St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2001
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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries
CANALI Richard L.
Horseheads: Age 58, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Rick was born December 31, 1953, in Elmira, the son of Louis and Bernice (Bombaski) Canali. In addition to his parents he is survived by his devoted wife of 30 years Mary Elizabeth Frank Canali; sister and brother-in-law Georgeen C. and Salvatore Madonna, Penfield NY; niece, and goddaughter, Teri A. Madonna, New York City; uncle and aunt Thomas and Jane Canali, Sebring FL; along with several cousins. Rick was a 1971 graduate of Elmira Free Academy continuing his education at Fordham University where he earned his degree in journalism. He spent several years working for ABC in NYC before returning to Elmira to join the family business. Rick was the third generation owner/operator of The Palms Restaurant a well-known Elmira landmark that has served the community for 65 years. He had a love of travel, history, archeology and cooking. Rick realized a lifelong dream by going to a "dig" in Israel in 2009. He enjoyed many trips to Italy where he visited extended family members in Morolo. Rick also made trips to Poland, Ireland, and the Middle East. In the spring and summer he could be found working in his yard tending to his garden. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Rick's Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Mount Saviour Monastery. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Rick with a donation to Mount Saviour Monastery, 231 Monastery Road, Pine City NY 14871, or Catholic Charities, 215 E. Church Street, Suite 100, Elmira NY 14901. Star Gazette – December 7, 2012
TIMOTHY J. CANNON, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon G. Cannon of 311 Horner St. Saturday, Nov. 17, 1951. Survived by parents; sister, Mary Lee Cannon at home; brothers, William, Patrick and Michael Cannon at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Golden of Elmira and Mr. and Mrs. Leighton Cannon of Otisville, N.Y. The body is at the Keefe Funeral Home. Burial in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery at convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/19/1951
CANTANDO Nicholas F.
Age 81, of Elmira, died
unexpectedly on Friday, June 4, 2010. Nicholas was a son of the late John and Lucy (Bonsignore) Cantando. He was the last surviving of seven children. Nick was predeceased by his siblings, Dominic, John, Anthony and William Cantando, Rosemary Hamilton and Philomena Woods. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Antoinette Liotino Cantando; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Philomena Cantando, Lorraine Cantando, Elizabeth Cantando, Donald Hamilton, Lucy Galvin, Vito and Sylvia Liotino, Peter and MaryLou Liotino. Nick is also survived by 42 inherited children!!, and numerous great nieces and great nephews. He was a veteran of the U S Army where he served as a paratrooper. Nick had worked at Corning Glass Works for 10 years before buying the Plaza Bar and Grill on Pennsylvania Ave. He has been the proprietor of the Plaza for nearly 45 years. Nick was a charter member of the Italian American Veterans Club and a member of American Legion Bentley Post #443. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In memory of Nicholas, donations may be directed to either, Strong Memorial Hospital, Neuromuscular Clinic, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester NY 14642 or The American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Ste. 1010, Rockville MD 20852. Members of the Italian American Veterans Club will meet at McInerny Funeral Home at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8th, for a prayer service for our deceased comrade Nicholas F. Cantando. Signed Donald Kalec, Jr., Commander . – Elmira Star Gazette, June 7, 2010
CANTANDO - WOODS
Philomena J. (Cantando) Age 66, of Elmira died peacefully at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Saturday, May 14, 2005, with her devoted and loving husband Robert M. "Bob" Woods by her side and surrounded by her family. Born January 5, 1939, Philomena is the daughter of the late John Boniface and Lucia Bonsignore Cantando. Philomena was extremely proud of her Italian heritage which was displayed in her passion for cooking and enthusiasm for her children and grandchildren. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony's most of her life; but currently a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes, where she and Bob volunteered for many church events. Philomena is a retired hairdresser owner/operator of the Phil's House of Alto Salon at AOMC for 17 years. Philomena and Bob volunteered through RSVP, the Arctic League, and the Samaritan Center. Philomena enjoyed her many flower gardens. She and Bob spent their summers camping at Clute Park on Seneca Lake. Philomena is predeceased by her sister and best friend, Rose Mary Cantando Hamilton and brothers, Dominic and Anthony Cantando. She is survived by her devoted and loyal husband Robert "Bob" M. Woods of Elmira. The legacy she leaves to carry on are seven children, fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild...son Charles M. Woods with wife Susan L. Renko and their children Christopher with wife Kelli and daughter Molli, and Danielle with Michael Mase; daughter Patricia Woods Dryburgh with husband James and daughters, Courtney with Jeffrey Franey, Emily and Jamie of Pine City; daughter Victoria Jean Deinema with husband Mark and daughter Hannah of Breckenridge, CO; son Robert J. Woods with wife Joanne Kelly and children Katelin and Justin of Elmira; daughter Denise Marie Santille with husband Steven and daughters Shelby and Kaley of Fairplay, CO; son Timothy W. Woods with children Jessica and Timothy of Elmira; and daughter Nicole Lynne Mulligan with husband Brian and sons, Jonathan and James of Clifton Park, NY. Also surviving are brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Flora Cantando of Elmira, William and Elizabeth Cantando of Horseheads, and Nicolas and Antoinette Cantando of Elmira; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Donald Hamilton of Big Flats, Philomena Cantando of Elmira Heights, Lorraine Cantando of Montana, Thomas and Maureen Woods of Roanoke, VA, James and Gail Woods of Malden, SC, Carol and Dean Siler of Arkansas, Marilyn and Edward Eyer of South Carolina, and Dorothy and John Kokoletsos of Queensbury, NY; along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Philomena's memory may be directed to The Arctic League, 114 E. Second Street, Elmira, New York 14901.
CAPARULO R. Louis "Bear"
Age 82, died unexpectedly Friday, May 23, 2008. Lou was born April 9, 1926 a son of James and Mary Pisano Caparulo. He is predeceased by his sister Marie Ogden, brothers, John, Joseph, Francis, and James. Lou is survived by his sisters, Helen Petty of Clearwater, FL, Margaret Donahue of Horseheads; sister-in-law Josephine Caparulo of Elmira; brother-in-law Ronald Ogden of Elmira; numerous nieces, nephews; and many, many good friends. Lou was a U.S. Army veteran serving his country during World War II. After leaving the military Lou worked at Caparulo's Variety Store for 10 years. He then worked at Remington Rand before going to Robinson Lumber. Lou worked for many years at Robinson Lumber before retiring, maintaining a close relationship with the Robinson Family over the years. He was active in sports most of his life, playing softball and being inducted into the Elmira Sports Hall of Fame for his bowling. Of course he was most well known for his 50 plus years at Mark Twain Golf Course. An icon there, everyone knew Bear. A low handicap golfer, Lou loved the game. For the past 9 years he could be found at the golf course helping out wherever he was needed. Whether it was helping with a tournament, taking care of the golf carts, Bear was there. There is an annual golf tournament played in his name. In his honor the American Flag at the golf course was lowered to half staff. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him. Friends are invited to a prayer service at McInerny Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:00 noon, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Lou's memory may be directed to either Bear's Memorial Fund, c/o Adam Augustine, Mark Twain Golf Course, 2275 Corning Road, Elmira NY 14903 or Blessed Sacrament Parish, 604 Park Place, Elmira NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/25/2008.
