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Gladys Sykes

Sep 21, 1962 - Nov 29, 2023

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Rochester, NY

Click Below To Watch Service:https://youtube. com/live/EdHzQIg5W6E?feature=shareGladys Nannette Sykes was born September 21, 1962 in Jamaica Queens, New York to the late Donald Clyde Sykes and Marjorie Morrison. She attended August Morton High School. At the tender age of 15, she gave her life to the Lord and was baptized. Gladys struggled through her childhood but overcame many obstacles such as homelessness and mental health struggles. Gladys gave birth to four beautiful children: Natalie Shel...Read More

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Margarete Hinsch

Dec 07, 1927 - Feb 24, 2024

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Rochester, NY

Margarete Hinsch Rochester: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at age 96. Predeceased by her husband, Karl Hinsch. Survived by her son, William Hinsch; sister, Erika Saulnier; many loving family and friends. Margarete enjoyed sewing, gardening and talking walks. Services held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Honor Flight Rochester in her memory.

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Emily Jayne Casey (Cloonan)

Died : Feb 22, 2024

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Rochester, NY

Emily Jayne Casey (Cloonan) passed away surrounded by family on 2/22/2024 after a brief battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). She is survived by her loving husband Allen, beloved children Liam Henry and Elizabeth Rose (Libby), parents Billy and Kathy Cloonan, brothers Billy Cloonan (Leigh) and Brendan Cloonan (Jamie), Grandmothers Mary Cloonan and Barbara Shelley, in-laws Al and Diane Casey, Sister-in-Law Erin Robinson (John), her cherished Corgi, Winston, along with a crew of friends, cousins, nephews, and nieces. Emily was born and raised on Long Island in Northport, NY, and earned her undergraduate degree in education from SUNY Geneseo. Upon graduation, she moved to Rochester and made it her new home, finding a great group of friends and an active social life. While earning her master’s degree at St John Fisher College, she worked for the Brighton School District. Emily has been an educator at Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women since 2014, most recently as chair of the Social Studies department. She loved all her students and took great pride in their accomplishments, staying in contact with graduates for many years. She was a beloved and respected educator and colleague. She will be greatly missed by administration, faculty and students alike. Emily and Allen met on New Year’s Eve in 2014 and were married at the Genesee Valley Club in September 2017, surrounded by a group of family and friends from every stage of her life. They honeymooned in Barcelona, and then built an idyllic life living in the North Winton Village with days consisting of caring for their dogs, entertaining, and traveling. Liam was born in May of 2020, and they moved to Pittsford, quickly pivoting to a family-centered life. They welcomed Libby in March of 2023, and have just begun to see her grow. Her true passion was being a mother to her two children. She took great pride in everything they did and was always their biggest advocate. Emily’s devotion to her family and her unwavering spirit will forever be remembered. Though she may be gone, her memory will live on in the hearts of those she loved. The family would like to thank all who have reached out, sharing memories, prayers, and gifts. A fund has been set up for the continuing education of Emily and Allen’s children, along with creating a scholarship in her name at Mercy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made towards the fund via GoFundMe or mailed to 10 Sedgebrook Pittsford NY 14534.

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Susan Wood Peachey

Apr 06, 1933 - Feb 17, 2024

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Rochester, NY

After a long and wonderful life filled with love, friendship, inspiration, and creativity, Susan passed away peacefully on February 17, 2024 in the presence of family.The only child of Arthur and Christianna Repke, Susan is survived by her sons Robert (Noreen) and Stephen (Jill) Wood; daughter, Christianna (Barb) Wood; stepsons, Neal (Erika) and Bruce Peachey; stepdaughter, Janet (Paul) Spitler; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and step-daughter-in-law, Jane Peachey. She was predeceased by her daughter, Cathy Wood (Scott Roddick) and by her husband of 49 years, Dr. John C. (Jack) Peachey.A native of the Chicago area, Susan graduated from Glenbard High School in 1951 and attended Northwestern University and the School of the Art Institute as well as the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts before enrolling at the University of Florida School of Architecture. While at Northwestern, Susan joined the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and remained an active member of Gamma Phi throughout her life. A resident of the Rochester area since 1961, Susan was active throughout the 1960s and 70s in the Junior League of Rochester and the Junior League of Rochester Garden Club eventually becoming a sustaining member of that group.Once her children were well into their high school years, Susan began to turn her attention to painting, taking classes at the University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery Creative Workshop. Early on, she began to focus on watercolor because she loved the “spontaneity” of the medium. “Even basic colors, shapes, and value can become opportunities for invention with the fluid qualities of watercolor,” she said. Over a span of 30+ years she created over 200 works of art, some of which were shown in juried art shows and exhibitions. During these years she was a fixture in the Rochester art community. She was a long-time member of the Rochester Art Club and the Pittsford Art Group. She also taught classes in watercolor painting for Oasis, a national education organization for mature adults. She donated paintings to various fund-raising auctions including those of radio station WXXI and the American Red Cross. Her work is represented in many private collections as well.Susan was always known to family and friends as kind, generous, selfless, and intelligent. Her passing leaves a lasting and deep void in the lives of her children and others who admired and loved her. A service to celebrate Susan's extraordinary life will be held on Friday April 5, 2024 at 5:15 p.m. at the Vanden Brul Pavilion of the University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue in Rochester with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Susan’s name can be made to Planned Parenthood of Rochester at https://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/new-york/rochester/14605/rochester-health-center-3332-91040.

