St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2001
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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries
MOFFE George A. "J.J."
Age 93, of Elmira NY died on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. J.J. was born in Elmira, a son of Nicholas and Madeline (Malone) Moffe. He was predeceased by his sisters and brothers, Antoinette Sgromalo, Thomas Moffe, Salvatore Moffe, Amelia Harris, John Moffe and Mary Christopher. J.J. is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Carolyn Cicora Moffe. Also surviving are brothers Romeo Moffe of Elmira, Ralph Moffe with his wife Joan of Horseheads; sister Josephine Capece of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Frances Moffe and Filomena Cicora, both of Elmira; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. J.J. was a US Army veteran of WW II and was wounded while serving in North Africa. He was employed by Remington Rand before going to work with the City of Elmira in the Public Works Department. He retired from the City after 27 years of service. J.J. was a lifetime member of the Italian American Veterans Club. He enjoyed his morning visits and conversations with his friends at Cozy Corners. J.J. was an avid Yankee fan and was always willing to share his opinion of the way the team was performing. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets on Friday, October 1, 2010 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, October 2, 2010 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Committal prayers, military honors and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Donations in J.J.'s memory may be directed to the Chemung County S.P.C.A., Route 352, Elmira NY 14903. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 29, 2010
MOFFE Josephine M. "Jo" Capece
Elmira: Age 86, died peacefully at home on Saturday, June
18, 2011 with her loving family by her side. Jo was one of ten children born to
Nicholas and Madelyn (Malone) Moffe. In addition to her parents she was
predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Joseph M. Capece. She was also
predeceased by her siblings, Antoinette, Thomas, Salvatore, George, Amelia,
John and Mary. Jo is survived by her children with their spouses, Lawrence N.
Capece of Sarasota FL, Sarah M. "Sally" and Thomas Walsh of Vestal
NY, Joanne C. and James Wright of Amherst NY, Mary Ellen Capece of Rochester,
Joseph M. and Jeanette Capece of Elmira; grandchildren, Vincent Capece, Kathryn
(Travis) Siehndel, Mary Elizabeth Walsh, Michael (Nicole) Wright, Kristin
(Brendan) Pratt, Rebecca (James) Havens, James (Alexandra) Wright, Thomas,
Christopher and Juliana Wright; 10 great grandchildren; brothers and
sister-in-law, Romeo Moffe of Elmira, Ralph and Joan Moffe of Horseheads;
sisters-in-law, Carolyn Moffe, Frances Moffe both of Elmira, Josephine Ciringione
of Orlando FL and Josephine Capece of Franklin Lakes NJ. Also surviving are
many beloved nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and good friends. Jo
was a retired cafeteria manager with the Elmira City School District. After
retiring she worked as a Chemung County election inspector. She was a member of
the Sacred Heart Ladies and a member of the women's auxiliary of the IAV. Jo
was a great cook, an avid gardener, loved to knit, and play cards. Her greatest
joy was time spent with her children, grandchildren, extended family, and
friends. A woman of deep faith, Jo was a life long communicant of St. Anthony's
Church until its closing and presently a communicant of Blessed Sacrament
Parish. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W.
Water and Walnut Streets, on Monday, June 20, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
A prayer service will be held there on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 11:15 a.m.
followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon at St. Patrick's Church.
Committal prayers and burial will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
Jo's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Roberto Mauri and
Southern Tier Hospice for the wonderful care provided to Jo through her
illness. Star Gazette – June 19, 2011
MOLA - CURTIN
Mary Mazzarco Formerly of Elmira died on Monday morning, February 26, 2007, in Myrtle Beach, SC where she had been residing at the age of 88. Born in Elmira, NY on April 4, 1918. Mary was the daughter of Frank & Victoria Iannone Mola. Mary is survived by her children Ann & Les Gilbert, Myrtle Beach, SC; Vickie & John Christofaro, Raleigh, NC; Fran & Don Ely, Jasper, GA; Peter & Mary Margaret "Peg" Mazzaraco, Myrtle Beach, SC; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; sisters, Cie (Nate) Purdy, Elmira, NY; Angie Madell, Elmira, NY; nieces, nephews and cherished family friends. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by both of her husbands, Daniel Mazzaraco and Norm Curtin. Mary was a lady of many interests who enjoyed bowling with her many friends, crocheting and knitting. She provided a warm and comfortable home. In serving others, she volunteered at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center and was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, March 4, 2007 between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Monday morning prayer service will be held at Caywood's at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christain 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 Mary will be laid to rest next to her former husband, Daniel Mazzaraco.
