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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

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Bradford County PA

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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County NY
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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries

MISS ELIZABETH N. COAKLEY age 89 of 107 Roosevelt Avenue, Horseheads formerly of Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, Thursday, October 11, 1990 at her home.  She is survived by several cousins including Kenneth and Helene Hayes of Horseheads.  Miss Coakley was a retired employee of Remington Rand, a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, (Southside) and a former member of the Home Bureau.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church (Southside).  Interment St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/12/1990

COE Virginia A.
COTTON Virginia A. Age 84, of Spencer, NY. She was born February 8, 1922 in Elmira, daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Conlin) Coe and died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Harry; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Edward Brown of Elmira; sons and daughter-in-law, Richard and Christine Cotton of Freeville, NY, Steven C. Cotton of Oklahoma City, OK; grandson, Richard P. Brown of Elmira; cousins, Marian Henley of Elmira and Mary Jane (Giac) Modica of Leesburg, VA. Mrs. Cotton was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, April 2nd, from 5 to 7 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, April 3rd, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Virginia through donations to Ss. Peter & Paul Parish Center Fund, 161 High St., Elmira, NY 14901.

FRANCIS W. COFFEY:  The death of Francis W. COFFEY occurred at 8:30 o'clock Saturday night at the home of his parents, 415 High Street.  The deceased was thirteen years of age.  The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning at the house and at 10 o'clock in SS Peter and Paul's Church..  The interment will be in SS Peter and Paul's Cemetery.  ELMIRA DAILY GAZETTE & FREE PRESS  July 27, 1903
 
COFFEY Bernard Robert  "Bernie"

Elmira: was born in Elmira, New York on July 24, 1941 and died in the Arnot Ogden Hospital on July 26, 2011 after a valiant struggle with cancer. Bernie graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1959 where he participated in various activities and sports and was a State Champion Junior golfer. He entered the Franciscan monastery in Rye, New York immediately after high school to study for the priesthood but left before ordination.  Bernie earned a bachelor's and master's degree from St. Bonaventure's University. He began his career in social work in Boston with various non-profit organizations. He transferred to Washington, DC and was employed by numerous non-profits and Federal agencies. He ended his career at the Central Intelligence Agency and retired to Elmira.  Bernie was married and divorced twice but had no children. He was preceded in death by his parents, John E. Coffey and M. Gladys "Ging" Coffey of Elmira and brothers, Brian and Kevin Coffey of Rochester, NY. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Jerome Coffey of Bozeman, MT and sister, Joan and brother-in-law Charles Robinson of Seffner, FL and nieces and nephews, Brigid Hassrick of Ogden, UT, Dennis Coffey, of Seattle, WA, Deborah Coffey of Brockport, NY, Steven Coffey of Rochester, NY, Christina Wittmeyer of Brandon, FL and Dr. Paul Robinson of Keller, TX. Special thanks must go to the staff of the Arnot Ogden Hospital for Bernie's final care and to Richard and Virginia Woodhouse and Larry Greenfield of Elmira who remained true and loyal friends to the end. A memorial service will be held at the McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Elmira on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Lewis Brown, a classmate of Bernie's, will officiate and Bernie's ashes will be interned in the family plot at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.  Star  Gazette - August 6, 2011
 
COLEGROVE - DEAN, Virginia L. "Ginny"
Age 89, of Elmira, died Saturday, September 20, 2008, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Ginny was born August 23, 1919, the daughter of Marvin P. and Virginia Whitby Colegrove. She is predeceased by her husband, Thomas G. Dean, Sr.; and brothers, Lynn, Marvin, Wayne, Warren, Earl, Ross, and William Colegrove. Ginny is survived by her children, with their spouses, Marilyn A. and Thomas Terkoski of Elmira with their children, P.J., Jason and Christin; Thomas G. and Margaret Dean of Elmira with their children Connor, Kevin and Ellen; Virginia M. and William Stanton of Glenolden, PA with their daughter Meggin (Anthony) Curione; James W. and Karen Dean of New Martinsville, WV with their children, James (Dee), Christopher (Sarah), Jennifer and Michael; M. Karen and Mark Sweeney of Corning with their children, Justin (Katie) and Bridget; Kathleen J. and Richard Murdock of Palm Harbor, FL with their children, Kelli and Lucas (Allison); Kimberly A. and Curtis Ripley of Elmira with their children, Camden and Kaylin; great-grandchildren, Selene, Jadyn, Tyrese, Alexander, Anthony, Virginia, Eli, Tyler, Molly, and Carter; brother and sister-in-law, Richard S. and Ella Colegrove of Horseheads; along with several nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Ginny loved to shop, play bridge, and travel. Her greatest love was her family and she cherished the time she was able to spend with them. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. A funeral service, led by her grandson, Rev. Justin Sweeney, will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Ginny's memory may be directed to Woodbrook, 1250 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 or a charity of one's choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/22/2008

JOSEPH P. COLEMAN age 65 of 311 E. Center St., Saturday, May 28, 1966.  Body at Barrett Funeral home where friends may call Monday and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. followed by Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Cecilia’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  Recitation of prayers for the dead Wednesday evening.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Rachel Coleman; daughters, Mrs. Mary Hurley of Elmira, Miss Gladys Coleman at home; sons, Harold, Joseph, Donald and John all of Elmira; 14 grandchildren.  He was a retired employee of Hardinge Bros. Inc.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/30/1966

COLEMAN  Joseph P., Jr. Age 79, of Elmira, NY. He was born November 23, 1926 in Avoca, PA, son of the late Joseph P., Sr. and Rachel (Theophilius) Coleman, and died Sunday, November 27, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Helen Coleman; sister and brother-in-law, Robert and Mary Hurley; and nephew, Timothy Hurley. Joe is survived by his children, Eileen Curren of Elmira, Mary Anne Coleman of Athens, GA, Joseph Patrick (Kathleen) Coleman III, and Kathleen Lunduski both of Elmira; grandchildren, Richard, Keri, Christoper and Mark Schillo, Matthew and Andrew Coleman, Jason and Sara Lunduski; great-grandchildren, Christopher Schillo, Jr., Emily Lynn Cook and Zoe Lunduski; sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and James Bannon of Horseheads; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Lois Coleman of Ohio, and John "Jack" and Rose Coleman of FL; along with several nieces and nephews; special friend, Helen Welch. Joe retired from the Elmira City Police Department in 1979 after 25 years of service. He then was employed with Hardinge, Inc. for ten years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Navy, serving during WWII, was a member of the American Legion Post 154, Elmira Heights and a lifetime member of the Elmira PBA. Joe played semi-professional softball and traveled around the country and in 1979 was inducted into the Elmira Sports Hall of Fame. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Tuesday, November 29th from 5 to 8 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Wednesday, November 30th at 10 a.m. Deacon George Welch will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Joe through donations to the Arctic League, 114 W. 2nd St., Elmira, NY 14901 Joe's family extends a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Thompson and the nurses and staff of Unit D2 and the ICU at St. Joseph's Hospital for their wonderful care and compassion.

COLETTA - MASSA
Anna Rose (Coletta) Age 81, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday evening, July 27, 2005. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Anthony's Church, Elmira, on Monday, August 1, at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Walter Wainwright Celebrant. Interment of Anna's ashes will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to The Falck Cancer Center. Anna is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Jean Ann and John Cox of Elmira, Carol and Steven Massa, Angela Massa, all of CA; grandchildren, John (Mary) Cox, Jr., Julie (Michael) Biviano, Tara Cox, Miranda Massa, Marshall Massa, Michael Massa; great-grandchildren, Morgan Cox and John Cox; brother and sister-in-law, Anthony and Mary Coletta of Endicott, NY; many nieces and nephews, including special niece, Mary (Donald) Williams. Anna was a former parishioner of St. Anthony's Church.

 

COLETTA Daniel John Coletta 

Age 89, died on November 6, 2012. Born August 7, 1923 in Elmira, NY. He was predeceased by his parents, John Coletta and Antoinette DiGironimo of Campobasso, Italy; his brothers, John, James, Nicholas; and sisters, Philomena, Josephine, and Mary; an infant great-grandson, John Michael; also his beloved friend and companion, Betty Tota. Daniel is survived by two daughters, Patricia Coletta Troccia of Horseheads, NY (Michael Berhannan), Geralyn Coletta Nicholson of Hopkinsville, KY (Daniel Nicholson); and one son, Daniel Montgomery Coletta of St. Paul, IN (Jaulane Coletta); grandchildren, Chad Troccia of Savannah, GA, Alisa and Jason Parmenter and Jessica and Matt Sena, both of Horseheads, NY, Laura Kay Eltringham of TN, Daniel David Nicholson of KY, Kara Mia Nicholson of Elmira, Amber and Jim Conklin of Pine City, Toni and Richard Granger of Elmira, Mark Coletta of Dayton, OH, Matt Coletta of Watertown, NY, Joshua Coletta of KY, and Micha and Malachi Coletta of St. Paul, IN; seven great-grandchildren, Jordan, Lake, Payton, Breielle, Conner, Jonathan, and Alivia. Also survived by his former wife and mother of his three children, Joyce Montgomery, Coletta, Erway of St. Paul, IN; special cousins, Anna O'Buck and Theresa GiaMichael of Elmira; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Daniel served in the US Army infantry in the South Pacific during World War II. He belonged to the local, State and National Teachers Association. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Elmira Council #229 & Rev. Henry F. Adamski 4th Degree Assembly #741 and the Elmira Heights American Legion. He was a ballroom dancing enthusiast and physical fitness advocate. He graduated in 1943 from Southside High School where he was undefeated in wrestling and boxing. He graduated from Ithaca College and Cortland State Teachers College. He also wrestled for Ithaca College. He worked at Sts. Peter and Paul's School and was the athletic director of the Neighborhood House for two years. Dan taught for 30 years in the Elmira Heights School District. He was a coach, teacher, and referee in (all) sports, and a Driver's Ed. instructor in all area schools for students and adults. He worked 25 years at the Chemung County Fairgrounds. Fifteen years volunteered at St. Joseph's Hospital and belonged to the Adorations Society for seven years. He was a communicant of the Blessed Sacrament Parish of Elmira. The family will receive relative and friends for calling hours at Kalec Funeral Home on Church St. in Elmira, NY on Sunday, November 11, 2012, from 1-4 p.m. A prayer service will be held there Monday, November 12th, at 10:15 a.m. followed by his Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of life at 11:00 a.m. in Sts. Peter and Paul's Church, Elmira. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Sts. Peter and Paul's cemetery. Memorial donations can be made in Daniel's name to a charity of one's choice or the Blessed Sacrament Parish, 604 Park Place, Elmira, NY 14901. Dear Dad and Grandpa, your support, encouragement, and wise words that you always shared will be forever missed. We love you!  Fraternal Notice - The Officers and Members of the Knights of Columbus, Rev. Henry F. Adamski Assembly and Elmira Council No. 229 will meet at the Kalec Funeral Home Sunday, November 11, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. to conduct a Prayer Service for our departed Brother, Sir Knight Daniel John Coletta. Signed: Richard Decker, Faithful Navigator, James Elston, Grand Knight.   Star Gazette – November 9, 2012

