St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
Chemung County NY
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WILLIAM J. FLANAGAN JR. age 97, of Elmira, Keuka Lake and Bradenton FL, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Bill was born in Elmira on January 2, 1918 a son of William J., Sr. and Nellie (Savey) Flanagan. He is predeceased by his wife of 61 years Margaret M. (Smith) Flanagan and son William J. Flanagan III. Bill is survived by daughter and son-in-law Marcia E. and Robert Ferri of Wyckoff NJ with children Andrea L. (David) Hekemian and Robert J. Ferri; daughter Jean F. Cullen of Elmira; great grandchildren, Payton and Olivia Hekemian. Bill was a 1939 graduate of Bentley College majoring in accounting and finance. In 1940 he went to work for Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford CT for three years. With the onset of WW II he enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1943 and served until December of 1945. While in the military he married Margaret in 1944. After WWII he went to work as an accountant at Remington Rand, a subsidiary of Sperry Univac. He was later promoted to Controller and transferred to Middleton CT where he was in charge of company plants in New England. Bill returned to Remington Rand as Controller in 1961, where he worked until the plant closed in the early 1970's. He continued with Sperry Univac setting up the world wide warehouse in Elmira for parts that were still needed for the company. Bill retired briefly in 1977 before going back to work as President of Brady Supply, finally retiring in 1981. Bill was an emeritus life associate member of the Institute of Management Accounting, serving as President from 1965-1966 and National Director in 1967. Bill and his family enjoyed 30 years as summer residents on Keuka Lake. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Interment, with committal prayers and military honors, will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/33/3025
Source: New York State Library, microfilm newspaper collection
Paper: Elmira Star-Gazette, Mon., Aug 30, 1920, page 5
Subject: Mary Flannagan Fitzgerald - DEATHS - MRS THOMAS FITZGERALD
Mrs. Thomas Fitzgerald, of 503 Oak street, the wife of Thomas Fitzgerald, of the former firm of Gradwell & Fitzgerald, died Sunday at 2 oclock. The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday morning, at 9 oclock and at SS Peter and Pauls church at 9 oclock. Burial in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Ed. note: Mrs. Thomas Fitzgerald was born Mary Flannagan. She was the first wife of Thomas Fitzgerald; they were married for about 35 years; they had no children. She is buried with Thomas Fitzgerald at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Paper: Elmira Star-Gazette, Tues., Aug 31, 1920, page 3
FUNERALS - MRS. THOMAS FITZGERALD
The funeral of Mrs. Thomas Fitzgerald was held from the home, 503 Oak Street, today at 8 oclock and from SS. Peter and Pauls church at 9 oclock. A solemn requiem high mass was celebrated by the Rev. J. J. Bloomer V.F. and the Rev. E. J. Lyons. The pallbearers were Thomas and Francis Leary, Leo Curren, Roger Cannan, David Dickerson, Clarence Richards. Burial was in the SS. Peter and Pauls cemetery. Ed. note: Thomas and Francis Leary are nephews, sons of her sister-in-law, Katherine Fitzgerald Leary. Roger Cannan is a son of Mary Sullivan Cannan, half-sister to Thomas Fitzgerald.
FLASPHALER - KNOTT, Eleanor R. "Flossie"
Age 87 of Elmira NY, died Monday, May 28, 2007 at the St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. Eleanor was born on October 12, 1919 in Corning NY, the daughter of the late William and Mattie Clark Flasphaler. She was predeceased by her husband William J. Knott on December 3, 1983 and son Edward F. Knott on December 31, 2001. Eleanor is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, William J. and Sharon Knott of Elmira, Timothy M. and Brigid Knott of Buffalo; daughter and son-in-law, Susan V. and William Haug of Reno NV; daughter-in-law, Wendy Knott of Elmira; grandchildren, Meredith (John) Walker of Indian Trail NC, Colin Knott of Novelty OH, Katherine and Kimberly Knott of Elmira, Liam, Michael and Breda Knott of Buffalo, Lauren and William Haug of Reno; great granddaughter, Megan Walker; sister-in-law, Frances Tunis of Montour Falls; several nieces and nephews. Eleanor was a retired secretary with the Elmira City School District. Friends and family are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A prayer service will be held there on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 9:15 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Casimir's Church, Elmira. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Eleanor's memory may be directed to either St. Joseph's Hospital SNF, 555 E. Market St, Elmira NY 14901 or The Josh Palmer Fund, c/o The Community Foundation, 307 E. Water St., Elmira NY 14901. Eleanor's family would like to extend a special thank you to the 5th floor staff of St. Joseph's Hospital SNF for the loving and devoted care given to her.
FLETCHER CLARA T. MURPHY
Mrs. Clara T., age 71, of 1061 Davis St. Saturday November 24, 1973. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Sunday and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. in St. Patricks Church. Interment St. Peter & Pauls Cemetery. She is survived by husband, John E. Murphy; daughters, Mrs. Steven (Mary Lou) Sozanski, Horseheads, Mrs. Dominick (Alice Catherine) Cirillo, Niagara Falls; sons James Henry Murphy of Cleveland, Ohio, John Edward Murphy, Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif.: 12 grandchildren; brother, Richard Fletcher of Rochester; several nieces and nephews. She was a communicant of St. Patricks Church and a member of their Womens Club. She was a member of the Democratic Womens League, Ladies of Columbus Auxiliary, the Arnot Ogden Hospital Alumna Association and a 50 year graduate, Class of 1923, Arnot Ogden Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of America, Court St. Rita No.
EDGAR R. FLETT, 369 ˝ West Sixth Street died Saturday (Dec. 27, 1931) at 11 p.m. He had been employed as a conductor on the Erie Railroad for 49 years. He was a member of the Order of Railroad Conductors and of the St. Patrick Church. He is survived by one daughter, Mildred C. Flett and two sons, Harry of Niagara Falls and G. Donald of Elmira; also by two grandchildren, Harold of Niagara Falls and Dorothy Patricia of Elmira. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the home and at 9 in the St. Patrick Church. Burial in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Elmira Star-Gazette 12/28/1931
G. DONALD FLETT of 120 Country Club Drive, Sunday, Nov. 4, 1962. He was a retired Elmira Reformatory correction officer, communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Frances S. Flett; daughter, Mrs. Charles C. Cummings of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Lawrence A. Lofstrom of Elmira; brother, Harry J. Flett of Orange Park, Fla.; seven grandchildren. Body at Hughes Funeral Home. Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Wednesday at 8:15 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. St. Peter and Pauls Cemetery. Elmira Star-Gazette 11/5/1962
FLORY John A.
Age 85, of Comfort Hill Road, Wellsburg, NY, died Thursday, September 10, 2009. John was born May 16, 1924, the son of Wadic and Martha Butka Floryshak of Glen Lyon, PA. He was predeceased by his sons, Thomas Walter and Mark Flory, his parents, brothers, Henry, Walter, and Joseph Floryshak, sister Mary Yamilkoski. John is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patricia Cahill Flory; children, with families, Barbara Flory of Athens, PA, with children, Patricia, Adam, and John Lewis, John Patrick Flory of Sitka, AK, Maribeth Lambert of Elmira, with husband Robert, and children, Matthew, Emily, Christian, and Catherine, Katie Flory of Elmira, Ashley Files Flory of Takoma Park, MD, with daughter Grace, Brian Flory of Juneau, AK, with wife Elizabeth, Teresa Kennelly of Rochester with husband Dennis and children, Sean, Ryan, and Margaret; great-granddaughter Jordan; sister Florence Ruminski of New Cumberland, PA; sisters-in-law, Dolores Floryshak of Edwardsville, PA, Pegge Floryshak of Glen Lynon, PA, Reverend Barbara Floryshak of Tribes Hill, NY; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. John is also survived by his very special friend Dr. Charles Palmer of Cocoa Beach, FL. John served in the U.S. Navy for six years in the South Pacific, and other bases, during World War II. He graduated from Texas A&M College in Kingsville, TX. John worked for the Park-Davis Pharmaceutical Company for 34 years, retiring in 1987. He served the Village of Wellsburg as a trustee for 6 years starting in 1960. John was a member of the Board of Supervisors for the Town of Ashland, which later became the Chemung County Legislature. He served on the Legislature for 35 years, serving as Chairman for 24 years. John has been Chairman for Chemung County IDA for the last 21 years and was a current member of Chemung County Soil and Water Conservation. John enjoyed his political career and making a difference in his community. Friends and relatives may call at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 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 Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in John's memory may be directed to one of the following .Southern Tier Hospice, Tanglewood, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, or a charity of one's choice. Published in Star-Gazette from September 13, 2009
John J. (Jack) Age 59 of 86 Cleveland Ave., Elmira, NY. He was born January 8, 1942 in Elmira, son of the late Benjamin L. and Eleanor (Rutzke) Flynn, Sr. and died Thursday, August 9, 2001 unexpectedly at home. He was also predeceased by his brother Benjamin L. Flynn, Jr. Survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Jennifer and Daren Minch of Horseheads, Julie and Scott Turkel of Bellmore, L.I., NY and Kellee Flynn (Robert Jones) of Athens, PA; sister Mary K. Sutherland of Horseheads and sister-in-law Margaret Flynn of Elmira; grandchildren Justin, Megan, Connor, Zachary and Abigail along with several loving nieces and nephews. Jack retired from G & T Air Expediting; was a U.S. Navy veteran, member of the American Legion, Harry Bentley Post 443 and the F.O.E. #941 both in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Sunday, August 12th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 13th at 1 PM in Sts. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Patrick L. Connor, Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
FLYNN - Mrs. Mary Flynn Fitzgerald
Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald, the widow of David Fitzgerald, died at noon today at the family home, 518 Gradwell street, after an illness of several weeks, following the fracture of a hip bone several weeks ago. She is survived by two sons and five daughters, Thomas B. Fitzgerald and Frank Fitzgerald; the Misses Kate, Mary and Margaret Fitzgerald, Mrs. C.S. Richards, Mrs. George Dickinson. Mrs. Fitzgerald had been a member of SS. Peter and Paul's church for the past 50 yeaers, and was most highly esteemed in social and church circles. The funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the home, and at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul's church. Please omit flowers. [Elmira Star Gazette, Thursday March 27, 1913, page 11]
FLYNN Nancy (Flynn) Fitzgerald Sullivan
Source: Steele Memorial Library, Elmira NY; microfilm newspaper collection Paper: Elmira Star Gazette 19 December 1896
Subject: Nancy (Flynn) Fitzgerald Sullivan
Funeral of Mrs. Sullivan - The funeral of Mrs. Timothy Sullivan who died yesterday (December 18, 1896) morning will be held at 1:30 oclock tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at the house at 507 Oak Stand an hour later at SS Peter and Pauls Church. The interment will be at SS Peter and Pauls Cemetery.
Ed. note: Nancy (aka Ann) Flynns was born in Ireland, where she married her first husband was Francis Fitzgerald; he died in the late 1850s. Timothy Sullivan was her second husband. She had at least 5 children: Thomas Fitzgerald, Katherine (Fitzgerald) Leary, Francis Fitzgerald, John Sullivan and Mary A. (Sullivan) Cannan. She and her second husband are buried with her son Thomas Fitzgerald at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery.
FLYNN, Thomas A. died Wed. noon at the family home in Olean, after an extended illness. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. William Durkin of Addison; Mrs. Edward Colligan of Olean; the Misses Mary and Margaret at home; two sons, M. E. Flynn of Addison; William A. of Olean; a niece, Mrs. Mary A. Fenton of 519 Fulton St., Elmira. The funeral will be held at Olean Sat. morning and the remains will be removed to Elmira by automobile for burial in the family plot in the SS Peter & Paul Cemetery about 3 p. m. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Sept. 1, 1927. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
FOIL Rita May Age 80, of Elmira, New York, died on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born in Elmira, NY on August 7, 1925 to the late Charles and Mary (Moran) Foil. Rita was predeceased by her brother, Clifton Foil; and uncle, Robert Foil. Survivors include her very close friends, Theresa and Kenneth Beebe of Elmira; her godson and his wife, Charles and Deborah Novakowski of Elmira; along with several cousins. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 26th, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 27th, at 10 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul Church with Reverend Walter Wainwright as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
JAMES JOHN FORD age 44 of 1272 Penna. Ave., Pine City, Thursday, August 2, 1979 at the Sidney Forbes Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral home, Sunday afternoon 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer services there Monday at 8:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Marys Church at 9:00 a.m. Interment Sts. Peter and Pauls Cemetery. The family will provide their own flowers and requests contributions be made to the Sidney Forbes Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, Mass. In care of Director of Memoriams. Survived by wife, June Ann (Waugh) Ford; daughter, Diane Marie; son, Steven James all at home; parents, John Philip and Theresa Hansman Ford of Waverly, N.Y.; sisters, Mrs. Leo (Margaret) Pranitis of Chicago, Mrs. John (Cynthia) Kingston of Waverly; brothers, David Ford of Chatham, N.J.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a communicant of St. Marys Church, Assistant Customer Service Manager for Thatcher Glass Mfg., Co., a US Naval Veteran and member of Relaxed Squares. Elmira Sunday Telegram 8//1979
FORD Theresa F - SULLIVAN Theresa F. Age 78, formerly of Corning, NY, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Theresa was born in Elmira, NY on April 7, 1928, to Martin and Catherine (Walsh) Ford. She married Thomas Sullivan in 1949 in Elmira. She was a caring and dedicated wife, mother, and friend. Those that were fortunate enough to have been touched by her, knew that she would help in any way that she could. Theresa and Thomas have a special place in their hearts for Keuka Lake, and have a home there with many special memories. She is survived by her husband, Thomas (Crystal Lanes); two daughters, Cindy (John) Byrne of Sparks, MD and Cathy (August) Cassella of Round Lake, NY; a son, Mickey (Betsy) Sullivan of Canandaigua, NY; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Thursday from 3 until 6 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning. Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Stanislaus Church, PO Box 153, Bradford, NY 14815.
FORSYTH - KESSING Helen I.
Age 86, of Millerton, PA, died Monday, November 12th, 2007, at home surrounded by her loving family. Helen was the daughter of the late Russell and Bessie Smith Forsyth. She was born March 4th, 1921 in Altoona, PA. Surviving her is her beloved husband of 66 years, Francis Kessing of Millerton; sons, Russell (Kim) Kessing of Green Valley, AZ, Bob (Rachel) Kessing of DuBois, PA, Paul (Rita) Kessing of Andover, CT; daughters, Kathy Kessing of Millerton, PA, Ginny (Mike) Sheehe of Elmira; sons, Jerry (Blanche) Kessing of Mansfield, PA, Frank (Shelly) Kessing of Millerton, PA; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Russ Forsyth and William Forsyth, both of TX; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Reverend Barnardine Kessing of Boston; special friends, Charlotte Brown and Linda Noble of Millerton, PA. Helen was predeceased by daughter, Pat Ham; grandson, Frank Kessing; sisters, Betty Clark, Frances Barry. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904, Thursday, November 15th, 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 St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY, Friday, November 16th, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Jeff Tunnicliff will officiate. Graveside committal services will follow the Mass in St. Peters and Pauls Cemetery. Helen was a lifetime communicant of St. Mary's Church. She spent her life loving and raising her wonderful family. She loved to quilt and thinking of others through cards of sympathy or words of encouragement. Those wishing may make memorials to the Guthrie Hospice or St. Mary's Church. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/14/2007.
