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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

DIAL   Robert L. Age 68 of Elmira Heights, NY, died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Bob, son of the late William Dial and Sally (Hester) Roberts was born in Cleveland, OH on January 4, 1937. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by daughter, Michelle Rene Dial; step-father, Murph Roberts; brothers, William and Charles Dial. Bob is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary Ellen (Hurley) Dial; daughters and sons-in-law, Edna & Gregg Moyer of Pine City with children, Jennifer, Justin and Jarred; Ann and Bob Small of Clarks Summit PA with children Erin, Eric and Amber; Kelly and Mitch Greene of Raleigh NC; sons, Robert Dial of Elmira Heights and David Dial of Baltimore MD; great grandson Jadin Robert; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Rosina Dial, Edward and Jennette Dial all of Cleveland, OH; sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Michael Maistros of Parna, OH, Michelle and Glen Franklin of Fayetteville, NC; sisters-in-law, Betty Dial of Brunswick, OH and Anna Marie Dial of Richfield, OH; also surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins and a large number of special in-laws on Mary Ellen's side of the family. Bob was a US Marine Corps veteran and a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154. He was a retired machinist from Kennedy Valve with 35 years of service. Bob was a longtime and very active communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church. Most recently he acted as traffic director for the children in the religious education program at St. Casmir's Church. Bob was a devoted family man whose wife, children and grandchildren benefited greatly from his love of life, stories, and great food. He befriended everyone he met and spent his life helping others, no matter what they asked of him. The Cleveland Browns now have a die-hard fan cheering them on from heaven. GO BROWNS!! He was an avid outdoorsman who loved sharing his fishing/hunting experiences with everyone. Bob mastered the art of tying flies and loved to share and encourage everyone to try fly fishing. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A prayer service will be held there on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 9:15 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment, with full military honors accorded by the E. J. Brewer Marine Corps League, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Bob's memory may be directed to St. Charles Borromeo Church 130 Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, New York 14903 or the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, New York 14905.

DIBBLE - O'BRIEN, Judith A.
Age 68, of Pine City, NY, died on October 16, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, with her family at her side. Judith is the daughter of the late William and Beverly (Bogart) Dibble. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ronald J. O'Brien; children, Joseph and Deborah O'Brien, Kathleen O'Brien Lepkowski , Jay and Lisa O'Brien, Patrick O'Brien, Colleen O'Brien; grandchildren, Sondra and Kevin Ogden, Erin, O'Brien, Michael Lepkowski, Christopher Lepkowski, Kayla Lepkowski, Courtney O'Brien, Garrett Peterson, Justin O'Brien, Morgan O'Brien, Sara Golden, Zachary Golden; great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Ogden; sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Claude Cole; mother-in-law, Pauline Olthof; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joyce and Brent Hill; several nieces and nephews; also dear friends, Frank and Jeanne Kraft, Bill and Fitz Murdough, Mary Patterson. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by brother, Ricky Dibble, Walter and Francis Palmer and Henry and Charlotte Petzk; dear friends, Nick and Deanna Muccigrosso. Judith was a retired Registered Nurse from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Monday, October 19, 2009, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in St Mary's Church, Franklin St., Elmira. Followed by graveside prayers in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.  Published in Star-Gazette on October 18, 2009


DICKINSON, David A.
Age 74, of 365 Diven Ave., Saturday Sept. 16, 1967.  Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home.  Calling hours:  Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Requiem High Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Cecliia's Church.  St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Mabel H. Dickinson; daughters, Mrs. Rosemary McGuire of Elmira, Mrs. Helen Roberts of Hornell, Mrs. Margaret Denmark of Fairlawn, N.J.,  Miss Nancy Dickinson at home; sisters, Mrs. Helen Hill and Mrs. Ann Kane both of Elmira; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren.  Mr. Dickinson was a communicant of St. Cecilia's Church.  He was a retired employee of the Erie Lackawanna R.R., member of the Men's Club of St. Cecilia's Church, member of the Irish American Society, Council No. 229 of the Knights of Columbus, member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society.

DICKINSON,  Fred H.
Age 84, of 376 Hendy Creek Road, Pine City, Monday, may 24, 1965.  Friends may call at Holly-Keck Funeral Home, Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Friday at 8:15 a.m. followed by Requiem High Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 9 a.m.  St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Agnes; three sons, John of Pine City, Ernest of Big Flats and Edwin of Corning; daughter, Mrs. Ellen Brisco of Hendy Creek Road, 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.  Mr. Dickinson was a retired farmer.

DICKINSON, George T., Sr.
Of 760 Spaulding St.  Prayer service was held Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. at Hughes Funeral Home, 311 Lake St., followed by Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, the Rev. William f. McCall, celebrant.  Pallbearers:  Charles F. Dickinson, James C., John B., Michael T., Patrick D., and Thomas F. Kane.  The Rev. Robert J. Miller conducted the committal at St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.[Unknown Elmira Newspaper]

DICKINSON, George T., Sr.
Age 55, of 760 Spaulding St., Friday May 28, 1965.  Body at Hughes Funeral Home, 311 Lake St. Calling hours: Sunday and Monday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. followed by Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Elizabeth G., at home; three daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Ellen) Slater of Cortland, N.Y., Loretta Ann and Susan Mary, both at home; three sons, John A. of Elmira Heights, George T., Jr. of Elmira and Charles D. at home; three sisters, Mrs. Helen D. Hill, Mrs. Ann D. Kane and Mrs. Samuel J. Petti, all of Elmira; one brother, David A. Dickinson of Elmira; 13 grandchildren.  He was a former engraver at the Elmira Star-Gazette, Inc. [Unknown Elmira Newspaper]

DICKINSON Helen C
ROBERTS Helen C. Age 89, of Elmira, NY. She was born on Holy Thursday, April 5, 1917, in Elmira, daughter of the late David A. and Mabel H. (Maloney) Dickinson and died Good Friday, April 14, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Mrs. Roberts was predeceased by her husband, William F. Roberts, Sr., on October 28, 1993; as well as sisters, Rosemary McGuire, Margaret Denmark, Betty Jane Dickinson and Ann (Nancy) Dickinson. She is survived by her son, William F. Roberts, Jr. of Elmira; former daughter-in-law, Jacqueline (Roberts) Middaugh of Pine City; grandchildren, Christine (John) Duvall, Mark Roberts, Jennifer (Kevin) O'Brian, Erin (Scott) Carpenter, all of Elmira, Michael Roberts and fiancée, Kerry Edwards, both of Baltimore, MD, and Bernadette Roberts of Elmira; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Helen Roberts of Horseheads and Connie Roberts of Mattydale, NY. Mrs. Roberts was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. She worked for Artistic Cards, Marine Midland Bank and eventually retired from St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell. She was a charter member of the Legion of Mary. She also belonged to the Nocturnal Adoration Society, Ladies of Charity, Catholic Daughters as well as numerous other Catholic organizations. Helen's family would like to extend their gratitude to the very special staff members of the 4th and 5th floors of the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the wonderful care that they gave to Helen especially in her final days with us. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, April 17th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The Nocturnal Adoration Society will offer The Little Office of the Resurrection at 7 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Tuesday, April 18th, at 9:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Helen through donations to Holy Family Catholic Schools, 301 Demarest Parkway, Elmira, NY 14905.

DICKINSON, Mrs. Helen D. HILL
Of the Chemung County Nursing Facility, formerly of W. 7th St., Thursday, November 20, 1980.  There will be no visiting hours.  Arrangements by the Hughes & Sons Funeral Home, 311 Lake St.   Funeral Mass of Christian Burial in St.Patrick's Church Saturday at 9 a.m.  Burial in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.  She is survived by sister Mrs. Anne D. Kane of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  She was a retired purchasing agent for Rosenbaum's Store and a communicant of St. Patrick's Church.  (Star Gazette, Page 9B, Friday 11/21/1980)

DICKINSON -  PETTI, Mrs. Loretta Helen
Formerly of Lackawanna Ave. Tuesday, October 4, 1966.  Friends may call at the Hughes Funeral Home, 311 Lake St. Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service Friday at 8:15 a.m. followed by Requiem High mass at 9 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church.  Survived by daughter, Miss Jeanne Petti of Elmira; son, Carmane G. Petti with the U.S. Navy in San Francisco, California; sisters, Mrs. Helen D. Hill and Mrs. Anne D. Kane; brother, David A. Dickinson, all of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  She was the widow of Samuel J. Petti.

DICKINSON - PETTI, Mrs. Loretta Helen
Formerly of Lackawanna Ave.  Prayer service was held at Hughes Funeral Home, 311 Lake St., Friday at 8:15 a.m. followed by Requiem High Mass 9 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church, the Rev. Francis J. Falletta, celebrant.  Pallbearers:  Charles F. Dickinson, James C. Kane, John B. Kane, Michael Kane, Patrick D. Kane and Edward S. Makovitch.  Father Falletta conducted the committal at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.

Miss Mary Jane DICKINSON, aged sixteen years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Dickinson died this morning at 11 o'clock at the home, 617 Jay street.  She is survived by her parents and three sisters, Helen, Anna and Loretta; two brothers, David and Charles.  The funeral announcement will be made later.  (Star Gazette, page 7, Thursday March 26, 1908).

