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Obituaries published the week of May 27, 2004
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In Memoriam

John B. Albanese

Vietnam War veteran

John B. Albanese, 54 of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Mt. Morris died May 24, 2004 suddenly at his home. He was born the son of Benny and Francine (Andolina) Albanese on Dec. 21, 1949 in Dansville, New York. He was employed at Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz. He was a veteran of the Army during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his father Benny (Donna) Albanese of Mt. Morris; one sister, Karen (Don) Saunders of California; two brothers, Michael (Jill) Albanese of Kendall and Rich (Kim) Albanese of Retsof; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Francine. No prior calling. Memorial Services to be held Saturday June 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St., (Route 408), Mt. Morris with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be emailed to

Leonard A. Brown

World War II Navy veteran

Leonard A. Brown “Puffer”, 77, died on May 20, 2004 at his home in Avon. He was born on Jan. 9, 1927 in Livonia, the son of Harold Brown and Lettie (Brisbane) Brown. He was retired from the Avon Central School where he worked as superintendent of transportation from 1965 to 1987. He owned and operated the H.E. Brown & Sons Garage for many years. He was a World War II Navy veteran and was in the Navy CBs. He was predeceased by his three brothers, Harold Jr. “Slugger”, Charles “Moocher” and Arnold Brown. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty (Simmons) Brown of Avon; daughter Linda (Carl) Johnson; two granddaughters, Terilynn, Lacey Johnston; three great grandsons, Brandon, Jack and Owen; four sisters, Evelyn Swartz, Margaret Backus, Laura Gruner and Jo Ann Brown; three brothers, Russell (Janet), Frederick, Louie (Jenny) Brown; sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Diane Brown; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held May 23 and Funeral Service Monday at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon with Rev. Dr. Thomas Taylor officiating. Interment, Avon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510 in his memory.

Pauline Marie Smith

Mt. Morris resident

Pauline Marie Smith, 68, of 12 Columbus Ave., Mt. Morris, died May 23, 2004 at the Livingston County Campus Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris. She was born the daughter of Ervin and Marguerite (St. Onge) Russell on May 4, 1938 in Carmel, Maine. Prior to her retirement she was employed at the Bangor Shoe Company in Bangor, Maine. She attended the Elim Gospel Church in Mount Morris. She is survived by her six children, Marguerite Ascioti of Mt. Morris, Brenton (Jeanie) Smith of Hunt, Bernice (Donald) Miller of Dansville, Gena Thompson of Geneseo, Barney (Stacey) Smith III and Gregory (Jackie) Smith, both of Mt. Morris; 11 grandchildren, Amity (Nick) Morris of Mt. Morris, Gina (Travis) Derrenbacher of Geneseo, Sarah and Brenton Smith of Nunda, Nicole Smith and Clint Miller of Dansville, Pauline Thompson of Geneseo, Kody Thompson of Mt. Morris, Isabella Rae Smith and Brian Crans of Mt. Morris and Aaron Smith of Florida; four great grandchildren; one sister Bernice Turner of Mt. Morris; two brothers, Paul (Patricia) Russell of Springwater and Ervin (Joan) Russell of Brockport; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Marguerite and Ervin Russell. Friends called Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial Mt. Pleasant, Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Hospice Fund. Condolences may be emailed to