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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

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

 

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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries

DAGGETT - PINT
Betty Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Great-Great-Grandmother Age 83, of S. Walnut St., Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at home. Betty was born February 5, 1922, the daughter of the late Louis and Elizabeth Daggett. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 58 years, William J. Pint. Betty is survived by her daughter, Alicia Pint; sons, William (Barbara) Pint and Louis (Laura) Pint; also survived by loving grandchildren, Danny Pint Starkweather, Billy (Dionne) Pint, Deanna (William) Titus, Joseph (Jessica) Pint, and Lucas Pint; 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; loving friends, Neoma Covell and Loretta Loomis. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Friday, June 3, 2005, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Friday at 6:00 p.m. Deacon William Dougherty will officiate. Burial in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery will take place at the convenience of the family.

FUNERAL NOTICE : DANIEL D'AGOSTINE
SOURCE: Elmira Star Gazette, Mon. 28 March 1921
DEATH DATE: unknown
BURIAL: SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira
Transcriber: Anne Ross
"DANIEL D'AGOSTINE.
"The funeral of Daniel, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William D'Agostine, was held at the family home, 105 Bloomer avenue, this morning at 8:30 o'clock, and at 9 o'clock at the St. Anthony Church. The Rev. A. Gabbina officiated and the pall bearers were Paul Getola, Nicholas Getola, Muzzy Rocchi, Joseph Fallette. Burial was in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery."

WALTER L. DAILEY of 495 Edgewood Dr. this morning, Nov. 21, 1951.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Helen F. Dailey; daughters, Mrs. Joseph W. Hogue of Painted Post and Miss Marion E. Dailey at home; three grandchildren.  The body is at the Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home where prayer service will be held Saturday at 8:15 a.m., followed by Requiem Mass at 9 in St. Patrick’s Church.  St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday and Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/21/1951

 

DALTON Richard L. "Dick"

Elmira: Age 73, died with his loving family by his side, on Monday, February 28, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Dick was born May 1, 1937, a son of the late James J. and Adelaide (Brewer) Dalton. He is also predeceased by his brother Larry. Surviving Dick are his wife of 54 years, Marilyn Wheeler Dalton; children, with their spouses, Mary Ellen and Dale Allington of Elmira, Richard L. and Jonell Dalton of Las Vegas, NV, Kathryn A. and Luis Vizuette of Bellevue, NE, Betsy M. and Dominic Romeo of Elmira; beloved grandchildren, Nicholas Allington, Dylan Caraballo, Julia Rose Dalton, Zack and Nick Hendrix and Dominic Angelo Romeo. Also surviving are sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy A. and Edward Earley of Elmira; and several nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Elmira, Dick graduated from Elmira Free Academy and continued his education at Corning Community College. He served his country in the U.S. Army. A long time employee of the U.S. Postal Service, Dick retired after 32 years of service, 8 of those years serving as the Postmaster in Elmira. Proud of his Irish heritage Dick was a long time member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Msgr. John J. Lee Division. He was also active in the American Legion, Post #0660 of Wayne, NY, Sons of Legionnaires, Dads of Foreign Service Veterans, Elks Lodge #62, former member of the Nat'l Assoc of Postmasters, Nat'l Assoc. of Postal Supervisors, Eagles Club, Loyal Order of Moose, Knights of Columbus, Elmira Baseball Umpire Assoc., American Red Cross Nat'l Disaster, Ombudsman for Office of the Aging, and volunteer with the American Cancer Society. In earlier years Dick coached CYO basketball at St. Cecelia's, and when his children were growing up he coached their Mark Twain Little League and Cinderella Softball teams. Dick was also a long time communicant of St. Mary's, Elmira. A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Dick will be forever loved and missed. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, March 3, 2011 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 Friday, March 4, 2011 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Interment, with military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Dick's family requests that those wishing, remember him with a donation to one of the following, St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY 14904, Josh Palmer Fund, c/o Elmira-Corning Community Foundation, 307B East Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901, or Holy Family Catholic Schools, 1012 Davis Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Officers and member of the Elmira Elks Lodge #62 will meet at McInerny Funeral Home, Thursday at 6:35 p.m. to conduct a service for our brother, Dick. Signed, Lou Schmeiskie, Exalted Ruler. Officers and member of the A.O.H. will meet at McInerny Funeral Home, Thursday at 6:50 p.m. to conduct a service for our brother, Dick. Signed, Tom Corcoran, President.   Star Gazette – March 1, 2011

 

DANAHER, Michael Michael DANAHER died Saturday at 11 p. m. at the family home 723 1/2 South Main St. He is survived by seven sons, Thomas, of Olean; John, of Corning; Richard, of Nerwien, Edward and Charles, of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Edward Murphy and Miss Anna DANAHER of this city and Mrs. John Relihan of Corning. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a. m. at the home and at 10 o'clock at the St. Mary Church. Burial in SS Peter & Paul cemetery. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. May 11, 1914. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>

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Viola M. Age 100, of Ocala, FL and formerly a longtime resident of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, August 10, 2006, in Florida. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel, in 1983. Her surviving family includes her daughters and son, Angie (John) Sardo of Clearwater, FL, Joseph Cardone of Montevallo, AL, Maryann (Richard) Rohde of Ocala, FL; grandchildren, Linda Dunbar of OH, Kathy Myers of FL, Vincent, Dan, Clay and D'Andrea Cardone, all of AL, Kathleen Bush, Denny Rohde of Horseheads, NY, Micki Matthews of Vestal, NY; 16 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, two sisters and one brother in Italy. Viola was born Sunday, July 1, 1906, in Italy to Angelo and Angela (Pilla) D'Andrea. Moving to Elmira at the age of 18, Viola and her husband remained longtime residents of Elmira. Viola and her husband, Daniel, were communicants of St. Anthony's Church. She was also a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. Services with the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, will take place privately with interment in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Viola with memorials to St. Anthony's Church, 204 W. Washington Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.   Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/13/06

DANIELS NANCY ANN MAURER
Nancy Ann (Daniels) Of Elmira, NY Was born July 21, 1944 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Charles W. and Helen M. (Collins) Daniels, died very unexpectedly on Saturday, June 24, 2006, at the age of 61. She graduated from Notre Dame High School (Elmira) and St. Joseph's School of Nursing (Elmira). She was a Registered Nurse at the Upstate Medical Center and the VA Hospital in Syracuse, NY. She moved to Florida for a few years, then returned "home." Nancy enjoyed cooking, crafts, reading, shopping and helping others. She is survived by her stepmother, Margaret Daniels; sisters, JoAnne (Skip) Andrews of Keuka Park, NY, Pat (Rennie) Hofman of Pine City, NY, Elly (Carl) Rose of Chittenango, NY, Teresa Daniels of Elmira, NY; brothers, Bill (Margaret) Daniels of Elmira, NY, David (Theresa) Daniels of Pine City, NY. Nancy loved her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Richard Farrell to celebrate Nancy's life and honor her memory. Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery with Father Farrell conducting the committal prayers. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, SPCA Animal Shelter, Route #352, Elmira, NY 14903, or a charity of one's choice.

DANIELS NANCY ANN MAURER
Nancy Ann (Daniels) Of Elmira, NY Was born July 21, 1944 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Charles W. and Helen M. (Collins) Daniels, died very unexpectedly on Saturday, June 24, 2006, at the age of 61. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Richard Farrell to celebrate Nancy's life and honor her memory. Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery with Father Farrell conducting the committal prayers. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, SPCA Animal Shelter, Route #352, Elmira, NY 14903, or a charity of one's choice.

DANNA ANNA T. PAGANELLI
Anna T. Age 85, of Elmira, died at her home on Friday, May 19, 2006. Anna was born July 13, 1920, a daughter of Joseph S. and Madeline Campione Danna. She is predeceased by her husband Emildo Paganelli; brothers, Frank, James, Joseph and Sam Danna; sister Phyllis Speticcino; and son-in-law John Schleibaum. Anna is survived by her children, with their spouses, Lucy A. Schleibaum of Burke, VA, Leonard J. and Yvonne Paganelli of Webster, NY, Mary A. and William Denike of Elmira, Joseph G. Paganelli of Rochester and Elmira, Frances A. and John Springer of Rochester, NY, Peter E. and Sharon Paganelli of Sacramento, CA, and Anne T. and James Donnelly of Hayward, CA; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; sisters, Jenny Jump of Elmira, Rose Roberts of Sayre, PA and Theresa VanBen Coten of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Marion Danna of Horseheads; sisters-in-law, Lena Danna of Frankfort, NY and Angie Danna of Elmira; along with several nieces, nephews and many good friends. Anna and Emildo successfully raised 7 children. A very active person she enjoyed golf, baseball, volleyball, swimming, dancing and was famous for her meatballs. A devout catholic, Anna was a long time active communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church and served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph's Hospital. She also belonged to the Women's Aglow group. Anna was a wonderful person. She was always smiling, had a great love for people and lived a blessed life. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, May 22, 2006 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 8:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Anna's memory may be directed to either St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901, or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.

DANNA James A.
Age 71 of 456 Grace Street, Elmira Monday, August 8, 1994.  Survived by wife of 48 years, Angeline Mastrantonio Danna; Children: Madeline and Richard Terry of Horseheads, Samuel and Betty Danna of Elmira, Jane and Matthew Bubacz of Horseheads, James G. and Elizabeth Danna of Elmira, Mary Jo and Cristiano Renne of Elmira Heights, Angela and Tim Baxter of Elmira; Grandchildren: Carey (Carmen), Justin, Sam, Joe, Brian, Cristina, Jennifer, Rebecca, Stephanie, Kimberly, and Kyle; Brothers and Spouses: Joseph Danna, Samuel and Marge Danna, Leonard and Marian Danna, Lena Danna; Sisters: Jenny Jump, Anna Paganelli, Rose Roberts, Theresa Van Ben Coten; several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins; Godfather, James Campione; Sisters-in-law and Brother-in-law: Marry Derrig, Henry (Ethel) Mastrantonio.  Predeceased by father and mother, Joseph and Madeline Danna, Sister, Phyllis Spetaccino, Brother, Frank Danna and Nephew, J. J. Danna.  Mr. Danna was a communicant of of St. Peter and Paul's Church (Eastside Parish), retired employee of Kennedy Valve after 40 years of service, a member of the Knights of Columbus Elmira Council #229, the Nocturnal Adoration Society with 20 years of perfect attendance, a member of the former Holy Name Society, a head usher at the Eastside Parish Churches, a faithful bingo worker, a very active member of the Democratic Party Committee and a member of the I.A.M. Union and a past Union official.  Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Wednesday 7-9 PM, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  Prayer service there Friday at 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in St. Peter and Paul's Church.  Interment St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.   Elmira Star Gazette – August 10, 1994

DANNA JENNIE JUMP
Jennie nee: Danna Age 90, of Maple Ave., Elmira, died Sunday, October 22, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Jennie is survived by her sister, Rose Roberts, Sayre, PA; a brother, Leonard (Marian) Danna, Horseheads; sister, Theresa Van BenCoten, Elmira; sisters-in-law, Angie Danna of Elmira and Lena Danna of St. Johnsville, NY; many nieces, nephews, cousins and several friends. Jennie was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Jump; sisters, Phyllis Spetaccino, and Anna Paganelli; brothers, Frank Danna, James Danna, Joseph Danna, and Sam Danna. Jennie was well known as the "Pumpkin Lady" on Maple Ave. and supplied gladiolus to florists in the Southern Tier region. Jennie was a Communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul's Church, an Adorer at the Adoration Chapel, a member of the Adult choir at Sts. Peter & Paul and attended many church activities as a parishioner. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Wednesday, October 25th, starting at 9 a.m., with a Prayer Service at 10:15 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul's Church. Interment will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

 

DANNA Rose D Roberts

died May 16, 2013 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy PA. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Lennie M. Roberts in 1982. Rose is survived by her two sons, Robert (Martha) Roberts, Elmira, and Samuel (Diana) Roberts, York PA; two grandchildren, Maureen (Robert) Cole and Michael (Christina) Roberts, all of Elmira; great-grandchildren, David M. and Amber E. Cole, Elmira; brother Leonard (Marian) Danna, Horseheads; sister Theresa Van Ben Coten, Elmira; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was a lifelong communicant of Epiphany Roman Catholic Church in Sayre PA. She is retired from Hardinge Bros., Inc. Rose was devoted to her family and her faith. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.  Star Gazette – May 24, 2013

 

DANNA   Samuel Joseph Devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather Owner and Manager of Danna's Pizza Traffic Manager at Artistic Greetings Age 86, died on November 19, 2005 at home surrounded by loved ones. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Marjorie; and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Danna. He is survived by his children, Donna Henning, Bernadette Danna-Lee, Evadna Danna, Yvette (Robert) Danna-McDonald, Celeste (Frank) Bohman, Salvatore (Ellen) Danna Jr.; eleven grandchildren; sisters, Jenny Jump, Anna Paganelli, Rosie Roberts, Theresa VanBenCoten; brother, Leonard (Marion) Danna; sisters-in-law, Angela and Lena Danna, Shirley Troy, Eloise Ciotti; and several nieces, nephews and special friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. Reverend Richard Farrell will celebrate the Mass. Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Danna full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to the charity of your choice. Sam was dedicated to his wonderful wife and loving family. He was recognized and honored for his Air Force service in WW II and lived a life of devotion and pride for his country and Catholic faith.



D'AQUI Arcangelo "Angelo" Age 60, of Elmira, died, Sunday, February 4, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Arcangelo was born in Sitizano, Italy on January 1, 1947, a son of the late Domenico and Caterina (Cosoleto) D'Aqui. He is also predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Antonino and Antonietta Alati. Arcangelo is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Gilda Alati D'Aqui of Elmira; children, Caterina C. D'Aqui of Elmira, Antonietta D'Aqui of West Palm Beach, FL, and Domenico D'Aqui of West Palm Beach, FL; sisters and brothers-in-law, Maria and Vincenzo Romeo, and Rosina and Pino Macri, all of Italy; brother and sister-in-law, Antonio and Beth D'Aqui of Long Island, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Celestina and Domenico Scutella of Australia, Ciccina and Franco Zucco of Italy, Marina and Vincenzo Romeo of Switzerland, Pino and Grazie Alati, Lidia and Fortunato Rizzo, and Toto and Anna Alati, all of Italy; along with cousins, The Sidari and Battista Families of Elmira and the Coseleto Family of Canada. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts. , on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

THEODORE DARROW
Theodore E. "Ted" Darrow, 79, Elmira, NY died Wednesday, March 20, 1996 at home. He was born February 17, 1917 to Howard and Belle Pettingill Darrow in Troy, PA. Mr. Darrow was a veteran of the US Army in World War II and retired from Thatcher Glass in Elmira as a pattern maker. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Margaret Wilson Darrow (212 Chapman Place); daughters and son-in-law, Patricia Snyder of Burbank, CA, Katy and Jerome O'Donnell of Elmira, Teresa Darrow of Elmira; eight grandchildren and a great-grandson; several cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 23 with Father Joseph McCaffrey as celebrant and burial be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where military honors will be accorded. Arrangements were by the Barrett Funeral Home. Memorials in Mr. Darrow's name may be directed to American Cancer Society, Southern Tier Hospice or St. Patrick's Church Restoration Fund. (TGR Thursday, March 28, 1996)

CHARLES E. DAVENPORT SR. of 3519 Michigan Ave., Elmira Heights, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1954.  Communicant of St. Peter and Paul’s Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Hazel Davenport; son, Charles E. Davenport Jr.; daughter, Mrs. Anna Mae Peterson; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davenport Sr.; brothers, Joseph and Frank Davenport Jr., all of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Irene Norselli of Rochester and Mrs. Hertha McDermott of Elmira; two grandchildren.  Body at Davis Funeral home where friends may call.  Requiem High Mass Friday at 9 a.m. in St. Peter and Paul’s Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/18/1954