CAPORICCIO Dominic A. Age 82, of 907B Magee St., Elmira, NY. He was born July 21, 1923 in Elmira, son of the late Luigi and Rose (Lombard) Caporiccio and died Friday, June 30, 2006, unexpectedly at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine in 1985; and brother, Louis in 2004; and is survived by his son, Father Louis J. Caporiccio, C.P.M. (Fathers of Mercy) of Auburn, KY; brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Margaret Caporiccio of Waverly; sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Samuel Noterfonzo of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Dominic was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church. He retired from the Elmira Water Board with 25 years of service, was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Pacific Theatre during WWII, a lifetime member of the I.A.V. and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, July 2nd, from 4 to 8 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary, followed by a wake service will be held at 7:15 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, July 3rd, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church. Rev. Louis J. Caporiccio, his son, will celebrate the Mass. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Dominic through donations to the Chapel Fund, Fathers of Mercy, 806 Shaker Museum Rd., Auburn, KY 42206. LODGE NOTICE The Italian American Veterans will meet at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home on Sunday, July 2nd, at 6:45 p.m. for a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. for our deceased comrade, Dominic A. Caporiccio. Signed: Ed Jaskolka, Commander
CAPORICCIO - BAKER
Mary Caporiccio Formerly of Davis St., Elmira, NY, died on Saturday morning, January 7, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Friends may call at the HOLLY-KECK & BAKER, INC. FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, January 10, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Saint Anthony's Church, Elmira, on Wednesday at 10 a.m.; Rev. Walter Wainwright Celebrant. Interment will follow in Saint Peter & Paul's Cemetery Elmira. Flowers are welcomed or those wishing may make donations to the Saint Anthony's Church Memorial Fund, 604 Park Pl., Elmira, NY 14901. Mary is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Paul D. Jr. and Mary Ann Baker; daughter, Mary Ellen Briggs; son and daughter-in-law, James A. Sr. and Sandra K. Baker, all of Elmira; seven grandchildren, Michael Baker, Christopher (Karen) Baker, Jennifer (David) Squires, Ronnie Briggs Jr., Stephanie R. Baker, Chad (Valerie) Briggs, James A. Baker, Jr.; seven great-grandchildren, Michael, Rebecca, Aleah, Garrette, Jacob, Griffin, and Abbey; sister-in-law, Millie Caporiccio; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Francis "Fuzzy" and Jeanine "Ginger" Baker, all of Elmira; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and cousins. Mary was predeceased by her parents, James A. and Angelina (Cinelli) Caporiccio; loving husband, Paul D. Baker, Sr.; brothers, James A. Caporiccio, Joseph Caporiccio and Dominic A. Caporiccio; sister-in-law, Geraldine Caporiccio. Mary was the founder and owner of Mary C. Baker Real Estate Broker of Elmira. She served as a Real Estate Officer for Elmira Urban Renewal Agency and personally negotiated the acquisition of property for the Heritage Park and Elmira Psychiatric Center. A member of the City of Elmira Assessment Appeals Review Board from 1972-1992, the City of Elmira's Beautification Committee, a volunteer at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and the Clemens Center. Mary was a parishioner of Saint Anthony's Church, a member of the choir as well as other parish activities. The Baker family wishes to express their grateful appreciation to the Chemung County Nursing Facility 2nd floor staff and Dr. Corbalan for the wonderful care they provided Mary.
CAPORICCIO - Michael L. Caporiccio, 53, of Hornell, was born March 4, 1956 in Elmira, the son of Peter R. and Margaret (Zappia) Caporiccio, and died Tuesday, March 10, 2009 unexpectedly at home. He was predeceased by his sister Rosemary and is survived by: his parents, Peter and Margaret, of Waverly; brothers Peter J. and Louis M., both of Florida, and Joseph (Kathy) of Arizona; sister Margaret Levack of Horseheads; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends in Hornell. Michael graduated from Hornell High School. He was a baseball enthusiast and was an umpire for many ball leagues in Steuben, Livingston, and Allegheny counties. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, March 13 from 4-6 p.m. Prayers will be offered there Saturday, March 14 at 9:30 a.m., followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Church, the Rev. Walter Wainwright, celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. The family will provide its own flowers. RHW. Sayre Morning Times 12 March 2009.
CAPOZZA Nicholas L. Age 82, of Pine City, died Monday, October 23, 2006 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Nick was born July 13, 1924, the son of Daniel and Madeline Capozza. He is predeceased by his parents and sister Philomena Wood. Nick is survived by his wife of 59 years Mary Mucci Capozza; children, Carol A. Yacovou of Waterford, CT with husband Lanny and children, Loucas, Kristina and Nicholas; Mary M. Martin of Pine City, with children, Kristy and Robert; Daniel Capozza of Wesley Chapel, FL; and Michael Capozza of Gilroy, CA with wife Carol and children, Lindsay, Ryan and McKenzie; sister and brother-in-law Anna and Michael Bonsignore of Horseheads; along with several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Nick was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of WWII, serving in the European Theatre. He worked for 27 years for Remington Rand before going to work for Loblaws-Great American, from where he retired. Nick was a lifetime member of the I.A.V. where he loved to play bocci ball. He was also an avid NY Yankees fan and enjoyed playing cards. Nick was a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Friends are invited to a funeral service at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 12:00 noon. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Nick's memory may be directed to the Dialysis Unit at AOMC, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905. Nick's family would like to thank Dr. Joseph Calderone, Dr. Luis Tapia and the nursing staff at the Dialysis Unit at Ivy II for the wonderful care given to him.
COSIMO CAPOZZI died Sunday at 11 p.m. at the family home 219 East Seventh Street. He was formerly employed for a period of 38 years as an U.S. Mail transfer clerk at the Erie Railroad Station. His last work was with the Elmira Department of Public Works. Mr. Capozzi is survived by his widow, six daughters, Rose, Anna, Armenia and Lucia at home, Mrs. Mary Venditta of Elmira, Mrs. Madeline Gudi of Ithaca; five sons, Bias, Michael, Joseph, Valentine and Albert, all of Elmira; two sisters, Lucia and Josephine Capozzi in Italy. He was a member of Elmira Aerie F.O. of Eagles, Pietrelcinest Lodge, Sons of Italy. The funeral will be held at the family home Wednesday at 8 a.m. and at the St. Anthony Church at 9 o’clock. Burial in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. –Elmira Paper 1912
CAPOZZI Michael C. Of Elmira, NY Age 78, died Friday, October 13, 2006, in Syracuse, NY where he resided the past year with his daughter, Joanne Capozzi. Michael is the son of the late Joseph A. and Anna V. (Tarntino) Capozzi. He was born in Elmira, NY on September 14, 1928. He is survived by his son, Mickey (Cheryl) Capozzi of Horseheads, NY; daughter, Joanne Capozzi of Syracuse, NY; grandchildren, Erin, Valerie, Gregory, and Bronson; and one great-grandchild, Giovanna. He was predeceased by his wife, Alice Capozzi, who died May 23, 1992; daughter, Josette Loiacono, who died May 14, 1989; brother Joseph Capozzi; and sister, Mary Kakretz. Michael was a New York State Trooper senior investigator for the BCI. He was proud to be a trooper and served his community for 25 years. Mike was proud to be a decorated diver for the United States Navy. Mike was devoted to his family and friends; he would give to all whom needed. Mike was completely devoted to his home family, as well as his trooper family. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Monday, October 16, 2006, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2006, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY 14904. The Reverend Richard Farrell will celebrate the mass. Burial will take place in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the NYS Trooper Foundation, Andy Sperr Memorial, 3 Airport Park Boulevard, Lathem, NY 12110-1441.