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Barbara Schrader

Nov 16, 1927 - Feb 19, 2024

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Rochester, NY

Barbara Schrader passed away peacefully on February 19, 2024 at age 96 at the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center in Rochester. She was predeceased by her parents Nicola and Adeline Messeri and sister and brother-in-law Ann and Erwin Delano. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years Robert and daughter Patricia Schrader.Barbara was born in Rochester and grew up on Smith and Kensington Streets. She was raised, along with her sister Ann, by her parents who came over from Italy in the 1920s and then met and married in Rochester. It was a difficult childhood, growing up during the Great Depression, and she and her sister first learned to speak English by listening to their teacher and kindergarten classmates at School Number 5.After receiving her high school diploma, Barbara took secretarial courses at the Rochester Business Institute. Her longest secretarial position was working for the American Laundry Machine Company in their corporate office for over a decade. While there, she met her good friend Anita who would be maid of honor at her wedding.Growing up, her family attended St. Peter and Paul's Church, the church where she would marry her husband Robert in January of 1965. She met her husband Robert in 1964 at a dance. Even though they had drastically different upbringings and educational backgrounds and heights (he being 6 foot 1 and she being five foot 1), they were completely compatible and the perfect companions for each other.Barbara was not a big traveler at all, but did take a trip with Robert to Europe, including Italy, so she could see the land of her relatives. One other memorable trip was a train trip, before she was married, to the western parts of the US and Canada with her loyal friend Grace. Grace would later become the godmother to her daughter Patricia.Barbara was always an early riser. She was religious and started each day by reading from her prayer books. She was also a long-time member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Brighton. Barbara enjoyed cooking, baking, and reading (always biographies and never fiction). She most enjoyed all the years of holiday and birthday gatherings of her close, small family here in Rochester.In her later years, she enjoyed taking walks outside in the fresh air, watching cooking programs, watching lots of tennis and golf on TV (even though she never played herself), and watching her favorite old movies on DVD over and over again.Barbara was very lucky that she had good health until age 94 and a half when she had a series of strokes. She spent the last year or so of her life living at St. Ann's Home (where decades earlier she used to volunteer, visiting Our Lady of Lourdes parishioners who were living there). Thank you to the skilled and caring nurses and CNAs of St. Ann's Home, 4th floor for the excellent care given to Barbara.Friends are invited to attend her committal service in the chapel at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on Tuesday, February 27th at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Open Door Mission, 156 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester, NY 14608 or Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 150 Varinna Drive, Rochester, NY 14618.

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Gloria A. Risio

Apr 06, 1929 - Feb 20, 2024

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Rochester, NY

Gloria A. Risio Rochester: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at age 94. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Anna; husband, John Risio; infant son, Anthony. Survived by her sons, Jack (Brenda), Robert (Kim), Richard (Kathleen); loving grandchildren, Julie, Jacqui and Paul; 6 loving great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. No prior calling. Her Memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday (March 5th) 10:30 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. Private interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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Alison M. Bennett

Aug 29, 1963 - Feb 11, 2024

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Rochester, NY

Alison M. Bennett Rochester: Sunday, February 11, 2024 at age 60. Predeceased by her father, Charles; mother, Lorraine. Survived by her sister, Terri Brill; aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Alison loved animals and found joy in working as a Home Health Aide with the elderly. No Services. Please remember Alison and honor her in your own special way.