DIETRICK - MALONEY Ellen Christine
Born, August 29, 1917, died on Monday, December 10, 2007, to join her Creator, her parents, Martin E. and Agnes O'Neill Dietrick, and her beloved husband, Joseph V. Maloney. Ellen is survived by her children, with their families, Elizabeth A. Maloney of Pine City, with fiancé, John Spaziani; Martin E. Maloney of Painted Post, with daughters, Jennifer L. (Benjamin) Nugent of Portland, OR, and Rebecca M. (Jody) Payne, of Chester, England; Margaret L. Maloney of Snyder, NY, with husband, Edward Scaduto and children, Stephen J. and Kathryn Mariel Scaduto; James P. Maloney of Buffalo, NY; and Daniel J. Maloney, of Elmira, with life partner, Garnet P. Halm; great-granddaughter, Maggie Rose Nugent; former son-in-law and family friend, Gerald Daly of Elmira; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles and Sue Maloney of Waverly, Patricia DeMarinis of Old Bridge, NJ; along with many nieces and nephews. Ellen was born in Patton PA and was proud of her position as secretary to the Board of Education. Ellen had met Joe at the Sunset Ballroom near Patton, before World War II, where they danced to the Big Bands of that era. Ellen and Joe married in October of 1947 and moved to Elmira soon after. She worked at LeValley McCloud prior to starting a family at age 33. For the next 12 years Ellen raised her children, returning to work when her youngest child was 4. She worked for 30 years at the Elmira City School District as a secretary, the last 27 with the guidance office at Broadway Junior High School from where she retired at the age of 75. Ellen took great pride in her work as a professional secretary. She was a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society, Ladies Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary, and the Widow's Club. Ellen was devoted to her family and her Catholic faith. She will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved her. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, December 14, 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 Saturday, December 15, 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 will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Ellen's memory may be directed to either, Chemung County Nursing Facility – Activities Fund, 103 Washington Street, Elmira NY 14901, or the Samaritan Center, 480 S. Main Street, Elmira NY 14904. Ladies Division of A.O.H. will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Friday, December 14, 2007 at 6:45 p.m. to conduct a service for Ellen. Mary Fran Cowley - President, Ladies Division – A.O.H.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/12/2007.

DiGIUSTO - KEMP, Josephine (Doan) (Stearns)
Age 87, died on Saturday, August 30, 2008, at Bethany Manor. Josephine was born on March 9, 1921 in Elmira, NY to the late Antonio and Maria (Bonsignore) DiGiusto. She was predeceased by her sons, Joey Stearns and Georgie Doan; brother, Michael DiGiusto; and sister, Grace Pagano. Survivors include her sons, Michael (Katherine) DeJusto of Lakeway, TX, and Anthony Stearns; daughter, Mary Doan of Fresno, CA; brother, Joseph DeJusto of Fresno, CA; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, September 3rd, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be held at Barrett's at 1 p.m. with Father Walter Wainwright officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

 

DILIBERTO Sr., Jack J.

Age 87, of Elmira NY, died on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Jack was born on October 16, 1923 in Corning NY, son of the late Frank Sr. and Frances (Alotto) Diliberto. Jack retired from Elmira College after 23 years of service as their Executive Chef. Jack also was chef at both Elmira and Corning Country Clubs. He was known for his artistic ice carvings as well as caricature drawings. Jack and his wife, Theresa, competed and were champions in many Jitterbug contests through the years. He was also the leader of the Jack Dell Orchestra for 18 years. He was a past commander and one of the founding members of the Italian American Veteran's Club, and also a board member of the Elmira American Legion Post #443. Jack was an avid billiards, bocce player, winning many tournaments. He was an avid Boston Red Soxs Fan and so thrilled when they won the World Series. He will surely be missed by those that knew him. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Theresa (Donofrino); daughters, Patricia (James) Minotti and Anita (Serfino Jr.) Minotti; son, Jack (Michele) Diliberto Jr.; grandchildren, Christina, Carrie, Jack-Dominic and great granddaughter, Alena; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. Jack was predeceased by his sisters, Rosie, Nita, Christina and Josephine; brother, Frank Jr. Jack's family wishes to thank Dr. Kimberly Kaffenbarger, Dr. Hicks, and the staff of the Arnot Ogden Skilled Nursing Facility for their excellent care and family support. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held there on Thursday, May 26, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church with Father Richard Farrell as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

Star Gazette – May 24, 2011

 

DINARDO Carmen A.
Age 82, of Elmira, died Thursday, October 2, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Carmen was born in Elmira on February 16, 1926, the son of Pasquale and Louise Damiano DiNardo. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Kathleen M. Cavallaro DiNardo; daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy (John) Pribulick of Horseheads, Teresa (Chuck) Lockner of Elmira, JoAnn Ridosh (with fiancé, Tim Sherwood) of Elmira, and Kathleen DiNardo of Fabius, NY; grandchildren, Michelle (Ron), Jeff, Amy, Stephanie, Craig, Ross and Kyle; great-grandchildren, Carmen and Bella; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie (Robert) Zauner, Lucy (Gary) Meister; sisters-in-law, Kim DiNardo, Gert DiNardo, Marilyn Barletta, Lucille Peterson; brother-in-law, Robert (Pat) Cavallaro; along with many special nieces and nephews. Carmen was predeceased by his parents; sister, Josephine; brothers, Angelo and Joseph. Carmen was a veteran of the US Navy during World War II aboard the USS CAPPS DD550, a destroyer attached to the Third Fleet. He was awarded four Battle Stars for service during World War II, including battles at Iwo Jima and Okinawa, as well as the invasion of Leyte in the Philippines and the invasion of Manila. Carmen was the owner and operator of DiNardo Plumbing and Heating and later retired as Plumbing Inspector for the City of Elmira. He enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a lifetime member and past commander of the IAV Club, member of the St. Anthony's Sacred Heart Holy Name Men's Society, a lifelong communicant of St. Anthony's Church, and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Elmira Council and the Rev. Henry F. Adamski 4th Degree Assembly. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Sunday, October 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A Prayer Service there Monday, October 6th, at 9 a.m. followed by his Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with Military Honors. A special thank you to Dr. Schiavone for his thoughtful care and dedication over the years. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Carmen through memorials to the American Heart Association (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). Members of the Italian American Veterans Club will meet at the Kalec Funeral Home at 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, 2008, for a prayer service for our deceased comrade, Past Commander Carmen A. DiNardo.
Signed, Edward Jaskolka, Commander    Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/3/2008 - 10/4/2008

DINARDO, Carmen A.
Age 82, of Elmira. A prayer service was held at the Kalec Funeral Home Monday, October 6, 2008, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Presider, Rev Walter Wainwright; Altar Server, Robert Lagonegro; Organist, Robert Walsh; Cantor, Joe Caparulo; Placing of the Pall on the Casket by his daughters, Cindy, Teresa, JoAnn and Kathy; Placing of the Crucifix by Kay DiNardo; Readers, JoAnn Ridosh, Teresa Lockner, Cindy Pribulick and Kathy DiNardo; Presentation of the Gifts by Michelle Pitti, Amy Pribulick and Stephanie Ridosh; Remarks of Remembrance by Debbie Guinther. The members of the Italian American Veterans Club were present and formed an honor guard. The Pallbearers were: Jeff Pribulick, Craig Ridosh, Ron Pitti, Mark DiNardo, Eric Peterson, James Sophia, and Rocky Giammichele. Father Wainwright conducted the committal prayers at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery along with Military Honors.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/5/2008 - 10/7/2008

DiNARDO Joseph V.
Age 73, of Elmira, died Saturday, August 11, 2007 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Joe was born in Elmira on February 12, 1934, a son of Pasquale and Louise Damiano DiNardo. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kum Poon Kim DiNardo; son and daughter-in-law, Mark A. and Rebecca DiNardo of Mount Airy, MD, with their daughters, Katie, Angela and Maddie; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie D. and Tom Guenther of Rochester, NY; and Kim M. and Matt Leszyk of Corning, NY, with their children, Emily and Ryan; brother and sister-in-law, Carmen and Kay DiNardo of Elmira; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie and Robert Zauner of Horseheads, and Lucy and Gary Meister of Bradenton, FL; sister-in-law, Gertrude DiNardo of Rochester, NY; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by sister Josephine Cavallaro and brother Angelo DiNardo. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Joe was the owner and operator of Chemung Communications for over 35 years. He loved golfing and bocce ball, and was a lifetime member of the IAV Club. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, August 13, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church, Elmira. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Joe's memory may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira NY 14905. The Members of the Italian American Veterans Club will meet at McInerny Funeral Home at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2007 to conduct a prayer service for our deceased comrade and past commander. Signed, Commander Julian Scarpa.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/12/2007.

DiPIETTO - CIARROCCA
Philomena M. Age 82, of Elmira, NY. She was born March 7, 1923 in Elmira, daughter of the late James and Amelia (Bonavita) DePietto, and died Monday, January 23, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility after an extended illness. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Loreto, in 1995; and sisters, Mary Dandrea, Belinda Smith, Lucy Mustico, Margaret Spallone and Lucia DePietto. Philomena is survived by her children and their spouses, Amy and Tony Phillips, Larry and Gloria Ciarrocca, all of Lancaster, PA, Eileen and Robert Smallcomb of Fairport, NY, Michael Ciarrocca of Horseheads, Mary Ann and Michael McGann of Lake Worth, FL, and Cathy Womer with fiancé, John Glover, of Elmira; sister, Josephine DePietto, and brother-in-law, Carmen Mustico, both of Elmira; along with 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ciarrocca was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and she retired from St. Joseph's Hospital. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, January 26th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Friday, January 27th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Philomena loved flowers and her family will greatly appreciate them, or she may be remembered through donations to U.C.P., Short Hills Residence, 101 Short Hills Dr., Horseheads, NY 14845.