 

COLETTA - TARBY
Emma M. Coletta Died on January 10, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She went to be reunited with her beloved husband of 52 years, Harry Tarby, who died in 1992. Emma was born in Elmira, NY on September 23, 1917 to the late Nicholas and Jennie (Rossi) Coletta. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother James Coletta, sister Filamena Coletta Santora, former daughter-in-law Sharon Tarby; and great-granddaughters, Madison and Dakota Miller. Emma is survived by her four sons: Michael (Faith) and Nicholas (Porky) of Elmira, Harry of Nunda, NY and Thomas of Big Flats, NY. Emma's grandchildren are John (Marianne) Tarby of Sherman, CT, Jennifer (Donald) Barry of Fulton, NY, Monica (Paul) Tauroney of New Hartford, NY, Melissa (Jeremy) Wasko of Royersford, PA, Nicholas (Mary Fran Troccia) Tarby, Darcy Tarby, Jeffrey (Melinda) Tarby, Tina Smith and Kristie Griffin, all of Elmira. Emma had 26 great-grandchildren in addition to several nieces and nephews. Emma was a life long resident of Elmira. She received most of her formal education at Rochester School for the Deaf, where she met her husband Harry. Emma was an active member of the deaf community and had established many friendships in Elmira, Corning, Auburn and Rochester. In her younger years, Emma enjoyed bowling and often accompanied her husband to various bowling tournaments. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting. Emma made a multitude of beautiful afghans which grace the homes of her family members. During most of her adult life Emma lived at her home on Second Street. Later, she lived at Bragg Towers for 6 years then moved to The Courtyards at Bethany Village in 2000. As she enjoyed being in the social limelight, Emma was blessed to receive that attention from family and friends. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, January 14, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 15, 2007 at 11:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Interpreting will be available at the church service. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Emma's family wishes to thank Dr. John Schiavone for his many years of care to Emma. They also wish to thank the staff at Bethany for the care and kindness given to Emma during her residency there. The staff of 3D at St. Joseph's Hospital deserves special thanks for providing care in her final days. Emma's family also invites family, friends and acquaintances to attend services to celebrate her life - Emma expressed concerns about nobody being at her funeral!

 

COLLINS Eileen E. Collins 

Elmira: Age 64, died on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Eileen was born on January 17, 1948, in Elmira, the daughter of James and Helen (Burns) Collins. Her father predeceased her in 1967. In addition to her mother, Eileen is survived by many cousins and friends. Eileen worked for Elmira College for many years in the food service department. She loved to cook, drive her car and spend time talking to friends on the phone. Eileen was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.  A special thank you to Kim for being there for Eileen and her family.   Star Gazette – September 17, 2012

 

COLLINS - CAIN - The Elmira Advertiser - Monday Morning - April 30, 1917 - Page 7
Mrs. Michael T. Cain
Mrs. Michael T. Cain died aa [at] 7 o’clock Saturday night at her late hoe, 800 1-2 Oak street.  Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Mary Ellen; her mother, Mrs. Mary Collins; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Palmer, Mrs. Fred Smart and Miss Nora Collins, all of Elmira; and two brothers, Cornelius, of Athens, Pa., and Daniel Collins, of Elmira.  The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 8 o’clock at the home and at 9 o’clock at St. Cecelia’s church on Lake street.  Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul’s cemetery.

 

CORNELIUS E. COLLINS, 77, 516 W. Clinton St. Monday, Feb. 8, 1943.  Survived by Mrs. John L. Gallagher at home and Mrs. David Barnard, Ithaca; daughters, Edwin L., Binghamton and Cpl. Harold Collins, Fort Monmouth, sons; eight grandchildren, Mrs. Mary Dimon, Mrs. Hanna Cloke, Mrs. Margaret MacAtee and Mrs. Nora Reckar, sisters; Dennis and Patrick Collins, New York, brothers.  The body is at the Charles F. Hughes and Son Funeral home and will be removed to the family home.  Funeral there Thursday 8:15 a.m., and at 9 at St. Mary’s Church.  SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery  -Elmira Star-Gazette 2/9/1943
 
COLLINS Delores L. Fierro

Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at home surrounded by her family. Delores was born on December 10, 1928 in Elmira, daughter of the late Walter and Beatrice (Shappee) Collins. Delores retired from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira after 25 years of service as a nurses aid. Our mom loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren very much. She enjoyed family and friend gatherings, cooking and word search puzzle books. She also enjoyed her flower gardens. Delores is survived by her daughter, Debbie Fierro of Elmira; sons, Anthony Fierro and Nicholas (Kathy) Fierro both of Elmira; sister Kay Schultz of Delevan, NY; grandchildren, Mark (Jessica), Scott, Christopher (fianc?e, Stephanie), Julie and Jeff Fierro; great grandchildren, Brittany, Anthony and Colin Fierro; cousin, Virginia Carboni and her daughter, Carole Morse; several nieces and nephews. Delores was predeceased by her husband Nicholas Sr. in 1994, sister's, Mary Jane Paulnitz and Gwendolyn Collins, brother's, Donald, Richard and William Collins. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, June 29, 2011 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held there on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, with Father Walter Wainwright as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The family would like to thank Dr. Radot and Dr. Rizk, Arnot staff in ICU & 3C. A special thank you to Diana and Liz on 3C for going above and beyond in making our mother's stay comfortable. Southern Tier Hospice for their impeccable care for our mother, especially Mary Beth, Jenn, Meredith, Carolyn, Julie, Linda and Mary. Also, Caroline from Gentiva and Steeds Pharmacy. Molly Granger, who was mom's hospital roommate uplifted all of us with her compassion and humor. Kim and Clair Benton who made our mother smile when no one else could, also their tremendous help in every possible way. Our family couldn't have made it though this emotional time without you. Rose and Carol Doland, Francis Sochacki, Mary Carr & Mike Cranmer, Aunt Kay, thank you for being there for all of us. Julie, your anecdotes got us through this difficult time and I'm sure grandma would agree. To those we may have forgotten to mention, the family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts for all your prayers and caring for our mom.   Star Gazette – June 28, 2011
 
COLLINS Delores L. Fierro

Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at home surrounded by her family. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, with Father Walter Wainwright as celebrant. Interment followed in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Pallbearers were, Mark, Scott, Christopher and Jeff Fierro, Joey Clate and John Lester. Honorary pallbearers were Julie and Brittany Fierro. Gift bearers were Anthony and Collin Fierro. The family would like to extend their thanks to the organist, Robert Walsh; cantor, Jack Keefe; soloist, Jessica Fierro. Also thank you to Father Walter Wainwright and the James D. Barrett Funeral Home staff for helping us through a difficult time in our lives.  Star Gazette – July 2, 2011
 
COLLINS Edward B
Mar 19 1937, The Courier, Bath, NY
Edward B. Collins, of Elmira, died Wednesday, March 17 1937, at 2 pm after a brief illness. of Elmira.  five sisters, Mrs Guy Wilkinson of Elmira.  He is survived by his wife, two daughter, Miss Eleanor L. Collins and Mrs. Frederick Geiger, five sisters, Mrs Guy Wilkinson of Elmira; Mrs. Frank Nollett and Miss Mary Collins, Bath; Mrs. George Steele, Ridgeway, PA; Mrs Joseph McGuire, Buffalo; four brothers, John, James, Thomas, Bath and Martin, Buffalo. Mr. Collins was a former resident of Bath and was a member of the Corning Lodge of Elks. The funeral will be held Saturday at 8 am and in St Patrick's church at 9 am with burial in St Peter and Paul Cemetery.
 

COLLINS James E
James E. Age 79, of Elmira and Rochester, died Monday, February 27, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Jim was born July 4, 1926, the son of Francis D. and Marie (Reidy) Collins. He is predeceased by his wife Rose Marie Collins. Jim is survived by his son Edward F. Collins of Annandale VA; daughter Eileen M. Collins of Houston TX with husband J. Patrick Youngs and children Bridget and Luke; daughter Margaret A. Conklin of Orlando FL with husband Edward and children Theodore, Katie, Kevin and Andrew; son James J. Collins of Elmira with wife Angela and children Karissa Rose and Maximilian; and cousins, Eileen Repper of Bloomfield MI and Barbara (Bob) O'Loughlin of Binghamton, NY. Jim was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. After WWII he returned to Elmira and was the operator of the Collins Tavern on Davis Street before going to work as a surveyor for the City of Elmira. Jim then moved to Rochester and worked for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring after 30 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion and a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Rochester. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, March 3, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with full military honors accorded, will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Jim's memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
 
COLUCCI - COOPER, Dorothy Marie Colucci
93, of Binghamton, died Saturday, September 13, 2008. She was predeceased by her husband, C. Hill Cooper; and her daughter, Dorlene Marie Bregoff. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Joseph Morrison; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Hill Cooper and Cathy Cooper; a son-in-law, Matt Bregoff; her grandchildren, Andrea Thompson, Justin Bregoff, Sarah and Beth Cooper, Heather Gordon, Courtney Mahaney and Peter Morrison; two great-grandsons, Nicholas and Benjamin Gordon. Dorothy still has seven living brothers and sisters and many nieces and nephews. She was a devout member of St. Patrick's Church, Binghamton. Dorothy was born in Elmira, NY, the oldest daughter of Andrew and Daria Colucci. Dorothy graduated from Elmira Free Academy, attended Elmira College and graduated from Broome Community College in 1978. She was a Real Estate Broker and worked for M.S. "Mike" Lynch Realty until she retired at age 73. She loved her home and family and was proud of her Italian heritage. Dorothy also loved golf and bragged about her two "Holes-In-One". A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Patrick's Church, Binghamton, Friday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira. The family will receive friends at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, Thursday from 3-5 p.m.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/17/2008

 

COLUCCI John Joseph
Age 91, of Wilmington, NC and formerly of Elmira, NY, died Thursday January 1, 2009. The son of the late Andrea and Daria Colucci. Mr. Colucci is also preceded in death by his wife, Ann Colucci; sons, Joseph David Colucci and Kirk Boardman Williams. John is survived by his children, Michael (Jackie) Colucci, Richard (Piper) Colucci, Beth (William) Brampton, Daria Colucci, Mary (James) Orr, Christina Colucci, Peter (Maia) Colucci and Cindy Slaasted; grandchildren, Mercedes Comprubi, Matias Comprubi, Jai-Li Colucci, Jessica Brampton, John Brampton, Melissa Orr, Christy Orr, Jacob Collins, Lauren Collins, Nolan Colucci, Devan Colucci, Adam Berger, and Emily Guill; brothers, Wilson Colucci, Andrew Colucci and Robert Colucci; sisters, Delores Ritch, Ann Bianco, and Caroline Micoli; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. John honorably served in the United States Army during WWII from 1941-1945 in North Africa, Sicily and in Italy. John's initial occupation was a commercial artist illustrator and then, later in life, continued with his love of painting. John was the owner and proprietor of Johnny's Tavern in Elmira, NY and also a licensed Real Estate Broker. He founded and developed the Horseheads Babe Ruth program, which was instrumental in building the first lighted ball fields in Horseheads. John enjoyed playing tennis and spending time mall-walking with his friends. He was a communicate of St. Mary Our Mother Church. The family will receive relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E Franklin St., Horseheads, NY on Monday, January 5, 2009, from 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2009, at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 Broad St., Horseheads, NY at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, NC, 725 Wellington Ave, Wilmington, NC 28401.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/3/2009 - 1/4/2009

 

COLUCCI Wilson F. "Bill"

Elmira: Age 94, died Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Bill was born October 10, 1918, the son of Andrea and Daria (Masia) Colucci. He is predeceased by his sisters Dorothy Cooper and Caroline Micoli, and brothers, John and Robert Colucci. Bill is survived by his wife of 64 years Betty (Perrotta) Colucci; sons, with their families, Dr. Wilson S. and Dr. Jill Downing, Wellesley MA and children, Nicole D. (Michael) Ferrante, Staff Sgt. Matthew W. Colucci, U S Army; Thomas J. and Kathleen A. Colucci, Southbury CT and sons, Dr. Andrew T. (Sandra) Colucci, Joshua W. Colucci; brother and sister-in-law Dr. Andrew and Marie Colucci; sisters, Ann Bianco, Delores Ritch; sisters-in-law, Jane Colucci, Anita Pucci; along with several nieces and nephews. Bill was born and raised in Elmira. A World War II veteran, he was in his second year at Bentley College in Boston when he was called to serve in the U S Army. After serving in campaigns in Africa, Italy and the Middle East, Sgt. Colucci returned to Bentley College to complete his studies, graduating in 1946. Bill had a career as an accountant. He also owned the Heights Liquor Store for 40 years and was active in real estate, owning and operating rental property in Elmira and Elmira Heights. During retirement he greatly enjoyed annual winter trips to Florida where he could spend time with his grandchildren and family. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A prayer service will follow at 12:15 p.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial to take place at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment, with committal prayers and military honors, will then take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013

 

COMERESKI – Charles Comereski, age 72 of 1519 Maple Ave., died Tuesday, October 26, 1976. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Friday 9:15 AM from the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Survived by wife Mabel Baker Comereski; daughters, Mrs. Marie Trible of Middleburg, VA, Mrs. Kenneth (Frances) Decker of Big Flats, NY; three grandchildren; brothers, Russell and Lawrence Comereski of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Richard (Carolyn) Williams of Elmira; several nephews; one niece. Mr. Comereski was a communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul Church and a retired employee of Commie Tire Store.

COMSTOCK Harry Edward - Formerly of Carriage Estates - Was born December 7, 1921 in Morris, PA, the son of Purley and Helen (Tattersall) Comstock, died peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2007, at Elcor Health Services at the age of 85. He married Audrey Bastian October 4, 1943; they have enjoyed 63 wonderful years together. Harry is survived by his loving wife, Audrey; beloved sons and daughter-in-laws, Robert and Nancy Comstock of Horseheads, NY, Gary and Diane Comstock of Gillett, PA, Alan and Mary Comstock of Elmira, NY; much-loved grandchildren, Robert (Tammy) Comstock of Horseheads, NY, Colleen (Jim) Pollen, also of Horseheads, NY, Christopher Comstock of Elmira, NY, Jason Comstock (fiancée, Kristi Case) of Gillett, PA, Jenifer Comstock of Elmira, NY, Sgt. Bryan Comstock of Fort Campbell, KY; adored great-grandchildren, Kyle and Darren Pollen of Horseheads, NY, Tyler Comstock of Gillett, PA, Tia and Brandon Comstock of Horseheads, NY; sister-in-law, Dortha (John) Stoppa of Williamsport, PA; special friend, Betty Harter; along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father (Purley) in 1922, mother (Helen) in 1985 and brother, W. Raymond in 1973. Harry served proudly in the United States Army with the 243rd Field Artillery Battalion, Headquarters Battery during World War II (1942-1945) receiving the following decorations and citations: American Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the European - African - Middle Eastern Service Medal. He worked at the following companies: Eclipse Machine (prior to going to war), The Foundry (after returning from war), Spaulding Bakery and Hills Bakery. Harry then worked for Sears & Roebuck Co. from 1959 until his retirement in 1982. At the request of the family all services will be held privately. Interment will also take place privately in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Comstock full Military Honors. The family will provide their own flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.

CONKLIN - Ella Catherine Schiefen
Age 91, of Elmira, died Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Ella was born January 27, 1918, daughter of Michael E. and Clara O'Neill Conklin. She is predeceased by her husband William P. Schiefen and son Michael W. Schiefen. Ella is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Claire and Stephen Kelly of Elmira; daughter-in-law Colleen Vaeth Schiefen of Wyckoff, NJ; grandchildren, with their families, Jeannie L. Kelly of Elmira; Sean M. Kelly of Lawrenceville, PA with children, Michael, Sean, Rachel, and Rebecca; Monica Schiefen VanFleet of Dryden, with husband Geoff and sons, Michael and Joseph; William P. Schiefen of Troy, NY with wife Emer; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, James and Mary Schiefen of Corning, Frances Schiefen of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Ella was a long time member of St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary. She was a life long communicant of St. Patrick's Church where she was a member of the Sacred Heart Ladies. Ella was also a former Sacristan at St. Patrick's, helping clean the church every Friday for the weekend masses. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, December 10, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 11, 2009 at 12:45 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. at St. Patrick' s Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that those wishing to do so contribute to one of the following: Blessed Sacrament Food Pantry, 604 Park Place, Elmira, NY 14901; Meals on Wheels, 150 Fox Street, Elmira, NY 14901; or The Arctic League, P O Box 113, Elmira, NY 14902. Ella's family would like to thank the staff at Colonial Ridge West at Elcor Health Services and the staff on 2B at Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the kindness and care shown to Ella and them.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 9, 2009

CONKLIN -  MEHALICK, Margaret "Jeannie"
Age 67, of Elmira, died Tuesday, September 2, 2008, after a long illness. Jeannie was born November 21, 1940, a daughter of the late Raymond S. and Stella Cherkis Conklin. She is also predeceased by her son Peter J. Mehalick, and brother John R. Conklin. Jeannie is survived by her husband of 47 years, Andy Mehalick, whom she married on August 12, 1961 at Camp Pendleton in California; son and daughter-in-law, Michael R. and Kimberly Mehalick of New Carrollton, MD, with children, James, Matthew, and Elizabeth; daughter, Susan A. Mehalick, with husband Steven Wilcox, and daughter Eve, of Saratoga Springs, NY; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Ellen Maycumber, Ann and Joseph Chalk; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, June Conklin, Elaine and Robert MacBlane, all of Elmira; uncle and aunt, John and Lee Cherkis of Elmira; long time friend and neighbor Sally Cox; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jeannie grew up on Elmira's east side and attended St. Cecilia's Elementary School. She graduated Elmira Free Academy in 1958 and routinely raced "Elmira Express" Ernie Davis to school in the morning to beat the final bell (she said she often won). She went on to study at University of Buffalo and Elmira College. An active volunteer during the 1970s, she served in many capacities at Our Lady of Lourdes Church and elementary school, as a member of Mothers Club, parish council, school board and bingo team #4 – part of the crew that worked tirelessly to raise the capital to build the parish center. As well, she was a Cub Scout den mother, CYO cheerleading coach and school librarian. She was a lover of shoes, shopping, chocolate, and red lipstick. Above all, she was a dedicated mother and caregiver to her own family and parents, as well as her beloved grand nieces, Mariah and Erynne Chalk. Her family greatly appreciates her selflessness and grace in caring for Peter, especially during his final illness. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, September 7, 2008, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, September 8, 2008, at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeannie's memory may be directed to Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/5/2008

CONNELLY - O'BRIEN
Carol C. Age 64 of 294 Hibbard Road, Horseheads, NY died on Saturday, September 8 , 2001 at home. Carol was born March 25, 1937 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Dr. Gerald and Mrs. Dorothy Wanamaker Connelly. Carol received her Bachelor's Degree and her Masters Degree from Elmira College . She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at Elmira College. Carol was a retired school teacher with the Athens School District. Carol cherished her family and enjoyed traveling, arts & crafts, sewing, knitting and gardening. She is survived by Joseph S. Ross. Carol is also survived by her loving children: Timothy and Allison O'Brien Jr. of Crofton, MD, Kathleen O'Brien of East Longmeadow, MA, Patrick O'Brien of Japan, Daniel O'Brien of Steamboat Springs, CO, Aileen and Peter McEvoy of Waverly, NY and Erin and Nebe Akosa of Jacksonville, Florida. Carol is also survived by Joe's son, Carl Ross; eight wonderful grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Marjorie Connelly of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY on Monday, September 10, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at 8:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in St. Peter & Paul's Church in Elmira, NY. The Rev. Pat Connor will be the Celebrant of Carol's Funeral Mass. Interment in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. O'Brien through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or The American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14905-2427.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifCONNELLY Dennis - Elmira's oldest citizen, Dennis Connelly, died yesterday [May 25, 1903] morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Matthew Gallavan, 374 Fulton street, after an illness of two months from general debility. He attained the remarkable age of 103 years and is believed to have been the oldest man that ever lived in Elmira. For a century his eye-sight remained perfect. When he had passed the 100th mark he began to wear glasses when reading. Mr. Connelly was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1800. He came to this country with his brother, John, in 1855. He had married in Ireland 15 years before at the age of 40 and was the father of five children, three sons, John, Jeremiah and Cornelius, and two daughters, Mrs. Matthew Gallavan and Miss Mary Connelly. John and Cornelius are now dead. Jeremiah is a cigarmaker residing at the corner of Connelly avenue and Hudson street. John, the brother, resides at the corner of Hudson and Fulton streets. Mr. Connelly's wife died 13 years ago and he has since resided with his daughter, Mrs. Gallavan. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was a man of industrious and frugal habits, and, though his occupation for many years was that of a mason's tender, he managed by industry, economy and foresight to accumulate valuable property in land and this, it is said, is worth in the neighborhood of $15,000. The deceased was a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic church and was much respected by his neighbors and friends. The funeral will be held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gallavan, on Fulton street, tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock and at 10:30 o'clock at St. Mary's church. The interment will be in SS. Peter & Paul's cemetery. - Elmira Daily Advertiser, May 26, 1903
 
CONNELLY Edward F.

Horseheads: Age 87, formerly of Hillbrook Road, Elmira, died Thursday, May 19, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Ed was born August 22, 1923, in Elmira, a son of Francis E. and Julia (O'Toole) Connelly. He is predeceased by his brother Thomas Connelly. Ed is survived by his loving wife Theresa Gourley Connelly with whom he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on June 2nd; children, with their families, Joseph E. and Margaret Connelly of Bellvue WA with children, Bridget, Kelly, and Ryan; John F. "Jack" and Marianne Connelly of Elmira with son Keegan; Michael T. and Barbara Connelly of Horseheads with sons, Thomas and Christopher; Patricia M. Connelly of Holden Beach NC with daughter Kathryn "Katy"; Ellen T. and Timothy Wozniak of Pultneyville NY with sons, Michael and Scott; Mary Theresa and Dr. Timothy O'Leary of Rochester with children, Patrick, Cecilia, Conor, and John; and Eileen C. and David Windsor of Colorado. Also surviving is sister-in-law Mary Rose Connelly of Lynchburg VA. Ed was a 1940 graduate of Elmira Catholic High. He then continued his education at Tri-State University in Angola IN. Ed put his college education on hold, enlisting in the U S Navy during WWII. He served his country proudly in the South Pacific on the submarine the USS Trutta. Upon his discharge from the Navy, Ed resumed his college education at Tri-State earning his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ed worked for Corning, Inc. as an Engineering Manager, retiring after 35 years of service. He was an active member of the Submarine Veterans of WWII, a member of the Msgr. John J. Lee Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and a long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, May 22, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, May 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment, with military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.  Officers and members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Sunday at 12:45 p.m. to conduct a service for our brother Ed. Signed, Tom Corcoran, President.  Star Gazette – May 20, 2011
 

TIMOTHY CONNELLY died Monday (Mar. 14, 1932) after a brief illness at the home of his sister, Mrs. James Cahill, 120 Fulton Street.  He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. James Cahill and Mrs. Catherine Clark, Elmira, Mrs. William Rotzell, Corning; two brothers, Dennis and Michael, Rochester.  The funeral will be held Thursday from the home of his sister at 8 a.m. and in the St. Mary Church at 9 o’clock.  Burial in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/15/1932

WILLIAM T. CONNELLY of 37 ½ LeRoy St., Binghamton, N.Y., formerly of Elmira, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1965.  Friends may call at McCormack and Sons Funeral Home, Binghamton, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Friday at 8:15 a.m. followed by Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, Binghamton.  Body will be removed to the Hughes Funeral Home, 311 Lake St., where friends may call Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and may call Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Monday at 9:15 a.m.  Committal in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery Monday at 10 a.m.  Survived by daughters, Miss Rose Connelly and Mrs. Walter McManus, both of Binghamton, Mrs. John Sullivan of Buffalo; sons, William Burchill Connelly of Johnson City, John Campbell Connelly of Binghamton; sister, Miss Katherine L. Connelly of Elmira; brother, Albert Connelly of Eggertsville, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; also nieces, Sister Mary Immaculate and Sister Ellen Theresa, both of Rochester; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Rose Meade of Central Islip, Long Island, Miss Edna Cronin and Miss Ellen Cronin, both of Elmira.  He was an agent for Railway Express Agency in Binghamton for 50 years.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/30/1965

CONNELLY William Timothy, Jr.
Loved father, grandfather and brother, 64, formerly of Buffalo, died Thursday, August 7, 2008, at the Wellsville Manor surrounded by family, after suffering a stroke. He was born January 1, 1944 to the late Margaret and William Connelly Sr. of Elmira. He was a graduate of Southside High School and received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Buffalo State College. He was an agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Bath, Corning and Hornell before moving to Buffalo. In 1975 he was awarded Salesman of Year by Metropolitan Insurance Co. for the Corning District. Tim is survived by three children, Renea (James) Clifford of Hornell, Jennifer L. Michels of North Carolina and William T. Connelly III of North Carolina; nine grandchildren, James, Benjamin, Amelia and Claire Clifford of Hornell, Eric, Bailey, Morgan and Olivia Michels of North Carolina, Dominic Connelly of North Carolina; his sisters, Margaret Krazinski, Kathleen (Bill) Ingraham, Sarah Connelly, all of Elmira, and Marie (David) Swanson of Canton; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Leo Krazinski; and his nephew, Jason Swanson.  Calling hours will be Monday, August 11, 2008, from 2-4 p.m. at the Bender-Brown and Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell, where Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be Tuesday at the St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery in Elmira. Since Tim was an avid reader and loved to visit his local library the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a library of your choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/10/2008

CHARLES F. CONNELLY age 48 of 3328 Cynthia Drive, Binghamton, NY, Wednesday evening, Oct. 12, 1988 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.  Friends may call at the J. F. Rice Funeral home, 150 Main St., Johnson City, NY Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral will be held there Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Church, Johnson City, NY at 9:30 a.m.  Burial will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Elmira.  Survived by wife, Margaret Connelly of Binghamton; 2 stepdaughters and sons-in-law, D. Suzanne and Martin Millard of Brackney, PA, Diane and Lynn Burdick of Endicott, 2 grandchildren, Matthew and Amanda Millard; brother, John H. Connelly of Horseheads; sister, Joan Hogan of Trumansburg, NY; 2 aunts, Mrs. Dorothy Newhouse of West Palm Beach, FL and Mrs. Sarah Hughes of Saddleriver, NJ; several nieces and nephews.  Charles was an Account executive for the Multigraphics Corporation, Past President of the Vestal Lions Club, member of Vestal Lions Club, member of Vestal Hills Country Club and was a member of their Board of Directors.  –Elmira Star Gazette

