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Bird, Louise  
Louise Bird, who resided for 65 years on McAndrews Road and recently lived on Main Street in Andover, N.Y., died on Dec. 13, 2014, at the Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona, Miss., after suffering a stroke while visiting family. She was born May 17, 1924 in Howard to the late Charles and Bertha Freeland. Louise worked at Stearns' Poultry for over 30 years and helped her husband, Victor, on their family farm. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and knitting. Many people own her hand-made afghans. They raised seven children, Sandra DeNovellis, Stewart (Kathy) Bird, Beryl (Marcia) Bird, Esther Howard, Elmer (JoAnn) Bird, Mary (Jud) Stearns, and Vicky (Jack) Wells. They had 21 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. Louise was predeceased by her parents; four brothers, Robert, Charles, Oliver and her twin, Louis Freeland; three sisters, Winifred Perkins, Elizabeth Cleveland, Edith Reith, and her husband Victor; a son, Edward; granddaughter, Jacquelyn; and great-granddaughter, Jaime. She attended the Philips Creek Mennonite Church. Burial will be at a later date at the Hillside Cemetery in Andover.
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Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on Dec. 28, 2014
Bonafede, Mary  
DANSVILLE - Mary L. Bonafede, 56, passed away Thursday afternoon (Dec. 25, 2014) at the Livingston County CFNR in Mt. Morris, where she had been a resident for the past year. She was born in Elmira, N.Y., on July 6, 1958, a daughter of the late Dr. Vincent I. and Carolyn (Constantine) Bonafede. Mary enjoyed playing guitar around the campfire with friends and crafting with beads. She is survived by her sister, Virginia 'Ginny" (Jim) Tobin of Sparta; and a niece, Katie (Peter) Butler of Cuylerville. A memorial mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at St. Mary's Church in Dansville. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Mt. Morris. Arrangements are by the Hindle Funeral Home, 271 Main St., Dansville. Online remembrances may be left at HindleFuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the American Cancer Society
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Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on Dec. 28, 2014
Clarcq, Frances  
COHOCTON – Frances L. Clarcq, 71, passed away early Thursday morning (Dec. 25, 2014) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Frances was born June 22, 1943, in Wayland, the daughter of Robert and Ella (Dunn) Flynn, the youngest of 12 children. She grew up in the Wayland area and was a graduate of Wayland Central School and SUNY Geneseo. Frances lived in Rochester for several years where she and Richard Dennis Clarcq were married Feb. 28, 1970, at St. Mary's Church. In 1972 they moved to Cohocton where they continued to reside. Together they celebrated 44 years of marriage. Frances taught youth group at St. Pius Church in Cohocton when her children were young. She enjoyed filling out crossword puzzles and listening to audio books. Her greatest joy was being a homemaker, raising her children and spending time with her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed and always remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Frances was pre-deceased by her parents, Robert and Ella Flynn, and all her siblings. She was dearly loved and survived by her husband, Richard Dennis Clarcq; her five children, Veronica (James) Covert of New Port Richey, Fla., Matthew Clarcq (Erika Unger) of Macedon, N.Y., Lynne (Donald III) Russell of Pawley's Island, S.C., Daniel Clarcq of Greece, N.Y., and Marie Clarcq of Rochester, N.Y.; grandchildren, Benjamin, Ethan and Gavin Covert, Vanessa, Christian, Nathan and Evan Clarcq, Paige Swanson and Mariella Russell, Lola and Lea Clarcq, and Alexandrea Gurney; along with several nieces and nephews. Frances's family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9 a.m., Jan. 3 at St. Mary's Church in Dansville. Memorial contributions in Frances L. Clarcq's memory may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland, N.Y., 14572 or to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105. Frances and her family have been assisted by the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland, N.Y., 14572. Online condolences may be offered at www.stgeorgefuneralhome.com
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Donelson, Cora R. - Canisteo  