SAMUEL MONITELLO age 83 of 862 Magee St., Elmira, Tuesday, April 5, 1983. Friends may call at the Don Kaelc Funeral Home Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church. Interment St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Josephine T. Monitello at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Nicholas A. and Rita Monitello of Lexington, Ohio, Peter J. and Margaret Monitello of Pine City; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Thomas Monitello of Bari, Italy; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Monitello was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church and retired employee of Elmira Floral Products. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/5/1953
MONROE Wayne H.
Age 84 of Elmira, NY. He was born November 28, 1924 in Wellsboro, PA, son of the late Harold and Mildred (Hotchkiss) Monroe, and died Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anna "Fran" Monroe; children and their spouses, Kathleen and Ronald Anglehart of Elmira, Michael and Maryrose Monroe of Pine City, Elizabeth Monroe, Timothy Monroe, both of Elmira, Patricia and Kevin McDonnell of Pine City, Maureen (Frank Szymkiewicz) Monroe of Corning, Mary and Alex Carroll of Penfield, NY, Kelley and John Braster of Elmira; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; special friends, Robert Woodruff of Avon, NY and Robert Yager of Albany, NY. Wayne retired from NY Telephone after 40 years. Wayne was a communicant of St. Cecilia's Church; was a veteran of WWII; member of F.O.E. 941; B.P.O.E. 62; American Legion Post 154 Elmira Heights; past state president of the Eagles; was inducted into the Eagles Hall of Fame; was a former member of the City of Elmira Zoning Board and was a founding member of the Tom Sawyer Youth League. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, September 27th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, September 28th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Richard T. Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment, with Military Honors, will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. His family extends a sincere thank you to the staff of Arnot 4D for the wonderful care they provided our husband and father. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Wayne through donations to Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Unit 4D, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 or the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 945 County Route 64, Elmira, NY 14903. Published in Star-Gazette from September 24 to 25, 2009
MONTI –MRS. ISABELLA ADDABBO about 68 of 1003 N. Main St. died Thursday, Apr. 30, 1942. She leaves two sons, Joseph V. and Joseph, both of Elmira; two brothers, Thomas and Dominic Monte and one sister, Mrs. Joseph Orflno of Italy. Mrs. Addabbo was a member of St. Anthony’s Church. Funeral at the family home Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and in St. Anthony’s Church at 8:30. Burial in SS. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/1/1942
MORAN David M.
Age 57, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, December 3, 2011
at home after a courageous battle with cancer, with his loving family by his
side. He was born on January 9, 1954 in Elmira, NY to the late George and
Patricia (Hughes) Moran. David is survived by his wife of 34 years, Cindy
(Compton) Moran of Elmira; son, Matthew (Melissa Chalk) Moran of Elmira;
daughter, Tara Moran of Elmira; brothers, Robert (Mariann) Moran of Elmira,
George (Rhoda) Moran of Pittsfield, MA and John Moran of Elmira; sisters, Mary
Manoogian of Elmira and Susan (Chris) Bright of FL; along with several nieces
and nephews. David was a member of St. Mary's Church and was a lifelong fan of
the Minnesota Vikings. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday,
December 8th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.
A Prayer Service will take place there on Friday, December 9th at 9:30 a.m.
followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church with
Father John DeSocio as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter &
Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the
American Cancer Society or the Southern Tier Food Bank. The family would like
to give a special thanks to all the family, friends and the Falck Cancer Center
for the wonderful care and support that they and David received through his
courageous battle. Star Gazette – December 6, 2011
JOHN E. MORIARTY of 662 Columbia St. the body is at the family home where prayer service will be held Thursday at 7:30 a.m. followed by Requiem Mass at 8:30 in St. Patrick’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. The Holy Name Society of St. Patrick’s Church will meet at the home today at 9 p.m. for recitation of the Rosary. –Elmira Star.-Gazette 3/12/1952
MISS JULIA MORIARTY, 534 W. Church St., body is at the McCarthy Funeral Home where funeral will be held Saturday 8:30 a.m., 9 at St. Mary’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society of which she was a member will meet at the funeral home tonight at 8 for recitation of the Rosary. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/15/1948
MORICH Metro Age 78, of Elmira Heights, died Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Metro was born September 6, 1928, a son of Frank and Elizabeth Morich. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Eileen Guinane Morich; children, Frank Morich, of Horseheads, with Jolynn Curren, Molly A. Knott of Elmira Heights with husband Charles, and William J. Morich of Horesheads, with Pamela Youngs; grandchildren, Alex Morich, James and Nicole Knott, and Tony and Nicholas Morich; sister and brother-in-law Mary and Arthur Butts; brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Mary Ellen Morich, Sam Morich, and John and Vera Morich; all of Elmira Heights; along with several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Metro was a U.S. Army veteran. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was also co-owner of Morich Furniture. Metro was a member of the Catholic War Vets, American Legion Post #154, Horseheads Elks Lodge #1178 and an associate member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Metro was an avid follower of local car racing. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, September 21, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 7:15 p.m. Private family interment will be at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Metro's memory may be directed to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.