CONNELLY - McCARTHY, Marjorie C.
Age 70, of Elmira, died Thursday, December 20, 2007 with her loving children by her side. Marge was born July 11, 1937, daughter of the late Albert and Marian Newmark Connelly. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her loving friend, and father of her children, Daniel W. McCarthy, his parents, Owen P. and Loretta M. Bebble McCarthy, uncle and aunt, William H. and Helen Phillips. Marge is survived by her children, with their families, Eileen M. and Mark J. Ruppenthal of Horseheads, with son, Daniel J.; William M. and Jennifer S. McCarthy of Elmira, with daughters, Anna I. and Bea A.; Kevin M. and Colleen M. McCarthy of Elmira, with children, Lindsay C., Justin P., and Patrick J.; along with many cherished friends. Marge was a graduate of Southside High School. She worked at New York Telephone Company before staying home to raise her children. Marge later returned to work as a court clerk with NYS Compensation Court, from where she retired. In her earlier years Marge was active in the Democratic Party, and was also a long time Election Inspector with Chemung County. She was a volunteer with the Clemens Center, a member of the Ladies Division of the A.O.H., and a life long communicant of St. Mary's Church. Ever the proud grandmother, Marge loved the time spent with her grandchildren, beaming whenever she was with them. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 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 Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Marge's memory may be directed to either Daniel W. McCarthy Junior Division, A.O.H., 701 Kinyon Street, Elmira NY 14904, or Josh Palmer Fund, c/o Community Foundation, 307 E. Water Street, Elmira NY 14901. The Ladies Division of A.O.H. will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at 6:45 p.m. to conduct a service for Marge. Signed Mary Fran Cowley President Marge's family extends their heartfelt appreciation to Ken Akins, Mary Ann Baker, Mary Palmer, Drs. Dauphin and Navone, along with the staff at IMAST, for the exceptional care given their mother.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/22/2007 - 12/26/2007.

CONNELLY  - McCarthy, Marjorie C.
Services celebrating Marge's life were held Thursday, December 27, 2007. A prayer service was held at 9:15 a.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Father Richard Farrell presided, with concelebrant Father Ed Golden, and Deacon George Welch also on the altar. Bagpiper Pat Saxe played as Marge's casket was led into and out of the church. Marge's daughter, Eileen Ruppenthal, and daughters-in-law, Colleen McCarthy and Jennifer McCarthy, placed the funeral pall on her casket, with son, Bill McCarthy, then placing the cross. The Paschal Candle was carried by Terry Skelley. Readings were given by friend, Mary Ellen Ritter, and son-in-law, Mark Ruppenthal, with Eileen Ruppenthal leading the Responsorial Psalm. Father Farrell read the Gospel and Father Golden gave the homily. Prayers of the Faithful were led by friends, Tony and Dee DeSocio. The Offertory Gifts were presented by grandchildren, Lindsay and Justin McCarthy, and Daniel Ruppenthal. Eucharistic Ministers were friends, Sharyn Cloke and Pat Meeker. Marge's son, Kevin McCarthy, shared words of remembrance. Music was led by organist, Mary Montanarella, and Jack Keefe, with St. Mary's Resurrection Choir. Interment and committal prayers, led by Father Farrell and Father Golden, followed at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Jack Keefe sang a special Irish song, "Mother Marjorie", and Pat Saxe closed the service with "Amazing Grace". Pallbearers were Bill McCarthy and Kevin McCarthy, Mark Ruppenthal, Frank Steed, Joe Robinson, and Mike Wichtowski. Following the graveside service, family and friends gathered at the Hibernian Club for a luncheon.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/28/2007.

Thomas F. CONNELLY of 910 W. Water St. died at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 1938, at the home of his sister,Mrs. George P. Ransom, 122 W. Chemung Pl. He leaves the sister and a brother, D. H. Connelly of New York, also several nieces and nephews. He was in the grocery business on State St. for a number of years but recently was associated with the real estate business. He was a member of Elmira Lodge, 62, BPO of Elks and the Cold Brook Club. His wife, who died 20 years ago, was Hiss Hannah Rhodes. She was at one time principal of School Five. The body is in the Hughes Funeral Home and Wednesday afternoon will be removed to the home of the sister, Mrs. Ransom, where the funeral will be held Friday at 8 a.m. and in St. Mary’s Church at 9. Burial will be in SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.

CONNOLLY - MORGAN
Catherine Connolly Age 98, of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Catherine was the daughter of Peter F. and Hannah Brooks Connolly. She was the last surviving of 12 children and had six sisters and five brothers. Catherine was also preceded in death by her husband Elmer F. Morgan in 1998. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Fran and Joe Prunier of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Trudy Burdulis Morgan of Apalachin, NY; grandchildren, Kathy (John) Peris, Claire Griffin, Mary Ellen Prunier, Patti (Brian) Minchin and Joe G. (Doreen) Prunier all of Elmira, Rob (Karen) Morgan, Brian (Brenda) Morgan, Tim (Stacy) Morgan, Karen (Jamie) Link and Chris (Stephie) Morgan; 29 great grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren. Catherine was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Elmira for over 70 years. She was one of the first women members of Kiwanis and was "unofficially" active in Kiwanis with her husband since 1937. Friends are invited to call at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets on Sunday, December 10, 2006 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Catherine's memory may be directed to St. Mary's Renovation Fund, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY 14904 or the Elmira Kiwanis Foundation, PO Box 891, Elmira NY 14902-0891.

 

CONNOLLY Nora Connolly Glanton

Age 78, of Elmira, NY, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 22, 2013, after a long illness. Nora was born on August 27, 1935, in County Cork, Ireland. She was the youngest of six children and she loved telling stories about her childhood, when she tended chickens, ran miles on country roads, and learned to sew and care for babies. In the 1960s, she immigrated to America, married her childhood friend Michael J. Glanton, and settled in Elmira. She was devoted to her two children, Eileen and Kate, and spent many hours volunteering in their schools, sewing clothes and costumes for them, and hosting their friends. She loved gardening, cooking, shopping, and going out to listen to Irish music. Nora was preceded in death by her husband, Michael. She is survived by daughters, Eileen Loftus (Peter) and Kathleen Carpenter (Brian); and grandchildren James, Nora and Luke Loftus and Patrick and Connor Carpenter. She is also survived by dozens of nephews and nieces, both in America and in Ireland, and by sisters, Kitty Glanton and Eileen Minehane, as well as several beloved brothers- and sisters-in-law. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be held Thursday at a time to be announced in St Peter and Paul's Church, Elmira. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Those wishing may make memorials in Nora's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Nora benefited greatly from the loving care provided by Bethany Manor and CareFirst. Her daughters are eternally grateful to the nurses who tended to her in her last few months.  The family would also like to thank the compassionate doctors and nurses at the Falck Cancer Center. Star Gazette – September 23, 2013

 

CONSIDINE L. Edward, Jr.
Age 76, of Elmira, NY, died Friday, February 29, 2008. He was born on October 30, 1931 in Elmira, NY. He was predeceased by his parents, Leo Edward and Catherine Gavin Considine, his brother John Considine and his daughter Maureen Lourdes Considine. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Teresa Hoban Considine; his daughters, Anne (Timothy) Dwyer, of Apalachin, NY, Mary Ellen Anderson, of Rochester, NY, Colleen (James) Cozart, of Raleigh, NC, Catherine (Robert, Jr.) DeMember, of Elmira, NY, his grand-children; Caitlin Anne and Connor Edward Dwyer, Caroline Lourdes Paley, James Considine Cozart, Owen Patrick, Molly Claire and Logan Edward DeMember, a cousin Raymond Murray, and many nieces and nephews. Considine graduated from Cranwell Preparatory School, Lenox, MA in 1950, The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA with a BA in Liberal Arts in 1954 and Marquette University with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1959. Ed received his professional engineering license in 1960. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1956 and was separated from active duty with the rank of Lieutenant JG. While in the Navy Ed became a certified Salvage Operation Diver, graduating from the U.S. Navy Salvage School in Bayonne, NJ. Ed returned to Elmira in 1960 and became Assistant General Manager to John G. Copley at the Elmira Water Board. In 1972 he took over as General Manager. His skills and dedication were recognized by the American Water Works Association in 1981 when they presented Ed with the George Warren Fuller Award for outstanding service. In 1990 the NY Section of the American Water Works Association gave him the John M. Diven, Jr. Award for "outstanding and distinguished service" to the organization. Ed served as a trustee member and President of the AWWA Board of Governors - NY section. Considine retired from the Elmira Water Board in 1991 after 30 years of service. He then went to work for Hunt Architects & Engineers in Corning as a consultant. Ed was a member of several area Boards of Directors which included Elmira Savings & Loan, Creative Orthotics and Prosthetics, Chemung County Department of Health, Tanglewood Nature Center, and the NYS Environmental Protection Agency. He was a member of the Rotary Club and Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Mr. Considine was always a kind gentleman with a wonderful sense of humor. He loved his family, his faith, his profession and Keuka Lake. Ed was indebted to Bill W. for showing him the way to serenity and acceptance. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/2/2008.
 