 

DAVIS Brenda

age 65 of Corning, NY. She was born August 4, 1947 in Elmira and died Tuesday, January 8, 2013 unexpectedly at her home. Born to Charles R. Davis and the late Sarah Jones, she was predeceased by her mother; stepmother Gloria Davis and brother Leon. She is survived by her children Abdul Muhammad of Rochester, Akil Muhammad of N. Ft. Myers, FL, Kalimah Muhammad of New York and Ali Muhammad of Elmira; father Charles R. Davis of Elmira; sisters Patricia A Jones of Elmira, Marie, Lori, Jessie and Cheryl all of Rochester; brother Charles Ricky Davis of Elmira along with a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Brenda worked in the health care field for over 30 years and was a member of Faith to Face Ministries in Corning. Family and friends are invited to visit Shabach Tabernacle, 1133 Lake St., Elmira on Friday, January 11th from 10 am to 12 noon. Her funeral service will follow at 12 noon. Bishop Mark Vaughan will officiate. Interment will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.  Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – January 10, 2013

 

DAVIS Geoffrey Adam
Of Elmira, NY - Was born November 14, 1979 in Elmira, the beloved son of Dale Edward and Cindy D. (Hart) Davis, began his new journey with the Lord on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, from his home with his devoted family by his side. His maternal grandfather, Richard D. Hart; paternal grandparents, Dale D. and Dorothy V. Davis; aunt, Marilyn Ketter, preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving parents, Dale and Cindy of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, Gregory A. and Hope L. Davis with their children, (Geoffrey's special angels) Amya, Olivia and Landon, all of Elmira; canine companion, "Baxter"; maternal grandmother, Betty (Marshall) Hart; maternal aunts and uncle, Connie (Robert) Travis, Cathy (George) Powell, Richard (Helen) Hart and Roxanne (Gary) Krupkin; paternal aunt and uncle, Maureen (Pat) Beschler and Daryl (Tonya) Davis; also survived by special cousin and caregivers, Bobbi (Allen) Roote and Kaitlyn Roote; along with several other cousins and many friends. Geoffrey graduated from Southside High School in 1998, graduated from basic training at Fort Sill in Oklahoma, tech school graduate from Fort Jackson in South Carolina and finally a paratrooper-training graduate from Fort Benning in Georgia. In addition to being a Veteran of the US Army and a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne, Geoffrey also liked to tandem jump. He became very active with bull riding and was good at it as well. He loved riding his 4-wheeler, hunting and above all else loved children and animals. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, January 24, 2010, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 3 p.m. The Reverend Jeffrey Tunnicliff will celebrate Geoffrey's life. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of his family in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery where the Chemung County Veteran's Honor Squad will accord Geoffrey Military Honors. The family will provide their own flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the following: SPCA, Southern Tier Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Thank You - The Davis family wishes to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at the Bath VA Medical Center, special caregivers, Katie and Donna and the nurses at Southern Tier Hospice for the outstanding love and care given to Geoffrey. They wish to also thank Joe Erway for all of his special trips, as well as communion he brought to the Davis family, Jack Keefe for always "being there" and Paul Jones for his act of love to the Davis's.

DAVIS - BRAGG, Theodora
Was born on February 1, 1909. She was the oldest of ten children born to Charles and Elizabeth Davis. She was married to the late George E. Bragg. She was a loving homemaker and ran her own catering business for over 25 years. Theodora was predeceased by her husband, George E. Bragg; parents, Charles and Elizabeth Davis; brother, Robert Davis; sisters, Ann Clark, Hazel Sampson, Marietta Pannell, and Helen Emanuel. She is survived by her daughter, Vera; granddaughter, Roxanna; and great-granddaughter, Michelle. She is also survived by her brother, Richie Davis; and sisters, Nathalia (James) Snowden, Elsie (Howard) Ransey; brother-in-law, Eldred Pannell; cousins, Robert Brooks, John Mullen, Meta Johnson; and a host of nieces and nephews; in addition to special friends, Mary Smith and Leon Thompson. Theodora was a devout Catholic. She was a member of St. Peter and Paul's Church for over 90 years. She was a dedicated member of several organizations, including St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary, The Ladies of Charity, Corning Catholic Daughters - Court of St. Joseph's, and she was a longtime Eucharist Minister. She was the oldest living member of the Nannie Burrows Club and, in 2000, was honored by the YWCA with the Black Woman of the Year Award. Especially known for her wonderful cooking, Theo was also involved in making crafts, quilting and crocheting. Theodora was a very proud woman and believed that being active in life leads to longevity. She willingly volunteered her time with the Election Board and St. Joseph's Hospital. Theodora served as a hospital volunteer for over 25 years and continued to work until her recent illness. She always had a very positive outlook on life and presented herself with a sense of dignity, style and class. Theodora will truly be missed by all who loved her. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kalec Funeral Home located at 705 East Church Street in Elmira, NY, on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, from 2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. A rosary prayer will follow. There will be a prayer service held at Kalec Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at 9:15 a.m. Her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul's Church, which is located at 161 High Street in Elmira, NY. Burial services will follow in Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Theodora Bragg to the following: St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary, The Ladies of Charity, or Sts. Peter and Paul Church (envelopes available at the Funeral Home).
Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/27/2008.

DEAN - GENSEL, Anna Marie
A lifelong resident of Elmira died peacefully Tuesday evening, January 21, 2009 following a long and full life at the age of 94. Anna was born on February 24, 1914 here in Elmira, daughter of the late Thomas & Mary White Dean. She was a loving and devoted wife to her husband Harry Gensel until he passed in 1966. A homemaker, Anna provided a comfortable home and is remembered for her wonderful ability in the kitchen. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church for many years. Surviving are her loving children, Maryann Wyse, CT; James (Joan) Gensel, Pine City; and William Gensel, Elmira; 5 grandchildren, Jeffrey Foley, Kimberley (Matt Guilbought) Foley, Jacquie (Bill) Morley, Jamie (Audra) Gensel, Jody (Drew) Onifer; ten and one to be, great grandchildren along with two great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Anna was also predeceased by a son, Jackie Gensel; sisters, Rose Dean and Helen Robinson; brothers, Anthony and Carmen Dean. All services were handled privately at the family's convenience on Friday, January 24, 2009 and Anna was buried next to her husband Harry Gensel in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the charity of one's choice.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/25/2009

DEAN Daniel A. Jr. Age 62, of Brooklyn Heights, NY, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, July 1, 2005. Dan was born February 1, 1943, the son of Kathleen Brett Dean, of Elmira, and the late Daniel A. Dean, Sr. Dan was a graduate of Notre Dame High School, Fordham University and Yale Law School. He was an in-house lawyer for various banks in New York City before retiring. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, July 5, 2005, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at 11:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Dan's memory may be directed to Ss. Peter & Paul Parish Center, 161 High Street, Elmira, New York 14901.

DEAN  Raymond Age 80, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, December 25, 2005, at Elcor Health Services. Raymond was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his sisters, Elizabeth Terwilliger of Elmira and Madlyn Orlousky of Carlisle, PA; sister-in-law, Virginia Dean of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service for Raymond will be held on Thursday, December 29th at 11 a.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, with Deacon William Dougherty officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

DECKER – Dana D. Decker, 83, of 358 N. Main St., Mansfield, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 25, 1964. Born in Mansfield, he was the son of Ambrose and Dora Decker. He was a communicant of Holy Child Church. He was a retired business man in Mansfield and has been in business 58 years at the time of his retirement. He was on the Mansfield Borough Council for 20 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna S. Decker; sons, Marion Decker of Mansfield, and Clinton Stroup of Norristown, PA; daughters, Mrs. Veronica Wagner of Elmira, NY and Mrs. Marguerite Donnelly of Lancaster, PA; 10 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren. The body is at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, where friends may call Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Recitation of the Rosary will be held Thursday evening at 8:00 o’clock. Requiem Mass will be held at Holy Child Church at 9:30 AM on Friday. Rev. Martin A. Roche, officiating. Burial will be in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira.