James R. Age 82 of Canandaigua and formerly of both Penn Yan and Horseheads died Friday, August 3, 2001 at the Manor at Bethany Village in Horseheads. His surviving family includes his sons and daughter-in-law, James A. Morrell of Endicott, NY and Michael L. and Sally Morrell of Clemson, SC; Grandchildren, Timothy Morrell of Endicott, NY, Andrew Morrell of Staunton, VA, Randy Morrell of Atlanta, GA, Melissa (Steve) Betz of Clemson, SC and Corey Morrell of Columbia, SC; three great grandchildren; and brother, John "Jack" (Kay Parks) Morrell of Elmira, NY. As a career Restaurateur, Mr. Morrell managed Rosar Grill in Horseheads, The Wagner in Penn Yan and the Restaurants at Finger Lakes Raceway in Canandaigua. After his retirement there, he was a Real Estate Broker owning and operating Morrell Real Estate, also in Canandaigua. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, August 7, 2001 from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated, also on Tuesday at 2:00 PM in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY. Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to American Diabetes Association, NYS Processing, PO Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150-1160. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.
MORRIS Richard M. "Merc"
Elmira: Age 72, passed away at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, February 22, 2013. Merc was born in Elmira, June 18, 1940, son of the late Richard E. and Caroline (Seymour) Morris. He is also predeceased by his three month old son Darrin. Merc is survived by his wife, and best friend, of 47 years, Sue Covell Morris; children, with their families, Kimberly Smith, Elmira, with children, Stephanie, Samantha, and Zachary "Morey"; Heather and Will Mayer, Saco ME with children, Nicole, Brandon and Michael; Damon Morris, St. Augustine FL with fiancée Soni and his children, Jennifer and Jamie; great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Anthony, Avianna, Sidney, Colby, Hailey, Riley and Amelia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marg and Dick Russell, Ocala FL, Jane Webber, Bath NY, Patty Smalt, Milton PA, Betty Jean and Ken Gilbert, Bath NY, Bill Covell, Bath NY; several nieces and nephews; along with many good friends and all his brother and sister Hibernians, all whom he loved dearly. Merc was a graduate of EFA. He served his country proudly from 1960 - 1963 as a Seabee in the U S Navy. Merc was a journeyman roofer for several years before beginning a twenty-five career with New York State Department of Corrections. During his career he worked in various jobs including, Inmate Grievance Coordinator, Director of Quality of Work Life, retiring as a Lieutenant at Monterey Correctional Facility. While with corrections Merc earned a Bachelor's Degree from Elmira College. He was a member of the Elmira Elks Lodge #62, Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154 and a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Merc's Irish heritage was a big part of his life. He was a faithful and respected member of the Msgr. John J. Lee Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, serving at one time as the Division President. He was also active at the state level serving as a Regional Director. Merc loved jazz and was known as "The Jazzman", enjoying several trips to New Orleans to take in the music. He will forever be loved and missed by his family, friends and loyal "brothers" at the Hibernian Club. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Monday, February 25, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 9:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Military honors will be accorded outside of church after the Mass. Interment, with committal prayers, will then take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Merc with a donation to one of the following, A.O. H. Building Fund, 701 Kinyon Street, Elmira NY 14904, Josh Palmer Fund, P O Box 3225, Elmira NY 14905, Care First, 11751 E Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. Officers and members of the A.O.H. will meet at McInerny Funeral Home, Monday, February 25th at 7:00 p.m. to conduct a service for our brother, Merc. Signed, Dan O'Herron, President. Star Gazette – February 24, 2013
MOSHIER - WILCOX, Betty M.
Age 87, of Lowman, NY, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Betty was born on September 1, 1922 in Elmira, daughter of the late Earl and Nellie (Kirwan) Moshier. Betty retired from Thatcher Glass after many years of service. Survivors include her daughter, Susan (Michael) Murray of Gardner, MA; sons, Michael (Vali-Pulis) Wilcox of Vail, CO and Kirwan Wilcox of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Reva M. Wilcox, Chanda P. Wilcox and Amanda L. Yankauer and Meagan Murray; great grandchildren, Christopher and Elijah Pineda; special friends, Rose Alger and Lillian Newell. A private memorial service will be held for Betty, at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 30, 2010
MOSS - MORSE, Geraldine G. "Jerry"
Age 89 of Elmira, NY - died on December 5, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Born December 26, 1919 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Weaver C. and Genevieve D. Moss. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon M. Denson of Erin, NY; grandchildren, Kristen (Michael) Helm of MN, Kelly (Robert) Bohart and Chad Denson of Erin, NY; great-grandchildren, Nicole Machuga, Gerald Watts III, Kylen Craven; one niece and one nephew; also special son, John Wooster of Elmira, NY; brothers-in-law, Robert (Tyke) Morse of Odessa, NY, Alton (Barb) Morse of Himrod, NY, Reginald (Marge) Morse of Campbell, NY; sister-in-law, Carol (Carl) Gallagher of Ft. Myers, FL; lifelong friend, Paula Daugherty of Elmira, NY. Geraldine was predeceased by her husband, Seymour N. Morse in 2003; son, Michael G. Morse in 1991; son-in-law, Robert E. Denson in 2002; and brothers, Robert and Harold Moss. She was an avid golfer, gardener, Mets fan and enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family. Her special delight was her grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Father John DeScio will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to the charity of one's choice. Published in Star-Gazette on December 6, 2009
BOWER, Edna A.
