St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2001
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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries
MEADE Donna Meade Qualey
Cosby TN: Age 65, formerly of Elmira, died Friday, November 29, 2013 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville TN. Donna was born January 30, 1948 in Elmira the daughter of the late Mary (Schiefen) and Mortimer Meade. She is also predeceased by her brothers Matthew and Michael Meade. Donna is survived by her loving husband of 42 years James "Whiz" S. Qualey, Jr.; children, James S. Qualey, III, Cosby TN; daughter and son-in-law, Koren M. and David Mahoney, New Rochelle NY with son David Patrick, Jr.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Martin and Brenda Meade, Frederick MD, Daniel and Karen Meade, Big Flats; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sheila Meade, Albany NY, Martin and Cathy Qualey, Elmira, Brian and Karen Qualey, Elmira Heights, Ellen Cavaluzzi, Painted Post, Michael Qualey, Ashburn VA, Kevin and Debbie Qualey, Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Donna was a graduate of Elmira College where she received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education. She was a teacher for the Head Start Program and then Diven Elementary School before moving to Newburgh NY where she taught for 25 years. Upon retiring Donna and Jim moved to Cosby in 2010. She enjoyed the challenges of being a teacher and making a difference in a child's life. Donna loved her family and will forever be missed by them and those who knew her. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Disabled American Veterans, P O Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250-0301. Star Gazette – December 1, 2013
MEADE - SWEENEY, Madeline A.
On March 6, 2008, Madeline died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Skilled Nursing Facility in St. Joseph's Hospital. She was the daughter of Mortimer and Mary Meade of Elmira, New York, and was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Michael Sweeney, sister Catherine, and brothers Mortimer and George Meade. For many years Madeline enjoyed working in the Follow Through program at Diven School as a teacher's assistant. While there she participated in a march in Washington, D.C., to protest cuts in education. At age 61, she proudly earned a bachelor's degree in Education from Elmira College. Her home was always open to all and was usually filled with the aroma of her wonderful cakes and pies. Her devoted sister Mary Jane Keenan of Elmira, NY, and sisters-in-law Firmina Wilkins of Pine City, NY, and Beatrice Sweeney of Weston, MA, survive her. She also leaves behind her loving children: daughter Michaeline Sweeney of Falls Church, VA, sons, Martin of Parrish, FL, Timothy of Elmira, NY, Dennis and his wife Bonnie of Himrod, NY, Paul and his wife Maureen of Elmira, NY, and daughter Kathleen and her husband Brian Meck of East Syracuse, NY. Her grandchildren include Martin Sweeney of Chicago, IL, Joseph Sweeney of Washington, D.C., Brian Sweeney and his fiancée Priscilla Peng of Irvine, CA, Michael Sweeney and his wife Tara of Bethlehem, PA, John Sweeney and his wife Nicole of Bothell, WA, Courtney Sweeney, Daniel Sweeney and Sean Sweeney, all of Elmira, NY. Great-grandchildren Ryan Sweeney, Nicholas Sweeney and Erin Sweeney also survive her. The family especially appreciates the many nieces and nephews who spent countless loving hours with her and also the 3rd floor skilled nursing staff and Deacon George Welch for their devoted care and attention. Friends and family may call at the McInerny Funeral Home on Sunday, March 9, 2008, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will take place there on Monday, March 10, 2008, at 11:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. in St. Mary's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Skilled Nursing Facility at St. Joseph's Hospital or a charity of your choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/8/2008.
MEADE - SWEENEY, Madeline A.
Services celebrating Madeline's life were held Monday, March 10, 2008. A prayer service, led by Father Richard Farrell, was held at 11:45 a.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Father Farrell was the presider, assisted by Deacon George Welch. The funeral pall was placed on Madeline's casket by her son Timothy Sweeney, with daughter Kathy Sweeney Meck placing the crucifix. Scripture readings were given by niece Connie Sweeney and granddaughter Courtney Sweeney. Deacon Welch read the gospel and delivered the homily. Father Farrell led the prayers of the faithful. Offertory gifts were presented by niece Deborah Murray, with her children, Katie, Justin, and Jennifer. Eucharistic ministers were niece Laurie Sweeney, and family friend Judy Lown. Remarks of remembrance were given by Madeline's son Paul Sweeney. Music was led by organist Mary Montanarella and the St. Mary's Resurrection Choir, with special selections sung by Meghan Mackowiak. Grandsons, Joseph, Brian, Michael, John, Daniel, and Sean Sweeney were pallbearers. Interment followed at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. After the graveside service family and friends gathered at Bernie Murray's for a luncheon and the sharing of memories.