VANENTINE J. (BATES) CAPOZZI, 40 of 22 1 E. Seventh St. Monday morning, Sept. 4, 1950. He was a bus driver for the New York State Electric & Gas Co. and more recently was a baker at the Elmira College. Survived by wife, Mrs. Bertha Capozzi; daughters, the Misses Ermina and Patricia, both at home; sisters, Mrs. Nicholas Venditti, Mrs. Stanley Ryback, both of Elmira, Mrs. Guy Guidi, Mrs. Romeo Rosica, both of Ithaca, Mrs. Daniel Bartholomew of Watkins Glen; brothers, Bias, Michael, Joseph and Albert Capozzi, all of Elmira; several aunts, uncles and cousins. The body was removed from the Charles F. Hughes & Son Home to the home of sister, Mrs. Ryback of 219 E. Seventh St. where funeral will be held Thursday 8:15 a.m. and 9 at St. Anthony’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/5/1950
CAPUCCI Loretta Capucci
Elmira: Age 86, died on Monday, November 11, 2013. Loretta was born August 14, 1927, in Elmira, the daughter of Catherine (Ferraro) and John Cappucci. She is survived by her sisters, Grace Fudge, Fort Collins CO, Mary Jurusik, Minneapolis MN, Angelina Wilson, Orange Park FL; brother and sister-in-law John and Mary Jo Cappucci, Phoenix AZ; along with several nieces and nephews. Loretta was a graduate of Southside High School. She was a bookkeeper at Gerard Motors on Water Street for many years. Loretta retired from Zikakis Chevrolet in Ithaca where she was the Office Manager and Treasurer. Friends are invited to Loretta's Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Loretta with a donation to Blessed Sacrament Parish, 1010 Davis Street, Elmira NY 14901. Star Gazette – November 15, 2013
CAPUCCI - MORGAN
Rita C. Age 81, of 1736 Grand Central Ave., Elmira Heights, NY. She was born August 30, 1925 in Leroy, NY, daughter of the late Tomasso and Sonta (Letizia) Cappucci, and died Tuesday, February 6, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband, Louis in 1970; grandson, Chad Beeman in 1990; and sister, Marguerite Corsi. Rita is survived by her children and their spouses, Lillian Morgan of Mainesburg, PA, Marie and Mickey Beeman of Elmira, Louis, Jr. and Carrie Morgan of Elmira Heights; grandchildren, Jeremy (Misty) Beeman of Elmira, Kelly (David) Knapp of Horseheads, Michael and Patrick Morgan, both of Elmira Heights; great-grandchildren, Chadden, Morgan, Anthony and Haven; brother and sister-in-law, Rinaldo and Frances Cappucci of Elmira Heights; along with several nieces and nephews. She retired from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church, and a member of the Altar & Rosary Society. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, February 9th, at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Church, 130 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
CARDONE Theresa Grace Osborn nee Cardone
Of Elmira, NY, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died at the age of 91 on September 4, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Theresa enjoyed the simplicities of life, such as solving complex puzzles, watching professional golf championships, playing card games, gathering with family and cooking. As matriarch, Theresa brought her family together every year during the holidays to enjoy her wonderful and festive home-cooked dinners, complete with an assortment of homemade pies. And, as if all those delicious occasions were not enough to please any grandchild, Theresa truly made the fantasies of her grandchildren come true: she worked at a candy store! After 30+ years ensuring that each loved one developed a healthy sweet tooth, Theresa decided to retire from Fanny Farmers candy store in Elmira. Theresa's sweetness continued long after her days with the candy store, as she always welcomed her family members home with open arms. The daughter of the late Cosimo and Beatrice Cardone, Theresa was predeceased in 1991 by her husband of 49 years, Harry L. Osborn; her brother, Vincent Cardone; and sister, Anne Brown. Theresa is survived by her daughters, Patricia A. Cuthbert of Elmira, NY and Joyce M. Clune of Horseheads, NY (Robert Badertscher of NC); grandchildren, Alex (Magdalena) Cuthbert of Brooklyn, NY, Karen (Patrick) Goebl of Pittsburgh, PA, Susan (Todd) Houser of Golden, CO, Kelly Hover and Paul Winsheimer of Sterling, VA, Steve (Molly) Clune of Charlotte, NC; great-grandchildren, Molly, Megan, and Max (Houser), Zackery and Tayler (Hover), Adam, Ella, and Evan (Clune); her sisters, Lena Douglas of Trumansburg, NY, Jean Pauldine and Carmelita Cardone of Charleston, SC; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Theresa's family offers a special, heartfelt thank you to the staff and volunteers at Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care for their support and caring in our mother's time of need. Those wishing to remember Theresa may make a donation to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care: 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. www.STHospice.org. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Saturday, September 8, at 9:00 a.m. A prayer service there at 9:20 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in Sts. Peter and Paul's Church, where she was a communicant at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – September 6, 2012
CARMODY - CONLON
Margaret Ellen Age 93, died on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born in Cortland, NY on December 20, 1911 to the late Patrick T. and Mary (McIntyre) Carmody. In addition to her parents Margaret is predeceased by her husband Francis J. Conlon, infant daughters, Margaret Mary, Ellen and Kathleen Ann, and brother Thomas M. Carmody. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Thomas M. and Ginger Conlon of Powell, OH; step-grandson Jason D. (Marsha) Pierson of Dublin, OH and 2 step-great granddaughters, Emma and Elise Pierson. Margaret graduated from Elmira College in 1933. She was employed as a Case Supervisor with the Chemung County Department of Social Services. Margaret was a life-long communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
CARNEGIE William R
Pine City, N.Y. — CARNEGIE, William R. Of Pine City became part of the choirs of angels on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 with family and friends at his side, he ended his courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Born on July 26, 1934, Bill was the son of the late Paul & Alice Kelley Carnegie. He served his country in the United States Maries during the Korean Conflict. Bill was a communicant of St. Mary’s Parish and a member of the Rochester Cursillo Movement. He retired from Hardinge Brothers Inc. where he was employed for over 18 years. Prior to that time he had been employed by American LaFrance. His family was the most important part of his life. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Rosalie Cicci Carnegie. On July 2, 2010, they celebrated 50 years of marriage. Together they were blessed with three loving and caring children, Suzanne (Robert) Buelow, Easton, PA; William (Lisa Johnson) Carnegie, Pine City; Kathleen (Bradlee) Confer, Tioga, PA; the jewels in his crown are his eight grandchildren, Robert W., Jessica R. and Heidi L. Buelow, Easton, PA; Dominique A. and Erica R. Carnegie, Pine City; Brandyn L. (fiancée, Brittany Conklin), Jordyn D. and Daltyn J. Confer, Tioga PA. Bill was blessed with a great grandson, Romeo Casado, who was born on November 8, 2010 in Easton, PA; Bill is also survived by his brother, Dennis (Theresa Shon) Kelley, Troy, PA; along with many nieces and nephews. Bill loved sports of all kinds, whether a participant or spectator. He was an active bowler, member of the Hardinge Golf League, and loved deer hunting, traveling, playing cards and simply enjoying family and friends, Bill and his family were active volunteers Alzheimer’s Association in raising funds for their annual Memory Walk. The family wished to acknowledge the people in his life who did so much for Bill; his caregivers, LuAnn Hannon, Frances “Porky” Tarby, Mary Jane Seal and the Hospice caregivers; Mary Ann, Lori Kate Mary, Meredith and Stacy. The family is also grateful to the devoted friends who were always ready to help; Sr. Marie Michael Miller, Fr. Jeremiah Moynihan, Margi Lash, Sue Ellen and Tony Christofaro, Mary Clair and Ed Locke, Judy Cruise. Bill was predeceased by his mother and stepfather, Alice & Martin Kelly; his father and stepmother, Paul & Elizabeth Carnegie; brother, Edward J. Carnegie; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Carmen & Suzie Cicci; brother-in-law, Ernest Cicci. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Thursday, November 19, 2010 between the hours of 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Friday morning prayer service will take place at the funeral home at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church at 9:30 a.m. Full military honors will be accorded Mr. Carnegie in Woodlawn National Cemetery following the Mass. Interment will take place at the families convenience in Sts. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery at a later date. Memorials in his memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830; the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 435 E. Henrietta Rd. Rochester, NY 14620 or the Rochester Cursillo Movement c/o Mrs. Rosalie Carnegie, 944 Sebring Ave. Pine City, NY 14871. Corning Leader - November 18, 2010