 

DECKER Timothy M. "Deck"

Caton: Age 49, Monday May 30, 2011, unexpectedly at St. Joseph's Hospital, passed peacefully into eternal rest to be with his big brother John Thomas Decker; and his beloved parents, U.S. Army Ret. James H. and Helen B. Decker. Tim was born as an "Army Brat" in Fort Meade, Maryland, and has been a true patriot throughout his short life. Tim was an outstanding educator and coach, a man who always put his students first. Tim taught math for seventeen years at Southside High School before becoming Assistant Principal there. He fulfilled a lifetime goal by serving as the Athletic Director for the Corning Painted Post School District since August of 2008. Sports, coaching, teaching, his students, his family and friends, and his dog were all focal in Tim's life. Tim was an avid outdoorsman and loved to travel. He liked to live life to the fullest. Tim is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Howard Henry of Elmira; brothers and sisters-in-law, David H. and Karen Decker of Elmira, James A. and Kathy Decker of Burlington, Kentucky, sister-in-law Linda Decker of Rochester; several nieces and nephews; Tim's best friend, Tahoe; many, many special friends, colleagues, coaches, and students. He would want to be remembered as a man that has touched many peoples' lives. The family will receive relatives and friends at the McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Friday, June 3rd, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and at Southside High School, 777 South Main Street, Elmira, on Friday, June 3rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating Tim's life, will take place at 11:00 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church on Saturday, June 4th. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. The family sincerely appreciates how supportive the community has been in Tim's untimely death. Those wishing to make donations may do so to the SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903, in Tim's name.  Star Gazette – June 2, 2011

 

DELANEY –MRS. ELIZABETH ANKNER a former resident of Elmira died this morning (Jan. 27, 1934) at 12:30 o’clock at the family home, 267 Hazelwood Terrace, Rochester after an extended illness.  She is survived by her husband Daniel Ankner; a daughter, Helen M. of Rochester; a son, John H. of Springfield, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Thomas Carey of Elmira; two brothers, William H. Delaney of Rochester, James Edward Delaney of Waverly.  The funeral will be held in the Corpus Christi Church, Rochester Tuesday at 9 a.m.  The funeral cortage to Elmira will be by automobile.  The burial will be in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery about 1 p.m.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/1934

DeLAURO ANNE BERMINGHAM
Anne D., Age 78, of Elmira, died Friday, September 7, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Anne was born June 17, 1929, a daughter of James E. and Victoria Grebleski DeLauro. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John J. Bermingham; sister, Margaret Battersby; and brothers, Bernard and James DeLauro. Anne is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Patrick P. and Joy Bermingham of Elmira, with children, Eileen, Jessica, and Michael (Jenna); daughter and son-in-law, Anne B. and Richard Nelan of Trenton, IL, with children, Kevin (Lisa) and Katherine; great-grandchildren, Ky, Alexus and Emily; along with several nieces and nephews. Anne was a long time employee for Rosenbaum's, and later worked for several years for Cook Painting. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Italian-American Veterans Club and St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary. A long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church, Anne was active in the Blessed Sacrament Parish Sacred Heart Ladies Society and the Italian American Club of St. Anthony's. She enjoyed her summers at Keuka Lake, with her husband John, and treasured the times she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, September 9, 2007 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, September 10, 2007 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Anne's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/8/2007.

DelGROSSO - CICCI Mary Theresa
Age 93, of Horseheads, NY. She was born May 18, 1914 in Elmira, the only child of the late Peter and Angela (Marcantonio) DelGrosso, and died Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Frank Cicci, Sr. on December 30, 1993; and her daughter, Sylvia Sabin on July 13, 2000. Mary is survived by her son, Joseph Cicci of Canandaigua, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Diane Cicci of Mooresville, NC and Horseheads; son-in-law, Richard Sabin, Sr. of Horseheads; grandchildren, Richard Sabin, Jr. of Horseheads, Michael and Debbie Sabin, Joseph and Tara Sabin, all of Elmira Heights, Christina Cicci of Cornelius, NC, Anjanette and Fred Bobrow of Hopewell Junction, NY, Nicholas Cicci and Victoria Cicci, both of Horseheads, Margaret and Alex Crocker of Mooresville, NC; ten great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Cicci was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church and a member of their Altar and Rosary Society. She was a member and past president of the Elmira Heights Rotary Club and together with her husband, Frank Cicci, Sr., owned and operated American Dry Cleaners on Lake Road for over 50 years. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, January 31st, from 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there on Friday, February 1st, at 10 a.m. Deacon William Dougherty will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The family will provide their own flowers.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/31/2008.

DELLAROCCO CONGETTA MARIA ROSE
Congetta Maria, nee: DellaRocco, Age 77, of Elmira, died at her home on August 14, 2007. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Maria (Casasanta) DellaRocco; husband of 43 years, Edward; daughters, Theresa Ann Jackson and Edwina Rose. Congetta was a lifelong member of St. Anthony's Church and their Sacred Heart Ladies Society. Mrs. Rose was an L.P.N. who provided home nursing services through Americare and was employed at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She is survived by daughters, Dr. Mary Susan Rose, Sayre, PA, Judith (Michael) Stanton, Elmira; son John Rose, Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Kerry Jackson Bailey, VA, Staff Sgt. Bruce Jackson, GA, William Jackson, AZ, Jeremy Rose, NYC, Brian and Kristen Stanton of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Bruce Jackson III, Joscelyn Jackson and James Bailey IV; brother, Louis; sisters, Frances Moffe, Rose Bruno, both of Elmira, Yolanda (William) Maloney, Teresa (Arthur) Held, both of Rochester, and Angeline (ElDon) Decker, Big Flats; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by brother, George (Elizabeth) DellaRocco; sister, Genevieze (Joseph) Barbieri; brother-in-law, John Moffe. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Thursday, August 16, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. A prayer service there on Friday at 8:30 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony's Church at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/15/2007.

 

DELLAROCCO Frances M. "Fran" Moffe

Elmira: Age 92 died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 with her loving family by her side. Fran was born in Elmira on January 4, 1919, a daughter of James and Marie Cosasenta DellaRocco. She is predeceased by her husband John C. Moffe and siblings, George DellaRocco, Jennie Barbieri, Yolanda Maloney, Rose Bruno, and Congetta Rose. Fran is survived by her sons, with their families, Nicholas J. and Irene O. Moffe of Horseheads with their children, Maria Moffa, Molly DellaRoman and Nicholas P. Moffe; John C. and Patricia J. Moffe of Center Valley PA with sons, Christopher and Peter (Kelly) Moffe; great-grandchildren, Isabella and Amelia Geesler; brother Louis DellaRocco; sisters and brother-in-law, Angie and Eldon Decker of Big Flats, Theresa Held of Rochester; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Romeo Moffe of Elmira, Ralph and Joan Moffe of Horseheads, Caroline Moffe of Elmira; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Fran had worked at Bendix, in Elmira Heights, where she had 25 years of service. A devout Catholic, she was a lifetime communicant of St. Anthony's Church, until its closing, and was a current communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish. Fran was also a member of the Sacred Heart Ladies and a long time adorer at the Adoration Chapel at St. Casimir's Church. She loved to bake and knit, and was a regular contributor to the St. Anthony's Parish Festival. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Fran on Friday, September 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Fran's sons would like to give a special thank you to their cousin JoAnn Milazzo and Southern Tier Hospice nurse Kate Hembrooke for the wonderful care given their mother over the past several months. Those wishing may remember Fran with a donation to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830 or Blessed Sacrament Parish, 604 Park Place, Elmira NY 14901. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – September 1, 2011

 