JOSEPH D. FORTE, age 88, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Joe was born in Elmira a son of Virginia (Solometo) and Dominck Forte. He is predeceased by his grandchildren, Aaron and Vincent Henry, and brother-in-law Carmen Esposito. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Therese Esposito Forte; children, and their families, Michael J. and Diane Forte of Orland FL with children, Dominic Forte, Margaret (Joseph) San Felippo, Jennifer (Don) Miller and Ian Adamich; Maureen A. Forte of Elmira; J. Paul and Monica Forte of Elmira Heights, with children, J. Paulie, Maria and Anthony Forte; Anthony G. and Kim Forte of Sterling VA; Jacqueline F. and Paul Henry of Leesburg VA, with daughter Trish Harrington; brother and sisters-in-law, Robert A. and Libby Forte of Elmira, Therese Esposito of Webster NY; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Joe was a U S Navy veteran serving his country during WWII and the Korean War. A retired Corrections Officer worked for many years at the Elmira Correctional Facility. After his retirement he went to work for BOCES delivering mail, working until the age of 80. Joe was one of the original volunteers of the Elmira soup kitchen, now the Elmira Community Kitchen. A devout Catholic, Joe was a long time communicant of St. Anthony's Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister. He attended daily Mass at St. Casimir's Church and was very involved with the Adoration Chapel at the church. Joe was also a member of the 3rd Order of St. Francis. He was an avid woodworker, furniture maker and enjoyed gardening. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 a.m., St. Casimir's Church. Military Honors will be accorded outside of the church at the conclusion of the Mass. Private interment will take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Joe with a donation to either the Elmira Community Kitchen, 215 E. Church Street, Elmira NY or the SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY. Joe's family extends their sincere thanks to Dr. Corbalan and the 6th floor staff at the nursing facility for the wonderful care Joe received. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/27/2016
FOSHER - LAVALLEY, Ina
Born June 23, 1917 in Coopersville, New York. She died
April 21, 2010. She was a lady of many talents, a kind and generous heart with a will of iron. Her main purpose in life was family. She adored her husband, three girls and son-in-law Angelo. She loved all her extended family and loved her bingo and friends. She is survived by her three daughters, Laura Fusco and husband, Angelo Fusco of Pine City, New York; Ltc. retired Gloria A Besley of Pine City, New York; and Ella Rock of Fayetteville, North Carolina. She is also survived by her grandchildren , Christopher Rock and Michelle Edwards, Ltc. Jason Rock and wife Donna, and Billy Besley and wife Mary, Angela Beavers and husband John, and Anthony Fusco and wife Gigi. She is also survived by her great-grand children, Kaileigh Rock, Colin Rock, Orrin Besley, Eric Beavers, Kevin Beavers and Nickolas Fusco. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Alonzo Lavalley on April 30,2006, son-in-law, Philip Rock in October 2005, Her parents, Ephreim and Ella Fosher and six brothers and sisters, Irving Fosher, Abram Fosher, Effie Milliken, Amos Fosher, Norma R. Coyle and Chudleigh Fosher. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Ina was a communicant of St Mary's Parish in Elmira, New York and a past member of the ladies of St. Anne in Champlain, New York. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she has touched.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, May 2, 2010 between the hours of 5-7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday morning at 10 am in St. Mary's Church followed by graveside services in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where Ina will be interred beside her beloved husband, Alonzo Lavalley. Elmira Star Gazette, April 25, 2010
CAROL M. FOSSACECA age 28 of 210 Mary St., Sunday,
Feb. 13, 1966. Friends may call at Mogros Funeral Home Monday 7 to 9 and
Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Wednesday at 8 a.m.
followed by Solemn Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Anthonys
Church. St. Peter and Pauls Cemetery. Prayer service at the
funeral home, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Fossaceca; brother, Louis Jr. and James, both of Elmira; sister, Mrs.
Bernard (Darlene) Rosplock Jr. of Elmira; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
William McConnell of Elmira; paternal grandfather, Michael Fossaceca of
Elmira. She graduated from Elmira College, the class of 1959, was an
employee of Computer Programmers and Analysts Inc. of New York City, was
elected to Whos Who of American College and was recently elected to the
Outstanding Young Women of America. Elmira Star-Gazette 2/14/1966
FRANK Cecilia Prunera
Age 88, formerly of Troy PA, died on September 18, 2011 at Hearthstone at Amity in Douglassville, PA. Cecilia was born in South Orange, NJ on November 16, 1922 a daughter of Charles and Gertrude (Saal) Frank. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Xavier E. Prunera in 2004 Cecilia is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Barbara Prunera of Marlborough, MA; daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and Jay Markwart of Castro Valley, CA, Michelle and Pete Bergey of Sanatoga PA; grandchildren, Michelle, Kristin, Ben, Joe, Jeff, Matt and great-grandson, Malachi. Cecilia was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving as a WAVE during WW II as a timekeeper in the flight tower at the Naval Air Stations in Lake City and Jacksonville, FL. She had worked for American Silk Label in Troy PA. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, Elmira on Friday, September 23, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1100 W. Church St., Elmira. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will be at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Cecilia's memory may be directed to Maryknoll Friars and Brothers, PO Box 301, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0301. Star Gazette September 21, 2011