CARNEVALE Michael A. Age 83, of Saratoga Springs, NY, formerly of Elmira, died Friday, December 1, 2006 at Saratoga Hospital and Nursing Home. Mike was born July 13, 1923, in Buffalo, NY, a son of Peter A. and Anne (Tronolone) Carnevale. He was predeceased by his first wife, Marie P. Carnevale on September 3, 1994. Mike is survived by his wife, Teresa Gribbin of Elmira; children, with their spouses, Michael A., Jr. and Deborah Carnevale of Aurora, CO; Mary Louise Carnevale and Robert Metzler, with their children, Anne Marie, Michael and James, of Bethesda, MD; Carol M. Carnevale and Craig Tunwall of Ballston Spa, NY; and Joyce M. Carnevale and James Soder of Charlotte, NC; sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Douglas Huber of Attica, NY; brother and sister-in-law Peter and Patricia Carnevale of Sonoita, AZ; stepchildren, Susan Chalmers, Terry Nicklaus, both of Elmira, and Edward Gribbin of Syracuse, NY; along with several step-grandchildren. Mike was an Army Air Corps veteran serving his country during WWII. He graduated from Niagara University with an accounting degree. Mike worked briefly for the IRS before starting his own accounting firm in Elmira. He retired from Carnevale, Niles, Whitney and Hanlon in the 1990's. Active in the Elmira community, Mike was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club, Elmira City Club, Elmira Country Club, and was on the board of the Arnot-Ogden Hospital. He also enjoyed his volunteer work with the United Way. An outdoorsman, he hunted, fished and golfed. Mike was a long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Friends are invited to a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, December 9, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. A private interment will take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Mike through donations to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 301 Demarest Parkway, Elmira NY 14905, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira NY 14905 or Mt. Saviour Monastery, 231 Monastery Road, Pine City NY 14871. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
JOSEPH L. CAROZZA of 916 Deerfield Road, Elmira, Wednesday, October 3, 1990. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Friday 5 to 9 p.m. A prayer service will be held there Saturday 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Patrick’s Church. Burial St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. The family has asked that those wishing to do so may make contributions to the Southern Tier Hospice Association or to the charity of one’s choice in his memory. He is survived by his wife, Carmel; two sons and daughters-in-law; Daniel and JoAnn Carozza, Julius and Kathleen Carozza; two daughters and sons-in-law, Catherine and Richard Barclay, Patricia and Robert Dwyer; one brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Evelyn Carozza and a sister-in-law, Anna Lagonegro; there are fifteen grandchildren, Richard and Brian Barclay, Daniel, Thomas, Peter, Maria, Andrew, Steven, Matthew and Kathleen Carozza, Christopher, Brenda, Elizabeth and Matthis Dwyer and Susan Carozza Lawton; a great-grandchild, Kerry Ann Barclay; many nieces, nephews and first cousins. Mr. Carozza was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church. A past member of the Elmira Rotary Club and a long time member of the American Society of Travel Agents and the proprietor of the Carozza’s Travel Agency in Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/4/1990
PVT. JOSEPH CAROZZA of 958 College Ave. killed in
action Oct. 10, 1944 in Europe. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Carozza; brothers, Peter and Michael Carozza; sisters, Mrs. Peter Parlo, Miss
Theresa Marie Carozza; grandmother, Mrs. Antoinette Palange, all of
Elmira. The body will arrive in Elmira Thursday afternoon and will be
removed to the family home where funeral will be held Friday 9 a.m., 10 at St.
Patrick’s Church. St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira
CAROZZA Teresa Marie Farr
Elmira: Age 75, died Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center….. "Our sweet angel is now an angel for the Lord". Teresa was born March 2, 1935 a daughter of the late Peter A. and Mary (DiLauro) Carozza. She is also predeceased by her son Daryl R. Farr, and brothers, Peter A. and Michael J. Carozza, and Joseph Carozza, who was killed in Italy during WWII. Teresa is survived by her husband of 53 years George R. Farr; daughter Diane Christine Farr of Elmira; sister and brother-in-law Grace and Peter Parlo of Jamestown, NY; sister-in-law Sue Carozza of Elmira; brother-in-law Richard W. Farr of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Elmira Teresa was a graduate of Elmira Catholic High where she was a cheerleader and participated in the school musicals. She worked at Rosenbaum's where she did some modeling for fashion shows they sponsored. Teresa was a long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, where she taught C.C.D. classes for a number of years. She was also a member of the Fraternity of St. Dominic. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – January 25, 2011
CARPENTER, 88, born May 28, 1926, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
He is survived by his loving family; son, Dwight (Linda) Carpenter;
daughter, Kathleen (Robert) Donahue; grandsons, David Gillette of Elmira,
NY, Kevin (Gina) Donahue of Rochester, NY, Christopher (Jocelyn) Donahue of
Jacksonville, FL, Brett Carpenter of Rome, Italy, Nicholas (Coryn) Carpenter
of Amesbury, MA; 7 great grandchildren; sisters, Beverly (Hobbie) Clark of
Florida, Vivian (Richard) Allington of Pine City; sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen
Mitchell of Elmira, Vivian (Drex) Palmer of Florida; and several nieces,
nephews, cousins, and caring, dedicated friends and neighbors. Edward was
predeceased by his beloved wife Betty in 1992; his parents, Eugene and Edna
Carpenter; brothers, Richard Carpenter, Douglas (Donna) Carpenter;
daughter-in-law, Jeani Carpenter; and sisters- and brothers-in-law, Eileen
and Jim Curns, Catherine and Frank Vawter, and Arnold Mitchell. Edward was a
WWII Veteran serving in the Pacific from 1945 to 1946. He retired after 39
years of service from NYSEG as a Gas Service Estimator in 1986. Although he
was 88 years in age, Edward was much younger in body and spirit. After
having had open heart surgery and prostate cancer, Ed made it his mission to
take care of himself. He stopped smoking, walked 2-3 miles every day,
bowled, played tennis and horseshoes. Very active and extremely independent
until the last four months when he learned he had cancer again, Edward never
gave up when the odds were stacked against him. He was definitely a fighter
with a strong will to live. Very artistic and creative, Edward loved
painting and working with woods. He was especially patient and intricate
when hand carving ducks and once took months to make a replica of the Mark
Twain Study out of matchsticks. He was always the perfectionist. Being a
homebody, Edward loved working in his yard in nice weather and sitting by
his wood stove watching sports during the cold weather. He also enjoyed
playing cards, especially Texas Hold-Em, along with playing Scrabble and
occasional trips to the casino in Tioga. Family and friends are invited to
gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY,
Friday, December 5, 2014 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. Funeral and Committal
prayers celebrating Ed's life will be held at the conclusion of the calling
hours at 6:00PM. Decan George Welch will officiate with full military honors
accorded honoring Edward's personal sacrifice to his country. Graveside
services will be held privately at the convenience of the family in St.
Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Growing up in the Depression and working two jobs
to support his family in the beginning, we are asking that in lieu of
flowers, donations be made to The Southern Tier Food Back to help those in
need, especially over the holiday season. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/3/2014
CARROLL - MOFFE Ann Carroll
Age 82, of Elmira, died Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Ann was born July 22, 1925, a daughter of Edward P. and Helen Sheehan Carroll. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her son, Michael J. Moffe, brother, Edward Carroll, and sisters, Mary Elizabeth Kinney, Margaret Wojtyna, and Helen Rogers. Ann is survived by her husband of 56 years, Romeo N. Moffe; children, with their spouses, Gary M. and Diane Moffe of Elmira, Edward P. and Roseann Moffe of Geneva, NY, Dr. Thomas C. and Ana Moffe of Springfied, MO, Stephen N. and Danusia Moffe of Elmira, J. Daniel Moffe of Orlando, FL, and Carroll Ann and James Lynch of Elmira; 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, George and Caroline Moffe of Elmira, Ralph and Joan Moffe of Horseheads, Josephine Capece of Elmira, Amelia Harris of Englewood, FL; along with several nieces and nephews. Ann started her career with The Star Gazette, before raising her family. When her children were grown she returned to work, retiring from BOCES where she was a teacher's aide. Ann looked forward to her monthly luncheon's with some of her high school classmates. She was a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church. A doting grandmother, Ann cherished her time spent with her grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, November 15, 2007 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there Friday, November 16, 2007 at 8:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Ann's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. Ann's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Southern Tier Hospice, especially Tonyetta, for the wonderful care given to her the last 2 months. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/15/2007.
CARROLL - MOFFE Ann Carroll
Age 82, of Elmira died, Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at home surrounded by her loving family. Friends are invited to call at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Thursday, November 15, 2007 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Friday, November 16, 2007 at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in Thursday's newspaper. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/14/2007
CARUSO - HOCKSTAFF, Anne M. (Caruso)
Of Elmira, NY, died peacefully, Thursday, November 1, 2007, surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis C. Hockstaff. Ann was the last survivor of six children of the late Joseph and Mary (Romeo) Caruso. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Anne was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and was a member of the American Legion Post 154 Auxiliary. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, November 5th, from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Prayers will be offered at 12:45 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. in St. Anthony's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/4/2007.
CASEY Mary Catherine
Elmira: Age 72, died Sunday, March 13, 2011 at St.
Joseph's Hospital. Mary was born September 7, 1938 a daughter of the late James
E. and Helen (Reilly) Casey. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by
her brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Martha Casey; sister and
brother-in-law, Helen and David Tobias; brother-in-law, Charles Zaccari; and
great-nephew, Max Casey. Mary is survived by her siblings, with their spouses,
John "Jack" and Dorothy Casey of Elmira; Cecile Zaccari of Lawrence,
MA; Charles and Elaine Casey of Chattanooga, TN and Jupiter, FL; James and
Barbara Casey of Naples; FL; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces,
great-nephews, and cousins. Mary attended Elmira Catholic High School and was a
member of the first graduating class from Notre Dame High School. She went on
to St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, working for the hospital after
completing her studies. Mary continued her nursing career working for Dr. David
Wladis. She later worked at Internal Medical Associates, from where she retired
in 2009. Mary enjoyed watching sports with basketball, baseball, and figure
skating being her favorites. She was a member of St. Joseph's Hospital School
of Nursing Alumni Association and a lifelong communicant of St. Patrick's Church.
Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts.,
on Friday, March 18, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be
held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 9:15 a.m., followed by
a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment
will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Mary
with a donation to either, Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira,
NY 14904, or St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira,
NY 14901. Members of the St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing Alumni
Association will meet at St. Patrick's Church on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. to form
an honor guard for Mary. Star Gazette – March 16, 2011
She is survived by her only son, Anthony J. Malone and his wife, Judith O'Brien Malone of Rochester; grandchildren, Anthony G. Malone, Anita Malone, and husband, Michael Sukitch, Daniel L. Malone, Ellen Malone and her husband, Daniel Nolan; great-grandchildren, Alexander, Anna and Nicholas Sukitch and Olivia Nolan. Also, survived by her sisters, Amelia Morrell and her husband, Carl, of Elmira, Marie Crispino of Painted Post, and her brother, John Cascio, formerly of Elmira; also many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; cousins and friends. Anne emigrated from Sicily at age 6 and attended school in Elmira, NY. She earned her degree in Education from Cortland Normal School for Teachers and was a respected teacher in the Elmira City School District for 42 years. During those many years, she earned many honors and awards for excellence. She was a past president of the New York State Retired Teachers Association. In addition, she was involved in civic affairs in the community, and also enjoyed golf, bowling, cards and travel. Friends are invited to call at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 Water Street, on October 21, 2007 from 3 PM until 6 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, October 22nd at St. Anthony's Church on Washington Avenue at 10:30 a.m., with burial following at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Cascio-Malone Fund at Children Awaiting Parents, Inc., 595 Blossom Road, Suite 306, Rochester, NY 14610. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/19/2007.
CASE - RENKO, Janet L. (Case)
Age 71, of Elmira, died at home, Tuesday, May 6, 2008, with her loving family by her side. Janet was born May 30, 1936 in Syracuse, NY daughter of the late Clifford E. and Mildred Palmeter Case. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her brother Clifford Case, Jr. Janet is survived by her husband of 52 years, Frank D. Renko; children, Julie Renko Shanks, Steven Renko, Susan Woods, with her husband Charles, David Renko, with his wife Julianne, Carolyn Renko, and Thomas Renko. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Christopher (Kelli), Danielle, Calvin, Matthew, Brandon, Amanda, Taylor, Jennifer, Jamie, Amber, Zachary, Adam, Jacob, Benjamin, and Miah; great-granddaughter Molli; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Joseph Golata; sister-in-law Donna Case; along with special nieces and nephews, and many close friends. Janet and Frank operated Renko's Custom Meats. After retiring from the store, Janet started volunteering at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. What started as giving back to her community became a passion. Janet could be found almost daily at the hospital and was the current president of the Auxiliary. Holding a special place in her heart were 4D, the Dialysis Unit, and Children's Miracle Network. Janet's smiling face will be missed in the hallways of the hospital. First, and foremost, with Janet was her family and the time spent with them at her home and those very special times at Keuka Lake. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, May 9, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 8:15 a.m. A Funeral Service, officiated by Deacon Bob Stowell will follow at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Janet through donations to The Dialysis Unit at AOMC, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/8/2008.
CASSADA David G.
Age 60, of Cayuta Lake, Alpine, NY. He was born July 12, 1947 in Elmira, son of the late Francis A. and Edna (Corby) Cassada, and died Thursday, June 26, 2008, at home after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, William Cassada. David is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Patricia (Lagonegro) Cassada; children, David G. Cassada II and Christine (Cassada) Wolfe, both of Elmira Heights, Marc and Valarie (Telech) Cassada of Alpine, NY and Tina L. Cassada of Elmira; grandchildren, Kayla, Joshua, Brooke, Mia, Owen, Aleah and Kylie; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and David Card of Ft. Mill, SC; sister-in-law, Helen Cassada of Elmira Heights; father-in-law, Richard J. Lagonegro of Elmira; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Virginia Andrus of Horseheads, Diane and Mark Marcus of W. Henrietta, NY, Clare and Douglas Williams of Horseheads, Marilyn and James Ripley, Larry and Mindy Lagonegro, Beverly and Michael McDonald, all of Elmira, Jack Lagonegro of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. David retired from F.M. Howell in 2005 after 40 years of service. He loved the outdoors, "golf carting", treasure hunting and most importantly spending time with his family at Cayuta Lake. He always said, "The family that plays together, stays together". Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, June 29th, from 1 to 4 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Monday, June 30th, at 11 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/28/2008.