DELLAROCCO Frances Moffe

Services celebrating Fran's life were held Friday, September 2, 2011. Father John DeSocio led a prayer service at McInerny Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Father DeSocio presided, with Father Vasile Godenciuc of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, also on the altar. Upon entering the church Fran's sons and daughters-in-law, Nick and Irene Moffe, John and Pat Moffe, placed the funeral pall on her casket. Her brother Louis DellaRocco then placed the crucifix. Readings were given by nieces, Mary Ellen Capece and Mary Sue Rose, with nephew Richard Held leading the responsorial psalm. Father DeSocio read the Gospel, delivered the homily, and led the intercessions. The Offertory Gifts were presented by Fran's sisters, Angie Decker and Theresa Held. During communion Barbara Giordano sang "Ave Maria" after which granddaughter Molly DellaRoman played a violin solo. John Moffe then shared memories of his mom. Music was led by Bob Walsh, organist, and Judy Campanelli, soloist. Pallbearers were grandchildren, Christopher, Peter, and Nicholas Moffe, Molly DellaRoman, Maria Moffa, and nephew Michael Barbieri. Committal prayers and interment took place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. After the graveside service, family and friends gathered at Bernie Murray's for a luncheon and the continued sharing of stories and memories of Fran.   Star Gazette – September 4, 2011  

 

DELLA ROCCO - BRUNO, Rose Marie nee: Della Rocco
Age 85 of 712 Magee St., Elmira died at home Monday, April 13, 2009 after a very long courageous battle with cancer. Rose is survived by daughter, Kathleen B. Hughes, Elmira; grandson, Ian W. Hughes of Schenectady; great-grandson, Aidan W. Hughes, Schenectady; brother, Louis Della Rocco, Elmira; sisters, Frances Moffe, Elmira, Angie (Eldon) Decker, Big Flats, Theresa (Arthur) Held, Rochester; several Nieces, Nephews & cousins; pre-deceased by parents, Maria & James Della Rocco, brother, George, sisters: Jennie Barbieri, Yolanda Maloney & Congetta Rose. Rose was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish, retired after 42 ½ years as night Nursing Supervisor at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. Rose was a graduate of Robert Packer School of Nursing in 1946. Donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice in her memory (envelopes available at the Funeral Home).  Family will receive Relatives & Friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Thursday, 2-5 PM and at her Mass to celebrate her life in Sts. Peter & Paul's Church at 10:30 AM, Friday, April 17th. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

 

DELLA ROCCO - BRUNO, Rose Marie
Her Mass to celebrate her life was held Friday, April 17, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul's Church, Father Walter Wainwright, Presider; the Pall was placed by Ian Hughes and Mary Lou Miller; Placing of the Crucifix by Kathleen Hughes; reader, Richard Held; Offertory Gifts were presented by Joy Anderson and Rita Kujawski; Organist, Joe Barber; Cantor, Clark Luis; Altar Server, Ray Ruhmel; Pallbearers: Michael Barbieri, Nicholas Moffe, James Maloney, Kevin O'Connor, Paul Donnelly, and Gerard Spagnoli; Honorary Pallbearer,William Huffner. Father Wainwright, conducted the Committal Service at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/18/2009

 

DeMARK Michael E. DeMark Sr. 

Age 79, of Elmira, NY died peacefully Thursday, September 27, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Michael was born March 9, 1933 in Elmira, NY a son of the late John and Velma Smith DeMark. He was a graduate of Southside High School and was employed with Loblaws (Great American) for over 40 years. He is predeceased by his wife, Ann DeMark; sister, Gloria Wandell; and brother, Donald DeMark. Michael is survived by his two children, Joy (Rick) Wieder of Erin, NY and son, Michael DeMark Jr. of Horseheads, NY; sister, Irene Johnson of Elmira, NY; brother, John (Betty) DeMark of Fayetteville, NC; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, cousins; beloved pet and companion, Scooby; and a host of friends. Michael was beloved by his family and friends and all who knew him. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Monday, October 1, 2012, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. with his Funeral Service to follow with the Dr. Rev. David Sullivan officiating. He will be laid to rest alongside his wife at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery immediately following.    Star Gazette – September 28, 2012

 

DeMEMBER Bernard P. DeMember

Age 88 of Elmira, New York died on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 after an extended illness. A graduate of Elmira Free Academy, attended the University of Vermont, was Second Lieutenant and Pilot in the United States Air Force in World War II, appointed August 16, 1946 to the Elmira Police Department, Served All of the Bureaus in the Elmira Police Department, appointed Chief of the Elmira Police Department on October 26, 1968, graduate of the National Police Academy and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, graduate of Northwestern University Traffic Institute, graduate of Purdue University Institute of Traffic Engineering Course, completed courses at Elmira College in the Police related field, completed Correspondence courses in Criminal Identification and Investigation and in Police Administration and Science, retired from the Elmira Police Department in 1970, worked in the private sector for years and finally became Private Investigator for the O'Mara Law Firm. He is predeceased by his parents, John and Bernice DeMember, brothers, Raymond, Robert, Richard and sister, Lucille. He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Rose, son and daughter-in-law; John and Marie DeMember of Massachusetts, daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Thomas Kane of California and Kathleen and Peter Lowman of Elmira, NY and Bernadette DeMember of Ithaca, NY; grandchildren: Erik (Tina) DeMember, John (Nicole) DeMember, Jennifer DeMember, Rosaria (Mark) Kozar, David and Amanda Garrick, Olivia (David) Wahl, Melanie (Manuel) Palomo, Sara and Lauren Lowman; and five great-grandchildren. A private family service will be held at the convenience of the family at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. The DeMember family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of both Southern Tier Hospice and Elcor Health Services.   Star Gazette – July 28, 2011

 

DeMICHELE Antonio "Tony"
Age 84, of Elmira, died Friday, October 9, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital following an extended illness. Antonio was born November 10, 1924 in Pediciano, Italy, the son of Mariano and Lucia Fiocca DeMichele. Antonio was a master stone mason/bricklayer for over 50 years in the Southern Tier. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Maria Ciarrocca DeMichele; son and daughter-in-law Mario and Debbie DeMichele, with their daughter Lauren; daughter Emilia M. DeMichele, all of Elmira; brothers and sister-in-law, Gennaro and Concetta DeMichele, and Felice DeMichele, all of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; sisters, Giovanna Ciacone of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and Rose Rosa of L'aquila Italy; along with several nieces and nephews. Antonio is predeceased by his infant daughter Emilia. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, October 12, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Please remember Antonio by having a mass said for him.  Published in Star-Gazette on October 12, 2009

GERALD P. DEMPSEY age 80 of 252 ½ West Hudson Street, Elmira, Sunday, April 21, 1985 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Thomas M. McInerny Funeral home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A prayer service will be held there Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church.  Burial to follow in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Miguel (Marjorie) Huici of Torre Molinos, Spain; sister, Mrs. Edwina Hyland of Elmira; grandchildren, Daniel, Thomas, James and Joseph Strong and Kathline Freije, all of Washington, D.C. area; nephews, Robert Hyland of Lewiston, NY, Gerald Hyland of Lake Clear, NY; nieces, Mrs. Mary Ciccarone of Neschanic Station, NY, Julie Hyland of Philadelphia, PA; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Hanrahan of Elmira.  Mr. Dempsey was a member of B.P.O.E. Lodge #62 and a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/22/1985

MISS KATHRYN DENEEN of 401 W. Hudson St.  Funeral services were held at the family home this morning at 8:30 and at 9 in St. Mary’s Church.  The Rev. James Nelan, a nephew, celebrated the Solemn High Requiem Mass, assisted by the Rev. Thomas J. Toole and the Rev. James C. Lane.  Pallbearers: James Donahoe, Daniel Donahoe, Ronald Rechtl, Francis Cahill, Lawrence Sullivan and Edward Gallivan.  Father Lane conducted the committal service in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/27/1951

 

DeNERIO James A. "Erie"