MECCA - HERKO
Margaret M. Age 87, of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Friday, January 12, 2007, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on December 23, 1919 in Dunmore, PA, to the late Anthony and Angeline (Telesco) Mecca. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Samuel in 1964; 11 brothers and sisters; two year old great-granddaughter, Emma Rose Shephard in 2002; and son-in-law, James Lepkowski in 2005. She is survived by daughters, Veronica Lepkowski of Pine Valley, Joanne (Larry) Borum of Horseheads, and Grace (Robert) Shephard of Horseheads; son, Joseph Herko of AZ; grandchildren, Mary (John) Todzia of Horseheads, Sally (Scott) Cordier of Horseheads, Cindy (Rob) Friedman of Glen Cove, NY, William (Jenn) Shephard of Big Flats, Karen Shephard of Horseheads, and Lisa and Christina Herko of AZ; 14 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Joseph Herko of Spencer, NY; best friend, Doris Snyder of Elmira Heights; dear friends, Ben, Penny and Alicia Burger of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Margaret was a lifelong member of St. Charles Borromeo Church. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, January 19th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A prayer service will take place there on Saturday, January 20th, at 8:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church with Father Thomas O'Brien as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery . The family will provide their own flowers. Memorial donations in Margaret's name can be made to American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852; or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
MEKOS Antoinette "Tusky"
DOMINIKOSKI, Antoinette "Tusky" nee: Mekos - Age 86, of Elmira Heights, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Survived by a daughter, Pat Carr, Elmira Hgts.; granddaughter, Cathy (Mike) Pelino, Las Vegas; great-grandchildren, Nicole Edmister, Elmira, Jackie Pelino, Las Vegas; great-great-granddaughter, Emma Lewis, Horseheads; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend, Bert Gibson. Predeceased by husband, Edward in 1964; sisters, Mary Mekos, Helen Piecuch, Alice Ridosh; brothers, Stanley, Alex, George, and Joseph "Red" Mekos. Antoinette was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church, member of the White Eagles Club, and retired from Eclipse/Bendix. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Sunday, July 29, from 4-6 p.m. A prayer service there on Monday at 10:15 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casimir's Church at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
MEKOS DENNA MUCCIGROSSO
Formerly of Fulton Street Elmira, NY - Was born December 10, 1938 in Elmira, NY, died very unexpectedly at her home on Orchard Park Road in Pine City, NY, Monday, July 30, 2007, at the age of 68. Her loving husband and friend for over 41 years, Nicholas Muccigrosso, predeceased her May 12, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Anna and Alex Mekos; stepmother, Florence Stuck; sister-in-law, Rose Marie Vesneske. She is survived by her son, Anthony "Tony" (Onalee) Muccigrosso of Catlin, NY; daughter, JoAnn (Robert) Tippins of Albany, NY; son, Michael Muccigrosso (Nadine Wholeben) of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Nicholas Muccigrosso of Corning, NY and Cole Tippins and Emilia Tippins of Albany, NY; siblings, Fred "Butch" (Liz) Southard of Pine City, NY, George (Debbie) Mekos of West Elmira, NY, Jim (Carol) Southard of Endicott, NY, Mary (Jim) Bush of Horseheads, NY, Charlotte (Al) McMillan of Helena, MT, Rick (Sue) Southard of York, PA, Randy (Lynn) Southard of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-laws, Dan Muccigrosso of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Don Vesneske of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and dear friends, Judy and Ron O'Brien, Frank and Jeanne Kraft all of Elmira, NY, Bob and Ellen Baker of Horseheads, NY, and Jean Smith of North Carolina. Deanna was a devoted communicant of St. Mary's Church. As well as being retired, reading a good book, her most favorite passion was being a grandma to her three precious grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Friday, August 3, 2007, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Prayer Service conducted by the Reverend Richard Farrell will be held there on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY with Father Farrell, celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery where Deanna will be laid to rest with her beloved "Nick". Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one's choice in her memory. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/31/2007 - 8/1/2007.
MELEAD George R.
