St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2001
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JOSEPH C. FABINSKI, 49 of 334 W. Washington Ave., died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 19, 1938. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Edward Bambury and Mrs. James VanKuren; three brothers, August and Frank , all of Elmira and John M. Fabinski of Boston. The body is in the home of a sister, Mrs. Bambury, 334 W. Washington Ave., where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. and in St. John the Baptist Church at 9. Burial will be in SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/21/1938
FABRIZIO Kathryn A. "Katie"
Elmira: Another star was added to the sky when Katie died
on Saturday, April 7, 2012. She was born October 28, 1974, a daughter of
Anthony and Victoria (Battersby) Fabrizio. She will be forever missed by her
loving family…..parents, Tony and Vicki; sisters, Megan Hill and Jennifer
Stroman; nephews, Gavin, Jackson, and Gianni; niece Julia; many aunts, uncles,
cousins, and friends…including her Grove Street neighborhood. Katie was a kind
and gentle soul with a tender heart who loved everyone. Her nephews and niece
were the light of her life. Katie's favorite place was the ocean. From the time
she was very young Katie always wanted a dolphin of her own. Perhaps she
admired the carefree way they lived. Everyone who knew Katie agrees she was fun
to be with and was always ready for a good time. We know Katie is in a good
place now with Grandma Kate, Grandpa Jack and Grandma Marg. Her family takes
great comfort in knowing Katie's burdens in life are lifted and that she is
finally at peace. We love you, Katie Ba-Boo. Family and friends are invited to
McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, April
12, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on
Friday, April 13, 2012 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at
10:00 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church. Private interment will take place at St.
Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Katie with a donation
to either Southern Tier Food Bank, 388 Upper Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights NY
14903, or Elmira Glove House, 220 Franklin Street, Elmira NY
14904. Star Gazette – April 10, 2012
FADALE Louis R.
Age 87, of Elmira, died at his home on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, with his loving family by his side. Lou was born in Elmira, in the same home where he spent his entire life, a son of Peter and Mary Campanelli Fadale. He is predeceased by his first wife Edna Fadale, son Nicholas DeLauro, brother Anthony Fadale, and sister Virginia Obalek. Lou is survived by his wife of 45 years Mary Tacka Fadale; daughters, Victoria Shafer of Horseheads, Ann Sherwood of Elmira; grandchildren, Gordon Shafer, Ryan (Michelle) Shafer, Karen (Wes) Pye, James (Michelle) Sherwood, Walter Klumpe, Ashley (Michael) Payne, Mark (Cathy) DeLauro, Mathew DeLauro, Disa DeLauro; daughter-in-law Carole DeLauro; sisters-in-law, Betty Fadale, Ann Forsythe; nephews, Louis (Lesia) Fadale, Carl (Mary) Fadale; nieces and nephew, Connie (Randy) Robinson, Patricia (Robert) Russo, and Robert Obalek. Lou was a proud U.S. Army veteran of World War II with extensive service in the Pacific Theatre. He retired from Bendix in 1976 after 35 years of service. While working at Bendix he had a second job with Elmira Video. Lou also worked a number of years at OTB. He was a proud member of both the U.A.W. #604 and the Clarence Oliver American Legion Post #154. A life long active communicant of St. Anthony's Church, Lou was a long time bingo worker on Tuesday nights at the church. He was also a graduate of St. Anthony's School. An avid gardener, Lou was exceptionally proud of his tomatoes. He started them from seed, sharing them with family and friends. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, March 24, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 11:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony's Church at 12:30 p.m. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Lou's memory may be directed to either, Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or Paws-N-Claws, Box 120, RD 1, Millerton, PA 16936. Lou's family would like to thank Dr. Rose Byland and the staff at the Falck Cancer Center, Dr. James Freije and Dr. Kevin Carey, with Guthrie Health Care in Sayre; Elmira Fire Department Engine #5, and Erway Ambulance, for their efforts in his care.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/22/2008
FAHS Madeline C. Kelly
Age 93, of Horseheads, died on Friday, October 8, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Madeline was born on August 23, 1917, in Elmira, the daughter of the late Charles and Frances (Mathew) Fahs. She was also predeceased by her first husband, Arthur D. Field, Jr., who was killed in action in WWII, second husband, Charles M. Kelly, daughter Mary Beth Kelly Jelliff, and brothers, Charles E. Fahs and Joseph H. Fahs. A loving and devoted mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt, Madeline is survived by daughter Katherine (Gordon) Mosher of Horseheads, son Arthur D. (Anne) Field, III of Horseheads, daughters Amy Kelly Goodrich (with Marty Mumford) of Big Flats, Maureen Wagner of Cheektowaga, NY, Joanne (Bob) Woods of Elmira; sister Mary (Vern) Morgan of Big Flats; grandchildren, Amy (Frank) Cicora, with their children, Chelsea, Mollie, Carrie and Colby; Heather (Bryan) Holliday, Kathanne (Ethan) Cunningham, with their daughter Cosette; Kayla and Kyle Goodrich, Steven (Rebecca) George, with their children, Ethan, Samantha, and Evelyn; Zachary George, Lori Fincik, Jennifer Fincik, with her daughter Taylor; Kelly (Patrick) Mulvehill, with their children, Jack and Gavin; Katelin and Justin Woods, and Brandon Jelliff; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Fahs, Marie Fahs, Eva Pickett, and Fran Field; brother-in-law Allen Lampman; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Madeline was a long time communicant of the now closed St. John the Baptist Church in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, October 11, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads with Fr. Christopher Linsler as the celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Madeline with a memorial to the St. Joseph's Hospital - Skilled Nursing Unit, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira NY 14901. Madeline's family would like to extend a special thank you to the 5th floor skilled nursing staff at St. Joseph's Hospital for the loving and compassionate care she received. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 10, 2010
FARLEY James Edward, Jr.
78, of Venice, FL, died peacefully at Venice Regional Medical Center on October 12, 2012, in the arms of his family, after a long illness. He was born September 3, 1934, in Elmira, NY, son of the late James E. and Florence M. (Lazeski) Farley, Sr., of Elmira, NY. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Carol (Monahan) Farley. Jim is survived by his brothers Joseph (Marianna) Farley of Horseheads, NY; John (Linda) Farley of Pine City, NY; special cousin Mary Kay Scanlin of Elmira, NY; brother-in-law John (Janet) Beck of Saratoga Springs, NY; sister-in-law Kathleen Monahan Page of Elmira, NY; his six children and their spouses: Mary (Michael) