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Obituaries published the week of February 20, 2003
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Clifton J. Adriance Jr.
Clifton CJ J. Adriance Jr., 61, of 40 N. Main St., Cohocton, passed away Feb. 15, 2003 at Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born July 7, 1941 in Pinellas Park, Fla. He was the son of Clifton John Adriance Sr. and Natalie (Vastbinder) Adriance. The first few years of his life, CJ resided in Florida and then Addison, N.Y. In 1951 he moved to the Cohocton area where he enjoyed living the rest of his life. The first summer after high school, CJ went north to help build the Alaska Railroad. He was proud of that job and always remembered that summer. Subsequent to that, CJ Was employed by S. J. Groves Construction Company and recently he helped at UAP Northeast. However, for the majority of his working career, CJ drove a tractor-trailer truck for Joseph L. Meyer and Sons Potato Farm in Cohocton. It was at the farm that CJ graduated from the acclaimed Joe Meyer Training Institute. CJ and Toni Meyer were married Nov. 29, 1975 in Cohocton. Together they owned and operated Adriance Farm and Flower Greenhouse in Cohocton for a number of years.Recently they opened the Adriance Tanning Cafe in Wayland. CJ loved his family very much and especially the grandchildren and grandbabies. There was also another area of tremendous pride for him. His tomatoes. He planted and cared for his tomato plants every year. CJ also enjoyed fishing and was a member of the Cohocton Volunteer Fire Department for approximately 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Toni Adriance of Cohocton; is children, Pam (Richard) Rizzieri of Cohocton, Amy Adriance (Mike Perkins) of Perkinsville, Nicolette M. (Doug) Warner of Cohocton, Clifton John Adriance III of Cohocton, and Danielle L. Adriance of Cohocton; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, Daniel and Jordan Rizzieri, Emily Snyder, Leigha Warner, and Evan Adriance; his brother, Burrell (Doris Jean) Adriance of Easton, Ga.; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joyce and Frank Malter of Cohocton; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Cindy and Tom Smith; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends called at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. CJ's funeral service was held Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Steven Kraus officiating. Interment, St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wayland. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Cohocton Volunteer Fire Department, Male Ave., Cohocton NY 14825 or the American Heart Association, 2113 Chili Ave., Rochester NY 14624.
Rodney R. LeVesque
Rodney R. LeVesque, 70, of 10 Beecher St., Atlanta, N.Y. passed away unexpectedly Feb. 11, 2003 at the Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Rodney was born in Ashland, Maine on Sept. 8, 1932, the son of Percy and Addie (Babbin) LeVesque. He resided his early years in Maine and then moved to the Naples/Atlanta area. Rodney spent approximately 15 years in Miami, Fla. He moved back to the Atlanta area in the 1970s. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 until 1960. It was during this time that he was an active participant in the Korean Conflict. Subsequent to his time spent in the Air Force, Rodney enjoyed employment as an electrician for the Kraft Foods Company in Avon. He retired from there in 1993. After his retirement from Kraft Foods, he took great pleasure in part time employment at the Lawrence Parks Memorial Park in Cohocton. He assisted with the maintenance of the facility and grounds at the park. Rodney was also a member of the Hyatt Clair Hatch American Legion Post 766 in Atlanta and was a volunteer for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. He dearly loved his family and had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Of fond remembrance were the fishing trips he and his brothers would take to Lake Ontario where they enjoyed many good times on his cabin cruiser. He was predeceased by both of his parents, Percy and Addie (Babbin) LeVesque and three brothers, Roger LeVesque, Robert Richards, and Gary LeVesque. He is survived by his wife Ann Marie (Rudney) LeVesque of Atlanta; daughter Kathy Stotler of Syracuse; son Dan (Lorraine) LeVesque of Bath; son Bob (Roxanne) LeVesque of Livonia; daughter Laurie (Kevin) Schermbeck of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughter Cindy LeVesque of Wayland; son B. J. LeVesque of Atlanta; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brothers, Carlton LeVesque of Wayland, Robert LeVesque of Atlanta; sisters, Sandra (Roger) Gilbert of Dansville, Judy Gaedeke of Stuart Draft, Va., Carol Schubmehl of Wayland; brothers Milton (Nancy) LeVesque of Atlanta, Kenneth LeVesque of Penn Yan, Wayne LeVesque of Florida; sister Ruth LeVesque of Piffard; brother David (Tina) LeVesque of Cohocton; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends called Thursday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St. in Wayland. where his funeral service was held Friday with Rev. Scott Greene officiating. Contributions in Rodney R. LeVesque's name may be made to the Hatch Hose Volunteer Ambulance Company, University Ave., Cohocton NY 14826.