Age 95, of Elmira, died on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Bath VA Medical Center. James was born on May 15, 1917 in Elmira son of Anthony and Christina (DiCamillo) DeNerio. He is survived by his brother, Louis DeNerio, Elmira; sister, Margaret DeNerio Devore, Horseheads; nieces, Tammy DeNerio Tomisman, Elmira and Sharlene Oakden, Campbell NY; nephew, Christopher DeNerio, Worcester, MA; special grandnieces who provided loving care to Jimmy, Rhiannon and Christina Tomisman, both of Elmira, and Haleigh Tomisman Morrison, Latrobe PA; along with several grandnephews. Jimmy was born over Moretti's Restaurant and grew up in "The Patch". He entered the U S Army serving his country in World War II in the Pacific Theater and was awarded several medals for his service. His Army Company was chosen to march in Presidents Roosevelt's Inaugural parade in 1940. Jimmy also had a small part in the movie "This is the Army" with Ronald Reagan and legendary Boxer Joe Louis in 1943. Following his discharge from the Army he was the owner and operator of C.C. Billiard's in Elmira for 30 years. Jimmy was a charter member of the Italian American Veterans Club. Family and friends are invited to attend Jimmy's Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Private interment, with full military honors, will take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.    Star Gazette – December 10, 2012

 

DENSON Kathy Ann (Denson) Stein

of Horseheads, NY: Was born March 17, 1954 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late, Robert and Jean (Vail) Denson died on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Her son, James Joseph, brother-in-law, Larry Stein, sister-in-law, Eileen Agan, mother-in-law, Margaret Stein and brother-in-law, David Olsen preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, James; son, Brian with daughter-in-law, Andrea; grandson, Aidan Matthew Stein; sisters, Jean (Jim) Mikel, Debra Payne, Sherry (John) Green; brother, Mike (Sharron) Denson; sister-in-laws, Elizabeth Stein, Margaret Stein and Kathleen Stein; brother-in-laws, Walter (Carol) Stein, John (Esperanza) Stein, Thomas (Susan) Stein and Robert (Kathleen) Stein; along with numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Kathy's passion was her family, especially her grandson Aidan. She was also looking forward to her soon to be granddaughter, Alexa. She is also survived by her golden retrievers, Nugget, Ginger and Cinnamon. Her career was as follows: partner of the Love-N-Learn Day Care Nursery, branch manager for the Chemung Canal Bank and branch manager for Visions Federal Credit Union, Elmira. She also served on the board of directors for the Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. Kathy was always there to lend a helping hand to whoever needed one. Whether it be babysitting (her favorite) to financial advice or just to simply listen. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 4:00 to 7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 21, 2012 in St. Peter and Paul's Blessed Sacrament Church 161 High Street at 11:30AM with Reverend Rick Farrell to celebrate Kathy's Mass. Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery with Father Farrell conducting the committal prayers. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Kathy's name to the Food Bank or Meals on Wheels. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.   Star Gazette – May 18, 2012

 

DeNIGRO - GIFFUNE, Mary Josephine
Mary Josephine Giffune was released from the cruel grip of Alzheimer's disease on May 6, 2010, and died peacefully at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth, Maine. Born in Utica, NY on Aug. 6, 1914, the eldest of five children of Anthony and Mary (Stoio) DeNigro, Josephine lived a full life. She graduated from the Utica School of Commerce, circa 1930. As a young wife and mother, she moved to Elmira, NY with her husband, Joseph W. Giffune in 1945. She was predeceased by her beloved husband in March, 2000. They made their home in Elmira for more than 55 years, where they raised three sons. They both worked for Sears and Roebuck until retirement. Both played active roles in their community and they were a familiar sight to many as they took their daily two mile walk around West Elmira. Jo was an active member of the West Elmira Fire Department Women's Auxiliary and St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary, receiving recognition and awards for more than one thousand hours of service. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where she also gave many hours of selfless service. Josephine was an inspiration to many as she tirelessly cared for her in-laws in their declining years, as well as her own mother, and then her husband, for four years in their home as he declined, and for another year and a half at St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Unit, where she visited him every day, feeding and caring for him in his final days. Jo loved to cook and bake, and made anyone who stopped in at her home feel welcome and loved. When her sons were in high school, her kitchen table was a meeting place for their friends, who remember her for her kindness and wonderful meals. Later, she loved having her sons families visit, and her grandchildren carry warm memories of sitting around her table absorbing the love and nurturing that "Grandma and Grandpa" provided. Besides her beloved husband of 64 years, Josephine was predeceased by her brothers, Anthony and Joseph, and a sister, Mary Margaret and is survived by a sister, Mary Genevieve Cardone of Syracuse, NY. She leaves three sons, James M. and his wife Mary Ellen (O'Keeffe), Joseph W. and his wife Kathleen (Grasso), Paul A. and his wife, Eva (Lupa); seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Josephine's family is deeply appreciative for all the many acts of kindness and support from those in the Elmira area during her declining years, before she moved to Maine to be with family. To name just a few - The Woodbrook Assisted Living Facility, Sister Marie Michael, King and Teresa Fitzpatrick, Sylvia "Suzy" Rossplock, Connie Nolan, and Florette Hermon and in Maine the excellent care at Sedgewood Commons. Mom's circle of friends was large, we thank all who made up the tapestry of her life. Funeral arrangements are with the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira Southport, NY. Visitation will be on Wed. May 12, from 4:00 to7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 11:00 AM at Christ the King Catholic Church (formerly Our Lady of Lourdes) in West Elmira. Interment will follow at St Peter & Pauls Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers please make donations to, St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 11, 2010

DeNUNZIO - BURNETT, Eleanor G. - Of Elmira, NY - Was born January 22, 1915 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late James and Philomeana (Carozza) DeNunzio and died peacefully on Saturday, December 19, 2009, at the Bethany Courtyards in Horseheads at the age of 94. Her loving husband, Edgar L. Burnett, on May 28, 1995, predeceased her. Her brothers, Phil, James, Joseph DeNunzio; and sister, Mary Addabbo also preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, James and Kathleen Burnett Sr. of Glendale, AZ; grandson, James (Christine) Burnett Jr. of Greensboro, GA; granddaughter, Jennifer (Joseph) VanWart of Rockledge, FL; great-grandchildren, Cade and Keegan VanWart of Rockledge, FL; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Eleanor was a lifelong resident of Elmira and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. She was a former employee of Westinghouse and Remington Rand. Eleanor, along with her beloved husband, Edgar, owned and operated the former Crossroads Bar, as well as the Hi-Bar in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, December 22, 2009, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira on Wednesday, December 23rd, at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend John DeSocio to celebrate her Mass. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's CemeteryPublished in Star-Gazette on December 21, 2009

DeORIO Anthony J. (Dazzy)
Loving father, grandfather and uncle - Age 89 of Elmira, NY. He was born June 11, 1920 in Elmira, son of the late John and Lena (Vitucci) DeOrio and died Thursday, September 03, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Helen M. (Jennings) DeOrio, in 1980; brother, Joseph DeOrio; twin sister, Lucy Baccile; and sister, Congetta Leccese. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, John and Michaelene (Christy) DeOrio of Southbridge, MA, Anthony and Susan (Check) DeOrio of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law, Albert Bacille of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, John Michael, Brian, Nicci, Philip and Jamey; four great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. Anthony was a lifetime communicant of St. Anthony's Parish. He was a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Army Air Force and retired from Sperry Rand Corp after 37 years of service. He was an avid baseball fan, enjoyed gardening and made an outstanding cherry wine. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, September 7th, from 5 to 8 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Tuesday, September 8th, at 10:30 a.m., followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers, with Military Honors, will follow in St. Peter & Paul's     Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/4/2009 - 9/6/2009

DEPRIMO Paul J. Jr. Age 68, of Sayre, PA, died on Monday, November 13, 2006. Paul was predeceased by his parents, Paul and June DePrimo Sr.; son, Joseph Fish; and sister, Mary Ann DePrimo. Survivors include his wife, Mildred DePrimo; children, Frank LaDue, Bernard Godfrey, Brenda Stevens, Anastasia DePrimo, Sydney DePrimo, Elizabeth DePrimo, Mary Ann DePrimo, Paul DePrimo III, James DePrimo, Angel DePrimo, Barbara DePrimo, Tina Fish and Wendy DePrimo; stepmother, Donna DePrimo; first wife, Beatrice Martin; second wife, Charlotte Fish; sisters, Elizabeth (Frank) DelDuca and Teresa (Rev. Jack) Myers; brother, Samuel (Deborah) DePrimo; half brothers, Harold Rice, Sabato DePrimo, Christopher DePrimo, Arthur and William Luecken; special friends, Blair and Tammy Walker; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 21, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery . Memorial donations in Paul's name can be made to his family in c/o Teresa Myers, 202 Lake Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.