DISINSKI MARY CATHERINE BAUER
Mary Catherine Formerly of 820 Mt. Zoar St. Was born November 27, 1919 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Frank and Valeria (Rosinski) Disinski, she died on Sunday, May 14, 2006, peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 86. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years, Carl in 1996. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Thomas and John Disinski; and a special aunt, Kathryn Apenowich. Mrs. Bauer is survived by her beloved children; son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Sandra Bauer of Pine City, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Bernadette and Richard Vacchetto of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Kathryn "Kit" Bauer (fiancée Billy Gooshaw, Jr.) of Pine City, NY, Richard Vacchetto (fiancée Mellissa Ayres) of Rochester, NY, Brad Vacchetto (Jessica) of Rochester, NY, Bret Bauer of Pine City, NY; great-granddaughters, Olivia and Isabelle Vacchetto; also several nieces and nephews; and a special lifelong friend, Kadz Cicora of Elmira, NY. Mary was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, who loved flower gardening, playing cards with the "Home Bureau" and crafting. She especially enjoyed working for many years with the Board of Elections as an inspector. Her bunny collection has exceeded 500, amassed over 5 decades of collecting. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services honoring Mary Catherine will be held there on Thursday, May 18, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Richard Farrell will celebrate her services. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY 14904, or Woodbrook, 1250 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.

DISTEFANO
John M. Loving father, grandfather, brother and friend to many Formerly of Johnson St., Elmira, NY. He was born May 4, 1920 in Macchia Valfortore, Italy, son of the late Nichola and Maria Rosa (Spallone) DiStefano and died on his 86th birthday, Thursday, May 4, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his wife, Carmella (Cary) on October 26, 2001; brothers, John, Nicholas and Anthony; brothers-in-law, Steve Lauretta and Ulysses Culver; and sister-in-law, Lottie Lisi. John is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Mary Rose Becker, Gerianne and Rory Kessler; son, John G. DiStefano; special friend, Larry Hoskins, all of Elmira; his grandchildren, whom he especially loved, Jason (fiancée Stefanie Hibbard) Becker, Nicholas (Kathy) Becker, Brian Becker and Sarah Kessler; great-granddaughter, Alexis Becker; sisters, Mary Lauretta of Elmira, and Carmella Culver of Gillett, PA; brother-in-law, James Lisi of Binghamton, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins; special companions, Rosie and Biscuit who will miss him dearly. John was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church. He retired from Trayer Products, was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army; was a member, past commander and chaplain of the I.A.V; member of the Sacred Heart, Holy Name Men's Society. He was a former Grand Knight and a 4th degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus; member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society, Mocchi Club; past member of St. Anthony's Parish Council and a devoted St. Anthony's bazaar worker. John was instrumental in bringing the EWTN television network to this area and was a member of St. Joseph's Hospital auxiliary and a volunteer there. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, May 7th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Elmira area Nocturnal Adoration Society will meet there at 3:30 p.m. to pray the Little Office of the Resurrection. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, May 8th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember John through donations to St. Anthony's/St. Patrick's Church; Southern Tier Food Bank, or the charity of ones choice. The Italian American Veterans will meet at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home on Sunday, May 7th, at 6:45 p.m. for a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. for our deceased comrade, past commander and past chaplain John M. DiStefano, Signed: Ed Jaskolka, Commander

DOLAN, James J.
Formerly of Herrick St. Elmira died at Heritage Nursing Home, Athens, PA on Wednesday evening, April 4, 2007 with his loving family by his side. Born on August 7, 1926 in Albany, NY, James was the son of William P. & Helen Manning Dolan. He married Mary Lou Shea on May 21, 1949 at St. Mary's Church. In addition to his loving wife and companion of 57 years, he is also survived by their eight children, Nancy (Paul) Huonker, Apalachin; Paula (David) Cook, Southport; James (Sue) Dolan, Harwich, MA; William (Linda) Dolan, Southport; Christopher (Sandra Kershner) Dolan, Chemung; Betty (Gary) Allington, Pine City; Michael (Barbara) Dolan, Buffalo; Michele (Steven) Loud, Millerton, PA; daughter-in-law, Katrina Dolan; a sister, Helen Ryan, Albany, NY; fourteen grandchildren, Lynn Huonker, Carrie (Kyle) Krawczyk, PJ Huonker, Angie (Drew) Wright, Steve Dolan, Steve (Kelly) Cook, Phil (Michelle) Cook, Ashley Loud, Shawn Loud, Maggie Dolan, Sarah Dolan, Becky Dolan, Jessica Allington and Emma Dolan; eight great grandchildren, Julia, Nathan, Jacob, Nolan and Landon Cook, Bailey, Ireland and Tierney Krawczyk; several nieces, nephews and many family friends. In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by his granddaughter, Kelli Huonker and a brother, William Dolan. A proud veteran, James served his country during WWII in the United States Navy. He was a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church. James is remembered as a hard working gentleman who provided well for his large family. He was the General Manager of the Grand Union Super Market in Elmira for over 30 years. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, April 8, 2007 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. A Monday morning prayer service will be held at Caywood's at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St. Elmira at 10 a.m. Graveside services will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Dolan.

 

DOMBROSKI Margaret Dombroski Deegan

Horseheads: Age 96, of 1155 Hoffman St., Elmira and Bethany Manor, Horseheads, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Bethany Manor. Margaret was the last surviving of six children born to Theodore and Martha (Guley) Dombroski. She was predeceased by her husband James C. Deegan in 1987; siblings, Helen, Stephen, Joseph, Francis, and Agnes. Margaret was a loving aunt to Joan Scrocarelli with husband Francis, Dorothy Maximiek (deceased) with husband Frank, Paul Cadek with wife Francine, Phyllis Dombroski with partner Janet, Mary Adkisson with husband George, Ann Shuman with husband Jerry, Jean Dombroski with partner Gillian, and Beth Ragsdale with husband Tim; special cousins, Sally, Pat and Bobby of Binghamton NY; also survived by several great nieces and nephews. Margaret was retired from Remington Rand. She was an avid reader and enjoyed time spent with family and friends. Margaret was a devout Catholic. She had been a longtime communicant of St. John the Baptist Church and upon the church's closing had attended Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Friday, June 3, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Committal prayers and burial will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.  Star Gazette – June 1, 2011

 

DOMINESKE Harry A., Sr.

Elmira: Age 83, died on Sunday, May 29, 2011. Harry was a son of the late Stanley and Rena (Losinger) Domineske. He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife of 59 years, Dorothy (Zuchowski) Domineske in on May 3, 2008. Harry was also predeceased by his brother Frank. He is survived by his children, Harry Domineske Jr., Jerome Domineske with wife Cathy, Debbie Deming with husband Mark, all of Elmira, Don Domineske with wife Pamela of Hector NY; grandchildren, H.R., Kelli, Amanda, Tiffany, Eric, Jennifer, Jaime, and Ashley; great grandchildren, MaKena, Nolan, Jordon, Nykolas, Elias and Jett. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Harry was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II and served in Germany at the end of the war. Harry had worked as a machinist at Bendix in Elmira Heights for 35 years. He was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154. Harry was an avid hunter and fisherman, traits that have been passed down to his three sons. He was a longtime communicant of St. Casimir's Church. Harry's greatest joy was time spent with his family. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Sunday, June 5, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.  Star Gazette – June 2, 2011

 

DOMICONE - RICH
Isabel M. (Domicone) Age 87, Isabel died on Thursday, September 1st, 2005, at 9 p.m. at the Chemung County Nursing Facility surrounded by her loving family. Isabel is the daughter of Frank and Congetta (Spallone) Domicone. She was predeceased by her daughter, Mary Ann Rich Narde, in 2004; her sisters, Mary Navone, Louise Liquori, Grace Ponzi, Mamie Carrozza, Angeline Sprague; and her brothers, Alphonse, Eli, and Joseph (Duke). Isabel is survived by her loving husband, John P.; her son, John G. (Colleen), their children, Mallory, Kristin, and JT (John Thomas); her son-in-law, Robert J. Narde, with children, Elizabeth R. and Stephen J. Narde; and many nieces and nephews. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt. Along with her family she enjoyed spending time with her many close friends. Isabel enjoyed cooking, baking, and playing cards. Her door was always open to everyone. Isabel was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and was a member of St. Anthony's Sacred Heart Ladies Society, Golden Age Senior Citizens Club, Macchia Club, and the Racoon card club. Isabel was retired from Facet Enterprises. She will be sorely missed by all who loved her. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation. Calling hours will be at Kalec Funeral Home, Inc., 705 E. Church St., Elmira, NY, Monday, September 5th, at 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Prayer Service there Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. followed by her Funeral Mass of Christian Burial which will be held at St. Anthony's Church on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with committal prayers and interment to follow at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery.