CANISTEO - Cora R. Donelson, 94, formerly of Charlie Drive, passed away peacefully Tuesday (Dec. 23, 2014) at Hornell Gardens surrounded by her family. Cora was born April 14, 1920 in the town of Canisteo to Alfred and Myrtle (Wise) Parsels. On June 1, 1946 in Rochester, she married Earl L. Donelson, who predeceased her in August of 2001. She was also predeceased by a son, Earl L. Donelson, Jr. in February 2007; her first husband, Kenneth Mulhollen who died in action during WWII; step-daughter, Dorothy Quinn; three brothers, Burton and Stanley Parsels, and Joe Hampshire; and four sisters, Virginia Collins, Kathryn Drake, Millie Spencer and Dorothy Vanderhoef. Cora had attended Addison Central School. She was employed as an assembly line worker for more than 25 years at the former Westinghouse Co. in Bath. Prior to working at Westinghouse she was employed at Corning Glass and the former Ice House in Hornell. She attended the Adrian Baptist Church and loved to crochet, plastic canvassing and many other crafts. She cherished her family very much and always enjoyed the company of her family and friends. Cora is survived by a daughter, Patricia Mulhollen Magee of Rochester; two step-sons, Harold (Helen) Donelson of Jasper and Carl (Shirley) Donelson of Wayne. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Geraldine Parsels of Cameron; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m., Saturday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St. in Canisteo, where funeral and committal services will take place immediately following calling hours at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Jasper Cemetery, Jasper, N.Y. Memorial contributions in Cora Donelson's name may be made to the Activities Center at Hornell Gardens, 434 Monroe Ave. Hornell, N.Y., 14843; or to the Canisteo Ambulance, c/o Sandy Pierce, 35 Main St. Canisteo, N.Y. 14823. Online condolences and memories may be made through hpsmithandsonfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on Dec. 24, 2014
Green, Jean  
SPARTA - Jean Green, 75, passed away early Wednesday morning (Dec. 24, 2014) at home following a long illness. She was born in Rochester on Dec. 5, 1939, a daughter of the late August and Evangeline (Schlaefer) Vetter. On April 19, 1960, she was married to Robert Green, who predeceased her on Jan. 24, 2005. She was also predeceased by several siblings. Jean raised and rescued many Irish Setter's over the years at the home on Liberty Pole Rd. She was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. She is survived by five sons, Scott (Leona) Green of Sparta, Darryl (Holly) Green and Todd (Colleen) Green of Dansville, Tom Green of Sparta and Robert Green at home; a daughter, Sandra (Dan) Jessmer of Sparta; a daughter in-law, Cathy Green; siblings, Joanne Mooney and Marianne (George) Jeremenko, Jerry (Dee) Vetter and Raymond Vetter; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends may call Monday, from 10 a.m. until noon, at the Sparta Center United Methodist Church, where services will follow calling hours. Interment will be in Kiehle Cemetery, Sparta. The Hindle Funeral Home, 271 Main St., Dansville, has charge of arrangements. Online remembrances may be left at HindleFuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Operation Red Irish Setter Rescue, c/o of Livingston County SPCA, PO Box 394, Geneseo, N.Y., 14454.
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Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on Dec. 28, 2014
Hurlburt, Duane  
ANDOVER - Duane A. Hurlburt, 44, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 24, 2014 at home. Mr. Hurlburt was born on March 22, 1970 in Coudersport, Pa., to Duane J. and Gloria J. (Hamilton) Hurlburt. Duane hunted and sold naturally growing ginseng and ran a small engine repair shop. He previously worked for Larry's Sport Center in Galeton, Pa. and Howard's Inc. in Coudersport, Pa. Duane is survived by one daughter, Krystle (Nathan Higley) Hurlburt of Millersburg, Pa.; three sisters, Sue Ann (Donald) Hutton of Colesport, Pa. and Gloria Jean (Ray Button) Hurlburt and Rose (Dave) Slater, both of Wellsville; three brothers, James L. (Lisa A. Webb) Hurlburt and Ronald L. (Leigha) Hurlburt, both of Andover and John W. Hurlburt of Bolivar; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Additionally, he leaves behind his dog and "best friend," Bam Bam. In addition to his mother, he was recently predeceased by his father, Duane J. Hurlburt on Dec. 12, 2014 and one sister, Marian Vansicle. Duane was known as a man with a big heart. He loved anything outdoors. He liked four wheel riding, hiking, fishing, ginseng hunting and snowmobiling. He enjoyed jamming on his bass guitar, working on anything mechanical or just plain helping people. There will be no prior visitation. A memorial service will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. at the Andover Fire Hall. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com.
