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Obituaries published the week of June 2, 2005
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In Memoriam

Joseph F. Bonadonna

Mt. Morris resident

Joseph F. Bonadonna, 89, of 224 S. Main St. in Mt. Morris, died May 29, 2005 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born the son of Laborio and Francesca (Olverd) Bonadonna on April 17, 1916 in Mt. Morris. He was a life resident of Mt. Morris. He married Clara Arcara on Oct. 29, 1939. Prior to his retirement in 1981 he co-owned Bonadonna's Giant Food Mart with his brother Louis in Mt. Morris for over 50 years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Active Hose Company of the Mt. Morris Fire Department for over 50 years and was an avid bowler and golfer at Keshequa Golf Club. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Clara; three children, Joanne (Howard) Andress of Leicester, David (Marianne) Bonadonna of Florida and Richard Bonadonna of Mt. Morris; four grandchildren, Lorri Schicker, Brenda Andress, Brian (Colleen) Andress and David Bonadonna; five great grandchildren, Alyssa Schicker, Brittany and Michael Welch, Kaleena and Kole Andress; two brothers, John Bonadonna of Rochester and Louis (Frances) Bonadonna of Mt. Morris; three sisters, Rose (Joseph) Periano of Nunda, Mary Jane (Jim) Quait of Geneseo and Josephine (Roy) Levey of California; many nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Memorial Mass to be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church in Mt. Morris with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Mt. Morris Ambulance Fund. Arrangements: John W. Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris. Condolences may be emailed to

Marion H. Boyer

Mt. Morris resident

Marion Hazel Boyer, 90, a resident of the Livingston County Campus Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris, died there May 27, 2005. She is survived by three sons, J. Robert (Anna) Van Nostrand of Orange City, Fla, Fred (Carol) Van Nostrand of Sandpoint, Idaho and Mike (Sue) Van Nostrand of Groveland; one daughter, Penny Penna of Salem, Oregon; sister-in-law Ruth Hankinson of Delason N.Y.; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was born April 21, 1915 in Arkport, N.Y. the daughter of Glen and Hazel Talmadge Hankinson. She married Robert Van Nostrand on Nov. 23, 1935. He passed away of Sept. 1, 1966. She later married Charles Boyer who passed away on July 21, 2000. Her brother, John Hankinson of Delason, N.Y. passed away March 10, 2005. No prior calling hours. Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 9, 2005 at Hunt Hollow Cemetery in Dalton, N.Y. Memorials may be made to Livingston County Hospice, Livingston County Campus, Bldg. #2, Mt. Morris NY 14510.

Charles J. Least Sr.

Retired SUNY food service director

Charles J. Least Sr., 88, retired director of Food Service at the State University of New York at Geneseo, died May 28, 2005 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Mr. Least resided on Reservoir Road in Geneseo. He is survived by one daughter, Gloria Holt of Geneseo; one son Charles (Ann Marie) Least Jr. of Webster; grandchildren, Michael (Leanne) Holt, Jonathan, Christine and Michael Least; great grandson Jeff Holt; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Josephine Least in 2002. He was born Aug. 30, 1916 in Geneseo and was the last surviving child of Frank and Angeline Morello Least. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Geneseo. Visitation was held Tuesday at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo. Funeral Mass was held June 1 at St. Mary's Church with Father Daniel McMullin officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church, 4 Avon Road, Geneseo NY 14454 or Geneseo Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo NY 14454.

Augustine F. Moran

Korean War veteran

Mashpee - Augustine F. “Gus” Moran, 75, died Friday, May 27, 2005 at Cape Code Hospital, Hyannis. Mr. Moran was born in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. While attending Norwich University, he was drafted and played for the Boston Braves. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He retired to Mashpee after living in New York state for many years. Survivors include four sons, Thomas E. Moran of Geneseo, Shawn J. Moran of Livonia, Brian F. Moran of LeRoy and Patrick G. Morgan of Lima; two sisters, Margaret Moran and Claire Jeneriovitch, both of Lynn; and 13 grandchildren. A family fathering was held at Quashnet Valley Country Club, 309 Old Barnstable Road, Mashpee on Sunday, May 29. Memorial donations may be made to Davenport-Mugar Regional Cancer Center, c/o Cape Cod Hospital, 27 Park St., Hyannis, MA 02601.

Peggy J. Nichols

Piffard resident

Peggy J. Nichols, 71, died May 26, 2005 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Miss Nichols was a resident of the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo and previously resided on Chandler Road in Piffard. She is survived by two sisters, Shirley Schlaffer and Carol Cuozzo, both of Piffard; sister-in-law Edna Nichols of Leicester; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Ida Pringle, Betty Speicher and June McDonald and her brother Charles Ernie Nichols. She was born July 7, 1933 in Retsof the daughter of Charles and Hazel Demerest Nichols. Visitation was held May 28 at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo where Funeral Services were held Saturday afternoon with Rev. Neil Frood of the York United Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility Activities Fund, 4600 Millennium Dr., Geneseo NY 14454.