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Obituaries published the week of December 13, 2001
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Nicholas J. Belliotti
Nicholas J. Belliotti, 88, of 737 Thurston Road, Rochester, died Dec. 9, 2001 at Westgate Nursing Home in Chili, N.Y. He was born the son of Angelo and Geantea (Zaso) Belliotti on March 2, 1913 in Mt. Morris. He was employed as a Sexton for the Rochester Presbyterian Center in Rochester. He is survived by his several nieces and nephews including Frances Melville, Marie Mancuso and Tom Passamonte, all of Rochester, Ellie Notebart of Geneseo, Angie Downey of Mt. Morris and Raymond Scairrino of Livonia. No prior calling. Prayers were held Wednesday at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris followed by a Funeral mass at St. Patrick's Church with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to one's favorite Charity.
Clayton M. Burritt
Clayton M. Burritt, 88, of Avon-Henrietta, died on Dec. 6, 2001 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mr. Burritt was born Feb. 18, 1913 in Leroy, the son of William M. Burritt and Mary Lillian (Green) Burritt. He was formerly from Syracuse and Leesburg, Fla. He was retired from AXE Trucking and Arthur Motor Express in Syracuse where he worked as a truck driver. He was past master of the William S. Farmer Masonic Lodge in Solvay, N.Y. where he was a member for 55 years. He organized the new Masonic DeMolay chapter for youth, and was a member of the Hi Twelve Masonic group. He was a committee member and chaired the Syracuse Boy Scout Troop #82 for six years. He was a member of the Robinson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Syracuse, and served as an Elder, Deacon, building committee member, and sang in the choir. He enjoyed fishing, camping, boating and gardening. He is survived by his wife Arres (Henderson) Burritt of Henrietta; two sons and daughter-in-law, Bruce B. (Shirley) Burritt of Avon, William M. (Judith M.) Burritt or Orchard Park, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours and Funeral Services were held at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon with the Rev. Larry Beman officiating. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse NY 13220-3049 in his memory. Interment, Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Warners, N.Y. at the convenience of the family.
Sara M. De Graff
Sara M. De Graff, 70, of 2669 Highbanks Road, Mt. Morris died Dec. 9, 2001 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born the daughter of Joseph and Teresa (Cosimano) Mignemi on Jan. 15, 1931 in Mt. Morris. She was employed for over 10 years at Mt. Morris Central School. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Mt. Morris. She is survived by her husband Burton, three daughters, Linda (Gary) Passamonte, Debra (Jim) Fitzpatrick and Cheryl DeGraff, all of Mt. Morris; grandchildren, Tara (Vincent) Fasso of Livonia, Jaime Wadams, Melissa and Jimmy Fitzpatrick, all of Mt. Morris; sisters, Mary (Anthony) Constantino of Mt. Morris, Frances DiPasquale of Avon and Tresa (Charles) DeHayes of Florida; brothers, Albert (Mary) Mignemi of Geneseo, Michael (Eleanor) Mignemi of Florida; sister-in-law Barbara Magnum of Florida; father-in-law Edward DeGraff of Mt. Morris; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Thomas Mignemi and brother-in-law Dominic DiPasquale. Friends called Monday at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where funeral services were held Tuesday with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to one's favorite Charity.
Carlos A. Carl Farr
Carlos A. Carl Farr, 77, died on Dec. 5, 2001, at his home in Avon. Carl was born Oct. 27, 1924 in Syracuse, the son of Frank Farr and Gertrude (Holden) Farr. Carl was retired from Gleason Works in Rochester where he worked in quality control. He was predeceased by his brother George Farr in 1967. He is survived by his wife Margaret (Bulmer) Farr of Avon; two sons and daughter-in-law, Michael Farr of Midwest City, Okla., Peter (Valerie) Farr of Dansville; sister and brother-in-law, Beverly (Jake) Dziekonski of Avon; brother and sister-in-law, David (Judy) Farr of Nunda; four grandchildren, Ashley, Arika, Jason, Gregory Farr; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours and Funeral Services were held at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon with the Rev. Laurie Craig officiating. Contributions may be made to the Livingston County Hospice or the C.U.R.E. Childhood Cancer in his memory. Interment, Union Cemetery in Livonia.
Norman W. James
Norman W. James, 86, of Lakeville, died Dec. 8, 2001 at his home. He was born the son of Clarence and Lily Schultz James on Aug. 14, 1915 in Rochester. He was a World War II Army veteran, a member of the Pleasant Valley Church in Geneseo. He was a retiree of RIT, retiring in 1981. He was predeceased by his wife Theresa. He is survived by his children, Norman (Joanne) James of Rush, Donna (Douglas) Hogle of Avon, Beverly (Dave) Nichols of Tennessee, Dean (Brenda) James of Chili, Russell (Betty) James of Lakeville, Thomas James of Ohio; stepson Ralph Merrian of Florida; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends attended a memorial service Tuesday at the Pleasant Valley Church in Geneseo. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Pleasant Valley Church. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. in Livonia.
Jennie A. Mauro
Jennie A. Mauro, 87, of Mill St., Mt. Morris died Dec. 9, 2001 at McAuley Manor in Hornell, N.Y. She was born the daughter of Philip and Josephine (Ingarvo) Mauro on Aug. 7, 1914 in Leicester. She retired from Champion Products in Perry. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church and a former member of the Children of Mary. She is survived by several nieces and nephews including Ann Mauro of Mt. Morris, Josephine Argentiere and Carolyn Mauro, both of Rochester and Donald Mauro of Dansville and many cousins. She was predeceased by three brothers, Samuel, Joseph and Sandy; and one sister Amy. Friends called Wednesday at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris followed by graveside services at St. Patrick's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Home and Heart Project, 46 Stanley St., Morris, NY 14510.
Beatrice L. Peer
Beatrice L. Peer Bea, 88 of Avon, died on Nov. 23, 2001 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. She was born July 23, 1913 in Haliburton, Canada, the daughter of Thomas Lumley and Sarah (Schoales) Lumley. Mrs. Peer was a retired school nurse for the Churchville-Chili School System. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Howard D. Peer of Avon; two daughters, Holly Peer of Avon, Cindy Peer-Hebda of Avon; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas (Patricia) Peer of Pittsford; five grandchildren, Sean Eagan, Cameron Hebda, Thomas A. Peer, Grace Peer Docherty, Daniel Peer Docherty; great grandson Ryan Eagan; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours and Funeral Services were held at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon with the Rev. Donald Page officiating. Contributions may be made to the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility (Patient Activities Fund), Geneseo NY 14454 or the Highland Hospital, in her memory. Interment, Avon Cemetery.