DeRICO Anthony
Age 52, of Horseheads, NY, died
unexpectedly on Sunday, April 11, 2010 at his home. Anthony was born on March 13, 1958 in Elmira, NY, son of Nicholas and Mary (Servedio) DeRico. Anthony served our country in the US Army and retired as a correction officer from the Elmira Correctional Facility after many years of service. Survivors include his parents, Nick and Mary DeRico; daughters, Angela (Peter) DeRico-Fagan of Philadelphia, PA, Michelle, Stephanie and Jessica DeRico, all of Elmira; grandson, Damian; sisters, Donna (Robert) Ramundo of Pearl River, NY, Mary Ann (Jason) Hemphill of Hampton, NH and Theresa (David) Daniels of Pine City, NY; nieces and nephews, Jennifer, Peter and Stephen Ramundo, Dominique (Hunter) Jackson, David Salvacion, Anthony Hemphill, David, Joseph and Maria Daniels, Nicholas DeRico III; great niece and nephew, Lotus and Aiden DeRico; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Anthony was predeceased by his brothers, James and Nicholas Jr. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, April 15, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held there on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul's Church, with Fr. Walter Wainwright as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with full military honors. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 14, 2010

 

DERITO Anthony J. Derito

Age 75, of Campbell, NY, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Monday June 24, 2013. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME ON MONDAY, JULY 1, FROM 10:00 AM TO 12:00 NOON WITH FUNERAL SERVICES AT THE CONCLUSION OF CALLING HOURS. Rev. John De Socio officiating. Interment of Anthony's ashes will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery Elmira. Anthony is survived by brothers Nicholas C. (Pamela) Derito, Joseph M. (Mary Bauer) Derito, sister Marianne Derito, all of Elmira, nephew Michael J. Derito, niece Nicola Derito and grand niece Madison Isabella Derito and an aunt Grace D'Aloisio, friends Donald A. (Beverly) Javert, Robert J. Misura, Michael C. Pucci, all of Corning, NY, Mary Ellen Grist of Addison, NY. Predeceased by his parents Matthew and Julia A. Derito, sister-in-law Marie "Leonie" Derito, aunts and uncles Allie & Mary Quatrano, Fred D'Aloisio, Michael (Trixie) De Socio. Anthony was a member of Loyal Order of Moose, Marconi Lodge of Corning #154 the Order Sons of Italy in America, American Flint Glass Workers Union-National Officer Local 1000 A.F.G.W.U.-Local Officer and Benefits Officer all since 1965. Anthony graduated from Southside High School in 1956, Certificate in Labor Studies and Advance Labor Studies from Cornell University and retired from Corning Inc. as an Experiment Process Evaluator and Supervisory Assistant at the Process Research Center.  Star Gazette – June 30, 2013

 

DeSANTO Joseph A. Jr.
Age 80, of Elmira, with his loving family surrounding him, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 23, 2010. Joe was born June 15, 1930, son of Joseph A. and Congetta (Saginario) DeSanto. Joe is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Barbara Lawton DeSanto; sons, with their families, all of Elmira, Robert J. and Margaret DeSanto with son Mikael; Thomas M. and Maria DeSanto, with children, Lea (Kevin) Rogers and Nolan DeSanto; Christopher C. and Rhoda DeSanto; sister Theresa DeSanto of Elmira; aunts and uncle Joseph and Elizabeth Saginario, Eileen Saginario; along with several cousins. He is predeceased by his cousin Joe Saginario who donated a kidney to Joe in 1999. His family and his faith were the most important part of Joe's life. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and a proud, devoted grandfather. He was a U S Navy veteran serving on the LST 880 during the Korean War. Always a hard worker, Joe had odd jobs starting at the age of 9. Joe retired after a 35 year career with John Hancock Insurance Company in Elmira. He then worked, for many years, as a school crossing guard at the corner of Fulton and Franklin Streets. At the end of each school year the third grade class at Holy Family Primary School would write thank-you letters and present them to Joe. An excellent grocery shopper, who loved to cook, Joe was known to drop off groceries to his sons' homes when he would get a good buy on groceries. As a young adult Joe played city league fast pitch softball for the Mohawk Airlines team. His love for baseball continued with him coaching his sons, from Little League through Prep League baseball. Joe continued to coach even after his sons were older. Joe and Barbara enjoyed the many trips made to Myrtle Beach over the years. He was an avid NY Yankee and Buffalo Bills fan. Proud of his Italian heritage Joe was an active lifetime member of the Italian American Veterans Club, where he was a champion bocce player. Joe was a life long communicant of St. Anthony's Church where, in his youth, he served as an altar boy. As an adult he served as a Religious Education teacher, lector, and Eucharistic Minister. He also chaired the Social Ministry Committee and was a tireless worker at the annual St. Anthony's Festival. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, June 25, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Joe with a donation to either, National Kidney Foundation of Upstate New York, 15 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607-1495 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. Members of the Italian American Veterans Club will meet at McInerny Funeral Home at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, June 25, for a prayer service for our deceased comrade Joseph DeSanto.  Signed Donald Kalec, Jr., Commander – Elmira Star Gazette, June 24, 2010

DeSOCIO -  LeMARK, Dolores G.
Age 95, of Elmira, died Monday, February 9, 2009, on her 95th birthday, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Dolores was a daughter of Anthony and Maria Spallone DeSocio. She is predeceased by her husband, Samuel J. LeMark; sister, Clara Muccigrosso; brothers, Peter, Charles, and Ralph, Sr. DeSocio. Dolores is survived by her children, with their families, Mary P. and Thomas Diehr of Pine City, with children David (Kelly) Diehr, Michelle (David) Berbary, Kathleen (Ryan) Lindstrom; Joseph A. and Marijon LeMark of Victor, NY, with children, Joseph (Caryn) LeMark, and Kariann LeMark; Charles S. and Marlene LeMark of Elmira, with son, John (Andrea) Lemark; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Rose MacFeiggan; sisters-in-law, Caroline DeSocio, Emily DeSocio, and Ann LeMark, all of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Dolores worked for several years as a sales clerk at Rosenbaum's in downtown Elmira. She was a long time member of St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Italian-American Club. A prayerful person, Dolores was a life long communicant of St. Anthony's Church, where she was a member of the Sacred Heart Ladies. Dolores was a loving and caring, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a people person who would brighten your day with her beautiful smile. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, February 12, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A prayer service will then be held at 1:15 p.m., followed by a 2:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Dolores' memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital SNF, 555 E. Market Street, Elmira NY 14901 Dolores' family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF for the wonderful care giving their mother over the past few years.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/10/2009 - 2/11/2009

 

DeSOCIO Rose D. MacFeiggan "Aunt Rose"