MR. PAUL P. CASSETTA of 534 West Church St., Friday, November 25, 1977. Friends are invited to call at the Hughes & Sons Funeral Home, 311 Lake St. on Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service at the funeral home Monday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick’s Church at 10 a.m. Burial in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Pauline B. Cassetta; daughter, Mrs. Phillip (Diane) Bonanno of Choppaqua, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Marie White of Mt. Gretna, Pa; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Harry B. Bentley Post, No. 443, American Legion and the D.A.V. Chapter 13. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/27/1977
CASSIDY John Joseph Jr.
Age 69, of Findlay OH, and formerly of Elmira, died Thursday, July 5, 2007 in Ohio. Joe was the son of the late John J. Sr. and Edna Wilmot Cassidy. He is survived by his son John Patrick Cassidy of Colorado; daughters, Christine Jones with husband Thomas of Findlay OH, and Elizabeth Cassidy with husband Philip Shelley of Rabat, Morocco; granddaughters, Lizzy Jones, Bailey and Solene Shelley; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Suzette and John Casey of Cincinnati OH, Patricia Ann and Roger Olney of Lenexa KS; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Joe had a long career with the New York State Department of Corrections. He started in 1959 as a Correction Officer and retired in 1994 as a Deputy Superintendent, working at various correctional facilities throughout his career. Joe was an avid boater and traveler. After his retirement he loved spending time with his grandchildren. While living in Elmira, Joe was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Joe's memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira NY 14901. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/8/2007.
CASSIDY - John P Cassidy, 45, of Athens, PA, formerly of Elmira died on Monday, March 30, 2009 at Geisinger Medical Center in Dansville. He was born in Hartford, CT on November 13, 1963 the son of Edmund and Gloria CHEVERIER Cassidy. John enjoyed playing cards, especially poker and was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan. He is predeceased by his father Edmund Cassidy, grandson Noah Norton, and brother Dennis Cassidy. John is survived by his children Alicia (Mike) Mehl of Raeford, NC, Joshua (Stormy) Cassidy of Chemung, NY, and Amanda Cassidy of Waverly, NY, grandchildren Jonathan Searles of Waverly, NY, and Jadon Cassidy of Chemung, NY, mother Gloria Cassidy of E. Hartford, CT, brothers Brian (Sue) Cassidy of So. Windsor, CT, Kevin Cassidy of Manchester, CT, Shawn (Yvonne) Cassidy of E. Hartford, CT, and sisters Charlotte Stanley of E. Hartford, CT, and Sharon (Mike) Moss of Sunrise, FL, and several nieces, nephews, and good friend Anthony Lundski. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 2pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA with the Rev. Chris Gray officiating from Greater Valley Assembly of God. Burial will be in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in John's memory to help offset the funeral cost to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, P.O. Box 191, Athens, PA 18810. RHW Lowery Funeral Home Obit .
CASTELLINO Judge Samuel J. Age 75, of Elmira, died at his home, on Sunday, October 30, 2005. Judge Castellino was born December 7, 1929, the son of Joseph P. and Rose (Tress) Castellino. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his sister Madeline. Judge Castellino is survived by his wife of 45 years Katherine Lagonegro Castellino; children, Claire Perez, and her husband Radames, of Lansing, NY, Joseph P. Castellino of Elmira, William J. Castellino, and his wife Patricia, of Grand Island, NY, Roseanne Castellino of Malden, MA and Samuel D. Castellino of Elmira; grandsons, Samuel T. and Matthew R. Castellino of Grand Island, NY; and sister Claire M. Castellino of Elmira; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Judge Castellino was a 1947 graduate of Elmira Free Academy. He then continued his education at College of the Holy Cross, Class of 1952 and Cornell University Law School, Class of 1955. Before starting his law career Judge Castellino served in the U. S. Army from 1956 - 1958. It was after his service years that he then started his law career in Chemung County. From 1958 - 1964 Judge Castellino was the Assistant District Attorney, 1964 - 1984 Chief Public Defender, 1984 - 1998 Chemung County Court Judge and from 1999 - 2002, Justice, New York State Supreme Court. From 1958 - 1984 he also maintained his private law practice. Judge Castellino was a founding member and past president of the New York State Public Defenders' Association and a past member of the Board of Directors of Glove House. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Judge Castellino's memory may be directed to either Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, New York 14830 or Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Route 64, Elmira, New York 14903.
CASTELLO Sr Mary St John of Our Holy Redeemer, OP (Norma)
of the Dominican Monastery of Mary the Queen, 1310 West Church St, Elmira NY, died on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the age of 86. She is predeceased by her parents Emilia and Quentin Castello, and sister, Evelyn C Crandall. She is survived by members of her religious community, her nephew, Russell (Maureen) Crandall of East Hampton, NY, and her niece, Mary Lou Herrick of Southold, NY. Sister was born and raised in Union City, NJ. She completed the two year course in music at Marymount College, NYC. After graduation and some work experience, she entered Corpus Christi Monastery, Bronx, NY, on January 1, 1954, and made her Final Profession on January 13, 1963. She was an extern sister caring for visitors for over fifty years and was organist for all liturgical celebrations. She was greatly loved by visitors, especially the children of the neighborhood, and by the poor. She transferred to the Monastery of Mary the Queen in February, 2007, serving in various areas of monastic work. She made her Solemn Profession as a Dominican nun on her Birthday-Feastday of December 27, 2011. Friends may visit the Monastery Chapel to pay their respects on Sunday, March 17th , from 1:30 pm to7:30 pm. There will be a Vigil Prayer Service at 7:00 pm. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Monastery Chapel on Monday, March 18th at 11 am. Interment will follow in St Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Friends may send memorial contributions to the Monastery or to CareFirst on Hoffman Street. Walter J Kent Funeral Home is assisting the community. Star Gazette – March 17, 2013
ERNEST CASTLE age 74, of Elmira, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 25, 2014, peacefully at home. Survived by his wife of 28 years, Cheryl Ann (Alchimowicz); son, Ernest B. Castle; daughter, Brenda J. Bullock; stepson, Larry Miller; grandchildren, Justin, Christopher, Trevor, Lucas, Sarah, Shana; several great-grandchildren; siblings, Lois (Bob), Judy (Stu), Archie, Matthew (Lorraine), Margo (Leon), Tim (Tina); mother and father-in-law, Betty and Al Alchimowicz; sisters-in-law, Carol (Al) Schroth and Christy Alchimowicz; brother-in-law, Charles (Tammy) Alchimowicz; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend, Jack Gardner; canine companions, Sebastian and Shannie; predeceased by daughters, Melissa Ann, Robin Marie and Tammy. Ernest was retired from Emhart Glass and was a US Navy Veteran, Vietnam. He was an avid NY Rangers and NY Giants fan. Also he was a member of the American Legion Post Elmira. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Thursday, July 31, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The funeral service will be held there at 1 p.m. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/29/2014
CAUSER - WARREN
Marie Causer Age 97, of West Palm Beach, Florida, died on July 14 at Hospice of Palm Beach County with her children at her side. She is predeceased by her husband, Hudson R. Warren; her parents, Frederic and Mary Causer; her sisters, Isabel Causer Lynch and Helen Causer of Elmira. She is survived by her children, Frederic Causer Warren of Auburn, ME, Mary Helen Warren of West Palm Beach, FL, and Hudson Roy Warren Jr., Pasadena, CA. She is survived by ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. There will be a Memorial Mass at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church on Friday, September 30th, at 10 a.m., followed with a Committal Service at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
CAVALLARO –KATHLEEN (KAY) DINARDO age 87, died August 7, 2014 at home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Corning, NY April 8, 1927, the daughter of Rosario and Mary Cavallaro. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Carmen and her brother John. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy (John) Pribulick of Horseheads, Teresa (Chuck) Lockner of Elmira, JoAnn (Tim) Sherwood of Elmira and Kathleen DiNardo of Fabius; grandchildren, Michelle (Ron) Pitti, Jeff Pribulick, Amy Pribulick, Stephanie Ridosh, Craig (Monica) Ridosh, Ross and Kyle McGowan; great-grandchildren Carmen and Bella Pitti; sisters, Lucille Peterson, Marilyn Barletta and brother Robert (Pat), sisters-in-law Lucy (Gary) Meister, Marie (Robert) Zauner, Gert DiNardo, along with many special nieces and nephews. She enjoyed playing cards, crocheting and spending time with her family. She was a volunteer for St. Joseph's Hospital Gift Shop and a member of the St. Anthony's Sacred Heart Ladies Society and a lifelong communicant of Blessed Sacrament (St. Anthony's) Parish. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. A prayer service will be held there on Tuesday, August 12 at 9:00 A.M. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church at 10:00 A.M. Burial to follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. A special thank you to niece Debbie Guenther for all her medical advice and support to Kay and her daughters during her illness. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Kay through memorials to Care First. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/9/2014
CAVALUZZI James M.