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Bonny Jean Hamilton

Jul 17, 1963 - Feb 09, 2023

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Rochester, NY

Bonny Jean Hamilton Passed away February 9, 2023 at age 59. Her graveside service will be Tuesday, February 27, at 1 pm at Riverside Cemetery

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Dolores Paniccia

Nov 19, 1942 - Feb 23, 2024

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Rochester, NY

Dolores Paniccia Dolores passed peacefully Friday morning, February 23rd surrounded by her loving family. All week she was shown how much she is loved and what she meant to everyone. She will be missed, but the memories will always live on. Dolores is predeceased by her husband, Samuel Paniccia; parents Angelo & Carmella LoVullo; brothers, Angelo (Mildred), Robert, Michael (Gail) & Richard; sisters, Mary (Frank) Giordano, Josephine (Samuel) Agosto, Lena (John) Nacco & Joan Nielsen; brothers-in-law & sister-in-law, Dominic Paniccia, Rella LoVullo & Joe Paniccia. She is survived by her children, Samuel Paniccia, John Paniccia, Theresa Paniccia, David (Casey) Paniccia & Joseph (Kimberly) Paniccia; grandchildren, Jenifer, Kayli, Brianna, Dakota, Taylor, Cameron, Samantha, Bella & Jade; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Lincoln, Vaida, Tyler & Sully; brother, David (Marcia) LoVullo; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Dr. Eric Nielsen, Patty Calaci & John (Cheryl) Paniccia; many nieces, nephews & dear friends. Dolores's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at the Unity Hospital ICU for their compassionate care. Dolores's life story will be shared during visitation 4:00-7:00pm on Tuesday, February 27th at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated 9:30am on Wednesday, February 28th at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Ave. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, NY. Memorial donations can be made in Dolores's name to the St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Doris Peath

Sep 17, 1925 - Feb 21, 2024

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Rochester, NY

Greece: Doris was welcomed into Jesus' arms on the afternoon of February 21st, 2024, with her daughter at her bedside. She is predeceased by her parents Charles and Mabel Peath, her beloved husband of 64 years, Bernie, her daughter Diane Root, and her brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Gerry Peath. She is survived by her daughter Karen Boyack Brock, her grandsons Patrick Boyack and Andrew Root, her brother-in-law Lou (Karen) Root, as well as a nephew, nieces and cousins. Doris enjoyed a long and wonderful life. She loved being a Grandma, and her grandsons couldn't have been blessed with a better one. Two of her favorite things were playing bridge and square dancing. She enjoyed both immensely for many, many years. Doris will be remembered as a very warm, kind, and loving woman, Mother, Gammy, and friend. She will be dearly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her. A Graveside Service will be held for family and close friends on Tuesday, February 27th at 11am at Irondequoit Cemetery.

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Heath Patterson

Feb 04, 1968 - Feb 22, 2024

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Rochester, NY

Heath Patterson, 56, of Brushton, N.Y., passed away on February 22, 2024 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. Born on February 4, 1968, he was the son of Dale Patterson and the late Cheryl Sancomb Patterson. On July 20, 1991, he was wed to the former Dawn Casey at St. Mary’s Church in Brushton. She survives. Heath was a Corrections Officer at Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone, N.Y., and was a member of both the CERT Team and the CIU Team. He was also a firefighter with the Brushton Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Franklin County Fire Police. Along with his wife and father, Heath is survived by his daughters: Kayla Patterson of Brushton and Brittany Patterson (Christopher Strack) of Brushton, his sisters: Candace (Glenn) Gadway of Mountain View and Bobbi-Jo (Michael) Sorell of Malone and an honorary granddaughter Lorelei Gadway, mother-in-law Peggy Casey, brother-in-law Brian (Barb) Casey, sister-in-law Cinnamon Casey, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother and a brother Jason Michael Patterson, his father-in-law Ronald Casey, Sr. and brothers-in-law Ronald Casey, Jr. & Scott Casey. Calling Hours will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 29 at Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Home in Malone. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 1 at St. Mary’s Church in Brushton. Donations in his memory may be made to the Brushton Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements are under the care of the Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Service in Malone, N.Y. Friends may leave online condolences on Facebook at Ross Family of Funeral Homes or the website www.brusofunweralservice.com.

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