CONTE Patricia Fidelman

Age 58 of Elmira, NY. She was born March 1, 1953 in Elmira, daughter of the late Lewis and Katherine (Fitzgerald) Conte and died Friday, May 27, 2011 at home after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Richard ; children Peter Lilley of Elmira and Katherine Lilley of Horseheads; grandchildren Lillie Fidelman of Sunbury, PA and Delanie Castillo of Horseheads; sister Cathy Kiser of Perry, NY. Patricia retired from Appleridge in Horseheads and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, May 31st from 5 to 7 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 7 pm. Deacon George Welch will officiate. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – May 31, 2011
 
CONTENTO Anne M. (Contento) Wilcox

Medfield, MA: Age 80, of Medfield, Massachusetts, formerly of Elmira, NY.  Beloved wife of the late James V. Wilcox. Loving mother of Karen L. O'Connor of Medfield and Robert G. Wilcox and his wife, Patricia of Rochester, NY, devoted grandmother of Jonathan E. O'Connor of Madison, WI, Michael J. O'Connor of Miami, FL, and Nicholas C. Wilcox of Rochester, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Monday, July 11, 2011 from 10 AM to 11 AM with a Prayer Service to follow the calling hours. Graveside service will be held immediately after in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Anne's name to Hope Hall, 1612 Buffalo Rd., Rochester, NY 14624.   Star Gazette – July 8, 2011
 
CONVERSE - WAITE, Mary Ellen
Age 82, of Elmira, NY. She was born April 15, 1927 in Elmira, daughter of the late Joseph and Eva (Burrett) Converse, and died Thursday, September 17, 2009, unexpectedly in Charlotte, NC. She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Waite Jr. on August 3, 2004; and son, Gerald Waite in 1970. Mary Ellen is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, James and Cheryl Waite of Elmira, Robert and JoAnn Waite of Charlotte, NC, David and Ruth Waite of Sebring, FL; 12 grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Waite was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish (St. Cecilia's Church). Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, September 23rd, from 5 to 8 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there on Thursday, September 24th, at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Richard T. Farrell will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette from September 20 to September 22, 2009
 
CONZ Barbara Jean Sparling
Pine City: Age 47, died unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, December 12, 2010. Barb was born September 12, 1963 in Hornell, NY, the daughter of Norma (Dye) Conz of Elmira and Richard H. Conz of Elmira Heights. She is predeceased by her brother Robert H. Conz and sister Edith A. McDonald. In addition to her parents Barb is survived by her husband of 10 years Robert W. Sparling, Jr.; sons, James A. Bryant of Elmira and William J. Sparling of Pine City; siblings, William J. Conz, with wife Bobbie, of Horseheads, Maria Bennett of Elmira, Joseph M. Conz of Palm Springs, CA; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and good friends. Barb was a 1981 graduate of Southside High School. She was employed for the last 8 years by the Elmira City School District where she worked in the cafeteria at various schools. Barb loved to camp and was a member of the "Paradise Hogs", a campground located in Reading Center. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, December 16, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 7:15 p.m. Interment will take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery on Friday, December 17, 2010. Those wishing may remember Barb with a donation to the SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.  Star Gazette - December 14, 2010
 
CONZ Richard H. "Rich"

Elmira: Age 80, died at his daughter's home on Saturday, August 20, 2011. He previously lived at Villa Serene in Elmira Heights. Rich was born August 12, 1931, in Hornell, a son of the late Harold and Charlotte (Rose) Conz. He is also predeceased by his son Robert H. Conz, daughters, Edith A. Conz and Barbara Jean Sparling, sister Carol Ann McInerney, and brother William Conz. Rich is survived by his children, William J. Conz with wife Bobbie, of Horseheads; Maria Bennett of Elmira; and Joseph M. Conz of Palm Springs, CA; along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Growing up in Hornell, Rich was a Boy Scout with Troop 9, St. Ann's Church, earning an Eagle Scout Badge. A portrait and wedding photographer in Hornell, Rich also worked in the Photo Dept. at the Hornell Evening Tribune. Rich eventually moved to Elmira working for the Star Gazette, where he won 4 NYS Photo Awards. After retiring he worked for the Horseheads American Legion, Horseheads Moose Club and the A-Plus Mini-Mart in Elmira Heights. Rich was a life member of the U S Chess Federation, attaining a Class A rating. He was a diehard fan of the NY Yankees and the Cleveland Browns. Rich enjoyed being a bingo caller at the Legion, Moose Club, Villa Serene, and the Elmira Senior Citizen Center. He was very proud of being a 15 plus gallon blood donor for the American Red Cross. A devout Catholic, Rich was an adorer at the Adoration Chapel at St. Casimir's Church. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Committal prayers and burial will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Rich with a donation to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. Rich's family thanks Southern Tier Hospice for their care and kindness over the past few weeks. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home  Star Gazette – August 23, 2011
 
COOK John W.  "Jack"
Age 80, of Elmira, died Friday, November 23, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital, with his loving family by his side. Jack was born March 10, 1927, the son of William M. and Catherine Gallagher Cook. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his step-mother, Pauline, brother, Richard, sisters, Catherine, Margaret and Patricia. Jack is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marcella McCormick Cook; children, with their families; daughters, Carol A. and James Brady of Elmira, with sons, U.S. Army Captain James J. (Megan) Brady of Fayetteville, NC and John C. Brady of Elmira; Cathleen M. Weakland, of Elmira, with daughters, Logan M. and Maren E. Weakland; sons, Thomas J. and Theresa Cook of Elmira, with son, Kylen G. Cook; Michael J. Cook of Elmira, with Jackie Osenbaugh; Timothy P. Cook of Elmira; and Kevin J. and Susan Cook of Elmira with sons, Keenan P. and Colin J. Cook; great-grandsons, Harrison J. and Garrett M. Brady of Fayetteville, NC; brother and sister-in-law, William M. and Bonnie Cook of Grays Lake, IL; sister, C. Joyce Overvold of Woodbridge, VA; along with several nieces and nephews. Jack was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. After he was discharged from the military he returned to Elmira and opened Cook's Upholstery, which he operated for 50 years. Jack was an avid reader, loved animals, and enjoyed all sports, especially watching the NY Yankees. He was a member of the V.F.W. Rex Field Post #901 and a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church. Jack cherished his time spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, November 26, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Because of Jack's love for children and Christmas, donations in his memory may be directed to the Arctic League, P.O. Box 113, Elmira NY 14902. Jack's family would like to thank the 3rd floor staff at St. Joseph's Hospital, Chaplain George Welch, and Dr. Sosniak and his staff for the care and compassion given him.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/24/2007.

COOK Laura Herrick
Age 88 of Elmira, NY. She was born June 16, 1922 in Elmira, daughter of the late Henry and Emma (Conklin) Cook and died
Sunday, November 07, 2010 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her husband Paul "Snooky" Herrick, Sr.; son Paul "Porky" Herrick, Jr. and 10 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children and their spouses James and Anna Herrick, Robert and Roberta Herrick, Mary Theresa and David Jenkins all of Elmira; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Carl and Flo Cook of Elmira; sister Geraldine Clark of Horseheads along with several nieces and nephews. Along with her husband, Laura owned and operated Snooky's Restaurant in Elmira for many years, retiring in 1983. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, November 9th from 5 to 8 pm. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 10th at 10 am in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Laura through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.   Star-Gazette - November 9, 2010

COOK  - MARION HMIEL
Marion Age 78, of 409 Matthews St., Elmira, NY. She was born December 18, 1927 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late John H. Cook, Jr. and Agnes (Glover) Cook Schneider, and died Tuesday, September 19, 2006, at home after an extended illness. She was predeceased by her brothers, Harold and Lee Cook; and is survived by her husband of 57 years, Thomas Hmiel; children and their spouses, Sandra and Peter Serefine of Elmira, Daniel Hmiel of Burdett, and Roxanne and James Bravo of Elmira; grandchildren, Tina and Paul Zerbe, Melissa and Christopher Bravo, Sheldon Serefine; great-granddaughter, Olivia Zerbe; brothers, John Charles Cook of Elmira, and Jeremiah Cook of Pine City; sister, Mimi Simpson of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Sue Cook and Pat Cook, both of Elmira; nieces, Mary Lou Ervay of Erin, and Linda Ambroziak of WV, whom she cared for when they were children. Mrs. Hmiel was a communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul Church. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, September 21st, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there on Friday, September 22nd, at 10 a.m. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Marion through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care. Marion's family wishes to extend their thanks to those who cared for her and remembered her with cards and well wishes during her illness.

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Minnie C., Age 100+, of Horseheads, NY, died on Friday, August 3, 2007, at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Minnie was born on August 28, 1906 in Sgurgola, Italy, daughter of the late Angelo and Mary (Pronti) Cook. Minnie was predeceased by her husband, Charles Corsi in 1968; also by her parents, Angelo Cook and Mary Cook Pallone,; stepfather, Angelo Pallone; brother, Frank Cook; half siblings, Dominick Pallone, John Pallone, and Jenny Ciuros. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Henry) Ginnetti of Elmira; son, Gene (Rose) Corsi of Bethlehem, PA; grandchildren, Phyllis (Charles) Dahlhaus of Breesport, NY, Ronald (Christine) Ginnetti of Cambridge, OH, Robert (Donna) Corsi, Roseann Corsi, Charles Corsi and Jean (Michael) Caffrey, all of Bethlehem, PA; 11 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Minnie is also survived by her sister, Rose Pizzo of Elmira. Minnie was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Southside, and a member of the Sons of Italy Lodge #1342 in Sayre, PA. Friends and Family are invited to call on Tuesday, August 7th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Prayer Service will take place there on Wednesday, August 8th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, with Father Richard Farrell as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Minnie through donations to St. Mary's Church Renovation Fund, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY 14904. The family would like to thank the staff at Bethany Manor, Skill #1 for all the loving care they gave to Minnie. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/5/2007.