Age 94, of Bethany Manor, formerly of Dutch Hill, Pine City, died
Tuesday, July 13, 2010. She was born in Elmira, NY October 11th, 1915, daughter to the late Adam and Kathryn (Dailey) Motchman. She is survived by her son, Robert J. and Theresa S. Bower of Horseheads, NY; her grandchildren; Patricia B. Hughes of Horseheads, NY, Robert M. (Mary Kay) Bower of Elmira; great-grandchildren, John H. Hughes of NYC, Catherine Hughes of AZ, Kurt, Taylor, Alexis, and Rebecca Bower, all of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904 Sunday, July 18th, 2010, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Monday, July 19th, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at the conclusion of the calling hours at 12:00 p.m. Graveside services will follow at the St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. The Reverend Richard Hubbard will officiate. She is predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Frederick R. Bower. Edna retired from the Elmira City School District. She and her husband Fred owned and operated a dairy farm on Dutch Hill for many years. She enjoyed crafting, baking and playing bingo throughout her years. Those wishing may make memorial donations in Edna's name to the First United Church of Christ or to the Notre Dame High School. Special "Thank You" to the staff of the Bethany Manor and the Bethany Courtyards for all their care and compassion shown to Edna and the Bower family throughout her stay. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 16, 2010
MRUK Frances R.
Of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, August 7, 2012. She was predeceased by her sister Sophia and brother Anthony and is survived by her sister Rose Mruk, sister-in-law Betty Mruk along with 4 nieces and 2 great-nieces. Frances retired from Bendix Corporation and was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church. Private services will be held with interment in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette – August 8, 2012
MUCCI Mary T. Capozza
Elmira: Age 87, died peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, with her family at her side, on Sunday, December 15, 2013. Mary was born in Elmira on November 15, 1926, a daughter of Nicholas and Theresa Mucci. She was predeceased by her husband Nicholas Capozza and brother and sister-in-law James and Joan Mucci. Mary is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Carol A. and Lanny Yacovou, Waterford CT, Mary M. and Michael Prunier, Pine City; sons and daughter-in-law, Daniel Capozza, Wesley Chapel FL, Michael and Carol Capozza, Gilroy CA; grandchildren, Loucas Yacovou, Kristina (Steve) Simmons, Nicholas Yacovou, Kristy (Harry) Scorse, Robert Martin, Lindsay, Ryan and McKenzie Capozza; great grandson, Michael Simmons; step grandchildren, Samantha, Meghan and Michael Prunier, Jr.; sister and brother-in-law Philomena and Thomas Saracene, Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, John and Shirley Mucci, Elmira; sister-in-law Anna Bonsignore, Horseheads; several nieces and nephews. Mary was a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church. After raising her family she went to work in the Elmira College bookstore for several years. Mary loved working at the bookstore and, in turn, was loved by the people she worked with. Mary's greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. Even in her final days, her grandchildren and her great grandson would bring a smile to Mary's face when nothing else would. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Mary's memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd, Elmira NY 14901. Mary's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility Staffs on both the 3rd and 5th floors for the wonderful care they provided to Mary over the last few years. Star Gazette – December 17, 2013
MUCCI Vincent A. "Jimmy"
Elmira: Age 83, died on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at
Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Jimmy was born in Elmira on November 24, 1928, a
son of Carmine and Maria (Novellino) Mucci. He is survived by his wife of
nearly 60 years Tekla Mysnyk Mucci. Jimmy is also survived by daughter
Bernadette M. Toombs of Owego NY; granddaughters, Elizabeth (Christopher) Gray
of Ashfield MA, and Sarah (Christopher) Cote of Colorado Springs CO; great
granddaughters, Katrina Marie, Morgan Jade and Kaylie Mae Cote; great grandson
to be (Elizabeth's son); twin sister and brother-in-law, Joanne and Roy Rohlin
of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Irene Mucci of Elmira;
sisters-in-law, Margaret Laura Mysnyk of Vestal, Betty Lewis of Horseheads, and
Anna Kamas of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Jimmy was predeceased
by his sister Philamina D'Ambrosio and he also had a brother who died as a
young child before Jimmy was born, whose name was also Vincent. Jimmy was a
U.S. Army veteran. A well-known shoe repairman in the Elmira area, he operated
Jimmie's Shoe Repair for over 60 years. Jimmy and Tekla loved to travel. They
have cruised to the Panama Canal, Greece, the Caribbean, and Alaska, made trips
to Hawaii and Europe, including several trips to visit family in Italy, a place
that Jimmy always wanted to see again. Jimmy liked to "tinker" around
the house and was always known to keep a well-trimmed lawn. He was a member of
the Italian American Veterans Club. For the past several years Jimmy and Tekla
felt a passion to help revitalize Eldridge Park, with the support of their
entire, and extended, family. The idea blossomed with donations from friends
and area residents who recalled fond childhood, and young adult, memories of
Eldridge Park. Because of this effort there are now forty willow, and other
varieties of trees, planted thanks to contributors from across the entire
United States. In addition there is an antique jukebox, donated by the Jimmy
Mucci Family, in the dance floor area of the former "whip ride".
Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and
Walnut Streets, on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 10:00
a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Committal prayers and interment, with military
honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers
those wishing may remember Jimmy with a donation to Southern Tier Hospice,
11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning NY 14830, Eldridge Park Preservation Society, 96
Eldridge Park Drive, Elmira NY 14901, or a charity of their choice. Star
Gazette – February 21, 2012
Of Orchard Park Rd. Pine City, NY formerly of Fulton
Street, Elmira. died very unexpectedly Saturday, May 12th, 2001 at home with
his beloved wife, and friend for over 41 years, Deanna by his side. Also
surviving Nick is daughter and son-in-law: JoAnn and Robert Tippins of Albany,
NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony and Onalee of Catlin, NY and Michael and
Nadine Wholeben Muccigrosso of Horseheads, NY; 2 wonderful grandsons: Nicholas
A. Muccigrosso and Cole M. Tippins; sister and brother-in-law: Rosemarie and
Donald Vesneske of Elmira, NY; brother: Daniel Muccigrosso of San Francisco, CA
and Fort Lauderdale, FL along with several nieces and nephews including a very
special niece and nephew Robert and Michelle; mother-in-law: Florence Stuck of
Horseheads, NY and numerous loving in laws; special friends Pat and Sheila
Brady of Elmira, NY. Nick is predeceased by his father Anthony N. in 1979 and
mother Genevieve Cassetta Muccigrosso in 1988. Friends are invited to call at
the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue Elmira, NY on Wednesday,
May 16th, 2001 from 2:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated Thursday morning May 17th, 2001 at 10:00 am at the St.
Mary's Church 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY with Reverend Richard Farrell as
Celebrant. Nick will rest in peace at the St. Peter and Pauls Cemetery, Elmira,
NY following the graveside committal prayers. Nick retired as Code enforcement
officer for the City of Elmira, NY after 13 years of loyal service. Nick was a
communicant of St. Mary's Church on the Southside and he loved collecting
antique toys and many other collectibles. He was and avid NY Giants fan who loved
to travel with wife and friend Deanna. Together they loved their many fruitful
and not so fruitful trips to Las Vegas, NV. Nick was known for his quick wit,
and one-liners. Everyone who knew Nick always enjoyed his sense of humor. He
will be missed by many. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and
brother who brought out the best in his family.
MUCCIGROSSO Rosaline A. Merritt
Age 81 of Elmira, NY. She was born April 1, 1930 in
Elmira, the oldest child of the late D. Thomas and Anna (Dadda) Muccigrosso and
went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at the Chemung
County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her brothers Donald and Vincent
Muccigrosso. She is survived by her son David Merritt; beloved granddaughter
Isabelle; daughter Donna (Josh) Rodabaugh; grandchildren Caleb and Emily;
former husband Wilmer Merritt; sister Elizabeth Tota; sisters-in-law Katy
Muccigrosso and Judy Muccigrosso along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was a kind and gentle spirit who will be missed dearly. She loved her
family and the time spent with them. Family and friends are invited to visit
St. Patrick's Church, 604 Park Pl., Elmira on Monday, June 20th from 10 am to
12 noon. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon. Rev.
