Byron ~ Michael Lee Vainio, age 32, of Caswell Road, passed away on Thursday (Dec. 5, 2013) at United Memorial Medical Center.
Michael was born August 14, 1981 in Batavia, a son of Leo and Betsey Bell Vainio.
He was a 1999 graduate of Byron-Bergen Central School. He enjoyed carpentry, had a great love for the outdoors and for his pets, Simone and Big Boi. He was an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres.
In addition to his parents, Leo and Betsey of Byron, he is survived by his wife, Susana Revelo Vainio, his siblings, Patrick Vainio of Cumming, GA, Dr. Shawn (Annjannette) Vainio of Kodiak, AK and Leigh (Erik) Johanson of Black Mountain, NC, a niece, Anja Vainio of AK and an uncle, Roy Bell of McLean, NY.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4 ~ 7 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy. Michael's Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:30 at St. Brigid's Church, 18 Gibson Street, Bergen, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association or The Genesee County Animal Shelter.
Your memories and condolences may be shared with Michael's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.
Byron - Robin M. Denniston-Keller, 44, of Byron, passed away Thursday, (December 5, 2013) at Monroe County Community Hospital, in Rochester, following a lengthy illness. She was the co-owner of Den-Kel Jerseys, LLC in Byron.
Mrs. Denniston-Keller was born December 6, 1968 in Sharon, CT, the daughter of Roy T. Denniston of North Chatham, NY and the late Deborah (Berry) Denniston.
She was a 1987 graduate of Ichabod Crane Central School in Kinderhook and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University in 1991.
Robin had a passion for working with dairy cattle, beginning with her high school job, working at Dutch Hollow Farm. She was active in 4-H, served as an officer in both the ENY and State Junior Holstein Club, and was a Distinguished Junior Member of the New York Holstein Association. Working with her husband, Kip, she developed an outstanding herd of registered Jersey Cattle, selling several bulls to A.I. studs in the United States and Canada, and receiving the Outstanding Young Breeder Award from the American Jersey Cattle Association.
Robin had many friends in the agricultural community. She was a 4-H Junior Holstein Club leader, and served as a state director for the Nioga Holstein Club, president of the Genesee County Farm Bureau, president of the NYS Jersey Cattle Club. Robin was elected a national director, representing New York for the American Jersey Cattle Association.
Through her life, she enjoyed showing cattle with her dad at the county, state, and national levels.
Robin was the wife of Kip Keller of Byron. The two were married August 13, 1994.
Surviving along with her husband and father are her father-in-law, Robert B. Keller of Chatham; brothers-in-law, Paul (Joann) Keller and Kent (Roberta) Keller both of Kinderhook; sisters-in-law, Kim Ehlers of Stuyvesant, and Kristine (Timothy) Ooms of Chatham. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Robin is preceded in death by her mother and her mother-in-law, Judith (Atkinson) Keller.
Friends may call on Tuesday (December 10, 2013) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where Robin’s memorial service will be held immediately following calling at 7.
A second service will be held Friday (December 20, 2013) at 11 a.m., at the North Chatham United Methodist Church, 4274 New York 203, North Chatham. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the AJCC Research Foundation, 6486 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068 or the American Diabetes Association, 315 Alberta Drive, Amherst, NY 14226.
Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.
Marilyn J. Colantonio, 80 of Batavia, passed away on Friday December 6, 2013 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia. She was born June 22, 1933 in Albion to the late Leo (Lena Balester) Ludwick. Mrs. Colantonio was a graduate of Albion High School and St. Jerome’s School of Nursing in Batavia. She was a Registered Nurse having worked for Dr. Baker, Dr. Lee, Dr. Bissell and retired from Dr. Ahmed’s office in Batavia. Mrs. Colantonio was a member of Ascension Parish and the Altar and Rosary Society of the Church. She enjoyed collecting antiques having belonged to the Tonawanda Valley Collectors Club, she loved to go to the casino, camping and bowling. She also loved spending time with her family especially her great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter Carol Ann Colantonio in 1962.
Mrs. Colantonio is survived by her husband of 59 years Raymond B. Colantonio of Batavia, whom she married on June 19, 1954, son Raymond (Karen) Colantonio of Arizona, daughter June (Randy) Boyce of Oakfield NY. 2 Grandchildren Kimberly (Herk) Handsaker and Anthony (Samantha) Colantonio both of Arizona, 2 step grandchildren Brittany & Shannon, 2 great-grandchildren Kayley & Hunter Handsaker of Arizona, survive along with many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday December 11, 2013 from 4 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, and from 10 to 11 AM on Thursday December 12, 2013 at Holy Family Parish, 106 South Main Street, Albion, NY 14411. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place following calling hours on Thursday, 11AM at Holy Family Parish 106 South Main Street, Albion NY 14411. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia.
The family suggests memorials be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 16 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or to the Genesee County Animal Shelter 3841 West Main St. Rd. Batavia, NY 14020 . For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
Carole A. Winterhalter, 60 of Akron, passed away on December 6, 2013 at The Center for Hospice &Palliative Care in Cheektowaga. She was born February 7, 1953 in Wellsville to the late Erest (Mildred “Mitzi” Osgood) Winterhalter. Carole was retired from Buffalo General Hospital where she was a carpenter and member of Union #289. She loved gardening, being outdoors, spending time by the pool and baking especially cookies.
Carole is survived by her daughter Ashley (Shawn Hazlett) Koch of Corfu, brothers Richard Winterhalter of Belmont, Michael Winterhalter of Rochester, sisters Judy (James) Bliven of Belmont, Anne Winterhalter of NJ, Patricia Sweeney of West Almond, Lynda Jones of NJ, Teresa Winterhalter of Savannah, GA; along with many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews also survive.