A longtime resident of Elmira died Thursday May 22, 2008 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility where he had been receiving care at the age of 93. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday, May 31, 2008 between the hours of 4-7 p.m. A Monday morning, June 2, 2008 prayer service will take place at the funeral home at 8:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Sts. Peter & Paul's Church at 9 a.m. Graveside services in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery will follow. A complete obituary will be printed in Thursday's edition. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/25/2008.
MELLOR John R.
His Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, October 31, 2009, at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church, Rev. Robert MacNamara, Presider. The Pall was placed by Steven Mellor and Lori Banfield; Placing of the Crucifix by Mary Mellor; readers, Nicole Mellor, Robert VanKeuren and Theresa VanKeuren; Offertory Gifts were presented by John and Judy Mellor; Organist, Jean McCormick; Cantor, Jessica Rutledge; Altar Server, Ray Kreydatus; Pallbearers: Steven Mellor, John Donahue, Richard Donahue, Robert VanKeuren, and Thomas VanKeuren. Father MacNamara conducted the Committal Service at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery followed by Military Honors. Arrangements were entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Published in Star-Gazette on November 1, 2009
MENECHELLA Lena A. "Pasqualina" Brusso
With a smile that warmed the hearts of all who knew her, Lena, age 90 died peacefully Saturday, July 28, 2012 surrounded by the family she loved so dearly. Born April 12, 1922 in Elmira, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Galucci) Menechella of Italy and Elmira. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Harold "Chip" Brusso; brothers Rocco and Cosmo Menechella; sisters Celesta Rybak and Josephine Pryslak. Lena will be remembered as an adoring mother and grandmother. Son John was the apple of her eye and grandson Jeff the other. Michele and Jimmer were a constant support to their grandparents with their many visits, hours spent listening, telling stories and holding hands which would brighten their grandparents long days. Lena especially loved Jimmer's sense of humor. Granddaughters Kate and Theresa with their numerous calls, cards and cheerful personality really kept Lena's spirit up. Lena was remarkably strong willed with a generous heart, always giving of herself. She was a caring homemaker who loved gardening, reading, cooking and baking, especially Italian meals, cookies and pastries. She enjoyed hosting holiday dinners for all her family. Lena's happiest days were spent at Keuka Lake with Chip, her children, sister, Lucy, brother-in-law Shorty and their children. It was a place where many fond memories were made. It was a place where family and friends were always welcome. To cherish her memory Lena leaves her devoted children John (Diane) Brusso of Wellsburg, NY, JoAnn (Alan) Hayter of Victor, NY, Carol (Eric) Opitz of Chatham, NY and Karen Brusso of Elmira. Lena was blessed with eight grandchildren; Jeffery, Kate, Tina, Michele, Theresa, Michael, MaryBeth and Andrew; and ten great grandchildren. In addition Lena is survived by her sisters Lucy Starry and Teresa Menechella both of Elmira; sister-in-law Sylvia Beebe and brother-in-law Harry Pryslak; many nieces, nephews and family friends. A note of thanks and gratitude to the following: Nurse Nancy for her gentle, compassionate care for Lena when needed most during a critical point in her life. Lena's friend Betty Joe who played a crucial role in Lena being able to live her final years at home with her loved ones. Nurse Lisa for her kindness and never ending efforts which assured Lena the best quality of life possible. Lisa was a much needed and appreciated source of support to Lena and her family. Lena's home health aides for their dedication, sensitivity and humor. Nieces Mary Lou Bly and JoAnn Brusso who never missed an opportunity to let their aunt know how special she was to them. Their good wishes, prayers and numerous gifts and cards brought Lena much happiness and a lot of smiles. Nieces Kathy and Peggy along with son-in-law Alan for making it possible for Lena to visit Keuka Lake. Lena felt truly blessed to have them in her life. A sincere thanks to the many people not mentioned for your kindness and prayers. You have all touched Lena's life and ours as well. To celebrate the life of Lena Brusso, family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, August 1st from 4 to 7 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Thursday, August 2nd at 9:30 am, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – July 31, 2012
FRANK J. MENGLER, 75 of 765 E. Second St. this morning, Jan. 21, 1952. Mr. Mengler was a trustee of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 941 and a life member of Elmira Elks Lodge 62. No known survivors. The body is at the Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home where friends may call and where prayer service will be held Thursday at 8:15 a.m., followed by Requiem Mass in St. John the Baptist Church at 9. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/21/1952
MESSINA Joseph A.
Of Elmira, died Saturday, October 4, 2008, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Joe was born in Carthage, NY, a son of Frank and Josephine Mazzacua Messina. He is predeceased by his sister, Rose Coletta, and brother, Anthony Messina. Joe is survived by his sisters, Catherine Carlisi of Rochester, NY, Mary Lynough of Elmira; sister-in-law, Philomena Messina of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Joe retired from the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad after 41 years of service. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A prayer service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/5/2008
METIVIER - KELLEHER, Glenna U.
Age 95, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on November 24, 1914 in Sutton, Canada to the late Ellis and Arcelia (Coderre) Metivier. Glenna was predeceased by her husband, John Kelleher and son, John Kelleher Jr. Survivors include her daughters, Theresa Granger of Elmira, Kathleen Morgan of Charlotte, NC and Patricia Kelleher of Lake Wales, FL; grandchildren, Andrew Granger, Michael (Saranny) Granger, Steven Granger, David Bowman and Brenda Williams; great-grandchildren, Jamie Gonzales and Madison Bowman; great-great grandchildren, James Gonzales Jr. and Nevaeh Gonzales; sisters, Helena Bober of Elmira and Doris Stafanazzi of Albany, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, January 19th at 10 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul Church with Father Walter Wainwright as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. The family would like to thank the 4th floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility and Chris Herchanik for the wonderful care given to Glenna.
Published in Star-Gazette on January 16, 2010
METIVIER Helena R. Bober
Age 85, of Elmira Heights, died Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Chemung County Nursing Facility. Survived by granddaughters, Michelle (Robert) Parke, IN, with their children, Jacob, Tyler and Brandon, Tammy Colvin, with her children Tamatha, Randy, and Robert; Kim Smith with her children Tyler and Allyson; sister, Doris Stesanizzi, Albany; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend Wendy Rose, Elmira Heights. Predeceased by husband, John J. in 1998; daughter, Diane Heckman; sister Glenna Kelleher. In lieu of flowers those wishing my make a donation in her name to a charity of ones choice. The family would like to especially thank Dr. Corbalan and the 3rd floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. There will be a prayer service at the Kalec Funeral Home, Monday, October 25 at 9 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Our Mother's Church, Horseheads at 10 a.m. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul'sCemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 23, 2010
Age 75, of Elmira, NY, died Monday, July 16, 2007. He was the sixth son of the late Wasyl and Anna (Busten) Michalko. Lou was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Mary Helen (Sullivan) in 2005; infant children, Marie and Mark; grandparents, John and Elizabeth (Danilo) Michalko, Louis and Paraska (Dakiwnsk) Busten and "Nashka" Metro Patrick; godparents, Alexander Cusick and Frances Ruszack; brothers, Stephen, John, Walter, Nicholas, William and Stephen Edward; and sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Kopczynski). Louis is survived by his sons, Louis and wife, Patty (Swain) Michalko, Donald and wife, Donna (Buck) Michalko; grandchildren, Andrea (Richard) Littlecreek, Stephanie, Brendan and Mallory Michalko; great-granddaughters, Josie and Drew Littlecreek; brother, Joseph and wife, Alyce (Wickham) Michalko; sister, Eileen Milford; sisters-in-law, Helen (Emelski), Vera (Leshko), Stella (Sovich) and Beverly (Jubinski); brother-in-law, Robert Sullivan; favorite aunt, Frances; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Louis served his country for four years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, July 19th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Friday, July 20th, at 9:30 a.m. followed by his funeral service at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church. Rev. Fr. Jason Kappanadze will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Lou through donations to Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church or The Lourdes Fund.