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Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on Dec. 28, 2014
Kramer, Dieter - Hornell  
BISHOPVILLE - Dieter Kramer, 77, passed away suddenly on Monday (Dec. 22, 2014). Born in the village of Kochendorf in the Schwabenland of Germany to the late Sophie and Eugene Kramer, he moved with his family to the United States as a young teenager during the aftermath of the Second World War. The Kramers soon settled in Bishopville, N.Y., where Dieter would lead a life that would endear him to the people around him. While a student at Arkport Central School he worked at Crowley's Dairy at night to help support his family, exampling a work ethic he would always be known for, and beginning an employment he would continue for 44 years. Following graduation, he spent two years in the United States Army and married Lois (Bash) Kramer, his wife of 54 years. ?Dieter started every day early and made every moment count. He cared for the people and animals around him, and little for material possessions. He was a genuine and enthusiastic outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, gardening and being in the woods. He especially loved horses and could often be seen on the roads of Bishopville in a buggy pulled by haflingers or with percherons and a cart. Other hobbies included woodworking and wine-making, and he often helped his son, David, on the farm that Dieter's father had owned. Most of all he enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and spending time with his family. He only ever smiled, and had a natural passion for life that affected those around him. In addition to Lois, Dieter is survived by his three sisters, Lydia (John) Donnelly, Edith (Melvin) Bash and Marlene (Peter) Sirianni; and five children, which include David (Kim) Kramer, Lorri (Derrick) Dennis, Dan (Rebbeca) Kramer, Tim (Bernadette) Kramer, and Rosie (Craig) Lattin. He also leaves behind eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at the Bishopville United Methodist Church at the convenience of the family. To send a remembrance to the family or to light a candle in Dieter's memory, please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com. The family is being assisted by Gerald R. Brown, director at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home of Hornell.
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Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on Dec. 26, 2014
LISI, VERA L.  
VERA L. LISI NAPA, Calif. - Vera L. Lisi, 99, of Napa, Calif., (formerly of Hornell) died on Dec. 5, 2014 following a long illness. Born in England on Jan. 4, 1915, she was the daughter of William and Ethel (Watson) Littlefair. At the age of 15, Vera's family left England and eventually settled in Buffalo, N.Y., where she resided for 30 years. Vera graduated from high school and later attended cosmetology school. While living in Amherst, she owned and operated a hair salon for many years. She married Arnold Febrey, who died in 1957. She was the mother of three daughters, Jane (David) Leue, Anne Febrey and Judi DeSantis. In 1960, she married Anthony "Tony" Lisi and they lived in Hornell for over 30 years. For several years Vera was a cosmetician at Key Drug and later worked as a real estate agent for Real, Inc. While living in Hornell, she served on the Board of Directors of the Hornell Public Library and was a member of the Hornell Fortnightly. Vera was a former member of Christ Episcopal Church and had also attended St. Ann's Church. Her husband, Tony, died in 1993. In 2000, Vera moved to Napa, Calif., with her granddaughter, Beth (Brian) Dunn. She lived with them and her great-granddaughter, Erin, until June 2013. During that time, she enjoyed spending time with her family and attending many of Erin's school and extracurricular activities. Vera, known as "Nana" to many people throughout her life, was a very loving and caring person who enjoyed doing for others. She had a strong work ethic and always wanted to keep busy, whether it be working outside her home or taking care of her family, whom she loved very much. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends. She was an avid reader and enjoyed working on crossword puzzles and knitting. Nana was loved by many, including her granddaughter Beth, who thought of her as her second mother. Vera was preceded in death by two daughters, Judi DeSantis and Jane Leue; her brother, William Littlefair; her granddaughter, Cathy Leue; and her former son-in-law, Peter DeSantis. Among the surviving are seven grandchildren, Beth (Brian) Dunn, Debbie (Pete) Fokos, Krista Leue, Becky (Jeff) Roth, Emily (Spencer) Williams, Paul Leue and Bonnie (Tim) Brock; along with several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. At Vera's request, there will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Monday at 11 a.m., at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating. Final interment will be in St. Ann's Cemetery. Vera's family request that memorial contributions in her name be made to Queen of the Valley Hospital Foundation, 1000 Trancas Street, Napa, Calif., 94558 (phone 707-257-4044). To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit http://www.dagonfuneralhome.com
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Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on Dec. 28, 2014
McGuire, Jean  
WAYLAND - Jean D. McGuire, 87, passed away early Thursday morning (Dec. 25, 2014) at Noyes Memorial Hospital. Jean was born March 18, 1927 in West Decatur, Pa., the daughter of Roy and Vera (Lumadue) Fleck. She grew up in the Pennsylvania area and also lived in Baltimore, Md. for a couple of years. However, for most of her life though she resided in Wayland. Jean and Russell McGuire were married and celebrated several years together prior to Russell passing away in 1978. She was employed at different places throughout her life including several years at McElvey Motors in Wayland. Jean also enjoyed babysitting throughout the years which included taking care of and assisting families with their children. During her younger years, Jean enjoyed her flower gardens and for many years she took pleasure in reading and painting pictures. Jean was pre-deceased by her parents, Roy and Vera Fleck; her husband, Russell McGuire; and her son, Terrence "Terry" McGuire. She is survived by her children, Elizabeth (Per) Halvorsen of St. Petersburg, Fla., Gary McGuire of Oil City, Pa., Carol Sick of Wayland, Joan (Dennis) King of Wayland, Kevin (Lynn) McGuire of St. Petersburg, Fla.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her brothers, William (Marjorie) Fleck of Buffalo, Robert (Sally) Fleck of Pennsylvania, Roy "James" Fleck of Pennsylvania; her sister, Erma "Sis" (Robert "Corky") Botwright of Pennsylvania; along with many nieces and nephews. Jean's family and friends will be invited to attend her funeral service at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland at a date and time to be announced soon. Memorial contributions in Jean D. McGuire's memory may be made to the Wayland Fire Department, 15 East Naples St., Wayland, N.Y., 14572. Online condolences may be offered at www.stgeorgefuneralhome.com.
