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Obituaries published the week of March 1, 2007
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In Memoriam

Katherine L. Gannon

Mount Morris resident

Mount Morris/Conesus - Katherine L. Gannon, 63, of Main St. in Mount Morris, formerly of Conesus, passed away Feb. 22, 2007. She was born in Conesus on March 9, 1943 the daughter of Hugh and Arlene (Welch) Barber. She worked in sales and interior design at Mount Morris Furniture. She is survived by her sons, John (Melanie) Cottone of West Sparta and James (Christine) Cottone of Las Vegas; four grandchildren; sister, Marie (Edwin) Sparks and Sally (Ronald) Brown, both of Conesus; brother, William (Dorothea) Barber of Tucson, Ariz.; several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home in Livonia on Saturday. Funeral Services were held Feb. 25 at the Elim Gospel Church of Mount Morris with Rev. Eric Scott officiating. Spring burial to be held at Arnold Cemetery in Conesus. Memorials may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland NY 14572.

Thelma B. Huff


Honeoye - Thelma B. Huff, 95, died Feb. 20, 2007 in Charlotte, N. C. Mrs. Huff was born Feb. 24, 1911 the daughter of the late Fred and Maude Miller Bell in the Town of Richmond, Ontario County. She is survived by her daughter Sylvia L. Hawe, Jefferson (Eileen) Huff; three grandchildren, Barbara Michele Hawe, Donna M. (Jeremy) Speakes, and Elizabeth (Mark) L'Hommedieu; and three great grandchildren, Natalie, Jennifer and Suzanne L'Hommedieu. Mrs. Huff is also survived by a brother, Jean (Mary Louise) Bell and a brother-in-law, Eugene (Monica) Huff. She was predeceased by husband Furman M. Huff, daughter Gail Huff and grandson Jefferson M. Huff. Mrs. Huff graduated from Canandaigua Academy and SUNY Geneseo. She taught over 27 years at Shortsville, Victor and Bloomfield Central Schools. She was a member of Sigma Pi Sigma, Arethusa Sorority, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Ontario County Retired Teachers Association and Bloomfield Central Retirees Association. Mrs. Huff was an active member and officer of the Honeoye United Church of Christ, the Honeoye Board of Education, Honeoye Central School Teachers Association and Bloomfield Professional Association. A Memorial Service will be held in Honeoye at a future date to be announced. Memorials may be made to the United Church of Christ, Honeoye NY, the Allen's Hill United Methodist Church, Bloomfield Central School Scholarship Fund, Bloomfield NY and Lakeview Cemetery Association, Honeoye NY. Arrangements by Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc.

Josephine M. LaBarbera

Mt. Morris resident

Josephine M. La Barbera, 96, of Stanley St., Mount Morris, died Feb. 21, 2007 at her home. She was born on Oct. 3, 1910 in Mount Morris the daughter of Phillip and Josephine (Muscarella) Cipolla. She was a graduate of Craig Colony Nursing School in Sonyea. Prior to her retirement in 1967 she was employed as a Registered Nurse for over 30 years at the TB Hospital in Mount Morris and Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church and a Den mother for the cub scouts in Mount Morris for many years. She is survived by her three sons, Pat (Dawn) LaBarbera of Toronto, John (Marie) LaBarbera of Lanesville, Ind. and Joe (Gillian) LaBarbera of Woodland Hills, Calif.; five grandchildren, Louisa, Page, Christopher, Edward and Tiffany; brother John Cipolla of Nunda; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 1995, sister Phyllis Ziegele and two brothers, Dr. Charles Cipolla and Salvatore Cipolla. Friends called Friday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St., (Route 408) in Mount Morris where prayers were said Saturday followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church with the Rev. Pat Connor officiating.. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Livingston County Hospice or Livingston County Catholic Charities. Condolences may be emailed to