Elmira: Age 93, died peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF. Rose was born in Elmira on October 18, 1918, a daughter of Anthony and Maria (Spallone) DeSocio. She is predeceased by her husband Malcolm C. MacFeiggan, brothers, Ralph, Charles, and Peter DeSocio, and sisters, Clara Muccigrosso, and Dolores LeMark. Rose is survived by her step son, David MacFeiggan, of Corning with wife Shelly and their children Shannon (Nathan) Majiros of Detroit MI and Sean MacFeiggan of North Carolina, great-granddaughter Delaney Majiros; her many nieces and nephews, Joseph (Helen) Muccigrosso of Corning, Angelo (Mary Catherine) Muccigrosso of Schenectady, Ralph (Mary) DeSocio, Jr. of Pine City, Anthony (Dee) DeSocio of Elmira, Mary (Tom) Diehr of Pine City, Joseph (Marijon) LeMark of Victor NY, Charles (Marlene) LeMark of Elmira, Father John DeSocio of Elmira, Peter (Trish) DeSocio of Indiana, Christine (Robert) Burns of Bath; many numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, sister-in-law Emily DeSocio of Elmira. Rose lived her life fitting in as many things as she could, both personally and professionally. Her life has been an inspiration to all who knew her. She worked at Rosenbaum's as their Credit Manager. While there she was active with the Credit Women's International of District 2, NY & NJ, holding the office of President and also serving as the Librarian and Steward. Rose loved this community and was the consummate volunteer. St Joseph's Hospital was the beneficiary of countless volunteer hours from Rose. While working full time she was instrumental in starting the Hospital Auxiliary in 1954. She served as its first Treasurer and then became the third President of the Auxiliary. Rose was also responsible for starting the hospital gift shop and upon her retirement from Rosenbaum's she became the first head of the hospital Volunteer Department, serving from 1968 to 1990. While working as head of the volunteers Rose served on the committee that brought the LPGA tournament to Corning. She worked the tournament for 25 out of the 31 years it was here. A long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Rose served two terms on the Parish Council, and up until a few years ago was head of Social Ministry for Lourdes. She worked on the annual Bishop's Appeal for many years and also volunteered at the soup kitchen once a month with other church volunteers. The American Cancer Society was another organization that benefited from Rose's volunteering. She was a long time board member and was chairperson for both "Daffodil Week", and Christmas Gift Wrap at the mall. Rose served on the Chemung Valley M.S. Society board. She also served on the board and was a former president of Gold Card for many years. Throughout the years Rose has received many awards from the many organizations she served. In 2002 she was given the Athena Award by the Chamber of Commerce. Some of the other awards dearest to her heart were, the OPPY award received while working at St. Joseph's Hospital, the Centurion Award she received after her retirement for all the volunteer work she had done at the hospital, and Volunteer of the Year Award from the American Cancer Society. She also was acknowledged by the Office of Social Ministry for volunteer work. Friends are invited to call at St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira on Saturday, February 4, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m., with her nephew Father John DeSocio presiding. Interment will take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery on Monday, February 6, 2012. Those wishing may remember Rose with a donation to either, St. Joseph's Hospital SNF, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira NY 14901, or St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira NY 14904. Rose's family extends their sincere appreciation to the staff at Woodbrook and St. Joseph's Hospital SNF for the exceptional care Rose received over the past few years. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – February 1, 2012

 

DEVITT - EARLS Gloria J.
Age 63, of Lowman, died at her home on Thursday, November 1, 2007, with her family by her side. Gloria was born August 9, 1944, daughter of the late Edward W. and Genevieve Dandrea Devitt. She is also predeceased by her brother, Edward C. Devitt. Gloria is survived by her husband, John M. Earls; sons and daughters-in-law, Martin E. and Lynette Cartwright of Elmira, Michael J. and Yvette Cartwright of Thombal, TX, Robert J. Cartwright of Portland, ME, and Christopher A. and Jackie Cartwright of Portland, ME; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law, Robert and Sylvia Devitt, and Sandy Devitt, all of Elmira; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Gloria was a graduate of Elmira schools. She had held various positions with Chemung County and retired in 2005 with 25 years of service. Gloria was an avid reader and loved the outdoors. She and John enjoyed their time together camping and fishing. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, November 4, 2007 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 5:15 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/2/2007.

DEVLIN John T.
Age 72, died on October 6, 2008 at his home in Jensen Beach, FL. Formerly of Elmira, John was the son of the late Thomas and Patricia (Kane) Devlin. John is also predeceased by his brother, Thomas (Ox) Devlin Jr.; and uncle, Jack Kane Sr., whom were also his best friends; also several aunts, uncles and cousins. John leaves behind his sister and brother-in-law, MaryAnn (Mernie) and Michael VanDeBogart-Knapp of Horseheads, NY; nephew, Thomas (Marianne) Devlin with children, Anna, Maura, Claire; nephew, Michael (Mia) Devlin with baby girl to be, Ella, all of Elmira, NY; niece, Barbara (Dave) Ruf with children, Kelly and Katie of Poughkeepsie, NY; his very special uncle and aunt, Patrick and Libby Kane Sr. of Horseheads, NY, with whom he spent many, many good times; also his aunt, Patricia (Patty Derr) Kane, at whose home he could always find good food, good times, and good friends; and many cousins. John also had some dear friends, Bob Habor, Nick Palla, and John and Ellie Case, among others. John was a member of many clubs, Elks, Moose, American Legion, V.F.W., and the American Veterans. John enjoyed being with people and was always willing to step up and help when he could. John spent many Thanksgivings cooking (which he loved) dinners at one of his clubs. John had a large part in caring for his mother and younger sister after the death of his father in 1965. This in turn made him a bigger than life hero to me (his sister). I will miss him terribly. John was my brother, father, and most of all, my best friend. I have found that once your heart is broken it can never fully heal again. I do believe we'll all be together again one day - so until then, I'll hold you tightly in my broken heart. I love you and miss you, Mernie. No calling hours, per John's request. St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/8/2008

DEVLIN John T.
The family of John wish to invite family and friends to celebrate the life of John and place him beside his brother, Tom (Ox) Devlin, at St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira Southside on June 19, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. A brunch will follow at the Elmira Elks on Gray St.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/9/2009 - 6/10/2009

DeVOE - BEMENT, Christine E.
Town of Southport Resident - Was born June 5, 1952 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Kenneth and Margaret (DeNerio) DeVoe, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, July 19, 2009, at the age of 57. Her beloved brother, Terry DeVoe predeceased her. She is survived by her loving parents, Kenneth and Margaret of Horseheads, NY; husband, Cecil M. Bement of Wellsburg, NY; daughter, Lesley M. Bement of Elmira, NY; son, Terry Bement of Buffalo, NY; brother, Kenneth "Butch" DeVoe Jr. of Horseheads, NY; step-daughter, Donna (Tim) Hicks of SC; along with 3 step-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren. Her dear and close friends, Connie Judd, Dolores Wilcox, Carol White, Peggy Peters and Jean McCormick also survive Christine. She was a former dedicated employee of the JC Penny Company at the Arnot Mall for several years and was a vocalist with the Resurrection Choir at St. Peter & Paul's Church. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Peter & Paul's Church, 161 High Street, Elmira, NY. The Reverend Richard Farrell will celebrate Christine's Mass. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY 14904.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/21/2009

DUNKLE Lena D. Pautz

Age 75 lifelong resident of the Southport Community, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Elcor Health Services. Lena was born in Elmira, NY January 8th, 1938. The daughter of the late, Henry and Anne (Zahorian) Dunkle. In service to her community, Lena played a huge roll in generations of children throughout the area working as a school crossing guard for many years for the Town of Southport. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years Edward "Eddie" Pautz; Sons: Scott E. Pautz of Beaver Dams, NY, Chris (Karen) Pautz of Coxsackie, NY; Grandson: Robert Pautz; Brother: Frank (Sharon) Dunkle of Pine City, Richard (PenPen) Dunkle of Wellsboro, PA; Sister: Lenora Race of Tucson, AZ; Sisters in law: Maxine Dunkle of Pine City, Nancy Dunkle of Las Vegas, NV, Betty Dunkle of Virginia Beach, VA, along with several nieces nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents Lena is predeceased by her daughter in law: Jennifer Pautz; Brothers: Paul, Michael, Henry Dunkle; Brother in law: Richard Race. She was communicant of St. Mary's Church of the Southside. She was a past member and President of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department #14 Auxiliary, she volunteered her time at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and held a special place in the many children she sent to school each and every day. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Monday, July 1st, 2013 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 7:00PM to 9:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 at St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira (Southside) at 10:30AM. Graveside Committal Services will follow at the St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to the charity of one's choice in Lena's name.   Star Gazette – June 30, 2013

 

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