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Sivertsen, Marianne  
HORNELL/CANASERAGA - Marianne A. Sivertsen, 70, of 9255 county Road 15B, Canaseraga, passed away early Friday morning (Dec. 26, 2014) with family at her side at her home in Birdsall, N.Y., following a long illness. Born in Hornell on Dec. 6, 1944, she was the daughter of Louis and Marian (Nicholson) Albert. Marianne lived in the Hornell-Almond area until the sixth-grade when her family moved to Marion, Ohio. She graduated from Marion Catholic High School (class of 1963) and later attended (2 years) at Ohio State University. Moving to California in 1966, Marianne received her Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts from Alan Hancock College in Lompoc, Calif. For about four years, she was employed at Anaconda Aluminum in Columbia Falls, Mont., primarily in the Service Department. She also served as manager of the Kalispell Bar & Grill and as a bartender and waitress at the Outlaw Inn, both in Kalispell, Mont. In 1979, Marianne moved back to the Hornell area and briefly worked in real estate. From 1979-1988 she was employed at the former SKF Industries. She was the first woman hired in the Union and worked as a Master Scheduler and Production Planner. In 1993, she decided to return to college and earned her BA Degree in Psychology and her Master's Degree in Education in Counseling Psychology from St. Bonaventure University. For the past 15 years, Marianne was employed at various jobs, including Outreach Manager of Allegany ARC and Kinship Care Coordinator. During 2001 until 2004, she lived in New York City working for Phoenix House Foundation to obtain her credential as a substance abuse counselor (CASAC) and from 2007 until the present time as Addiction Counselor at Loyola Recovery Foundation at the Bath VA Hospital. She was an active member of St. Mary's Church of Canaseraga where she was past director of Religious Education (DRE), a member of the Pro Life Committee, and served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector. She enjoyed the outdoors, and especially loved working in her flower and vegetable gardens. In addition to her parents, Marianne was preceded in death by her brother, David Albert; and also her brother-in-law, John Guyton. Surviving are her son, Joseph (Shena) Sivertsen of West Chicago, Ill.; two daughters, Julianna (Craig) Parsons of Choteau, Mont. and Mamie (Brian) Brewster of Choteau, Mont.; five sisters, Virginia Guyton of Pinnacle, N.C., Barbara Albert of Birdsall, Patty (Jonathan Sulyma) Lupo of Almond, Eileen (Glenn) Pennington of Lexington, N.C. and Rita Nicholson of Hamilton, Mont.; seven grandchildren, Karina Sivertsen, Colton Parsons, Cecilia Parsons, Cooper Parsons, Katherine (Drew) Inzinna, Autumn (Brandon) VanSkiver and Jacob Brewster; one great-grandson, Dominic Inzinna; and many nieces and nephews. The family of Marianne A. Sivertsen will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m., at St. Mary's Church in Canaseraga with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Almond. The family will hold a "Celebration of Life" following the burial, at the Canaseraga American Legion for all family and friends who would like to attend. Marianne's family request that memorial contributions in her name be made to St. Mary's Church, 6 North St., Canaseraga, N.Y., 14822. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence or print a memorial form, visit " http://www.dagonfuneralhome.com "
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