COOK - PIZZO, Rose C.
Age 98, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, December 21, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born on May 3, 1909 in Elmira, NY, to the late Angelo and Mary (Pronti) Cook. Rose was predeceased by her husband, Frank Pizzo; granddaughter, Catherine Pizzo; brother, Frank Cook; sister, Minnie Corsi; and half siblings, Jennie Curios and Dominick and John Palone. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Samuel and Dolores Pizzo of Big Flats, and Angelo and Audrey Pizzo of Elmira; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Rose was a former communicant of St. Mary's Church for over 40 years. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, December 28th, at 9:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Church with Father Walter Wainwright as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Rose's name can be made to St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Unit 3rd floor or to the Blessed Sacrament Parish.

COOK - Roselynn Cook Kennedy, 95, of Binghamton, formerly of Elmira, died Friday morning, November 7, 2008, at her home. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles F. Kennedy; and her son, Kevin C. Kennedy. She is survived by two daughters, Kathryn K. Bumgardner and Carol K. McCarthy, both of Binghamton; two sons, Charles C. Kennedy, Newburyport, Mass., Thomas M. Kennedy, Dubai VAE; 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Binghamton.  A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Patrick's Church, corner of Leroy and Oak Streets, Binghamton, Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Elmira, with graveside services Tuesday at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in memory of Roselynn may be made to The Anne Carlsen Center Foundation, 701 3rd St. N.W., Jamestown, N. Dak. 58401. Arrangements are by the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton.  RHW.  Binghamton Press & Sun.

COOLICK - KUBINSKI
Mary E. Age 87, of 141 Robinwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY. She was born May 16, 1918 in Sayre, PA, daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Tymoski) Coolick and died Wednesday, September 21, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her daughter, Karen in 1983; and brother-in-law, Edward Kubinski in 2000. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Francis; son, Philip, both of Elmira Heights; brother, Philip (Marie) Coolick of Brookville, PA, along with their children, Philip Coolick and Ann Fritz; sister, Ann Ungvarsky of Gahanna, OH, along with her children, Mary Cowgil and David Ungvarsky; sister-in-law, Dorothy Kubinski of Elmira, along with her children, Mark Kubinski, Rev. Scott Kubinski and Kevin Kubinski; brother-in-law, Dr. Robert (Marge) Kubinski of Cleveland, OH, with their children, Cathy LaMantia, David Kubinski and Maria Schulenberg. Mrs. Kubinski was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, September 23rd, from 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Saturday, September 24th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Rev. Eugene Dobosz, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

COPPINI Henry V. Sr.
92, of Elmira, New York and a member of Americas Greatest Generation died August 21, 2009, surrounded by family and friends. A second generation American, native New Yorker and lifelong Elmira resident, he was born April 24, 1917, the son of the late Victoria and Luigi Coppini. He was married to his beloved wife Mary for 64 years, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy and was a member of the famous 1936 championship football team that competed at the Orange Bowl that year. An avid athlete, Henry played and excelled at bowling, basketball, wrestling, swimming and football that earned him a scholarship to Syracuse University. He was inducted into the Elmira Athletics Hall of Fame in 2001. He bowled regularly up until age 87 and followed the sport closely. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor during WWII. After his discharge, he returned to Elmira to help run the family restaurant the Victoria Inn which was a well known Elmira restaurant and one of the first few Italian Restaurants in Elmira founded by his father. Henry then felt the call of public service and became a well respected, career correctional officer serving at both Attica and the Elmira facilities eventually retiring in 1976. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and a lifelong member of St Patrick's Catholic Church and was a familiar face serving as an usher up until just recently. Henry was also a member of the Italian American Veterans Club of Elmira and was very proud of his Italian heritage. It was little known that Henry was fluent in four languages being fluent in Italian ,Spanish and Slovak as well as English. He is survived by his three children Mary Lou Trengo of Chemung, Jeannie Knight of Dallas, TX and son Henry Coppini Jr of Dallas, TX; four grandchildren, Vicky Petty, Mike Trengo, John Knight and Kevin Knight; eight great grandchildren Kyle, Donna, Bella, Vicki, Austin, Joe, Luke and Ivy; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Pater/Pop-Pop we will all miss you. Those wishing may make a donation in his name to a charity of your choice. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Monday, August 24th from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service there Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. followed by his Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church at 10 a.m. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/23/2009

COPPINI - Members of the Italian American Veterans Club will meet at the Kalec Funeral Home at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 2009 for a prayer service for our deceased comrade, Henry V. Coppini Sr. Signed, Don Kalec Jr., Commander.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/23/2009

CORBO Eugene Age 81, of Timonium, MD, formerly of Elmira, died Monday, January 8, 2007. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Sandi Corbo, Timonium, MD; granddaughter, Maggie Corbo, Timonium, MD; sister, Anne O'Bryan, Elmira; niece, Patricia Sandore; nephew, Bill O'Bryan; great-nephew, Kevin Sandore; great-niece, Jackie Sandore; and many beloved cousins. Gene was a member of the Third Order of Saint Francis, the Nocturnal Adoration Society, the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree Rev. Henry F. Adamski Assembly and Honorary Life Member of the Elmira Council. He was a communicant of Sts. Peter and Paul's Church and the former St. Cecelia's Church, having led the congregation in singing at St. Cecelia's for many years, also entertained locally as a singer and saxophonist, and was a Veteran U.S. Navy WWII. Eugene retired from the Elmira Correctional Facility and later moved near Baltimore, Maryland in 2002 to be closer to family. Those wishing may make donations in his memory to Sts. Peter & Paul's Church (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Sunday, January 14, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A prayer service there on Monday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Sts. Peter & Paul's Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

CORCORAN  John L. Age 86 of Elmira, died Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital. John was predeceased by his wife Lorraine Long Corcoran and grandson Casey Corcoran. He is survived by his sons Daniel J. Corcoran of Bentley Creek, PA with wife Charlotte and Francis Z. Corcoran of Dansville, NY with wife Mary Ann; grandchildren, Michael (Brandy) Corcoran, Jody (John) Taylor, Ann (Eric) Levine; along with six great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, September 22, 2001 at 9:00 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Elmira. Interment with full military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. John was a US Army Veteran of World War II. He was retired from Hardinge, Inc. and was an avid golfer. Donations in John's memory may be directed to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 310 Demarest Parkway, Elmira, NY 14905. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.

CORSI Caroline J. Rybak nee: Corsi

Age 93 of Elmira, died on Sunday, October 6, 2013. Survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Rebecca Rybak; grandchildren, Anthony Rybak, & Laura Sklba; great grandchildren, Greyson Sklba, Luke Sklba, Kylee Rybak, all of Elmira; step granddaughter, Shannon (Michael) Cooch, Newark, DE and their children Julia-Marie, Gabriel and Emmanuelle; brothers, John (Mary Margaret) Corsi, Elmira, Anthony Corsi, Elmira, Carmen (MaryAnn), NJ; sisters-in-law, Rose Rybak, Elmira and Sophie Martin; several nieces, nephews and cousins; pre-deceased by husband of 57 years, Michael A. Rybak. Caroline was a Communicant of Christ the Redeemer Parish and retired from the Mark Twain Golf Course, assisting her husband The Golf Pro. Those wishing can make donations in her memory to the Arctic League P.O. Box 113 Elmira NY 14902. Envelopes available at the Mass. Per her requests, there will be no calling hours. Those wishing may attend her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Charles Church at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 10th. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Star Gazette – October 8, 2013

 
CORSI Francis L., Sr.

Age 86 of Elmira, NY. He was born February 15, 1925 in Elmira, son of the late Antonio and Incornata (Gallo) Corsi and died Saturday, January 7, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Jane; brothers Joe, Leonard and James; sisters Rosaria and Mary; son-in-law Wilfredo Maisonet. He is survived by his children Francis, Jr. (JoAnn) with their children Kristin and Matthew all of Rochester; Catherine Ann of Elmira; extended family Rosie (Robert) with their children Adam (with son Cameron) and Nicholas of Elmira. Frank retired from Hardinge Bros and St. Anthony's Parish Center. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army in Company B, Tank Destroyer Battalion, fighting in 5 major campaigns. He was a devoted Yankees fan and after his wife's death in 1956, he spent his life being both mom and dad to his very grateful children . At his request, there will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Interment, with military honors, will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Frank's family thanks Dr. Rupik, Dr. Riley and the 2C Dialysis Dept, for making his days more livable.  Dad, thank you for a life filled with love and strength. You taught us that we are survivors, knowing the battles you faced and always came back. I know you fought hard and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Rest now, no more pain and I know you are finally with mom.   Your grateful daughter Cathy      Star Gazette – January 10, 2012

CORSI Francis L., Sr.