JOHN DONALD FRAWLEY devoted husband, adored father and respected public servant, the Honorable John D. Frawley, age 93, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2016. Born in Elmira on May 18, 1922, he was the second of six children of Edward and Alice Frawley and is survived by one sister, Sister Clare Frawley. He is predeceased by his sister Rose Alice Frawley and brothers, Carroll, Gerald, and Robert Frawley. John is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, RoseMary Vaughan Frawley, and their eight children and 19 grandchildren: Kevin (Joan): Austin, Taryn, Egan and Robert Frawley; Elizabeth (Smith): Vaughan and Conor Bagley; Brian (Patty): Teddy Camp; Terry: Andrew Frawley; Rosemary (Sam): Amelia D'Souza; Pegeen: Kara, Maggie, Cailey and Molly Doran; Bernadette (Michael): Ryan, Christopher and Griffin Butterfield; and Ellen (Nico): Ian, Luke and Aidan Vroom. Judge Frawley graduated from Elmira Catholic High School, Niagara University and Columbia University Law School. He served in the European Theater as a lieutenant in World War II and received the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in connection with military operations. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his rescue of British troops from a German prison camp in 1945. He was a member of the fourth Armored Division, which liberated the Ohrdruf Concentration Camp in April 1945, the first Nazi camp liberated by U.S. troops. Judge Frawley was elected eight times as Judge of Elmira Recorder's Court and enjoyed the endorsement of both parties. He was Founder and Executive Director of the Family Support Project to deal with multi-problem families and sponsor the Outreach Program to improve family life. His court was one of the first in the Nation to mandate referral and treatment programs for alcoholics who appear in court. He was a Member of Governor Rockefeller's Task Force on Alcohol Problems, and Chairman of its Committee on Alcohol and Highway Safety. He continued his commitment to support and strengthen families when he was elected as Chemung County Family Court Judge, where he served from 1982-1992. From 1993-2007 he served as a Judicial Hearing Officer for the State of New York. He was passionate about his Catholic faith, Irish heritage, Democratic politics, the NY Giants and his community. He served as past president of the Elmira Rotary Club, Neighborhood House, Optimist Club, and Elmira Pioneers Baseball Club. He was the founder and president of the Elmira CYO, Glove House, Notre Dame High School Board of Governors and Huck Finn Little League. He was a charter member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and a long standing member of the Knights of Columbus. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick's Church, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 11:00 a.m. Military honors will be accorded outside of the church after the Mass. Private interment will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The family wishes to convey their deep gratitude to the thoughtful and loving care provided over the past few years by Barbara Hillman, Laura Brown, Wendy Voight and Becky Tillotson. They also wish to thank Dr. Tony Ciccarello, Dr. Dayakar Reddy, Father Rick Farrell, Deacon Joe Erway and Carefirst Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in his name to Holy Family Catholic School, 421 Fulton Street, Elmira NY or Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira NY. Officers and members of the A.O.H. will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m. to conduct a service for our brother, John. Signed, Tim Tobin, President. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/9/2016
FRAWLEY, 53, of Hornell, NY passed away on March 11, 2015 at the Robert
Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born on March 22, 1961 a son of Lawrence
and Julia (Miller) Frawley. Michael enjoyed fishing and spending time with
family and friends. He was pre-deceased by a sister Debora Frawley Bertelson
in 1989. Michael is survived by his two children, Michael Frawley Jr. and
Colleen Frawley; parents, Lawrence and Julia (Miller) Frawley of Elmira, NY;
sisters, Valeria Frawley of Elmira, NY and Ellen Frawley of Elmira NY; six
grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and special friends. A private
graveside memorial service will be held at the Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery
in Elmira NY at the family's convenience. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/12/2015
FRAWLEY J. Robert "Bob"
Age 80, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at home. Bob was born April 11, 1928, a son of Edward and Alice Keating Frawley. He is predeceased by his wife, Mary Frisk Frawley, sister, Rose Alice Frawley, brothers, Dr. Carroll Frawley and Gerry Frawley. Bob is survived by his children, with their families, Roberta "Bobbie" and Bill Conz of Horseheads, with children, MR3 Robert Conz, U.S. Navy, and Jennifer Conz; Edward G. and Shelley Frawley of Midlothian, TX, with sons, C2C Nick Frawley, USAFA, Eric Frawley, and Vince Frawley; Mary Ann "Mitzi" and Anthony DiPetta of Elmira, with daughters, Kristin and Emily DiPetta; Michael Frawley of Williamstown, MA. Also surviving are sister, Sister Mary Claire Frawley, SFCC of Escondido, CA; brother and sister-in-law, Judge John and Rose Mary Frawley of Elmira; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dr. James and Patricia Frisk of Athens, GA, William and Ruth Frisk of Scranton, PA, Margaret and Charles Emmick of Elmira; along with beloved nieces, nephews; special friends and neighbors. Bob was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a graduate of Elmira Catholic High, Jean Summers School of Business, and Tri-State University in Indiana, where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Over the years he worked for Bendix Corp., A&P, and American Home Foods in Milton, PA from where he was retired. Active in the