Age 92, formerly of 606 Spaulding Street, was born February 25, 1918 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Charles D. and Emma (Cicconi) Milazzo, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, September 24, 2010 peacefully at his home at the age of 92. His loving wife, with whom he spent 62 wonderful years of life and love with, Dorothy Irene (Gates) Milazzo predeceased him on January 2, 2010. He is survived by his beloved children; son and daughter-in-law, Richard C. and JoAnn Milazzo of Elmira, NY; daughters and son-in-laws, Patricia M. and Frank Gush also of Elmira, NY; Kathleen A. and Paul Murphy of Ellington, CT; adored grandchildren, Craig R. (Missy) Milazzo of Elmira, NY; Jennifer L. (George) Robinson of Pittsford, NY; Meghan E. Murphy of Ellington, CT; much loved great-grandchildren, Isabel, Joseph, Anamaria and Gabriela Milazzo; Jacob, Joshua, Justin and Jessica Robinson; brother, Charles Milazzo of Pine Valley, NY; sister-in-law, Charlotte Gates of Towanda, PA; along with several nieces nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. His brother, Salvatore (Jean) Milazzo; sister, Angela (Daniel) Donahoe, and brother-in-law, Paul "Bud" Gates also preceded him in death. Richard was a faithful communicant of St. Mary's Church. He proudly served his country in the US Army/Air Force from 1942-1947 during WW II. He served on the Elmira Housing Authority Board and was the Civil Service Commissioner for many years. He attended City Council meetings for over 40 years and represented the AFL-CIO. He was also known as the "Mayor of Spaulding Street". At the age of 14, he left school and began his career in Barbering. He eventually became the President of the Local and State Barber's Union. Until about a month ago, Richard could still be seen cutting hair. In 2001, and at the age of 83, Richard received his High School Diploma which was a very special accomplishment. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Monday, September 27, 2010 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. A Prayer Service will be held there on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 10:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in St. Mary's Church 224 Franklin Street Elmira. The Reverend John DeSocio will celebrate Richard's Mass. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where Father DeSocio will conduct the committal prayers and the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Milazzo military honors. The family will provide their own flowers. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Mary's Renovation Fund, the ARC or a charity of one's choice. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 26, 2010
Went home to be with his Lord on Friday, September 24, 2010. A prayer service was held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 10:30 AM conducted by Deacon Paul Sartori, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in St. Mary's Church. The Reverend John DeSocio celebrated Richard's mass. Reverend Rick Farrell, Reverend Walter Wainwright, Reverend Robert MacNamara and Reverend Vincent McDonough con celebrated the mass. Prelude songs were sung by Jack Keefe and Phil Erway sang "To Where You Are" while Richard's casket was ushered into church. The first reading was offered by Joette McCawley and the second reading was offered by Jennifer Robinson. Deacon Joe Erway shared the Gospel. Father DeSocio offered the homily. Prayers of the Faithful were presented by Missy Milazzo. The Offertory Gifts were presented to Father DeSocio by Rick Milazzo, Patty Gush and Kathleen Murphy. Communion was served by Father DeSocio, Father Wainwright, Father McDonough, and Deacon Bob Stowell. Eucharistic Ministers were Deacon Paul Sartori, Deacon Joe Erway, Joette McCawley and Laura Milazzo. Rick Milazzo eulogized his father on behalf of his family with personal reflections. Special meditations in the form of two family favorite songs "O Holy Night" and "Hallelujah" were sung by Phil Erway, Joe Erway and David Stearns. Father DeSocio incensed Mr. Milazzo's casket and the American Flag was presented by Bob Moran. The flag was unfurled and held over the casket by Rob Olthof and John Knapp as the congregation sang a rousing chorus of "God Bless America". The Resurrection Choir offered a variety of musical selections throughout the mass. Jack Keefe sang a wonderful rendition of "The Old Man" followed by Committal Prayers offered by Father DeSocio at the graveside. The Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad honored Mr. Milazzo's service to our country by according him Military Honors. Pall bearers were; Jeffery Edwards, Charles Milazzo, Craig Milazzo, Michael McCawley, Duane Padgett and George Robinson. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 29, 2010
MILLER - WISNESKI, Norma J.
