartley of Le Roy, and John (Linda) Boyce of Bergen, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church of Le Roy on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. EST.  The service will be live streamed on the parish website at www.ourladyofmercyleroy.org.  A Celebration of Life by her family and friends will be scheduled at a future date.  Interment will be at Saint Joseph Cemetery and Mausoleum in Batavia. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the charitable giving organization or food bank of your choice, to help those struggling during the pandemic.  For more information please call 585-343-8260, or 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.


Wilson Covert – Born in Buffalo, NY on October 26, 1921, Wilson passed away on January 7, 2021 at the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia, NY.  He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Joyce Brown Toal Covert and his beloved children and step-children:  Michael (Denyse) Covert of Punta Gorda, FL; Christine (Robert) Ralston of Springville, UT; James Covert of Williamsburg, VA; Linda Toal and Carolyn (Gary) Dawson of Batavia, NY; Kathleen (Randy) Alexander of Corfu, NY; Cynthia (Anthony) Lewandowski of Amherst, NY; Mark Covert of Riga, NY; Kevin (Pamela) Covert of Oakfield, NY; daughter-in-law and step daughter-in law Christie Covert of Laredo, TX;  Michelle Toal of Trenton, FL;  sister Joan “Pat” Moody of Kenmore, NY; 24 grandchildren and step grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.  Wilson is predeceased by his wife of 24 years, Dorothy Orendorf Covert, sons and step son John Covert, Andrew Covert and James A. Toal, daughters-in-law Deborah Covert and Lisa Covert; step grandson James W. Toal;  and brothers Eugene Covert and Harry Covert. He was the son of the late Harry and Elvera Wilson Covert.

Wilson was a proud WWII Navy Veteran and served in the Pacific Ocean Theatre on the USS Electra.  His strong sense of duty to country continued through the service of four sons, two sons-in-law, grandson, granddaughter-in-law, step granddaughter and step great-grandson in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National  Guard. Prior to his retirement, Wilson worked in IUOE Local 17 as a Crane Operator at Pine Hill Stone and Gravel in Lancaster for 25 years.
Wilson enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends, gardening and spending time outdoors. He was a master at whittling and his signature hand carved wooden ducks will be treasured throughout the generations of his family.
A memorial service with military honors will be held at the convenience of his family.  Memorials may be made to Western New York Heroes (wnyheroes.org).

Wendy  K.  Speagle, 48, of Bergen, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport.

Wendy was born May 17, 1972 in Batavia, a daughter of Rita (Hartman) Pfenninger of Lockport and the late Wayne Douglas Cayea, Sr.

Being a CNA, Wendy enjoyed taking care of the elderly and especially those patients with Alzheimer's.  She loved spending time with her family and was a call representative for the department of labor.

Surviving along with her mother are her children, Thomas (Kelsey Sanders) Mitchell of Youngsville, NC, Samantha Tate of Batavia and Troy Hubler, II of Lockport; brother, Wayne (Adrienne) Cayea of Medina; sister, Jessica Pfenninger of Batavia; three grandchildren, five nieces and five nephews.

Along with her father, Wendy is predeceased by her grandparents, George and Eleanor Hartman.   

Wendy's funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, https://act.alz.org/donate.  

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

Arrangements for Wendy were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

LeRoy - Adriane  C.  Broadbooks, 93, formerly of Byron and Bergen, died Thursday, January 7, 2021 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

Mrs. Broadbooks was born on Sunday, March 20th, 1927 in Niagara Falls, a daughter of the late James Patrick Casey and Alida Van Esbroek Casey. 

Raised in Rochester, Adriane was a graduate of Houghton College. She taught for many years at the Rochester Christian School. In the summers, she would go to Peniel Bible Conference in the Adirondacks, where she volunteered in the kitchen.   

She married Herbert Broadbooks on February 11, 1972, and assisted in operating the family farm in Byron until retirement. After living a few years in California, they returned to western New York and lived in Bergen. Adriane was a member of the Christian Women's Club in Batavia and the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder.

Survivors include a sister, Patricia Russell of Bergen; nieces, Karen (Michael) Thunell, Diane (Donald) Cunningham and Cindy (Dennis) Burke of Bergen, Christine (Thomas) Silburn of Lake Luzerne, Kathy Matthews of Oregon; nephews, Michael Russell of Hawaii and Danny Russell of South Dakota and several grand-nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Herbert; a brother and sisters. 