community, Bob was an ombudsman with Chemung County Office of the Aging, former board member, and member, of the Elmria Senior Center, charter member, and past president, of the Msgr. John J. Lee Division of the A.O.H., the Knights of Columbus, Elmira Council #229, Retired A&P Friends, and a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, February 22, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment, with full military honors, will take place Monday, February 23, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Bob's memory may be directed to either, Sister Claire Frawley's Foundation, Saint Clare's Home, Inc., 243 S. Escondido Blvd, #120, Escondido, CA 92025-4116 or Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905. Officers and members of the Msgr. John J. Lee Division - A.O.H. will meet at the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday to conduct a service for our brother, Bob. Signed, Mark O'Herron, President Officers and member of the Knights of Columbus Elmira Council #229 will meet at the funeral home at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday to conduct a service for our brother, Bob. Signed, Jack P. Strong Senior Grand Knight Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/19/2009
FRAWLEY J. Robert " Bob"
Services for Bob were held Sunday, February 22, 2009. A prayer service, led by the Knights of Columbus, was held at McInerny Funeral Home at 3:45 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Father Richard Farrell was the celebrant. Music was led by organist, Mary Montanarella and the St. Mary's Resurrection Choir. Bob's children, Bobbie Conz, Ed Frawley, Mitzi DiPetta, and Mike Frawley, placed the funeral pall on his casket, with Bobbie then placing a crucifix. Readings were given by nephew, Brian Frawley, and daughter-in-law, Shelley Frawley. Mitzi DiPetta and Mike Frawley led the prayers of the faithful. Offertory gifts were presented by granddaughters, Jennifer Conz, Kristin and Emily DiPetta. Bob's rosary beads were also brought forward in recognition of his daily devotion to the rosary. Ed Frawley shared remarks of remembrance of his dad. After mass the Frawley family gathered at the parish Marian Center for a dinner. Interment, with full military honors accorded, was held Monday, February 23, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Pallbearers were sons-in-law, Bill Conz and Anthony DiPetta, along with nephews, Bob, Greg, Tim, and Brian Frawley. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons, MR3 Robert Conz, U.S. Navy, C2C Nick Frawley, USAFA, Eric and Vince Frawley. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/24/2009
FREEMAN - PIROZZOLO
Patricia R. (Nana) Age 67, of Wilmington, N.C., formerly of Elmira, N.Y., died at home on Thursday, November 2, 2006. Pat was born on October 25, 1939 to the late Claude and Elnora Freeman. She was predeceased by her husband Marion Pirozzolo, her brother, uncles and several in-laws. She is survived by her children, Dominic (Debbie) Pirozzolo, Anita (Al) Underkofler, Tony (Nadine) Pirozzolo, Lisa (Jeff) Elston, and Mickey (Michelle) Pirozzolo, 21 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brother, Jack (Linda) Freeman, aunts, Gert Reedy, Marion Gardner, in-laws Jim (Blanche) Pirozzolo, Joni Pirozzolo and John Pabis, many nieces, nephews and friends. Pat was a member of St. Anthony's Church and spent many years helping the March of Dimes and Elmira Little Theater. Friends are invited to a mass of Christian Burial on November 20, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church with services to follow at St. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Nana will be lovingly remembered for her cookies and her many trips to NYC.
FRENCH - HUGHES, Sally (Sara) French
Age 93, died peacefully Friday, February 22, 2008, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Born in Elmira on June 30, 1914, Sally was the daughter of Uri S. and Rita Conevery French. Sally married Louis B. Hughes of Elmira in 1936. The family moved to Detroit, Michigan where Mr. Hughes was a designer for General Motors. Widowed in 1953, Sally returned to Elmira where she raised her four children on W. Third St. She was employed as a secretary for the Elmira School District. Sally was predeceased by her five siblings, Jack, Uri, and Norman French, Dorothy French Conway, and Florine French Monks. She was also predeceased by her beautiful, artistic granddaughter, Lesley French Hughes. Sally is survived by her four children and their caring, loving spouses, Louis B. and Carol Dolinsky Hughes of Fairfield, CT, Norman C. and Lesley Thomas Hughes of Pulaski, NY and Cary, NC, Susan Hughes and H. Cleveland May of Little Rock, AR, Fredrick P. and Lucinda W. Hughes of Elmira. Sally took great pride in her 12 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and wonderful nieces and nephews. She was devoted to her family and to St. Patrick's Church where she was a lifetime member. She was loved by all who knew her and will be missed by her many friends. Family and friends are invited to gather at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Friday, March 14th, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 15th, at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira, Rev. Walter Wainwright Celebrant. Interment of Sally's ashes will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. A reception at the Hilton Garden Inn, Horseheads will follow the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to the American Cancer Society, Catholic Charities of the Southern Tier, or to the charity of your choice. Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/12/2008 - 3/13/2008.
FRISK Jeannine M. Nisco
A long time of resident of Southport, died Wed. Mar. 14,
2012 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center at the age of 74. Born on May 14, 1937 in
Elmira, Jeannine was the daughter of the late, Ralph & Elizabeth Chapman
Frisk. She married Amadio "Butch" Nisco on May 20, 1961 and together
enjoyed 49 years of wonderful memories until his passing on Sep.12, 2010.