Age 80, of Elmira Heights, died at her home, with her family by her side, on Sunday, June 13, 2010. Norma was born September 16, 1929 a daughter of the late Earl and Hazel (Stout) Miller. She is predeceased by her husband Stanley C. Wisneski, brother Richard Miller, and sister Betty Hawley. Norma is survived by her children, with their families, Julie A. and Garrett Conover, of Erin, with children, Nicole and Zackry; Thomas J. and Joelle Wisneski of Elmira, with sons, James, Matthew, and Eric; Daniel J. and Kathi Wisneski of Pine City, with daughters, Jessica (Jesse) Perry and Andrea Wisneski; great-grandchildren, Elise and Brook Perry, Ellie Mae Wisneski. Also surviving are brother Robert Miller of Spencer, NY; sister Alice Fitzpatrick of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. Norma enjoyed sewing, crafts and traveling, especially with her grandchildren. She was a long time communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church, Elmira Heights. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, June 17, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 7:15 p.m. Interment will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Norma with a donation to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 15, 2010
MILLER - YOUNGS
Joyce Ann (Miller) Age 69, went to be with her loving Lord on Saturday, October 13, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital after a brief illness. Joyce was born in Watertown, NY on July 4th, 1932. She was the precious daughter of the late Clyde and Anna Miller. Joyce is survived by her loving husband Philip L. Youngs. For many years, they shared a wonderful life together. She was the loving mother and mother-in-law to; sons and daughters-in-law; Terry and Bonnie of Pine City, NY, Mark and Karen of Elmira, NY and Richard and Pam of Elmira, NY. Joyce has 9 fun and loving grandchildren; Kelli, Kyle, Keith, Kevin, Matthias, Jairus, Seth, Michael and Ryan all of Pine City and Elmira, NY. All the grandchildren will remember how proud Joyce was of keeping a stash of goodies just for them. She is also survived by a very loving sister; Janice of Naples, FL, brothers and sisters-in-law; Clyde (Georgette) Miller of Watertown, NY, Joseph (Lorraine) Youngs of New Hampshire; sisters and brothers-in-law; Evelyn (James) Hunt of Brownville, NY, Arlene (Kenneth) Goodfriend of Brownville, NY, Estella (John) Passage of Carthage, NY and Alice Andrews of Rutland, NY. Joyce was a graduate of Corning Community College School of Nursing where she graduated proudly at the age of 40, with high honors. She is a member of the prestigious group, Who's Who of American College Women, a collection of outstanding and successful women of the twentieth century. Joyce also attended Elmira College to further her education in the Nursing field, which she loved so much. She grew to have a great deal of confidence and was very accomplished. She was very proud of her nursing skills and knowledge. Joyce was employed by St. Joseph's Hospital until 1988. The latter seven years, serving as an oncology nurse. Upon completion of her career at St. Joseph's, she was associated with Elmira Heat Treating, the Youngs' family owned business. Joyce believed in exercise and keeping fit. Her fitness goals were enthusiastically met each day by taking walks outside and swimming. Both Joyce and her husband Philip retired in September of 2000 with intentions of traveling and spending quality time together. Joyce was the kind of mother who thought of her children first and foremost. She raised her boys and then went back to school. Joyce was a remarkable mother-in-law who will be remembered for her love of entertaining and giving her personal touch to everything around her. In her home, she enjoyed the company of her little dogs that she loved so much. Joyce's many talents included her ability to decorate and her keen sense of hospitality. She always wanted anyone and everyone to know that they were welcome in her home. Her family will always have a collection of memories to choose from including the parties she hosted for every occasion. Joyce was truly a friend to people of all ages, affectionately know as 'Nan'. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY on Tuesday, October 16th, 2001 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 17th, 2001 at 10am at St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY. Prayers of committal will be shared in the St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery Elmira, NY, immediately following the Mass on Wednesday. The Rev. Timothy Brennen will officiate. Memorial donations in Joyce A. Youngs name may be directed to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box #7, East Syracuse, NY 13057 or to a charity of one's choice.