A resident of Corning, NY died on Saturday, March 8, 2008 as the result of an accident while working abroad in the country of Jordan at the age of 56. Jim was born on May 25, 1951 in Elmira, NY son of James J. & Marilyn L. Baker Cavaluzzi. He grew up in the Elmira Heights community and graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School in 1969. Jim was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church throughout his life. Always an advocate for higher education, he earned his Bachelors Degree from Elmira College in Criminal Justice and his Masters Degree in adult education from there as well. Jim was instrumental in the highly ranked criminal justice program, which is in place today at Corning Community College. He served his country for over 20 years in the Army Reserve and was active during Dessert Storm. Jim was employed by the Chemung County Sheriffs Department for 25 years and retired as a Sergeant. During his employment for Chemung County, he received training at the FBI Academy at Quantico and was a master marksman and a member of the S.W.A.T. Team. After his retirement from Chemung County, Jim pursued a career for the United States Government and was employed abroad for several companies and most recently for PRO-telligent, Arlington, VA which allowed him to travel the world; but he always looked forward to his return home to be with his family. Jim married his companion, Ellen Qualey on May 4, 1974 at St. Patrick's Church and survives along with their children, a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin & Olivia Cavaluzzi, MD; a daughter and son-law, JuliAnne & Eric Walker and Jim's grandchildren, Eric Jr. & Riley Walker, Corning, NY brothers, William (Pam) Cavaluzzi, Horseheads; Stephen Cavaluzzi, CA; Rodney (Karen) Cavaluzzi, Horseheads; and Mark Cavaluzzi, Horseheads; a sister, Barbara Cavaluzzi, Elmira; nieces, nephews, and many family friends. Jim was predeceased by his parents, James J. & Marilyn L. Cavaluzzi and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, James & Jennie Qualey. Guests will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira on Sunday, March 16, 2008 between the hours of 4-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. Charles Borromeo Church, 130 Oakwood Ave. Elmira Heights, NY on Monday morning at 10 a.m. Graveside services will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Cavaluzzi. Memorials may be directed to his grandchildren's education fund in his memory c/o CAVACO, 124 Franklin St. Horseheads, NY 14845 in his memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/14/2008.
CAVALUZZI James M.
A fond and loving farewell was bid Jim in services on Monday, March 17, 2008 that began with a morning prayer service for his family at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in his home parish of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights where he had grown up. His former colleagues from local law enforcement formed an honor guard as Jim arrived at the church. His wife, Ellen along with their two children, Kevin (Olivia) Cavaluzzi and Julianne (Eric) Walker placed the funeral pall over the casket before Ellen placed the crucifix. The Mass was officiated by the Reverend Jeremiah Moynihan. The Altar Server was Raymond Kreydatus and the Eucharistic Minister was George Gublo. The Cantor for the service was Nan Wyak who was accompanied by Frances McLaren. Scripture readings were lead by a niece, Kristen Cavaluzzi, a brother, Mark Cavaluzzi, a brother-in-law, Martin Qualey Jr. and a niece, Bridget Qualey. The presentation of the gifts for Holy Communion were given by his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin & Olivia Cavaluzzi and a daughter and son-in-law, Julie & Eric Walker. Eulogy was given by Reverend Moynihan with remembrances by his co-worker, Deputy Chief of Firearms, Chris Peterson along with Pro-tellegant representative, Amy Kara. Mr. Walter Redman of the U.S. State Department read a letter of accommodation for Mr. Cavaluzzi in recognition of his life long dedication to law enforcement on the local, national and international levels and remembered Jim as "the very best of Law Enforcement" followed by Kristen Cavaluzzi reading a personal letter for her Uncle. Pallbearers for the service were Jim's brothers, William, Stephen, Rodney and Mark Cavaluzzi; his sister, Barb Cavaluzzi and brother-in-law, Brian Qualey. Arriving at the cemetery, Jim was greeted by the Chemung County Veterans Honor Guard and Funeral Detail who accorded full military honors. The bugler for the military service was Jim's colleague from the military reserve, Mr. Kenny Ham and Mr. Michael Sullivan played Bagpipes for the services. Mr. Cazaluzzi was laid to rest in Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery among family and near to his beloved parents, the late James J. & Marilyn L. Baker Cavaluzzi. A special thank you to the countless numbers who paid their respects, both in the private sector and fellow law enforcement. May God Bless Each of You. Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/15/2008 - 3/18/2008.
CECCHINI - PINT, Jeanette C.
of Elmira, NY - Age 84, died peacefully on Monday, April 13, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Jeanette was the daughter of the late Jack and Zeola Cecchini. She was born in Elmira, NY the 28th day of September 1924. Her loving husband, John J. Pint on May 11, 2004 predeceased her. Surviving are her beloved children, son, John Michael (Kathy) Pint of Pawley's Island, SC; daughter, Zeola (Ron) Bennett of Pine City, NY; son, Martin (Kimberly) Pint of Hatfield, PA; along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Other survivors include, sisters, Ann Garrison of Elmira, NY; Joyce (Robert) Codlarini of Hancock, NY; as well as many nieces and nephews. Jeanette will be best remembered for always willing to help and never being to busy to assist someone in need. She worked at B & C Photo, the Wells Township School District as a teacher's aid and volunteered with Southern Tier Hospice. She also owned and operated her own antique business in Pennsylvania and was an active crafter. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, April 17, 2009 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. A Memorial Service to honor her life will follow the visitation. (6 PM) Deacon George Welch will celebrate Jeanette's service. She will be laid to rest in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with her beloved John privately at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital 555 East Market Street Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/15/2009
CECCHINI - HOY
Margaret E. Age 58, of Elmira and Sarasota, FL died Sunday, October 30, 2005 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She leaves her husband of 38 years, Dr. Hugh J. Hoy. Margaret is predeceased by her parents, John F. Eagleson and Mary Eagleson Cecchini. In addition to her husband she is survived by her step-father Jospeh Cecchini; father-in-law and mother-in-law Hugh and Rose Hoy of Sewell, NJ; brother and sister-in-law Thomas and Marsha Eagleson of Horseheads; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Judy and Thomas DiCinti of Voorhees, NJ; step-brothers and step sisters-in-law, William and Sue Cecchini of Elmira and Thomas and Nora Cecchini of Flint, MI; along with several nieces and nephews. Margaret was a graduate of Southside High School and also earned an Associates Degree from Corning Community College and a Bachelorette Degree in Speech Pathology from William Patterson College. She worked as an Assistant Chief Operator for New York and New Jersey Telephone. For many years Margaret also worked in her husband's Orthodontic office in Horseheads as the office manager. An avid golfer, Margaret was a member of the Elmira Country Club and the Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club, serving as a past board member for each club's Women's Golf Association. While living in Sarasota, she had been co-chairperson for the Sarasota Breast Health Fund, promoting women's health care for women that either did not have insurance or the means to have mammograms or annual physicals. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Margaret's memory to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning Area, Margaret Hoy Scholarship for Girls Golf, 307 E. Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901.