There are no prior visiting hours. Private graveside services will be held in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 38 South Lake Street, Bergen. Memorials may be made to Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 206, Bergen, New York 14416. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 South Lake Street, Bergen.

roberteburey.jpgRobert E. Burey, of Darien Center, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his beloved wife of 64 years and his five children. He was born February 22, 1934, in Timmins Ontario to the late Goldy Latrielle and William George Burey.

Bob was an ARMY veteran and avid outdoorsman, who loved camping, canoeing, and fishing in the Adirondack Mountains with his wife or lifelong friend, Ed Jones. He enjoyed many seasons skiing at Honey Hill, Bluemont, and Swain, was the Attica High School ski club advisor, and was a volunteer ski patrolman. Bob also loved golfing with his Tuesday league and dear friend and golf partner, Ron Phillips. When not outdoors, Bob led a very full life pursuing many other ventures. He thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with a great group of fellow creative friends with the Attica Haunted House Association. He taught Art and Photography for 25 years at Attica High School, where many of his fellow teachers / students became close friends. Bob was also an active board member of the Attica Historical Society, Tonawanda Valley Federal Credit Union and the WNY Gas and Steam Engine Association.

Bob was hard working and devoted to his family and will be dearly missed. His is survived by his wife Sophie (Pinky) P. Burey (Winstel); children, Karen R. Prince, Susan L. Coulter, Patti G. Burey, Robert S. Burey and Brett M. Burey; 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and his dear sister, Marilyn (Babe) Hussla.

There will be a Celebration of Life gathering at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the scholarship fund of your choice. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica New York 14011.

Batavia- Sedra Clare Stockton Hyde, age 82, of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

She was born on March 19, 1938, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Burton and Britta Bird Stockton.

Sedra had a beautiful smile that would light up a room as well as an unmistakable laugh. She had a special love for her Grandchildren & ALL Babies.

She married the love of her life Fred L. Hyde on March 23, 1957. Surviving along with her husband are her children; Tambra (Tammy) Hyde Kendall of Ft. Worth, Texas, Thomas (Laura) Hyde of Attica, Troy Hyde of Batavia and Teal (Marc) Langmaid of Byron; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; her brother; Stefan (Judy) Stockton; brother-in-law; Ralph Hyde; sister-in-law; Joanne Hyde and many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her infant grandson, Thomas Hyde Jr., father-in-law and mother-in-law; Fred L. Hyde, Sr. and Mildred Chandler Hyde; brothers-in-law; Charles Kuehl, Richard Hyde, and William Reiss and her sisters-in-law; Juanita Hyde, Joyce Kuehl, and Marjorie Reiss.

Sedra's Lifelong Best Friend Beverly McAllister was with her at LeRoy Village Green and they passed away 9 days apart with Beverly passing on December 28, 2020. They were together until the end & they are now together in Heaven.

Friends may call on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia where services will immediately follow visitation. She will be laid to rest in West Bethany Cemetery. Memorials in Sedra’s name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Sedra’s name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

*Please note that the funeral home capacity is 25 people. Facial coverings and social distancing are required. Please be prepared to wait outside. We appreciate your consideration and cooperation*

victormjensen.jpgVictor M. Jensen “Vic”, of Attica, passed away on his 94th birthday, Thursday, January 7, 2021 at LeRoy Village Green. He was born January 7, 1927 in Batavia, to the late Marius (Camilla Petersen) Jensen. He was very proud to be the youngest of 12 and is preceded in death by his wife Neva J. (Sergel) Jensen, all of his siblings, brothers Charles, Walter, Harry, Alfred and Frank Jensen, sisters, Edith Carpenter, Ethel Schernau, Mabel Jensen, Ruth Jensen, Christine Brown and Virginia Stephan.   

Vic owned and operated Jensen’s Liquor Store in Attica for over 30 years. He survived Polio at age 18 and made it all the way to 94. He was extremely proud to have well behaved girls that were excellent athletes and students and was proud to have put his girls through college. He was an avid supporter of his daughters and grandchildren in life and sports.

Vic is survived by his daughters, Vicki L. Jensen, Joanne M. (Robert) Maxwell, Lynn M. (Barry) Northup, 5 grandchildren, Rob (Erika) Maxwell, Ryan (Lorraine) Maxwell, Ashley, Brandon, Jenna Northup, 5 great-grandchildren, Robbie, Phillip, Grace, Logan and Jaclynn, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Manor House and LeRoy Village Green, along with friends neighbors and family who all took such loving care of Vic.

There will be a Celebration of Life held at a later date. He will be laid to rest at Forest Hill Cemetery, in Attica, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North St., Batavia, NY 14020; Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, NY 14020 or to American Heart Association, www.heart.org. 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, NY 14011.   

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