Star Gazette February 23, 2005. Judge Daniel J. DONAHOE, Retired Family Court Judge Age 92 of Elmira, died Monday February 21, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Elmira on December 31, 1912, a son of James J. and Anna O'Dea Donahoe. Judge Donahoe was predeceased by his first wife Margaret Kelly Donahoe in 1972. He is survived by his wife Angela Milazzo Donahoe whom he married July 4, 1975. Other survivors are his children, with their spouses, Marianne D. and Leon Sterle of Ft. Pierce, FL, James J. Donahoe of Elmira, Kathleen D. and Randolph Shelton of Woodbridge, VA, Mark J. and Michele Donahoe of Syracuse, NY, Gerald P. and Karen Donahoe of Horseheads, Madeleine and Martin Sweeney of Parrish, FL, Earl and Terri Edwards of Bradenton, FL and Michael and Carol Edwards of Attica, NY; 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Judge Donahoe graduated from St. Mary's grammar school and Southside High School. He earned his B.A. degree from St. Bonaventure University and his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law. He was admitted to the Bar in 1946 and had a private law practice from 1946-1955. Judge Donahoe served as Judge of Recorders Court, in the city of Elmira, from 1948-1955. From 1955-1962 he was Judge of Chemung County Children's Court and from 1962 until his retirement in 1982 he was a Judge of New York State Family Court. Judge Donahoe was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II, serving in the China, Burma, and India Theatre from 1943-1945. He was a former president of the Elmira Kiwanis Club, Chemung County Bar Association, Elmira Baseball Club, Cerebral Palsy and Handicapped Children's Association, Council of Social Agencies, and the first president of the New York State Association of Family Court Judges. Judge Donahoe was a former chairman for the March of Dimes, a member of the Board of Directors of St. Joseph's Hospital for 23 years where he was Chairman of the Board for 9 years. He was a recipient of St. Joseph's Hospital Centurion Award. A long time supporter of Veterans Affairs, Judge Donahoe was instrumental in the expansion of Woodlawn National Cemetery to the benefit of thousand of veterans and their families. He was a member of many veterans' organizations including the China, Burma, India Veterans Association, the American Legion Bentley Post #443, Veterans of Foreign Wars Rex Field Post #901, and a lifetime member of the Catholic War Vets Post #1178. Judge Donahoe was also a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Msgr. John J. Lee Division, Knights of Columbus Council #229, Elmira Elks Lodge #62, Elmira Moose Lodge #517, and a former long time member of the Elmira Country Club. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, February 24, 2005 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, February 25, 2005 at 9:30 A.M., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Judge Donahoe's memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market Street, Elmira, New York 14901 or PAL Mentoring Program, c/o Southside High School, 777 S. Main Street, Elmira, New York 14904. The officers and members of the A.O.H. will meet at the McInerny Funeral Home on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 5:45 P.M. to conduct a memorial service for our departed brother Daniel J. Donahoe. Signed, Justin McInerny, President The Officers and Members of the Knights of Columbus, Rev. Henry F. Adamski Assembly and Elmira Council #229 will meet at McInerny Funeral Home, Thursday, February 24th at 9:00 P.M. to conduct a prayer service for our departed Brother, Sir Knight Daniel J. Donahoe. Signed, Leo Krolak, Faithful Navigator Robert Ryniker Tom Tedone, Grand Knight

JAMES J. DONAHOE of 625 Newtown St. Saturday, Aug. 19, 1961.  Survived by son, Judge Daniel J. Donahoe; five grandchildren.  Body at Keefe Funeral Home.  Calling hours today 2 o 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Tuesday, 8 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9 at St. Mary’s Church.  St. Peter and Paul’s
Cemetery.  –Elmira Advertiser 8/21/1961

DENNIS DONAHUE of 611 Reynolds St.  The funeral was held at the family home this morning (Dec. 1, 1949) at 8:15 and 9 at St. Mary’s Church.  The Rev. James C. Lane celebrated the Solemn Requiem High Mass, assisted by the Rev. Leo E. Lynch and the Rev. Thomas J. Toole.  Pallbearers: Vincent O’Herron Sr., Vincent O’Herron Jr., Joseph Brooks, Paul Potchaldo, John Dunlavey and Francis Collins.  St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/1/1949

DONAHUE - Edward C. “Bud” Donahue, age 52 of 1165 Charles St., Elmira, Monday, January 19, 1981. Friends may call at the McCarthy Funeral Home Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. A private funeral and committal service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. Friends may make contributions to the American Cancer Society or to St. Mary’s Church Renovation Fund. Survived by wife, Daisy A. Hovencamp Donahue; sister, Mrs. Peter [Rita] Plante of Norwich, Vermont; uncles, Charles Donahue of Fulton, NY, John J. O’Brien of Elmira, William O’Brien of Canandaigua; cousins, Francis Mold and John Mold, both of Elmira, Mrs. Margaret Tagg of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Donahue was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church; an employee of the New York State Electric & Gas Corp. with 33 years of service and a member of its’ Quarter Century Club. He was an avid golfer; a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Navy.  Star Gazette [Elmira, NY] 20 January 1981

JOHN F. DONAHUE, 311 W. Clinton St. today, Apr. 22, 1947.  Survived by wife, Marguerite; son, John Jr. of Elmira; daughters, Mrs. William Bucy and Miss Patricia Donahue of Elmira; father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. James Donahue of Elmira; brothers, Daniel and Martin of Elmira, Thomas of Albany, Leo of Syracuse; sister, Mary Ellen Donahue of Elmira; four grandchildren.  Body is at the Keefe Funeral home and will be removed to the family home this afternoon where funeral will be Thursday at 8 a.m., 9 at St. Patrick'’ Church.  SS. Peter and Paul'’ Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/22/1947

OBIT: JOHN J. DONAHUE
SOURCE: Elmira Star-Gazette, Fri. 29 June 1956
DEATH DATE: Wed. 27 June 1956
BURIAL: SS. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira
Transcriber: Anne Ross
"John J. DONAHUE, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Donahue of 776 Roe Ave., Wednesday, June 27, 1956. Survived by brother, Robert J. Donahue, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Danield H. Donahue of Elmira; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Mashanic of Wellsburg. Body at Keefe Funeral Home, 436 Broadway. Burial. Friday afternoon at convenience of family. St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery."

JOHN J. DONAHUE, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Donahue of 776 Roe Ave., Wednesday, June 27, 1956.  Survived by brother, Robert J. Donahue Jr.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Donahue of Elmira; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Mashanic of Wellsburg.  Body at Keefe Funeral Home, 436 Broadway.  Burial Friday afternoon at convenience of family.  St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/29/1956

DONAHUE   Leonore A. Age 88, formerly of Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira and currently residing at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads went Home on November 20, 2005. Leonore was the daughter of the late Cornelius and Agnes (Moore) Donahue. Brothers, Justin, Francis, John, Thomas and cousin, Jack Mack also preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces, Mary and Patricia Donahue and Judy Selby; nephews, John T., Robert, James, Michael, Brian, John J., Jerry, Richard and Stephen Donahue; along with great-nieces and a great-nephew. Leonore was a former employee of Remington Rand and the Elmira City Clerk's office. She was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Friends are invited to call at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Leonore's memory may be directed to St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, New York 14904.

MISS LILLIAN A. DONALDSON of Williamsport, Monday, Jan. 25, 1960.  She was a communicant of Maer Dolorosa Church, Williamsport.  Survived by sisters, Miss Rose E. Donaldson of Elmira and Mrs. James Moylan of New York City; brother, William F. Donaldson of Williamsport.  Body at Redmond Funeral Home, Williamsport.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Thursday at 9:30 a.m.  Requiem High Mass at 10 in Church of the Annunciation, Williamsport.  Committal service and burial at St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Elmira.  –Elmira Advertiser 1/26/1960

 

D'ONOFRIO Anthony J.

Age 88 of Elmira, NY. He was born January 28, 1924 in Elmira son of the late Pasquale and Archangelina (Muccigrosso) D'Onofrio and died Sunday, December 16, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law Dr. Dino and Karen D'Onofrio of Webster, NY, Donato (Dan) and Sharon D'Onofrio of Old Hickory, TN; grandchildren Alicia Trimble of Murfreesboro, TN, Dr. Joanne Smith of Memphis, TN, Joseph D'Onofrio of Old Hickory, TN and Kristen D'Onofrio of Webster, NY; great grandchildren Aia and Lillian Vy Trimble of Murfreesboro, TN; brother and sister-in-law Daniel and Joan D'Onofrio; sisters Theresa Diliberto and Rosalie Losito all of Elmira along with several nieces and nephews. Anthony retired from Hardinge, Inc. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army, receiving the Purple Heart. He had a fond love of music. As an accomplished musician, during the 40's and 50's, he toured with many Big Bands as a drummer. Afterwards he was very active in the local music scene. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, December 20th from 9 to 10 am. Prayers will be offered there at 10 am, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in St. Mary's Church. Rev. John DeSocio, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Anthony through donations to the Community Living Center at the Bath VA where he resided for the past 6 years. Please make checks payable to Bath VA, 76 Veterans Ave., Bath, NY 14810. His family wishes to thank the staff for the wonderful care they provided him during his stay.   Star Gazette – December 18, 2012

 

DONOHUE, Penelope - Unnamed Elmira Newspaper - September 7, 1905 Mrs. Patrick McGRATH died at her home, 605 John St. at 9:15 o'clock this morning. She is survived by her husband and five children James, Peter, John, William and Mary; two sisters Mrs. M.C ahill L and Mrs. P. Gallagher of Waverly; one brother Michael DONOHUE of Elmira. Funeral services will be held at the house at 9 o'clock, Sat. morning and in SS Peter & Paul's Church at 10 o'clock. Interment will be in SS Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>

 

DONOVAN Robert C. Sr. Age 73, of 510 Center Street, Horseheads, New York, died on Monday, December 24, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born on April 27, 1928 in Elmira, NY to the late Michael and Rose (Terrell) Donovan. Robert was a member of the American Legion Post #442 Horseheads, NY. He served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S Arnold J. Isbell, the U.S.S. Newman K.Perry and the U.S.S. Maddox, where he received the WW II Victory Medal. Robert was predeceased by his brother Eugene Donovan. Survivors include his children, Rosemary (Elwyn) Gwinn of Horseheads, Colleen (Richard) Jasper of ID, Robert C. (Ann) Donovan of Elmira, Michael J. (Melissa) Donovan of Horseheads, Maryann Donovan of Elmira Heights and James Donovan of Horseheads; brother, John F. (Billie) Donovan of Elmira; aunt, Elvira Nagle of Elmira; sister-in-law, Barbara Donovan of Elmira Heights; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 28th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at Sts. Peter & Paul Church on Saturday, December 29th at 10 AM. Interment will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Bath VA Hospital.