Age 86 of Elmira, NY. He was born February 15, 1925 in Elmira, son of the late Antonio and Incornata (Gallo) Corsi and died Saturday, January 7, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to his Memorial Mass on Saturday, July 28th at 10 am in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Walter Wainwright, Celebrant. Interment, with military honors, will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – July 25, 2012

 

CORSI Virginia L. (Corsi) GRAHAM

Age 89 of Elmira, New York. Born on June 30th, 1923, to the late Antonio & Incoronata (Gallo) Corsi & died on August 22, 2012. She was predeceased by children Leonard & Janet Graham; sister Rosaria Corsi; sister & spouse Maria (Luigi) Morelli; brother Leonard Corsi; brothers & spouses Joseph & Marguerite (Capucci) Corsi, James & Geraldine (DeVoe) Corsi; Francis & Jane (Templar) Corsi; sister-in-law Regina (Crowley) Corsi; brother-in-law Michael Rybak, Sr. Survived by children & spouses: James & Kathleen Graham, Marie & Peter J. Duchy, Kenneth & Marlene Graham, Thomas Graham, Richard & Susan Graham, Joseph Graham, Michael & Lonie Graham; grandchildren & spouses James & Jennifer Graham, Jr.; Peter M. Duchy; Kelly & Michael Long; Jonathan & Jennifer (Bruce) Graham; Alicia & Randy Hoover, Benjamin, Matthew & Lauren Graham; Carrington Graham; Christopher J. & Michael Graham; Julie & Christopher M. Graham; step-grandchildren Alexandria Knox & Ben Dziennik; great-grandchildren Kerrick Duchy; Alassandra Kane; Samantha, Mariah, Jessica & Brianna Graham; Jacob Long, Connor Graham; sister Caroline Rybak; brother Anthony Corsi; Brothers & spouses John & Mary Margaret Corsi, Elmira; Carmen & Mary Ann Corsi of Mont Clair, NJ.; many nieces & nephews & special niece & nephew Cathy (Corsi) Maisonet of Elmira & Francis Corsi Jr. of Rochester, NY. Virginia was a communicant of St Anthony's Church (Blessed Sacrament) & was a retiree of Hardinge Brothers. Family and friends are invited to visit Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Elmira on Saturday, August 25th from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Virginia through donations to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY 14903 or the Chemung County S.P.C.A., 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.    Star Gazette – August 24, 2012 

 

COSTELLO –MRS. CATHERINE C. HONAN of 329 ½ Irvine P., widow of Thomas J. Honan died at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 1942.  She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church.  Survivors: a daughter, Miss Catherine E. Honan; two brothers, Thomas Costello of Elmira and Michael Costello of Ireland and several nieces and nephews.  The body was removed to the Charles F. Hughes and Son Funeral Home and Saturday at 10 a.m. will be taken to the family home.  Funeral there Monday at 8:15 a.m. and at 9 at St. Patrick’s Church.  SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/28/1942

COTTON –MRS. ANNIE COTTON MURPHY of Erie, Pa., formerly of Elmira.  The body will arrive in Elmira Today and will be taken to Frank O’Dea Funeral Home where funeral will be held Friday 8 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church at 9.  SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/11/1948

COTTON Harry L.
Age 88 of Elmira, NY, formerly of Spencer, NY. He was born February 25, 1921 in Spencer, son of the late Charles E. and Ella (Leonard) Cotton and died Monday, December 14, 2009 at home. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Virginia on March 29, 2006. Harry is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Diane and Edward Brown of Elmira; sons and daughter-in-law Richard and Christine Cotton of Freeville, NY and Steven C. Cotton of Oklahoma City, OK; grandson and his wife Richard P. and Jerrica Brown of Ithaca, NY; brothers and sister-in-law Paul and Patricia Cotton of Almond, NY, Kenneth Cotton of Tioga Center, NY and Howard Cotton of Spencer; sisters-in-law Florence Cotton of Spencer and Onalee Cotton of Lockwood; cousin Marian Henley of Elmira. Harry retired from American LaFrance. He was a communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church and was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, December 21st from 4 to 7 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Tuesday, December 22nd at 9:30 am followed by his Mass of Christian Burial a 10 am in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Richard T. Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers will follow in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Harry through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.  Walter J. Kent Funeral Home obituary

JOHN J. COVENEY age 75 of Newtown Towers Friday, August 3, 1979.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Prayer service there Monday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul’s Church.  Burial Sts. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  He is survived by 2 sons, Gerold of Tillamock, Oregon, Patrick of Austin, Texas; 3 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Margaret) Ostenik of Brownsville, Texas, Mrs. Alfred (Theresa) Derbin and Miss Carol Coveney both of Elmira; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.  He was a communicant of Sts. Peter and Paul’s Church and he was a retired employee of the Remington-Rand Inc.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 8/5/1979

JOHN COWILICH SR. of 211 May St., Elmira, NY, Tuesday, September 17, 1985.  Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. and Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Thursday 2  to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Recitation of the Rosary will be Thursday at 3:30 p.m.  Prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home Friday at 9:15 a.m.  Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir’s Church.  Interment St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may make memorials to St. Casimir’s Church Building Fund in Mr. Cowilich’s memory.  Survived by wife Anna Zures Cowilich; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and James Bates of Binghamton, NY, Patricia and Carl Huffner of Elmira, NY; son and daughter-in-law; John and Barbara Cowilich Jr. of Elmira Heights, NY; 5 grandchildren, Dr. William Huffner of Syracuse, NY, Cathleen Cowilich of Rochester, NY, John S. Cowilich of Elmira Heights, NY, Susan Pates, Pamela Bates, both of Binghamton, NY; 2 great-grandsons, Matthew Huffner and Thomas Huffner, both of Syracuse, NY; sister, Mary Cowilich of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Cowilich was a Communicant of St. Casimir’s Church.  He was a retired Mail Carrier with the US Post Office at Elmira.  He was a  member of the Elmira Elks Lodge #62.  He was a member of St. Casimir’s Recreation Club and the White Eagles Club.  He was a Marine Corps Veteran having served from 1922-1925.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/19/1985

COWILICH - HUFFNER, Patricia I.
Age 76, of Elmira, died Friday, April 25, 2008 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Pat was born April 27, 1931, the daughter of John and Anna Zures Cowilich. She is predeceased by her husband Carl E. Huffner and brother John Cowilich. Pat is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Roe Huffner, of Elmira; grandchildren, Matt Huffner of Alexandria, VA, Tom Huffner of Philadelphia, PA, Stephanie Huffner of Pittsburgh, PA, and Michael Huffner of Elmira; her sister and brother-in-law, Theresa and James Bates of Binghamton; along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. Pat was an executive secretary at Remington Rand for many years until its closing. She was an avid golfer and bridge player and loved to cook. Pat was a long time communicant of St. Casimir's Church. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut St., on Sunday, May 4, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, May 5, 2008 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family. Donations in Pat's memory would be appreciated to the Notre Dame High School Endowment Fund, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/2/2008.

 

COX Mary Lou McGarrell

Elmira: died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at her home, with her family by her side. Mary Lou was a kind and unselfish woman. She enjoyed life as a wife, mother, 8grandmother, and great grandmother. A graduate of Elmira Catholic High and, in 1950, from St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing. She worked for two years as an R.N. at St. Joe's and then as a visiting nurse. After moving to Muskogee, OK, with her husband, she worked in a doctor's office until her first child was born. The family moved four more times before moving back to Elmira in 1966. She was happy to be back in Elmira to be able to help her parents through their own health problems. Mary Lou stayed home with her three children until her mother required nursing home care. She then worked at the Chemung County Nursing Facility where her mother was a patient. She retired after 15 years of service. Mary Lou loved her nursing profession and her classmates of 1950, planning and hosting many reunions through the years. Mary Lou and her husband, Ed, just celebrated 60 wonderful years of marriage with a vow renewal at home with family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Frank and Bridget (Beatrice Moran) Cox, and infant daughter, Colleen. Survivors include her husband of 60 years Edmund John, Jr.; son Edmund Francis and Donna (Mengel) McGarrell, East Lansing MI; daughters, Molly Rumbarger and fiancé Michael Brown, and Colleen and Leonard Mourhess, both of Corning; grandchildren, Corey Edmund and Amanda Jane McGarrell of Indiana, Erin Colleen and Richard Brian Hollingshead of Tennessee, Devon Marie Rumbarger of Pennsylvania and Casey Nicole Rumbarger of Corning; great grandchildren, Marissa Jane McGarrell and her baby brother expected in August of Indiana; brothers and sisters, Dorothy E. McInnis of Massachusetts, Frank J. (Rosalie) Cox of Horseheads, Robert E. (Mary) Cox of Maryland, and Eleanor J. Woodward of Connecticut; sister-in-law Jean (Leo) Klaes of Tennessee; and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Elmira, on Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mary Lou's Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Charitable contributions to Christ the Redeemer Parish, 1012 Davis St., Elmira NY 14901, Catholic Charities, 215 E. Church St., Elmira NY 14901 or CareFirst, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning NY 14830, are requested in lieu of flowers. St. Joseph's School of Nursing alumni will meet at 9:45 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church to form an honor guard for Mary Lou.    Star Gazette – June 15, 2013

 

COX Mary Lou McGarrell

Over a period of about 3 weeks, our family went from an event of magnificent joy and exhilaration to a period of sorrow and reflection. On June 6th, my beloved Mary Lou and I celebrated 60 years of a great marriage. Six days later, God took Mary Lou home. We received so much support and love from our family, friends, and the community. Scores of people joined us in our anniversary celebration, many from long distances, and most stayed around, or returned, for Mary Lou's funeral services. It's hard to adequately express our appreciation. The clergy and parishioners from Christ the Redeemer Parish joined us in thanking God for our long marriage, and we thank Father Moynihan for helping us renew our vows. Then Father Kubinski, Deacons Al & Joe, and the music team of Jessica Rutledge, Jack Keefe, and Jean McCormick celebrated a most beautiful funeral Mass. Father Kubinski's words about Mary Lou were very comforting. I want to especially commend and thank Kevin and Eileen McInerny and the funeral home staff for their compassionate, professional care. Corning Incorporated, Christopher's Flowers, Meals on Wheels, Gerould's, and the Hibernian Center were all very helpful during this period. Mary Lou received excellent care from Dr. Keith Parker, Dr. Joseph Ronsivalle, Arnot Medical Center, including Saint Joseph's hospital, our home health aides, and CareFirst. The love and strength of God and our children and their families kept me going through this whole period. Visits from friends & neighbors, and gifts of food, fruit, & goodies, and messages of congratulations and condolences have kept coming in. I am sure that I must have missed others who have helped me and our family get through these joyous and somewhat trying weeks. Gratefully,  Ed McGarrell, Jr for the McGarrell and Cox Families.   Star Gazette – July 3, 2013 


 

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