Richard T. Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in
St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Rosaline through
donations to the American Heart Assoc. or Notre Dame High School. Her family
wishes to acknowledge all those who showed kindnesses to her during her
lifetime. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star
Gazette – June 17, 2011
MULAK Jaroslawa Homerda Nimec
Age 89, died peacefully Friday, April 20, 2012. Jaroslawa
was born on February 3, 1923 in Halychinow, Ukraine daughter of Peter and Anna
Mulak. In 1949 she arrived at Ellis Island with her husband Dmytro and two
daughters. With Dmytro they raised their six children on Lackawanna Ave. in
Elmira. Along with raising her children she worked at the Mark Twain Hotel,
Lights Bakery and Los Ponchos Restaurant. In 1990 she married Paul Nimec after
being a widow for 13 years. During their marriage they made two trips to their
homeland, the Ukraine. Jaroslawa was a communicant of St. Nicholas Ukrainian
Catholic Church. She sang in the church choir, helped make pyrohy and Easter
paskas. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Society and the Ukrainian Congress
Committee. She also volunteered her time and efforts to the church in many ways
because of her true devotion to her church. She was predeceased by her first
husband Dmytro Homerda in 1977 and second husband Paul Nimec in 1996 and her
daughter Maria Miner in 2003. She is survived by her children Irene (Joseph)
Mucci, Peter (Patricia) Homerda, Eugenia (John) Phillips, Olga (Bob) Mace and
Stephen (Barbara) Homerda; grandchildren Sherry (Eric) Hall, Todd Miner, Julie
Miner, Stefanie (Neil) Lyon, Mark Mucci, Christina Mucci, Scott Homerda, John
(Jennifer) Phillips, Michael Phillips, Kimberly (Andy) Fielding, Melissa (Dave)
Noonan, Amanda Mace, Michael Mace, Bryant Homerda and Zachary Homerda and ten
great grandchildren. The family would like to thank Deacon John Hobczuk for
attending to our Mother's spiritual needs and for his friendship to our family.
The family would like to thank Dr. Reddy, his staff and Dr. Sozniak. Also a
sincere thank you to all of her many friends who took time to visit her and to
brighten her day. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent
Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, April 23rd
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Panikhyda will be held at 4 pm. Prayers will be
offered there on Tuesday, April 24th at 9 am followed by Divine Liturgy at 9:30
am in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church. Rev. Robert Batcho, Celebrant.
Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
In Jaroslawa's memory, donations can be made to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic
Church, 410 E. McCanns Blvd., Elmira Heights, NY 14903 Star
Gazette – April 22, 2012
MURDOCK, Burton C.
Age 78, of Elmira, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 29, 2008. Burt was born January 23, 1930. He is predeceased by his wife Mari Murdock, granddaughter Joelle Murdock, sister Darlene Dye, brothers, Jerry and Gene Murdock. Burt is survived by his children, with their spouses, Marshall and Mary Murdock, Gilda Murdock, Robert and Theresa Murdock, Teresa and Louis Lodico, Patty and James Carozza, and Jackie Murdock, all of Elmira; grandchildren, Marci, Julie, Ben, Joe, Rainey, Michael, Tom, Laura, Max, Walt, and Mike; brother and sister-in-law, Ernie and Donna Murdock of Williamsburg, VA; along with several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many close friends in Elmira and Holiday, FL. Burt was employed with American Bridge for 11 years prior to working for the City of Elmira as a firefighter. He retired from the city after almost 30 years of service. Burt enjoyed his winters in Holiday, FL, returning to Elmira each spring. Summer vacations were spent at Nags Head, NC with his children and their families, a time spent eating, laughing, swimming, and eating some more. Burt kept busy with his various woodworking projects. He was a member of the American Legion Post #443 in Elmira and also of the American Legion Post in Holiday. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, May 30, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the funeral home at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Burt's memory may be directed to SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/30/2008.
MURPHY Eugene T. "Murph"
Age 75, of Elmira, died Thursday, April 26, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Murph was born April 2, 1932, the son of the late Eugene A. and Anna Sullivan Murphy. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Joan Bacon Murphy; children, with their families: Therese A. and David Andrews of Elmira, with sons, Jeffrey and Jeremy; Joseph M. and Margaret Murphy of Chittenango, NY, with daughters, Megan and Kathryn; Michael J. and Christina Murphy of Elmira, with sons, Nathan and Cameron; Catherine M. and John Skordynski of Pine City, with children, Michael and Mara; Patrick J. and Barbara Ann Murphy of Chemung, with sons, Liam and Declan; and Kevin J. and Julia Murphy of Elmira, with children, Lauren and Connor. Also surviving are brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John W. and Elaine Bacon of Smyrna, TN, James R. and Ann Bacon of Amarillo, TX, Joseph R. and Carmel Bacon of Plainville, CT, Jean and James Krystof of Lowell, MA; and long time best friend, David F. Kane of Horseheads. Murph was retired from the Elmira Correctional Facility after 38 years of service. An outdoorsman he loved to hunt and fish. Murph was also an Elmira Jackals fan. He was a long time communicant of St. Casimir's Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, April 29, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, April 30, 2007 at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Murph's memory may be directed to Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P O Box 27106, New York NY 10087-7106 or Joslin Diabetes Center, 600 Fitch Street, Elmira NY 14905. A special thank you to Dr. Brian Cassetta for the exceptional care he gave to Murph. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/28/2007.