CESARI Dr. Henry Anthony
Dr. Henry Anthony Cesari died peacefully at the age of 91 on November 21, 2013. He was a devoted, loving father and husband, with a profound dedication to his family, his friends, his work and his community. He had an indomitable essence of inner strength and integrity. His actions and well-chosen words were a consistent expression of his enduring kindness and humility. Those who had the opportunity to know him through his friendship, his profession or his civic contributions, came away with a lasting sense of his genuineness and concern for others. Though quiet by nature, he was a wonderful conversationalist and could discuss a wide range of topics with insight and intelligence. He had an unflagging generosity of wit and met everyday situations - no matter how challenging - with a wry, uplifting sense of humor. His positive attitude, laughter and smile will be long remembered and sadly missed by those who knew him. He is predeceased by his parents, Salvatore and Mariannina (Ricci) Cesari; his wife, Lucy (Rossi); and his daughter-in-law, Susan (Burroughs) Cesari. He is survived by his sister, Mary (Sidney) Mann; his children, Carina Bernadette, Henry Anthony, Lucy Marie, Camille Louise, Andrew Phillip, and Antonia Rossi (David) Lieb. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Michael Andrew, Anthony William and Gina Marie Cesari; Cristina Lucia Cesari and Daniel Andrew Elliott; Isabella Carina Aguilera; Olivia Marina and Gabriel Brian Lieb; Jack Henry Cesari; and a great-grandson, Enzo Rossi Cesari Joseph; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Henry embodied the tenets of hard work, perseverance and an unending desire to learn more about the world around him. Attending high school in Elmira, he began his college education at Syracuse University and, after receiving an appointment to the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis), graduated with a bachelor of science in engineering in 1945. He was commissioned as a naval officer and served aboard the U.S.S. Houston during World War II commanding gunnery and aircraft catapult operations. He continued his education at Syracuse University and went on to earn a DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1952. He continued his medical studies in the specialty of oral surgery at Bellevue Hospital (NYC) and returned to Elmira in 1954. Having learned carpentry and cabinet-making as a union apprentice in high school, Henry built his own medical office at the corner of Church and Elm Streets. He opened the area's first professional practice specializing in oral surgery in 1955. He became board-certified in oral surgery in 1965. Satellite offices were added in Corning (1966) and Waverly (1986). He retired from the formal practice of oral surgery in 1992; the practice is continued today by Drs. Pochal, Farr and Brown. Henry belonged to a number of professional organizations and was a member and served as president of the Sixth District Dental Society. He was also a member of the American Society of Oral Surgeons. He believed strongly in continuing his medical education and regularly attended conventions and seminars for that purpose, often accompanied by his wife, Lucy. Henry's time away from work was spent with his family, serving his community and pursuing a wide range of interests and activities. He was elected to the Elmira School Board and served as its president; he was a charter member of the Chemung County Human Relations Commission; he was a long-standing member of the Elmira Rotary Club; he served as a Scout leader (Den 7 - Hoffman School); and he volunteered for numerous functions and fundraising events throughout the community. He was a member of the U.S.S. Houston Association and regularly attended reunions of his former shipmates. Carpentry and construction were his second callings. He spent many nights and weekends making improvements to his office or renovating houses in the Near West Side. He also worked as lead carpenter and construction supervisor for his father-in-law (Anthony "Tony" Rossi) on numerous commercial projects; among these was the construction of Paramount Lanes (Horseheads, NY) where he served as project manager and foreman. He could install, fix or restore virtually anything that had to do with a yard, a house or a building. He would often be seen on Saturday mornings in his "work clothes" buying materials at Robinson's or Chapel's, getting advice from the guys at the counter and leaving with his utility trailer fully loaded with lumber, wallboard and doors. Henry was an excellent athlete - playing freshman lacrosse and football for Syracuse University and earning letters in varsity lacrosse for the U. S. Naval Academy. He learned the game of squash in college and continued to play throughout his life, routinely competing with players a fraction of his age. He was an accomplished bowler - starting as a pin-chaser in the 1930's at Rossi Lanes - and participated in local leagues well into his 70's. He had a passion for golf and he cherished the time and opportunity it afforded him to be with his friends, most often playing the courses at the Elmira and Corning Country Clubs or Soaring Eagles. He was an avid fisherman, boater and Adirondack backpacker and especially enjoyed being on, in or near water in its natural state (that Navy thing, no doubt). He was a devoted fan of Syracuse and Navy collegiate sports and attended games whenever possible. The pilgrimage to the Army-Navy football game was a frequent family tradition. He was a lifelong Yankee fan from the golden days of radio with announcers like Mel Allen and Red Barber. He followed the players, their stats and the standings and seldom missed a broadcasted game. Beyond all that Henry accomplished - and above all that he contributed to those around him - he was the steadfast, unwavering heart and soul of his family. His love, generosity and dedication to them were constant and absolute. Together with Lucy, his beloved wife of 60 years, he took on the voyage of life with courage and an insuppressible optimism. The passing of his spirit is, at once, mourned and celebrated. A commemorative service celebrating Henry's life will be held on December 30th at 4 p.m. at the Park Church in Elmira. A reception will follow immediately at the church in Beecher Hall. In lieu of flowers, please mail donations to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation (571 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901). Burial at the convenience of the family in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home Inc. Star Gazette – December 23, 2013
CESARINI Mary Ann Muccigrosso
Age 85 of Elmira, NY. Mary, lovingly known as "Mary
Much" and the most devoted Wife, Mom, Nonnie, Aunt, Sister and
Sister-in-law and master beautician. She died peacefully on June 27, 2011 at
her daughter's home in Horseheads, where she resided. In 2003 she was
predeceased by the love of her life and dancing partner, husband John of 47
years. Also predeceased by brother Nazzareno Cesarini sister-in-law Barbara
Cesarini, and brother-in-law, Francis Muccigrosso. Mary is survived by her
children and their spouses Tina and David Canali of Elmira, John Muccigrosso of
Elmira, Debi and Brad Lytle of Horseheads, Mary Claire and Brett Harper of
Southport; grandchildren Katie Silata, Teresa and Jennifer Muccigrosso, Brandon
Lytle, Marisa (Clint) Biddle, Lauren (Luke) Smallcomb, William and Joseph
Harper; great grandchildren Kyler, Ryan and Carter Silata, Haley and Grayce
Muccigrosso, Mae and Gemma Biddle, Lucas and Tessa Smallcomb; brother Augustine
Cesarini of Elmira, as well as several special nieces and nephews. Mary was a
communicant of St. Anthony's Church, now Blessed Sacrament Parish, and an
honorary member of the Sacred Heart Ladies. She was a self-employed hairdresser
for over 40 years, a fabulous Italian cook, an accomplished bowler and had a
great love for the NY Yankees. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter
J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday,
June 29th from 4 to 7 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Thursday, June 30th
at 12 noon, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 pm in St.
Patrick's Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and
interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette –
June 28, 2011