MILLER Mary Bernadette
Age 71 of Elmira, died Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center SNF. Mary B. was the daughter of the late Dr. Donald H. and Bernadette (Hassett) Miller. She was also predeceased by her sister Susan T. Miller on Dec. 6, 2007. Mary B. is survived by her sister Kathleen Miller Dzura of Bryn Mawr, PA with her daughters, Anastasia Dzura (Steve Tsolis) and Natasha Dzura (Stephen Kamakaris); brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Kathleen Miller of Burke, VA with their daughters, Bridget (John III) Euliano and Colleen (Eric) Stegner; brother Christopher Miller of St. Louis, MO with Melinda Hohrein; sister and brother-in-law, Maria Regina and George Gublo of Elmira with their daughters, Bernadette-Louise and Faithe Regina Gublo; great niece and great nephew, Tess and Aidan Tsolis; brother-in-law Ned M. Covault of Detroit, MI; close friend Kay Schueler of Elmira; also surviving are several cousins and numerous friends. Mary B. was a member of the first graduating class from Notre Dame High School. She went on to earn a BA Degree from St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY. Mary B. taught elementary school for a few years on Long Island before going on to earn her JD Degree from Albany Law School. After completing law school, she worked for two years with the IRS in Newburgh, NY and then returned to Elmira. She practiced law with the McCabe and Miller law firm in Elmira from 1968 to 1978. Mary B. passed the Florida bar, moved to Florida, and practiced law there for five years. She returned to Elmira in 1983 and again practiced law until 1997. Mary B. then went to work with the Tompkins County Department of Social Service as a Financial Investigator in the Child Support Unit until her retirement in 2004. After retirement, Mary B. volunteered by reading to children at Riverside School, as well as tutoring adults preparing for their GED exam at the Steele Memorial Library. She enjoyed working crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Mary B. loved to dance, travel and play bridge. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Friday, March 26, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Visitation at the funeral home will continue on Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. when a prayer service will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow atSt. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary B's memory may be directed to Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Ave., Elmira NY 14904. The family of Mary B. would like to thank the Arnot Ogden Medical Center SNF staff for all the care they gave Mary B. during the 10 months she resided at the Arnot, as well as to Southern Tier Hospice for their guidance during her last week of life. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.24.2010
THOMAS P. MILLIKEN of Miami Beach, formerly of Elmira. Monday, Mar. 8, 1948. Survived by sister, Miss Bessie Milliken and brother, Joseph Milliken, both of Elmira. Body will arrive in Elmira 1:30 a.m. Friday and will be taken to the home of brother at 312 Partridge St. where funeral will be held Saturday 8 a.m., 9 at St. Mary’s Church. SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/11/1948
MINCH Willis L.
74, of Palm Harbor, FL, entered into God's kingdom on November 6, 2009 at home under the care of Hospice and surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his mother, Cecelia Duffy; father, John F. Minch, Sr.; and his stepfather, Christopher J. Duffy; his brothers, John, Richard and Francis (Mike); and sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Peter Myhalyk. He is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Donna; and his daughters, Karen (Mike) Foley, Jayne (Anthony) Marino, Marilyn (Richard, Jr.) Schornstheimer, and Manda Minch; his stepbrother, William Duffy; his sister-in-law, Lillian Minch; and his adoring grandchildren, Rachael and Sarah Marino, Zeke Minch Schornstheimer and Summer and AJ Minch; nieces, nephews, cousins and many wonderful friends. He was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Palm Harbor and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Elmira, former President of the OLL Holy Name Society, Treasurer of The Lourdes Fund, leader of Bingo Team #1 and former Chairman of the Parish Festival. His efforts contributed to the building of the Parish Center. He was a former Fire Commissioner, member of the Fire Police for the West Elmira Volunteer Fire Dept., coach of West Elmira Little League, former member and Treasurer of the Elmira Country Club. He was instrumental in the development of Woodbrook serving as Chairman of the Building Committee. He served as a member of the United States Army, Armored Division, was a member of Elks Lodge #1525 in Clearwater/Dunedin, FL and a former member and Chaplain of Elks Lodge #62 in Elmira. His career included leading the Trust Departments of Marine Midland Bank and Chemung Canal Trust Co. He was also the proprietor of Minch's Bridge Liquor Store in West Elmira and managed Marino's Marina in Palm Harbor. Will was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather (Grampie/Pampa) who is missed by his family and all those whose lives he touched. A Mass to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, November 20th, 2009, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmira, NY at 10:30 a.m. Interment immediately following at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette from November 11 to November 19, 2009
MINOTTI - LISANO
Angeline Theresa Age 84 of 547 Schuyler Ave, Elmira, NY, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira. Angeline was a Wonderful Homemaker, a Loving and Devoted Mother and Wife. Surviving are: Sons; Anthony Lisano of Columbia, MD and Richard Lisano, Jr. of Albany, NY; daughters; Theresa Hubregtse of Hot Springs, SD; Rosina O'Mahoney of Jacksonville, FL and Margaret Sutherland of Columbia, MD; 8 grandchildren. A brother, Anthony Minotti of Elmira, NY. Several nieces and nephews. Angeline was predeceased by her husband, Richard Lisano, Sr. on September 3, 1992; sisters, Margaret Minotti and Cecelia DiLallo; brothers Francis Minotti Sr., and Serfino Minotti Sr. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. Friends are invited to call Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001 at 9:30 AM at St. Mary's Church (Southside), 224 Franklin St., Elmira with Rev. Richard Farrell as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira
MINOTTI Louis A.