JOHN J. MURPHY died Friday at 11:15 p.m. at the
home of his son, William Murphy, 413 Davis Street. Mr. Murphy is survived
by two sons, Joseph and William; two sisters, Mrs. Patrick Powell of Elmira;
Miss Mary Ruddy of Bradford, Pa.; a brother, Frank of Los Angeles, Calif.
The funeral will be held at the home of William Murphy, Monday at 9:30 a.m. and
at the St. Patrick Church at 10:30 o’clock. Burial in the SS. Peter and
Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira paper 11/14/1926
MURPHY Mary Stevens
Age 89 of Elmira, NY. She was born November 19, 1922 in
Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Edward L. and Maude M. (Redder) Murphy, Sr.
and died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She
was predeceased by her son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter Charles Robert,
Marilla and Amanda Stevens and is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law
Patricia and Steve Vetukevic of Elmira, Cathleen and Ron Allison of Lindley,
Sherrill and Chris Palmer of Ridgebury, PA; grandchildren Jather, Dieter and
Leah Stevens, Bridget Allison-Bradley, Christine and Michael Vetukevic; sister
Cathleen Sullivan of Elmira. Mary was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church.
She retired from the Elmira Housing Authority and St. Joseph's Hospital. Family
and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at
Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, April 3rd from 10 to 11 am. A brief prayer
service will be held at 11 am with Fr. Richard Farrell presiding. Committal
prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Mary's
family thanks the staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for their care
and kindness during her stay there. Star Gazette – March 30, 2012
MURPHY William Joseph
Elmira: Age 95, died on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the
Chemung County Nursing Facility. Bill was born in Elmira, son of William Edward
and Lulu (Boyce) Murphy. He married Dorothy McCrone in 1944, they were married
for 44 years before she died on May 2, 1988. He is survived by daughters, Natalie
Murphy of Elmira, and Janet Alicia Murphy of Hilton Head Island SC and
Hammondsport NY; grandchildren, S. Asheley (Eugene) Mone of Danbury CT, Alexia
Stevens (Marc) Bartholdi of Hopewell Junction NY, and Stuart (Kathryn) Stevens
of Brooktondale NY; great grandchildren Katherine, Gavin, Meryn, Liam, Claire,
William and Keenan. Bill was very athletic and was an outstanding quarterback
at Elmira High School during the 1930's. He retired from General Electric with
33 years of service. Bill had the distinction of being the longest serving
member of the NYS Civil Service Commission. Family and friends are invited to
attend Bill's Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at
Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St.
Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's memory may
be directed to Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira NY 14904 or
Holy Family Catholic Schools, 1012 Davis Street, Elmira NY 14901. Star
Gazette – April 29, 2012
MURRAY - BRENNAN, Rita M. Murray
Age 78, of Horseheads, NY, formerly of Sayre, PA, died and Savior on Monday, April 28, 2008, following an extended illness. Rita was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, for over 55 years and after moving to Horseheads in 2003 became a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Elmira, NY. Surviving are her ten children, daughters, Ellen Brennan, Cathleen Brennan, Jeanette (David) Potter, Mary (Randall) Davis, Patty Brennan and her life partner, Patti McGory, Maureen (Tom) Grace, sons, Thomas Jr. and Maryann Brennan, Martin Brennan, Henry Brennan, Joseph and Sylvia Brennan; twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 2, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, with the Rev. William Karl as celebrant. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St.., Sayre, PA. Interment will be in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, N. Towanda Twp., PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/30/2008.