Jeannine was employed by the Elmira City School Dist for many years. Her many
interests included traveling with her family to Atlantic City and Wildwood, NJ;
picking Apples, Tomatoes and Cherries, Christmas Time, coaching Softball for
Southport Rec. cooking, baking and spending time with her beloved canine
companion, "Wesley". Surviving is her loving family, children, Lynne
Nisco, Laurie Nisco and Steven (Tammy) Nisco, all of Elmira; special
granddaughters, Alison (Paul) Delmonte, York, PA; and Alyssa Nisco, Elmira;
great grandson, Trey Delmonte and a great granddaughter due in June 2012;
sister, Gail (Keith) Fuller, San Diego, CA; nephew, Dan Fuller, Port Crane, NY;
niece, Joanna (Scott) Wolfskill and great nephew, Ethan all of San Diego, CA.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens,
1126 Broadway, Southport, on Mon. Mar. 19, 2012 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. A
memorial service will follow the visitation at 8:15 p.m. Interment will take
place in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the family's convenience. Memorial
donations may be directed to the Chemung County SPCA, Rt. 352 Elmira, NY 14903
in her memory. Special thanks goes out to Marshall & Mary Murdock, Gilda
Murdock, Aunt Bev, Laura Carozza, Ruth Barnes, the nursing staff of St. Joe's
2D and Arnot's 2B along with our many family friends and neighbors. May God
Bless Each of You. Memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County
SPCA, 2435 NY Rte. 352, Elmira, NY 14903 in her memory. Star
Gazette March 16, 2012
FRISK Kathryn F. [Frisk] Hanrahan
Age 89 and formerly a longtime resident of Reynolds St. in Elmira's Southside died after a brief illness on Mon. Oct. 25, 2010. Kathryn was born in Antrium, PA, a daughter to the late Richard and Constance (Crooks) Frisk. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph F. Hanrahan in 1982 and is survived by her daughters and son, Judy (James) VanNordstrand of Newark Valley, NY, Mary Kay (Dan) Archambeault of Horseheads, NY and Joseph (Bonnie) Hanrahan, also of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Jamie (Tim) Brown, Jason VanNordstrand, Rejean and Collin Archambeault, Kristin (Damien) Cleveland, Sean (Angie) Hanrahan, Michaelene Maximiek and Chris Martin; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua, Justin, Damien, Annabella, Gianna, Luke, Quinn and Alex; former daughter-in-law, Catherine Hanrahan; sisters and brothers, Gladys Hourihan, Shirley (Richard) Knox, John (Irene) Frisk, Richard Frisk; and sister-in-law, Shirley Frisk. Kathryn was also predeceased by her sisters, Marie Walters, Connie Malone; and brother, William Frisk. She was a longtime employee of The Remington Rand in Elmira and more recently she was retired from South Side High School in Elmira where she worked in the Cafeteria. In her earlier years she enjoyed softball and bowling. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Sat. Oct. 30, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 1:00 p.m. Burial service at the convenience of her family at a later date in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira. Special Thanks to the healthcare workers of Elcor's Rehab and Nursing Facility, St. Joseph's Hospital and Rob Kimball for the compassion and care they provided our mother. Thank you most sincerely. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 27, 2010
FRISK Patricia Marie
Rochester, NY: Passed peacefully surrounded by loving
family and friends on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at age 69. Pat left a legacy
of gentle goodness and a zeal for ministering to those in need. Predeceased by
parents, Peter and Valeria Frisk. Survived by brother and sister-in-law David
and Doreen Frisk, nieces and nephews Jeffrey Frisk, Sara Frisk, Ryan
(Catelijne) Frisk, Anna (Joseph) Ouellette and Michael (Emily) Frisk,
grandnieces and grandnephews, cousins, Sisters of St Joseph, and many dear
friends in Rochester and Brazil. Calling hours will be held on Thursday,
October 6, 2011 from 2 - 4 PM, with Funeral Liturgy to follow at 4 PM at the
Sisters of St Joseph Motherhouse, 150 French Rd, Rochester, NY 14618. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St Joseph Brazil Mission
Fund (at above address) or to Mt Carmel House, 4 Planet St, Rochester, NY
14606. Interment at a later date at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Elmira.
Star Gazette October 1, 2011
FUERO Betty Griffin
Age 89 of Elmira, NY. She was born June 6, 1921 in Elmira, daughter of the late Angelo and Grace (Juliane) Fuero and died Friday, March 18, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband William in 1992 an is survived by her children and their spouses Margaret Griffin of Elmira, Colleen and Daniel Forte of Elmira Heights, James and Ann Marie Griffin of Meriden, CT, Gina and William Wert of Elmira, Patrick and Jennifer Griffin of Elmira; grandchildren Jessica Salzer, Vincent (Faith) Forte, Michelle Forte, Christopher (Lisa) Wert, Laurie Wert and Isabella Griffin; great grandchildren Cassidy, Griffin, Gavin, Daniel and Emily; sisters Rose Mekos of Penn Yan and Patricia Button of Horseheads; several nieces, nephews and cousins including special niece JoAnne (David) Farmer along with many dear friends. Betty was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish and retired from St. Joseph Hospital. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, March 20th from 4 to 7 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, March 21st at 11:30 am, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Betty through donations to Ss. Peter & Paul Parish Center, 604 Park Pl., Elmira, NY 14901 Star Gazette March 19, 2011
FUERO Patricia A. Button
Age 76, of Horseheads, NY, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on March 29, 1936, in Elmira, NY to the late Angelo and Grace Fuero. She was predeceased by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Ransford Chapman, Antoinette and Louis Emanual and Betty and William Griffin. Patricia is survived by her children, Dan Button of Lodi, NY, Mike (Roberta) Button of NC and Jennifer (Scott) Hoose of Watkins Glen, NY; grandchildren, Hailey, Hannah, Mandy and Cody; sister, Rose Mekos of Keuka Lake; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, March 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 7 p.m. with Father John DeSocio officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – March 9, 2013
FUNDURULIC Joseph A. Longtime resident of Elmira, died Friday morning, February 17, 2006, at Elcor Health Services. Joe was born January 22, 1918, the son of the late Stephen and Stella Mikolajcak Fundurulic. He served his country with the U.S. Army during WWII and was a retired painter with American LaFrance of Elmira. He was a lifetime member of The White Eagle Club, and a member of the VFW and American Legion Clarence Oliver Post No. 145. Joe is predeceased by his first wife, Laura French Fundurulic from St. John's Newfoundland, Canada in 1984. Survivors include his wife of nearly 20 years, Frances Edger Fundurulic; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Valerie Fundurulic of Bradenton, FL; daughters and son-in-law, Rosemary and Ken Randolph of Elmira, NY, and Janet and Jean Fundurulic of Elmira, NY; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Cleone Fundurulic of Elmira, NY, and Stephen and Rose Fundurulic of Beaver Dams, NY; sisters and brother-in-law, Loretta and Don Savey of Elmira, NY, and Theresa Douglas of Elmira, NY; stepsons Charles and Patricia Perry of Big Flats, NY, Joel and Jean Perry of Elmira Heights, NY, and Scott and Bonnie Perry of Elmira Heights, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at Sullivan's Funeral Home 365 E. Franklin St., at Rt. 13, 607-739-2035, Horseheads, NY, on Monday, February 20, 2006, from 2 to 4 p.m. Joe's Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at St. Mary's Church Elmira, NY, at 10 a.m. Rev. Richard Farrell will be the celebrant. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery Elmira, NY, immediately following. To honor Joe's commitment to the military The Chemung County Honor Guard will provide Full Military Honors.