Age 76, of Elmira Heights, NY, died
on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Louis was born on January 10, 1934 in Elmira, son of the late Serfino and Serafina (Montrose) Minotti. Louis retired from Conway Eastern Trucking after many years as a truck driver. He graduated from Southside High School, along with being inducted into the Southside Hall of Fame in 1993. Louis played semi-pro baseball, along with his hobbies of amateur radio and shooting skeet. Louis is survived by his wife, Roberta Hoffman of Elmira Heights; daughter, Amy (Tom) Bonyak of Horseheads; son, Daniel (Teri) Minotti of Montour Falls; brothers, Vincent (Jacqueline) Minotti of Southport, Serfino (Anita) Minotti Jr. of Elmira, Joseph Minotti of Orlando, FL and James (Pat) Minotti of Southport; granddaughter, Mackenzie Bonyak of Horseheads; along with several aunts and nieces. There will be no prior calling hours. A Graveside Service for Louis will be held on Friday, August 6th at 11 AM in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 4, 2010
MITCHELL, Arnold W.
Age 90, of Millerton, PA, died on Thursday, June 19, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born on November 19, 1917 in Millerton, PA to the late Amasa and Gladys (Button) Mitchell. Arnold was predeceased by his siblings, Harold Mitchell, Beatrice Holacek, Aletha Binford, Clifford Mitchell, Virginia Schubert and Hugh Mitchell. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Ellen Mitchell of Millerton, PA; son, Stephen Mitchell of Elmira; daughters, Theresa (Dale) Coon of Horseheads and Regina (Bob) Felice of Endicott, NY; grandsons, David Graham of Rushville, NY and Joseph Felice of Endicott, NY. Arnold was a veteran of the US Army during WWII in the 741st Bomb Squad and 455th Bomb Group. Arnold received the Air Medal and Four Oak Leaf Clusters after being shot down. He was held as a POW for 10 months before escaping from the Germans. He was a rural letter carrier with the Millerton Post Office for 27 years. Arnold was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved to be in his garden. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Arnold on Wednesday, June 25th, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY with Father Richard Farrell officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/22/2008.
MITCHELL - Isabelle M. Schappert - Age 90, of Elmira, died Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Isabelle was born June 25, 1919, in Elmira, daughter of Alfred and Josephine (Tyrasinki) Mitchell. Her husband Joseph J. Schappert predeceased her on May 22, 2009. Isabelle is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Anne S. and Martin Hughes of Elmira; grandchildren, Andrew (Hollie), Grace, and Margaret Hughes; great-grandchildren, Alina and Noah Hughes; sister and brother-in-law, Harriet and Leo Krolak of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Mary Mitchell of Connecticut and Phyllis Griffiths of Pennsylvania; along with several nieces and nephews. Isabelle was a graduate of Elmira College. She taught high school in Naples, NY, Hornell, NY and Brant Lake, in the Adirondacks, before marrying Joseph in 1949. After raising her daughter, Isabelle went back to work as a substitute teacher, for over 20 years, in the Elmira City School District, and at Notre Dame High School. She continued her love of teaching as an RSVP volunteer at Booth School until 2000. Isabelle's greatest loves were her family and her faith. She took great pride in the accomplishments of her grandchildren. She was an active communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church for over 50 years. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Isabelle with a donation to one of the following…Christ the Redeemer Parish, 304 Demarest Parkway, Elmira, NY 14905, Meals on Wheels, 150 Fox Street, Elmira, NY 14901, or SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.15.2010
WILLIAM C. MITCHELL of 816 Walnut St. late Friday evening Apr. 1,
1949. He was the son of the late Mrs. Josephine Mitchell; brothers, Dr.
Alfred A. Mitchell, Timothy Mitchell; sisters, the Misses Isabelle A. and
Josephine E. Mitchell, Mrs. Leo T. Krolak, all of Elmira; several aunts, uncles
and cousins. The body is at the Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home
and late today will be removed to the family home where funeral will be held
Tuesday 8:15 a.m. 9 at St. Patrick’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s
Cemetery. The Holy Names Society of St. Patrick’s Church will meet at the
home Monday 9 p.m. for recitation of the Rosary. –Elmira Star-Gazette