MURTAUGH –MRS. ROSE MURTAUGH MCCARTHY of 62 Decker Ave., Thursday, July 3, 1986, unexpectedly. Friends are invited to call at the Thomas M. McInerny Funeral home, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Monday 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church. Burial St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Joseph and Kathleen Crotty of Amherst, NY, William and Margaret Rose Hanratty of Little Silver, NJ; Philip and Mary Frances Seymour of Elmira; 5 grandchildren; sister, Mrs. John (Eleanor) Costello of Elmira; sister-in-law, Mrs. Frances Murtaugh of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Rose was predeceased by her husband, George T. McCarthy February 6, 1975. She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing and she was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/5/1986
MUSSER Gerald Alvin, Of Elmira, NY, Age 79, died
on Holy Monday, March 24, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by loving
family. Gerald was born December 28, 1928 in Selinsgrove, PA, to the late
Evelyn (Gemberling) and Harvey Musser. His stepfather, Leonard Galloway in
2000; and stepsister, Janice Galloway Gonzalez in 2002, predeceased him. Gerald
is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Elizabeth Fitz Gerald Musser;
children, Stephen (Shelly) Musser of Warner Robins, GA, Patricia (Donald)
Campanelli of Elmira, NY, Evelien (David) Shannon of Charlestown, IN, Gerry
(Brenda) Musser of Brunswick, ME, Charlie Musser of Elmira, NY; grandchildren,
Gerald Francis and Michael Christopher Musser, Knowles and Lindsey Collins,
Shelly Ann Kirby, Vanessa Ray Musser, Justin (Kelli) Musser and Susann Musser;
great-grandchildren, Madison Nickole Musser, Lanni Grey and Joe Tyler Kirby,
and Darius Jividin; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Gerald
retired from General Electric after 35 years as a pattern and mold maker for
trade. He enjoyed playing cards at AARP with many friends and also prepared
taxes for AARP. He had a creative mind with numbers and doing structural
projects such as building the family boat or working on motorcycles. He loved
traveling out of state to visit family and friends. Family and friends are
invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave.,
Elmira, NY 14904, on Thursday, March 27, 2008, from 10:00 to 12:00 (noon). The
Reverend Jeffery Tunnicliff will celebrate George's service at 12:00 noon.
Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorial donations
may be directed to a charity of one's choice. Thank you. The Musser
family wishes to express gratitude to Dr. Lewis and the nurses on 2-D and ICU
at St. Joseph's Hospital. Also special thanks to Deacon George Welch and
Reverend Bern Lytle for their prayers and support. Thank you to the ladies at
the Wesleyan Church for the donation of food to feed family and friends.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/26/2008.
MUSTICO Carl U.
Elmira: Age 89, died at his home Thursday, January 31, 2013. Carl was born in Elmira August 31, 1923, a son of Joseph and Rose (Lamentia) Mustico. He is predeceased by his wife Arlene "Buzzy" Bauer Mustico, brothers and sister-in-law, Orlando, Rinaldo, Carmen and Lucy Mustico. Carl is survived by his children, with their families, Joseph A. and Tracy Mustico, Elmira, with sons, Collin and Daniel; Arthur and Christie Mustico, Rochester, with children, James and Johanna; Gina T. Mustico, Stamford CT; Orlando J. Mustico, Orwell VT; Carl U Mustico II, Elmira, with fiancée Michelle Simpson and her daughter Katie Reese; John M. and Ann Mustico, Webster NY, with children Nina and Alec; brothers and sisters-in-law, Alexander and Diane Mustico, Worcester NY, Joseph and Elizabeth Mustico, Richmond VA; sisters, Theresa, Josephine and Mary Mustico, all of Elmira; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Douglas and Barbara Bauer, Elmira Heights, Joan Mustico, Horseheads; very special family member Marty Whitford; along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. Carl served his country in the U S Army Air Corps during WWII and then in the U S Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from Sears after 37 years of service. Carl was an expert gardener and an avid NY Yankees fan. He was a long time member of the IAV Club and a life-long communicant of St. Anthony's Church, currently Blessed Sacrament Parish. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street on Monday, February 4, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church. Military honors will take place at the church following the Mass. Interment, with committal prayers, will then take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Carl's name to Blessed Sacrament Parish, 1010 Davis Street, Elmira NY 14901, or to a charity of your choice . Officers and members of the IAV Club will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Monday, February 4th at 7:00 p.m. to conduct a service for our departed brother Carl. Signed, David Gunderson, Commander. Star Gazette – February 2, 2013
MUSTICO Carmen J. Mustico Sr.
Age 92, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, November 25, 2010. He was born on July 14, 1918 in Elmira, NY to the late Joseph and Rose (Lementia) Mustico. Carmen was predeceased by his wife, Lucy (DePietto) Mustico, granddaughter, Jennifer Mustico, grandson, Christopher Mustico, brothers, Rinaldo and Orlando Mustico and sister-in-law, Arlene Mustico. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Carmen and Barbara Mustico Jr. of Elmira Heights, Richard and Chris Mustico of Wellsburg and Robert and Janet Mustico of Elmira; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Joseph (Elizabeth) Mustico Jr. of VA, Alexander (Diane) Mustico of Worcester, NY and Carl Mustico of Elmira; sisters, Mary, Theresa and Josephine Mustico all of Elmira; sister-in-law, Joan Mustico of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. Carmen was a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII and he retired from Hardinge after many years of service. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, November 29th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial for Carmen will take place on Tuesday, November 30th at 11:30 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church with Father Richard Farrell as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette - November 27, 2010