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Rochester: Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Predeceased by her husband, Gerald F. Brinkman; grandson, Joseph L. Grinnan. Survived by her loving children; Leslie (Joseph) DelPopolo, Jeanne (Joe) Grinnan, Margaret J. Matteliano, Gerald M. (Diane) Brinkman; grandchildren, Mary Beth (Greg) Tuttle, Michael (Noel) Cronmiller, William (Dawn) Cronmiller, Steven Cronmiller, Joseph Grinnan, Laura (Terry) Glenn, Gala Matteliano, Emma Brinkman, Anna Celeste Brinkman; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; countless honorary children and grandchildren. Celeste was a proud third grade teacher at Sacred Heart School for over 20 years and a longtime resident of the Thousand Island Park Community. She was an inspiration to many and no one ever went hungry in her presence.
Friends may call Friday 3-8 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 9:00 AM at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Internment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Reach Out Radio, WXXI Radio, 280 State Street, Rochester, NY 14614 in her memory. For more information or to sign Celeste's online guestbook, please visit
Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral & Cremation Chapels
1075 Long Pond Road Rochester, NY 14626
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2011