 

DOOLEY Matthew L. Jr.  "Bud"

A longtime resident of Millerton (Roseville), PA died Sunday evening, April 17, 2011 at the Bath Veterans Nursing Home following a battle with cancer at the age of 85. Born on October 3, 1925 in Elmira, Bud was the son of the late, Matthew L. and Bina Abigale Murphy Dooley. Bud served in the United States Marines during WWII where he was a survivor of the assault of Peleliu September 15, 1944. Bud often said, "Once a Marine always a Marine". He was employed by General Motors in Buffalo as a truck driver for many years. Always active, Bud enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, golf and baseball. He was formerly a communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Surviving is his loving wife, Tasa Vlajic Dooley; children, Alice (Roy) Fassel, Diana Dooley, Ronald Dooley, Sherry (Fred) Costantino, and Tracey Contrino; stepchildren, Rada Azinaro, Dushanka (David) Donner, Floyd (Patricia), John (Mary Lee), David (Jean), and Robert (Jeannie) Vlajic; sister, Mary Ellen Frawley; many grandchildren, great grandchildren; a nephew, Jack (Patty) Frawley and his favorite cat, "Lucky". In addition to his parents, Bud was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Ellen Dooley. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 between the hours of 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1:15 p.m. with Deacon George Welch officiating. Graveside services will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Dooley. Donations may be made to the Bath VA Nursing Unit # 2, 76 Veterans Ave. Bath, NY 14810. The family wishes to thank the staff of unit #2 for providing loving and compassionate care for Bud during his illness.   Star Gazette – April 19, 2011

 

DOOLEY Rita M. Quenan

age 75, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on Friday, December 16, 2011 at her home. Rita was born on April 9, 1936, daughter of the late Edna (Carlson) and Francis Dooley. Rita is survived by her sons, Daniel Reynolds of Marcellus, NY, David (Candy) Reynolds of Big Flats, NY, Debbie (Rick Bodmore) Reynolds of Keswick, ONT, Michael Reynolds of Erin, NY and Sean Quenan; sister, Joan Draghi; brother-in-law, Pete Quenan; step children, Chris (Lum) and Leon Quenan; grandchildren, Robert (Jill) Reynolds, Justin Smith, Lisa Reynolds, Rebecka Reynolds, Marshall Reynolds, Hannah Baker, and Lindsey Reynolds; several cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends, including special friends Debbie, Helga, and Faye. Rita was predeceased by husband, John B. Quenan; brothers, Francis, Alan, John, and Vincent Dooley; sisters, Anne and Lillian Dooley. Rita graduated from EFA in 1954, worked as a secretary at IBM and worked as an admissions officer at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for years. She was a 4H leader and taught religious education at St. Mary Our Mother. She enjoyed writing poetry, playing the guitar, piano and reading. She especially enjoyed being a mother and a homemaker. She was a loving, caring and thoughtful woman with a beautiful soul who believed that a smile each day would take you a long way. She will truly be missed by her family and friends. Charitable contributions in memory of Rita can be made to the American Cancer Society , or charity of one's choice . Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday. December 21, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.    Star Gazette – December 18, 2011

 

DORAN Geraldine (Doran) KIMBLE

Age 81 of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born October 3, 1931 daughter of the late William and Gladys Doran and died Saturday, July 13, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her brother and sister in-law William and Marian Doran. She is survived by her daughters: Diane (Gary) Moffe and Deborah (Bernie) Cuer; grandchildren: Brian (Angela) Moffe of Pittsburg, PA, Marisa (Eric) Moffe Shoemaker, Matthew (Toni) Moffe, Kate (John) Cuer Walton and Kevin Cuer all of Elmira; great grandchildren: Lia & Lexie Shoemaker, Jordan, Meadow, & Hayden Moffe, and Carter Kimble Walton. Geraldine was a resident of the Villa Serene Apts. before entering the St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Facility a year ago. The family wishes to thank the wonderful compassionate staff on the fifth floor for the wonderful care these past few months. At her request there will be no calling hours. Private family burial will take place at the convenience of the family in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – July 14, 2013

 

DOUGHERTY –MRS. CATHERINE REIDY died Sunday morning (June 14, 1921) at her home, 302 East second Street.  She is survived by two sons, William and Michael of Elmira; four daughters, Mrs. Louis Decker, Mrs. Charles Farr and Mrs. William VanWort, all of Elmira and Mrs. John Kenny of New York City; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas Costello of Elmira, Mrs. Daniel Desmond of Renova, Pa. and Mrs. Michael Mack of Williamsport, Pa., also a brother, John Dougherty of Elmira.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the home and at 9 from St. John’s Church.  Burial in SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/15/1921

DOUGLAS -
O’Leary Dolores J.
Age 74 of 1208 Trescott Dr., Pine City, N.Y., died Friday, October 29, 2004 at home in care of her loving family.Dolores was the daughter of the late Howard and Stella Malinowski Douglas.  She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Paul E. O’Leary; Daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lynn and Michael Maquire with their children, Kerry, Michael, Jr., and Sean, of Severna Park, Md; Sons and daughters-in -law, Paul E. Jr. and Julie O’Leary with children Matthew and Morgan of Amherst, N.Y., Michael J. and Mary Ann  O’Leary with children Ryan and Megan of Clarence Center, N.Y; great-granddaughter Kylie Maguire of Severna Park, Md; brothers and sister-in-law, Robert and Sally Douglas of Elmira, Richard Douglas of California; sisters and brother-in-law, Dorothy Jordan of Lansing, N.Y., Jean and John Molnar of California. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Dolores was EFA graduate, class of 1948. She was a devout wife, mother, and grandmother. Dolores has several interest over the years including volunteering at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Notre Dame High School, and as a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader. She enjoyed golf, bowling, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.  Friends are invited to call at the McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Monday, November 1, 2004 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday November 2, 2004 at 9:15 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Mary’s Church, Elmira. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning, N.Y. 14830 or  Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Ave., Elmira, N.Y. 14904

DOUGLAS – Dolores J. O’Leary – A prayer service, led by Father Joseph Levesque, CM of Niagara University, was held at McInerny Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 2, 2004 at 9:15 AM. Dolores was then taken in procession to St. Mary’s Church, Elmira for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Father Levesque was the presider and Father Richard Farrell concelebrated the mass. The music was led by organist Mary Montanarella and the St. Mary’s Church Resurrection Choir. The funeral pall was placed on Dolores’ casket by grandson, Michael Maguire Jr. with daughter Mary Lynn Maguire then placing the crucifix. The readings were given by granddaughters, Kerry Maguire and Morgan O’Leary. Father Farrell read the Gospel and delivered the homily. The Prayers of the Faithful, with a special prayer for Dolores’ deceased parents, Howard and Stella Douglas and sister, Betty Strange, were led by son-in-law, Michael Maguire Sr. The offertory gifts were presented by daughters-in-law, Julie O’Leary and Mary Ann O’Leary, niece Clare O’Leary and special friend, Barb Carine. Remarks of remembrance were given by sons Michael O’Leary and Paul O’Leary Jr. committal and interment followed at St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery with Father Farrell leading the prayers. Pallbearers were Michael Maguire Sr., Michael Jr. and Sean Maguire, Matthew O’Leary, Dr. Theodore Grawehr, William Fleming, Mike Beviacqua and Dick Sowers. – Elmira Star-Gazette, 3 Nov. 2004, p.4C

DOWLING - TAGGI, Ann Dowling
died
on January 27, 2010 at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville. She was 85 years old. Mrs. Taggi was born on April 9, 1924 in Corning, NY to William and Veronica Tyrasinski Dowling. Mrs. Taggi graduated from the Corning Free Academy High School in 1942. Mrs. Taggi was a volunteer at the Greenvale Grammar School in Eastchester for many years, as well as being a longtime resident of Eastchester. Mrs. Taggi was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Scarsdale for 55 years, and a member of St. Veronica's Guild. Mrs. Taggi is predeceased by her husband, Albert J. Taggi, who died
in 2007. Mrs. Taggi is survived by her two daughters, Marilyn Taggi Cisar and her husband, Alan, and Monica Taggi Forte and her husband, George. Her grandchildren, Peter and Andrew Forte and Cecilia Cisar, survive. She is predeceased by late brother, William Dowling. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, 10 a.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Interment St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Monday, February 1, 2010. Visiting hours Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Reposing at Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Homes, 824 Scarsdale Ave., Scarsdale, NY 10583, 914-725-1137.   Elmira Star Gazette, January 29, 2010

MARGARET A. ‘MARGIE’ DRAKE, of Elmira, NY died Sunday, April 3, 2005 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.  Margie was the daughter of the late Edward L. and Margaret Reidy Drake.  She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Robert C. and Rose M. Drake of Pine City; niece, Ann M. Malcolm of Parker, CO with children Ashley and Gavin; nephew, Daniel M. Drake of Wellsburg with children David, Alyson and Andrew; nephew Joseph R. Drake of Manlius, NY with wife Amanda and children Ryan and Morgan; and several other nieces and nephews.  Margie was employed by the Elmira City School District for 30 years as a teacher, principal and was with the school district administration at the time of her retirement.  She was a longtime communicant of St. Mary’s Church.  Margie was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Thursday Morning Musicals, the American Association of University Women, the Business and Professional Women, the Brand Park Beautification Committee, and the Ladies of Charity.  She was also on the board of directors for the YWCA.  Friends are invited to call at the McInery Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  A prayer service will be held there on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Elmira.  Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.  Flowers are acceptable or donations in Margie’s memory may be directed to the Margaret A. Drake Community Scholarship Foundation, c/o the Community Foundation of the Elmira Corning Area, 307 E. Water St., Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