Kenneth E. MacNabb

Marine Corps veteran

Kenneth E. MacNabb Sr., 56, of 37 State St., Mount Morris formerly of Port Byron, N. Y., died Feb. 21, 2007 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born the son of William and Pearl (Bowers) MacNabb on Sept. 8, 1950 in Auburn, N.Y. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a truck driver for Owasco Beer Distributors in Auburn, N.Y. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He is survived by two children, Kenneth (Marjorie) MacNabb Jr. of Union City, Pa. and Michelle (Frank) Summers of Erie, Pa., six grandchildren; two brothers, John (Brenda) MacNabb of Mount Morris and Dennis MacNabb; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Bill. No prior calling. Graveside services to be held Friday, March 2 at Bath National Cemetery at 1 p.m. Memorials may be made to one's favorite charity. Arrangements by the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St., (Route 408) in Mount Morris. Condolences may be emailed to

Kathleen M. Miller

Honeoye resident

Kathleen M. Miller of West Lake Road in Honeoye passed away Feb. 21, 2007 at her home after a long illness. She was born in Rochester on May 3, 1946 the daughter of Norman and Anna Dugan Lowe. She is survived by her husband, Paul Miller; children, Jean (Cliff) Foote of Henrietta, Arthur Steven Herzog of Greece, Paul (Sherry) Herzog of Springwater and Lauri (Raymond) Schrieber of Honeoye; her mother, Anna Lowe of Spencerport; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Judy (John) Spennacchio of Chili, Patricia (Gerald) Strassner of Scottsville, Donald (Anne) Lowe of Greece, Michael (Lilly) Lowe of Australia and Timothy Lowe; several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home in Livonia on Friday. Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday morning at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Honeoye with Rev. Richard Shatzel officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to WCTA Federal Credit Union, Attn: Kimberly Rozell, P.O. Box 397, Canandaigua NY 14424.

Antoinette P. Monroe (Aunt Daw)

Mount Morris resident

Antoinette P. Monroe, (Aunt Daw), 98, of 22 Damonsville St. in Mount Morris, died Feb. 18, 2007 after a long life and a brief illness, God called her home. Born in Mount Morris Dec. 13, 1908, the daughter of Carmine and Nunzia Lazzara Palma. She attended St. Patrick's School and was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church. She had worked at the Perry Knitting Mill on Main St. in Mount Morris for 42 years and in SUNY Geneseo's housekeeping department. Ann was active in the Assumption Church Children of Mary and enjoyed playing bingo, cooking, travel and being with her many friends. She was predeceased by her sisters, Josephine Nasca, Nancy Steen, Nellie LoVerde Musoni, Marie Ruddy; brothers, Anthony, William and Peter Palma. She is survived by her beloved and devoted daughter Nancy; brother Michael Palma of Mount Morris and sister-in-law Carmella Palma of Buffalo; and many special nieces, nephews and dear friends. Friends called Wednesday at the Shepard Funeral Home Inc., 36 Chapel St. in Mount Morris where prayers were said Thursday followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Doris J. Shull

Livonia resident

Doris J. Shull, 70, of Poplar Hill Road in Livonia, died Feb. 22, 2007 at her home. She was born in Byersville, N.Y. on Nov. 12, 1936 the daughter of Ward and Ruth Kreiley Hamsher. She was predeceased by her husband Lavern C. Shull. She was a homemaker for many years raising her children in Livonia. Doris was an active member of the United Church of Livonia. She is survived by her sons, William (Kimberley) Shull and Steven (Lorie) Shull, both of Livonia; her brothers, Gerald (Sharon) Hamsher and Donald (Ceil) Hamsher, both of Englewood, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home in Livonia on Sunday. Funeral Service was held at the United Church of Livonia, 6 Spring St. in Livonia on Monday with Rev. David Geer officiating. Burial was private at Oaklawn Cemetery in West Sparta. Memorial contributions can be made to the United Church of Livonia Building Fund.