Joanne Patrick McClain
Joanne Patrick McClain, 60, of 14 E. State St., Mt. Morris, died Feb. 17, 2003 at the Livingston County Campus Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris. She was born the daughter of John and Caroline (Hall) Patrick on Jan. 30, 1942 in North Tonawanda, N.Y. She was employed as a teacher at the Groveland Correctional Facility in Groveland. She is survived by her son Patrick Thomas Marasco of West Virginia; daughter Natalie Kinrick of MS; mother Caroline Reese of Kansas; and many dear friends including Cindy Creamer of Leicester. She was predeceased by her father John Patrick in 1981. No prior calling. Private services. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Campus SNF, Murray Hill, Mt. Morris NY 14510. Arrangements by the John W. Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris.
Catherine Pickard Meagher
Catherine (Kay) Pickard Meagher, passed away on Jan. 28, 2003 while visiting San Francisco. She was born Jan. 15, 1914 in New Jersey to William Pickard of Geneseo and Mary Gillen of Newark, N.J. Kay was a life long resident of Geneseo and recently spent winters in Tequesta, Fla. A graduate of Geneseo Normal, Kay was awarded her MLS Degree from SUNY Geneseo and taught in several local schools. She spent many happy years as a high school librarian in the Avon Central and Penfield Central School systems before retirement. She and her husband, Jim, also lived and worked at Long Point Park on Conesus Lake for over 40 years. She is survived by her son, James Christopher Meagher of New York City and her daughter, Ann Meagher of San Francisco; sisters-in-law, Janice Fawcett of Hornell and Martha Meagher of Darien, Conn.; brother-in-law, George Fawcett of Hornell; and cousins, nieces and nephews in the United States and Nepal. Kay's husband, Jim Meagher of Livonia, predeceased her in 1988. Family and friends may call Friday evening, Feb. 21 from 7-8 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Route 15 in Livonia. A memorial service will take place Saturday morning, Feb. 22 at 11 AM at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 23 Main St. in Geneseo. Donations may be made to the Wadsworth Library, 24 Center St., Geneseo NY 14454.
Ethel Paul, 90, of 8276 Short Tract Road, Mt. Morris- Nunda, died Feb. 13, 2003 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. She was born the daughter of James A. and Anna (Bahr) Paul on May 17, 1912 in New York City. Prior to her retirement she was a self employed housekeeper in the Wayland area for many years. She was a member and former resident of the Kings Daughters in Dansville. She is survived by her sister-in-law Jean Paul of MA; nephews and many dear and loving friends including Patricia and Irving Austin of Nunda. No prior calling. Services to be announced at a later time. Memorials may be made to the Kings Daughters, Health St., Dansville NY 14437. Arrangements by the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris NY.
Dominic A. Zupparo Sr.
Dominic A. Zupparo Sr., 78, of 5263 Upper Mt. Morris Road, Leicester died, Feb. 12, 2003 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born on Nov. 14, 1924 in Mt. Morris, the son of Ignatius and Lena (Nasca) Zupparo. Prior to his retirement in 1978 he was employed as a supervisor at Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea for over 28 years. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force in World War II where he was a Staff Sergeant in the 8th Airforce. He was awarded the Air medal with three bronze clusters and earned four Bronze Battle Stars. He was in the original crew of the B-17 Fuddy Duddy. He married Mary Rose Christiano on July 14, 1951. He was a member of St. Thomas-Aquinas Church in Leicester, The American Legion Post in Leicester, the VFW Post 547 in Mt. Morris, The Historical Aircraft Group in Geneseo, Warplane Museum in Elmira and the 8th Airforce Historical Society. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Mary Rose Zupparo; two children, Ann Swearingen of East Bethany and Dominic I. Zupparo of Fairport; four grandchildren, Steven and Richard Zupparo and Sara and Michele Swearingen; daughter-in-law Laura Zupparo of Rochester; one sister Minnie Zupparo of Mt. Morris; sister-in-law Mary Zupparo of Mt. Morris; and brother-in-law Joseph Fiorentino of Brooklyn; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Ignatius and Lena Zupparo, four brothers. Joseph, Benedict, Ignatius and Sam and one sister Frances. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris. Funeral Mass to be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas-Aquinas Church in Leicester. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery, Mt. Morris. Memorials may be made to the Oncology Unit at Highland Hospital or the Mt. Morris Veterans Park, C/O VFW Post 547, Mt. Morris NY 14510. A VFW Service will be held Friday at 7 p.m.