Rague, Ellen Marie "Rie" (Mooney)
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Chili: Ellen Marie "Rie" Mooney Rague died on August 2nd of complications from vascular dementia. As a reflection of the many lives she touched, in her final hours, Rie was surrounded by an overflow of loving friends and family, who spilled out the doorway of her Highland Hospital room, just wanting to be near her.
She is predeceased by her parents, Dr. James and Genevieve Mooney. Rie is also reunited with her husband and the source of so much of her laughter, Dr. Edwin "Skip" Rague; her son, James Rague; brother and sister-in-law, James and Kathleen (Haag) Mooney; sister, Joyce (Mooney) Considine; sister-in-law, Kathleen (Flaherty) Mooney; father and mother-in-law, Edwin and Marie Rague; brother-in-law Thomas McCormick and nephew, Craig McCormick.
Rie is survived by her daughters, Catherine (Edward) Boggs; Mimi (Marilyn) Rague; Susan Rague; Beth (Christopher) Livecchi; Genevieve Rague and Christine Rague; daughter-in-law, Bethany Rague; grandchildren: Dezirae (Aaron) Moore, Bryan Rague, Luke Rague; Samuel Livecchi, Alexis Holcomb, Emily Livecchi; great-grandchildren, Ava and Evelyn Moore; brother and sister-in-law Thomas and Norma Mooney; brother John Mooney; brother-in-law, John Considine; sister-in-law, Beverly McCormick; and many nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten.
Rie was known as a leader both in the community and in her family. She was famous for her kindness, integrity, generosity, and wisdom. Rie will be fondly remembered at the bridge table, as a volunteer at Meals on Wheels, at the daily morning mass at St. Pius Tenth; and for her love of flowers, birds, and lakes. She enjoyed growing up in the 19th Ward of Rochester and spending the summers of her youth at Charlotte Beach. For almost fifty years, Rie summered at Keuka Lake with her children, grandchildren and lake neighbors. She cherished her annual trip to Niagara on the Lake with her best friends from kindergarten.
The Rague family would like to extend thanks and gratitude to their extremely supportive network of friends and family, as well as to highlight the phenomenal staff of the Rochester Presbyterian Home. Rie appreciated and responded to every kind word spoken there, and was loved and cared for with true compassion and dignity. For more about Rie, visit www.aliferemembered.com
Visitation is 4-8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (between 390 & Long Pond Rd). Rie's funeral mass will be celebrated 10:30 AM Wednesday at St Christopher's Church, 3350 Union St, N Chili. Interment St. Pius Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the Rague family asks that donations be directed to the Rochester Presbyterian Home, 256 Thurston Rd, Rochester, NY 14619 in order to support staff and the music therapy programs for residents.
Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home
1411 Vintage Lane Rochester, NY 14628
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2014