Friends may call on Tuesday December 10, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM in St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, NY. She will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Belmont.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to The Hospice Foundation of Western New York, P.O. Box 590, Buffalo NY 14240 or to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org . For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
Leoma A. (Farnsworth) Hewson, 77 of Akron, passed away on Monday (December 2, 2013) at her residence to be with her Lord and Savior after a long battle with cancer.
She was born in Sweden, NY on September 5, 1936, a daughter of the late Earl and Julia Markum Farnsworth.
Leoma was a loving family matriarch who enjoyed cooking, sewing and crocheting. She was more than a mom or grandma but a roll model and will be dearly missed.
She was predeceased by her sister, Bernice Leaton and brother Clifford Farnsworth.
Survivors include her four children, Dale (Lori) Hewson of Indiana, Debra Hewson of NY, Dennis Hewson of Florida and Cheryl (John) Talone of NY. She was joyful to have had 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, as well as nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family.
Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
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Beatrice R. Grazioplene, 86 of Oakfield, passed away Wednesday December 4, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, NY. She was born March 19, 1926 in Batavia to the late Louis (Mildred A. Jacobs) Salvador. She was retired from Genesee County Department of Social Services where she was a secretary, and was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield. She is preceded in death by her husband Alexander Grazioplene who passed away in 1968; son Donald Grazioplene who passed away in 1967 and her brother Valentine Salvador.
She is survived by her son Kenneth (Joyce) Grazioplene of Oakfield, daughter Carol (Joseph) Wender of Greece, NY, sister Rita J. Salvador of Batavia; sister-in-law Antonette Salvador of Batavia; 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in St.Cecilia’s Cemetery in Oakfield.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
LeRoy ~ Richard F. Mills Sr., age 53, of Maple Avenue, passed away suddenly at home on Sunday (Dec. 1, 2013).
He was born February 15, 1960 in Batavia, a son of Robert and Donna Anchor Mills.
Rick will be remembered as a Nascar fan, a loyal Buffalo Bills fan and a man who loved to fish.
In addition to his parents, Robert and Donna Mills of LeRoy, he is survived by his loving companion, Betty Pelton, his sons, Brandon (Renee) Mills of LeRoy and Richard F. (Liz Carney) Mills Jr. of LeRoy, his sister, Susan (Timothy) McQuillen of Byron, a niece and nephew, Justin and Ashley McQuillen, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
Family and friends may call on Thursday from 2 ~ 5 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where services will be held at 5 P.M. The courtesy of no flowers is requested with memorials suggested to either the family or a charity of the donor's choice.
Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mr. Mills' family at www.falconefuneralhome.com
Batavia - Diane Bolster, 56, of Batavia, died Sunday (December 1, 2013) at Crossroads House in Batavia.
Diane was born October 15, 1957 in Dansville, the daughter of Myron “Mike” (Norma) Day of Oakfield and the late Betty (Baize) Day.
She was a registered nurse and care coordinator for Homecare & Hospice in Batavia. Diane enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, along with camping, horseback riding, antiques, flowers and fixing up her house.
Surviving along with her father and step-mother include her children, Mark Fanara of Batavia, Amie (Jaye) Horvath of Grand Island and Corey (fiancée Emily Barber) Fanara of Batavia; grandchildren, Rivers Fanara, Jaxson Fanara, Nicholas Fanara, Ava Barber and Brooke Horvath; two brothers, Jeff (Sharon) Day of Batavia and Tom Day of Alabama and five nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia.
Memorials may be made to Homecare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite #6, Batavia, NY14020 or Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021.
Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.
Frederick was born in Perry, New York on April 26, 1931 a son of the late Gerald and Jenny Pattenella Caito. Fred was a graduate of Perry High School. He served with the US Air Force. Fred worked for the former Roberts Drug Store in Perry, later opened and operated the Silver Isle Restaurant in Perry for several years and retired from Family Furniture in Perry after 30 years of employment. Fred was a member of the Perry Vets Club, Warsaw Barbershop Quartet and the Perry Kiwanis. He was an avid bowler. He is preceded in death by a brother Anthony Caito.
He is survived by his wife whom he married on December 27, 1952:Colleen Calkins Caito, 2 sons: David (Christina) of Leicester, Steven (Kelley) of Perry, 1 daughter: Susan (Joseph) Schrader of Dansville, 1 brother: Gerald Caito of Georgia, 5 grandchildren: Nathan (Sheena) Caito, Emily (Al) Palmer, Felicia (Aaron) Richberger, Heather Schrader and Joseph Caito, along with many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday December 3, 2013 from 5-8 PM at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, 11:00 AM at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish in Perry. He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.
Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice. For more information please call 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visist www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.
Francis was born in Perry, Nerw York on May 12,1923 a son of the late Thomas and Charity Holt Blanc. Franny graduated from Perry High School. He worked for NYSEG retiring in 1978. He served with the US Marine Corp during WWII. He was a member of the Perry VFW. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. He is preceded in death by brothers Gene and Thomas Blanc; sisters Marie Pethrick, Virginia Mattoon and Janet MacDonald.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years Mavis (Ford) Blanc, their sons Michael (Patricia Coy) Blanc of Spencerport and John Blanc of Perry, a grandson: Bryan Blanc of New Hampshire, sisters: Barbara Figler of Avon, Anna Antonio of Batavia, Monica (Al) Fratelli of Deleware and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 3-7 PM on Monday December 2, 2013 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday December 3rd at 10:00 am at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest with Military Honors at Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Teresa House 21 Highland Dr. Geneseo, NY 14454. For more information please call 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.