MISS MARY A. FUREY, 208 Front St., Friday, Jan. 29, 1943. Survived by Miss Nora Furey, sister. The body will be returned late Saturday from the Connelly Funeral Home to the home where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 8 a.m. and at St. Patricks Church at 9. Burial in SS. Peter and Pauls Cemetery. Elmira Star-Gazette 1/30/1943
FURMAN ALLYENE VILLELA
Allyene Furman - Of the Mark Twain Apartments, Elmira, died on July 9, 2007. Survived by daughters, Adelaida Villela-Amor, Adele Aurrecoechea, both of Mexico City, and Emily V. Gron of Las Vegas; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and close relatives and friends. At her request there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/11/2007.
FUSARE - ROSPLOCK, Catherine R. - nee: Fusare
Age 84, of Elmira, died peacefully at Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Monday, March 8, 2010. Survived by children, James Rosplock, Pine City, Bonita (Donald) Coyles, Horseheads, Mary (John) Stansfield, Farmington, NY, Frank (MaryAnne) Rosplock, Horseheads, David (Sue) Rosplock, Elmira; grandchildren, Kim Amberg, Lauri Rosplock, Chantil (Dan) Bates, Jonathan (Jillian) Coyles, Amanda (Erik) Piazza, Todd Allen, Christina (Keith) Kiss, Gregory and Peter Rosplock; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Cassie Amberg, Erikka Rosplock, Kaylee and Emilee Dallas, Devin Bates, Lauren Allen, Griffin Kiss, expecting ninth great-grandchild in April; brother and sister in-law, Frank and Theresa Fusare; brothers-in-law, Joseph Rosplock, Albert (Dolores) Rosplock; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her parents; husband, Eugene J. Rosplock; brother, Joseph Fusare. She was happiest when surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Catherine was a communicant of Christ the Redeemer Parish, a member of the St. Casimir's Rosary Society and the Adoration Chapel. Donations may be made in her memory to Christ the Redeemer Parish or to the friends of the Horseheads Animal Shelter (envelopes available at the funeral home). The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Friday, March 12 from 4-7 p.m. Prayer service there Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.10.2010
FUSARE MARY J. LEGGIERO
Mary J., A resident of the Elmira community died Wednesday morning, August 22, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 92. Mary was born on December 4, 1914 in Elmira, NY, daughter of Anthony F. and Anna Scala Fusare. She married William E. Leggiero Sr. on January 12, 1944 at St. Anthony's church in Elmira and he predeceased her on December 2, 1983. Mary worked for the Elmira City School District for 15 years in the food service department. In addition to the love and care she provided her family, her interests included playing cards and spending time socializing. Surviving is her loving family, a daughter, Donna & Robert Van DeBogart; son, William E. Leggiero Jr., Lewistown, NY; three grandchildren, Scott & Theresa Nichols, Elmira; AnneLies Van DeBogart, Macedon, NY; Tracy Petsky, Penfield, NY; five great grandchildren, Laura and Larry Petsky, Christian Stuewe, Isabella and Anna Sofia Nichols; a sister, Frances & Rocco Picarazzi, Elmira; a sister-in-law, Diane Fusare. In addition to her parents, Anthony & Anna and her husband, William, Mary was predeceased by a brother, Anthony Fusare, a sister, Carmel McCabe, and great grandson, Joshua Logan Nichols. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, August 26, 2007 between the hours of 1-4 p.m. Funeral services for Mary will be held at Caywood's on Monday morning at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Richard Farrell officiating. Graveside services will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where Mary will be laid to rest next to her husband, William E. Leggiero Sr. Special thanks to Dr. Mauri and his staff including Stephanie Busch at Southport Internal Medicine also the wonderful staff on the 3rd floor skilled nursing unit at St. Joseph's Hospital for the excellent care given our mother. May God truly bless each of you. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901, in her memory.