KATHLEEN MARIE DRISCOLL, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Driscoll of 616 ½ Winsor Ave., Saturday, September 4, 1965.  Body is at the Barrett Funeral Home where private funeral will be held at the convenience of the family St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  Besides parents she is survived by a sister, Kelly Ann Driscoll at  home; maternal grandparents, Mrs. Florence Parke of Elmira and Rex Parke of Orlando, Fla.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Driscoll of Elmira.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 9/5/1965

DRISCOLL SHARON MARIE ANDRUS
Dedicated Purolator employee -  Age 67, of Elmira, NY, died June 20th, 2007 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after winning her battle with cancer. Sharon was born in Elmira, July 13th, 1939. She was born the loving daughter of the late Paul and Margaret Fernan Driscoll. She is survived by her three loving children whom she adored, her son, Lance Andrus (Lisa) of Colorado; daughters, Becky (Jim) Janowsky of Elmira, Karen Andrus (Scott Bellgraph) of Binghamton; three beloved grandchildren, William Andrus of Colorado, Michael Andrus (Whitney Finch) of Elmira, Jason Janowsky (Amanda Lewis) of Elmira; one very special great-granddaughter, Caitlin Andrus; sisters, Joann Girardi (Paul McKlevis) of Elmira, Francine Crowley of Elmira Heights; and her brother, Terry Driscoll of Elmira. Sharon is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins; her three devoted feline friends, "Meeko", "Gabby", "Fluffy"; ex-husband, William C. Andrus of Pine City; and her breakfast group friends at Curly's Family Restaurant. Sharon worked for Purolator in Elmira Heights for 24 years. She loved the comfort of her home, gardening, and jigsaw puzzles. Sharon will be best remembered as a quiet, hardworking person, with a devilish smile, who was never afraid of getting her hands dirty and always ready for a rare prime rib steak. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Friday, June 22nd, 2007, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Peter and Paul's Church, 161 High Street, Elmira, Saturday, June 23rd, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Walter Wainwright will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorials in Sharon M. Andrus's name to the Arnot Ogden Foundation, c/o the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901. The Family wishes to thank the Falck Cancer Center for the wonderful care and puzzles that kept Sharon busy during her treatments, and the night nursing staff on unit 2B of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for their personal touch and loving care.

 

DUFFY Ellen Skeahan

The Elmira Advertiser - Thursday Morning - April 26, 1917 - Page 7

Mrs. Edward Skeahan - Mrs. Edward F. Skeahan died last night at 8 o’clock at her late home, 852 North Main street.  Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Miss Ella J. Skeahan, of Bedford Hills, N. Y., Mrs. Anna Spaulding and Mrs. Catherine Zimmerman, of Elmira, and a granddaughter, Mrs. James A. Shavnan, of Cortland, N. Y.  The funeral announcement will be made later.

 

DUFFY Ellen Skeahan

The Elmira Advertiser - Saturday Morning - April 28, 1917 - Page 2

Mrs. Edward Skeahan - The funeral of Mrs. Edward Skeahan will be held at the family home, 852 North Main street, today at 8 a. m. and at the St. Patrick Church at 9 o’clock.  Burial in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.

DUFFY, Richard (Dick) Retired employee of The Star-Gazette Age 66, of Elmira, Friday, June 16, 2000. Survived by Brother & Sisters-in-law: John & Regina Duffy, Elmira,  Patricia Duffy, Elmira; Nieces & Nephews: James, Joseph, Thomas Duffy, Patricia Santulli, Deborah Grosso, John Duffy, Susan LeClair, Robert, William & Michael Duffy, Several great-nieces & great nephews; Aunts: Margaret Woodard, Frances McConnell, Marian French & Flora Carpenter and many, many friends.  Pre-deceased by Parents: Howard & Anna Duffy, a sister, Patricia & a brother  Robert. Those wishing may make a Memorial Donation to Eastside Catholic Parish in Dick's Memory (Envelopes available at the Funeral Home). Mr. Duffy was a communicant of Eastside Catholic Parish and a retired employee from the circulation Department at the Elmira Star-Gazette. Family will receive Relatives  and Friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Monday, June 19, 4-7 PM. Prayer service  there Tuesday, 8:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in St.  Peter & Paul Church, Rev. Patrick Connor, Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul Cemetery.

DUNLAP   Gordon F. Age 86, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Gordon was born April 29, 1919 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Hugh and Maetta (Delamarter) Dunlap. Gordon was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy; along with his brother, Raymond Dunlap. His surviving family includes his wife, Elizabeth (Stoddard) of Millport, NY; niece and nephew, John and Sue Dunlap and of Elmira, NY and their families; brother-in-law and best friend, Dr. Raymond Stoddard of Elmira, a host of friends, including Nancy Ostrander and Doug Day. Gordon was an active member of Horseheads Old Oak Lodge 364 F.&A.M. He was past master and currently held the chair of Assistance Grand Lecture for the Chemung, Schuyler and Tioga District of Free and Accepted Masons. Gordon was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads and also a member of the Kalurah Shriners of Endicott, NY and Royal Arch Masons. He was employed as an engineer with American LaFrance and later Westinghouse Corp. in Horseheads. Gordon also volunteered at the Chemung Co. Sheriff Department. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, Today, Tuesday, November 1, 2005, from 2-4:00 p.m. and again from 6-7:00 p.m. when the officers and members of Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364 will conduct a memorial service for their worthy brother, Gordon at 7:00 p.m. Family and friends are further invited to call from 7:15-8:00 at the funeral home where his funeral service will take place at 8:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira. NOTICE: Officers and members of the lodges of Chemung, Schuyler, and Tioga F. &A.M. will gather at the Barber Funeral Home at 7:00 pm to conduct a memorial service for their departed brother.

 

DUNLAP Raymond F. Dunlap

Elmira: Was born August 8, 1934 in Elmira, the son of the late Howard and Mary (Chesonis) Dunlap, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, March 19, 2011, with his family at his side. In January of 1966, Raymond married Marie Feathers. Prior to her death, May 6, 2008, they celebrated 42 wonderful years of life together. Ray is survived by his beloved children: son, Michael R. (Colleen) Dunlap of Elmira, NY; daughter, Dawn Dunlap also of Elmira, NY; adored grandsons, Ryan Dunlap and Kelvin Waiksnis; brother, James (Helen) Dunlap of Wayne, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Raymond was a Veteran of the US Army proudly serving his country during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of various American Legions for 51 years, most recently belonging to the American Legion Clarence Oliver Post #154 in Elmira Heights, NY. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #229 with 52 years. He was a Past Grand Knight and belonged to the 4th Degree. Mr. Dunlap retired from Sears and Roebuck after 40 years of dedicated service. He was a faithful communicant of St. Mary's Church. At his request there will be no prior calling hours. Private interment will take place at the convenience of his family in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where Ray will be laid to rest with his beloved Marie. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County SPCA Animal Shelter, Route #352, Elmira, NY 14903 in his memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY.   Star Gazette – March 21, 2011

 

DUNLAVEY Lucy

We had to say goodbye before we said hello. Lucy Dunlavey, first born daughter of Kristopher & Theresa Dunlavey, left this world on Friday, May 25, 2012, at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Sometimes, it's the smallest things that take up the most room in our hearts.  She is survived by her parents, Kristopher and Theresa; grandparents, Kathy Dunlavey, Kevin and Janice Rathbun, all of Elmira; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Rev. Wendy Lowden will officiate at a private graveside service at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery in Elmira on June 29th, 2012. Donations in Lucy's memory may be made to the March of Dimes 3445 Winton Place, Suite 121, Rochester, NY 14623.   Star Gazette – June 17, 2012

 

DUNN ELIZABETH A.
Age 85, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, August 31, 2008. Calling hours will be held at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Friday, September 5, from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. with funeral services at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. Rev. Jeff Tunnicliff officiating. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Dunn. Miss Dunn was a graduate of Southside High School in Elmira and was retired from her job as a clerk in the Chemung County Treasurer's office. She loved animals and never hesitated speaking her mind.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/3/2008 - 9/4/2008

DUNN - TOSCH
Florence Madeline (Dunn) Age 85 of 78 Ridge Road, Horseheads, died after a brief illness at home on September 20, 2001. She is survived by her loving partner Walter C. Prior, of their home; three children, John Earl Tosch and his wife "Snooky" of Wellsburg, NY, Mrs. Rose Ann Harris of Macedon, NY, and Ms. Doris M. Regan of Leoti, KS; 10 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Her extended family includes several relatives in the Winnepeg, Canada area and several friends in this area. She was a past munitions plant worker in Eldred, PA and was employed at Thatcher Manufacturing Company in both Olean, NY and Elmira. She was predeceased by her former husband, William Howard Chappell of Olean, NY and her husband Louis Earl Tosch of Elmira Heights and two sons, George A. Chappell and Robert J. Tosch. Friends are invited to call at Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY today, Saturday, September 22, 2001 from 3-5PM. Her memorial service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 5:00 PM there at the funeral home. Interment will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

DOROTHY MAE DUNNING AND DAVID ROY DUNNING – A double funeral for Miss Dorothy Mae Dunning and David Roy Dunning, who were drowned at Big Pond, Pa., Thursday afternoon (July 24, 1930) will be held at the family home, 216 Bloomer Avenue, Monday at 8 a.m. and at St. Partick’s Church at 9 a.m.  Burial in SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  Besides the widow, Mr. Dunning is survived by one daughter, Ellen.  –Elmira Advertiser 7/26/1930

 

DURANTE Anthony N. "Tony"

Elmira: Age 74, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 21, 2013. Tony was born October 12, 1938, in Elmira, the son of the late Grace (Lombardi) and Carlo A. Durante. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his sister Rose Foster, uncle Jerry Lombardi, nephew Mark Travis, and brother-in-law Cliff Miller. Tony is survived by his long- time companion Jacqueline Edwards, Elmira; daughter, with her family, Gina and Kurt Bischoff, Bloomington IL, with children, Aiden, Hunter and Marissa; siblings, Caroline Durante, Texas, Francis Durante, with Judith Johnson, Ithaca, Rita Durante, Albert Durante, Raymond Durante, all of Elmira; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Tony graduated from St. Anthony's Grammar School and EFA, Class of 1957. He worked for Conrail, as an engineer, until his retirement. Tony loved horse racing, traveling and collecting antique cars/convertibles. An avid football fan, he was a "die-hard" Buffalo Bills fan. Tony could be found at area festivals, enjoying good food and good conversation. He could strike up a conversation with anyone! He could be seen riding his bicycle around town, getting his daily exercise. Tony was a life- long communicant of St. Anthony's Church, now Blessed Sacrament Parish, a member of the Sons of Italy, Sayre PA, and a former member of the Elmira Moose Lodge. Tony treasured the times spent with his family….he will be forever loved and missed. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Friday, July 26, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 9:15 a.m., followed by Tony's Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – July 24, 2013

 

DURANTE - FOSTER, Rose Dolores nee: Durante
Age 66, of Elmira died Sunday, September 14, 2008 unexpectedly. She is survived by daughter, Ellen Nichols, OK; sisters and brothers, Rita Durante, Horseheads, Anthony Durante, Elmira, Caroline Bubacz, TX, Francis Durante, Elmira, Albert Durante, Corning, Raymond Durante, Elmira; 3 Grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; pre-deceased by son, Mark Travis; parents Grace and Carlo Durante; Uncle, Jerry Lombardi. Rose was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church. The family will receive relatives and Friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Monday, September 22nd from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with a prayer Service at 12:15 p.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casimir's Church at 1 PM. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/21/2008

 

DYKINS Frederick E

Age 94, of Elmira, died Monday, April 4, 2011. Survived by brother, Joseph (Myra) Gressel, Mohawk, NY; nieces & nephews, Walter William (Agie) Binger, Kathleen (John) Wallace, Rosemary (Mike) Grinnell, Barbra Miller, Robert J. (Patti) Gressel, Herb (Brenda) Wild, Michael (Ali) Gressel, Karen (David) Cox, Kathleen (Todd) Simo, Joanne (David) Moynahan; several great & great-great-nieces and nephews and cousins; feline companions, William & Harry; predeceased by wife, Louise in 1990; brother, Robert L. Gressel; sister, Helen Binger. Fred retired from the US Postal service after many years of service. He was a veteran of the US Air Force WWII, a communicant of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, an avid stamp and coin collector, member of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians of Elmira, Lifetime member Elmira Elks Club, Honorary Life member of the Knights of Columbus Elmira Council #229 and the Rev. Henry F. Adamski 4th degree Assembly #741, holding many offices including Grand Knight, District Deputy and Faithful Navigator. He loved all animals, especially cats, and gave generously to several charities relating to animals. He also will be greatly missed by the local wait staff at area restaurants as he was known for leaving a two dollar bill or a one dollar coin with his tip. In lieu of flowers, those wishing make a donation to the Chemung County Humane Society (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Friday, April 8th, from 3 to 6 p.m., a prayer service there Saturday, April 9th, at 7:15 a.m. followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 8 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.    Star Gazette – April 7, 2011

 

EAGLESON –MRS. AGNES F. MALONE of 1318 Baldwin St. Tuesday night, Dec. 28, 1948.  Survived by husband, Nicholas T. Malone; daughter, Miss Rita Ann Malone, both at home; sisters, Mrs. Margaret Frisk of Endicott, Mrs. Elizabeth Banfield, Mrs. Anna Smith, brother, John Eagleson, all of Elmira.  The body is at the Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home and late this afternoon will be removed to family home where funeral will be held Friday 8:15 a.m., 9 at St. Cecilia’s Church.  St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/29/1948

EASTON Stuart E.
A resident of the Pine City, NY community died on Sunday morning, November 25, 2007 at his home with his loving family by his side. Born on December 16, 1932 Stuart was the son of Charles & Florence Mahar Easton. In serving his country, Stuart served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954. He married Joan Sullivan on May 30, 1959 in Elmira at Sts. Peter & Paul's Church together they enjoyed 48 wonderful years. He was manager of Consolidated Freightways, Horseheads, NY for 25 years and then retired. Earlier, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for 17 years. His interests included spending time with his family, (especially summers at Keuka Lake) traveling, fishing and playing golf. Stuart was a faithful parishioner at St. Mary's Church. In addition to his loving wife and companion of 48 years, he is also survived by their three children, Craig, his son and wife, Sue Easton, Accord, NY; Mark, his son and wife Alison Easton, Newpaltz, NY; Dr. Caroline Easton Creighton, his daughter and her husband Jay Creighton, Madison, CT; grandchildren, Aimee, Amanda and Maxwell Stuart Easton and William Stuart Creighton. Stuart is also survived by his sister, Bea Brown and brother-in-law, Don Brown; sister, Margaret Morrell and brother-in-law, Don Morrell; a sister-in-law, Kay Easton. In addition to his parents, Stuart was predeceased by his brothers, Maxwell Easton and Robert Easton; father-in-law, John James Sullivan 1964 and mother-in-law, Antoinette Sullivan in 2002, a brother-in-law, John James Sullivan in 2004. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday November 28, 2007 between the hours of 2-5 p.m. A Thursday morning payer service will take place at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church at 10 a.m. Graveside services will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Stuart E. Easton.

 

EGAN Edwin Kenneth, Jr. "Ken"

Passed away peacefully Monday, March 12, 2012 surrounded by his loving family after a short illness. Ken was born November 29, 1936 in Elmira, NY to the late Thelma Ethel and Edwin Kenneth Egan Sr. Ken met his best friend and "the only girl he would ever love enough to marry" at the Friday Nighters at the ripe old age of 15, where she really made an impact on him. They were engaged 3 years later and married on February 25, 1956 just 3 days after her 17th birthday. Ken worked hard all his life, starting with paper routes and moving on to exciting careers in wrapping gifts at Iszard's and as a bell hop at a downtown hotel. He eventually found a niche in car mechanics at Clute Ford in Elmira and then on the Miracle Mile. Eventually though, Guy Amisano lured him away to work at and eventually head up Vending repair at Pepsi where he spent 30 years before retiring. Many of Ken's employees remember him as being a firm but fair boss who really cared about his "guys." Ken was an avid Yankees, Cowboys and NASCAR fan. Ken used to work pit crew for local racer Bryan Osgood and his favorite driver was Tony Stewart after the sad loss of Dale Earnhardt. Ken was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Bentley Trumbull Post in Horseheads and of the Horseheads Loyal Order of Moose # 1476. Ken was predeceased by his wife RoseMarie Richards Egan, parents Thelma Ethel Granger Egan and Edwin Kenneth Egan, Sr.; parents-in-law Catherine Elizabeth Quinn Richards and Ernest Louis Richards; brothers-in-law Robert Lovell and Michael Edward Richards; and sister-in-law Rita JoAnn Richards Redder. He is survived by daughter Dawn (Terry) Bliss of Elmira, NY; son James (Becky) Egan of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren Catherine Rose Bliss, Sherry Eileen (Latney Joseph Porter) Egan, Jesse Lee Egan, Nicholas James Egan, and Kendra Nicole Bliss; great-grandchildren RJ Porter, Kristena Louise Porter and Jordyn RoseMarie Porter; sister Roena Lovell of Elmira Heights, NY; brother Paul (Ruby) Egan Sr of McDonough, GA and brother-in-law Robert Ernest (Olga) Richards of Hinkley, CA. Ken is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in addition to his "little girl" Patches de Kitty Cat. Dad/Papa/Uncle Kennie was a role model and all around great guy that is going to leave a very large, unfillable hole in our family. The family would like to thank the staff of Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, especially those on Unit 3c for their wonderful care of Ken and the care, concern and respect that they gave his many family members during the last days of Ken's life. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, March 16th from 4 to 7pm. The Sons of the American Legion will hold a memorial service at 6 pm and the Loyal Order of the Moose will hold a memorial service at 6:30 pm. Ken's funeral service will be held at 7 pm. Minister Daniel Dykes will officiate. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Ken through donations to Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 State Rte 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Rd, Corning NY 14830.   Elmira Star Gazette – March 14, 2012

 

ELLIOTT –MRS. ELIZABETH MCCARTNEY of 510 Fitch St., Tuesday, Apr. 15, 1947.  Survived by husband, William McCartney; sister, Mrs. Sissie Darcey of Dunbarton, Scotland; brothers, John Elliott of Dunbarton and Thomas Elliott of Glasgow, Scotland.  The body is at the Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home where friends may call Wednesday evening.  Funeral Thursday at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home and 10 a.m. at St. Casimir’s Church.  SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/15/1947

 

EMANUEL,  Louis S. "Uncle Lou" Loving father and grandfather Age 80 of Palm Harbor,  Florida, formerly of Elmira, died, Friday, August 4, 2000 in Florida. Louie, son of Daniel and Mary Sarah Emanuel, was also predeceased by his loving wife Toni Pasione Emanuel in 1969; sisters and brothers, Margaret Cavaluzzi, Antoinette  Aloi, Josephine Chalk, Thomas Emanuel, John Emanuel, William Manuel and Daniel Manuel. He is survived by his daughter Joelle and her husband Michael Cannon of Palm Harbor, FL; grandchildren, Stephen, Justin, and Dylan Cannon all of Palm Harbor, FL; great-grandchildren, Jakob, Lily and Tyler Cannon. Also surviving are sisters, Phyllis "Mamie" Cleary and Lena Limoncelli, with husband  John all of Elmira and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and  friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial to be held Saturday, August 26, 2000 at 9:00 A.M. in St. Peter and Paul's Church.  Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Louie was a U.S. Army  veteran of WWII. He was a U.S. Postal Carrier, retiring after 27 years. While living  in Elmira, Louie was a parishioner of St. Anthony's Church. Donations in Louie's  memory may be made to the National World War II Memorial, c/o McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Elmira NY 14905. Envelopes will also be available at the Memorial Mass.

 

EMERSON Raymond B.

Elmira: Age 85, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Raymond was born July 11, 1928 the son of Anna (Wida) and Elwin M. Emerson. He is predeceased by his wife Mary Virginia (Malcolm) Emerson, daughters, Sheila Emerson Slusser and Kathleen Emerson, twin brother and his wife, Rodney and Nancy Emerson, brother, Warren Emerson, sister, Beatrice Owens. Raymond is survived by his children, and their families, Deborah E. Emerson, Pine City; Gary M. and Cindy Emerson, Odessa, with children Brian and Christie; Mark R. and Janice Emerson, Goffstown NH, with children Jennifer, Heather, Bridget and Ryan; Theresa M. and Merle Sinko, Elmira, with Theresa's daughter Patricia Picarazzi; brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen and Diann Emerson, Belmont NY, Norman and Cora Emerson, Cuba NY, Wayne and Connie Emerson, Hendersonville TN, Richard and Dorothy Emerson, West Seneca NY; sisters and brother-in-law, Audrey Zink, Macedon NY, Virginia and Ralph Harbeck, Brewster MA; along with several nieces and nephews. Raymond was a graduate of Alfred State College. He served his country proudly in the U S Army, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Raymond was the Purchasing Agent for I.D. Booth, retiring after 40 years of service. He was a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 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 committal prayers and military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing may remember Raymond with a donation to the Chemung County SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY 14903.  Star Gazette – December 14, 2013

 

From the Elmira Star Gazette April 13 1965
EPPERSON, Arthur
Age 64 of 178 Lancaster Ave., Buffalo, Monday April 12, 1965. Body at Barrett Funeral Home, Calling hours: Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to  p.m. Parastasis will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. Prayer service there Wednesday at 8: a.m., The Divine Liturgy will be offered at  a.m. in Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, Elmira Height, the Rev. John J. Kluchko, St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Town of Horseheads. Survived by wife Mrs. Eva Hoodak Epperson; step-sons, Stephen Hoodak of Elmira, William Hoodak of Elmira Heights; one sister of Hannibal, Mo.; several grandchildren. He was a communicant of St. Peter and Paul's Russian Orthodox Church, Buffalo; retired employee of Ford Motor Co.Posted by: George J.Jones,Jr.

ERVIN Dr. Walter C., Jr.
Age 82, of Elmira, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at his home. Walt was born January 4, 1927, a son of Walter C., Sr. and Catherine Tremper Ervin. He was predeceased by the light of his life, his wife Polly, in March 2007; infant daughter, Julie, daughter Elizabeth Thompson, and brothers, Father Robert B. Ervin and John J. Ervin. Walt is survived by his daughters, with their families, Sue and Roland Velaso of Orlando, FL with children, Michael & Maria Mendiburo, and Harmony (Ivan) Figueroa; Maureen and Robert Goldsberry of Norman, OK, with children Chris & Kate; Ginny and Charles Crone of Williamsburg, VA, with children Chris and Elizabeth; Cathleen and Walter Palkowski of Orange, CT, with children, Matthew & Alex. Also surviving are many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. Walt was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. Upon his discharge from the Navy, he attended the University of Buffalo for his D.D.S. and returned to practice dentistry for 37 years. Devoted to Elmira, he spent most of his adult life committed to community service, but his deepest dedication was to his family. Walt was a tireless caregiver for his entire extended family with unmatched generosity. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, January 15, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 16, 2009 at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Military Honors will be accorded at the church at the conclusion of the mass. Committal Prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Walt's memory may be directed to Blessed Sacrament Parish, 604 Park Place, Elmira, NY 14901. Star-Gazette from 1/14/2009 - 1/15/2009

 

EVANS John T., Sr. "Jack", "Tiger"

Age 76 of Elmira, NY. He was born February 8, 1936 in Elmira, son of the late Catherine (Stempin) Evans and Robert A. Evans and died Monday, June 25, 2012 at home with his family by his side. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters Dorothy V. Davis and Patricia A. Rupp; brothers Bernard R. Evans and James F. Evans. John is survived by his loving wife of almost 50 years (September 8, 2012) Mary; son and daughter-in-law John T., Jr. and Amanda Evans; grandchildren Tyler, Molly and Camryn Evans all of Columbus, OH; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Betty Evans of FL, Dorothy and Alex Reynolds of Horseheads, Jean Ann Randall of Horseheads, Joseph Christastie of Elmira and Bob and Helen Christastie of NJ along with several nieces, and nephews. John was employed with Thatcher Glass for 25 years and retired from NYS DOT after 11 years of service. He was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish; a member of the Elmira Nocturnal Adoration Society, Perpetual Adoration Chapel at St. Casimir's Church and 30 years at the Notre Dame retreat house. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard serving for 8 years; a member of the F.O.E. #941, Elmira Elks #62, American Legion Post 154, the Tuesday morning Senior Golf League at Mark Twain; a volunteer delivering Meals on Wheels and was one of the morning group at the Elmira McDonalds. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, June 27th from 4 to 7 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Thursday, June 28th at 9:30 am followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Richard T. Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember John through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.   Star Gazette – June 27, 2012

 

EWANYK Henry A.
Age 89, of Lowman, died Saturday, December 19, 2009. Henry was born July 17, 1920 in New York City. He is predeceased by his wife Helen Runyan Ewanyk, son Thomas John Ewanyk, and brothers, Basil, John, Peter, & Paul. Henry is survived by his children, Andrew Ewanyk, with wife Nancy of Daytona Beach, FL, James Ewanyk, with wife Gail of Pine City, Kathleen Ewanyk of Corning, Mary Ewanyk of Hackettstown, NJ, Teresa Adessa, with husband Brian, of Nichols, NY, Michael Ewanyk, with wife Kelly of Lockwood, NY, Carolyn Ewanyk of Lowman; grandchildren, Andrew, Steven, Brian, Janette, Joshua, Nicholas; 3 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Henry was a U S Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from Remington Rand. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, December 28, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Interment, with military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Henry's memory may be directed to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 22, 2009

EWANYK Peter
A long time resident of the Southside of Elmira died peacefully, Saturday December 27, 2008 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility following an illness at the age of 86. Born in Elmira on February 3, 1922, Peter was the son of Cornelius & Anastasia Kudlak Ewanyk. He married Marian Jean Cheney on March 8, 1947 in St. Nicholas Church. He served his country during WWII in the Air Force. Mr. Ewanyk retired from NYS Department of Corrections after 32 years of service. In serving the Lord he was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. He instilled strong values within his family and was very proud of his children and grandchildren. Surviving is his loving wife and companion of 61 years, Marian J. Ewanyk; their children, a daughter, Mary Ann (Ted) Gilkey, Ocean City, MD; twin sons, Kevin (Erica) Ewanyk, E. Northport, Long Island; and Keith (Laurie) Ewanyk, Rochester; eight grandchildren, David and Lauren Gilkey, Jonathan, Marissa, Alicia, Ryan, Rachel, and Ryder Ewanyk; a brother, Henry Ewanyk, Lowman; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Peter was predeceased by his brothers, John (Harriet) Iwanik, Basil (Rose) Ewanyk and Paul (Netta) Ewanyk; brothers-in-law, Robert Cheney and Michael Russo. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 from 1–2 p.m. A prayer service will take place at the funeral home following visitation at 2:15 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 3 p.m. in St. Mary's Church. Graveside committal services will follow in Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Ewanyk.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/28/2008

EWSUK - PALLADINO, Sonia M.
Age 75, of Horseheads, NY. She was born February 19, 1934 in Elmira Heights, NY, daughter of the late Constantine and Anna (Spack) Ewsuk and died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was predeceased by her son, Mark, in 1980; brothers and sister-in-law, Gabriel and Lois Ewsuk and William (Sonny) Ewsuk. Sonia is survived by her husband of 54 years, John J. Palladino; children, Susan (Martin) DiPetta of Pine City, John (Gale) Palladino, Anthony (Suzanne Blanchard) Palladino, all of Horseheads; grandsons, Martin, John, Joseph and Michael DiPetta; sisters, Kathleen Petrochko and Gloria Ewsuk, both of Elmira Heights; sisters-in-law, Joan Ewsuk of Elmira Heights, Carmella Palladino of Elmira, Dorothy (Bill) Rickard of Clarence, NY and Patricia (Jeff) Sayers of Elmira; brother-in-law, Joseph (Diane) Palladino of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. Sonia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and aunt. She was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church; delivered fresh baked bread with her father from the family bakery (Ewsuk's Bakery, Elmira Heights); was formerly employed at Elmira Floral Products, Elmira Heights Theater and P & C in Horseheads. She loved to bake, was the best cook, play the organ, tend her garden and flowers and she cherished her collection of elephant figurines and loved her pets. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, May 22nd, from 5 to 8 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Saturday, May 23rd, at 9:15 a.m., followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Our Mother Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Flowers are acceptable as well as remembrances to St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/22/2009
 

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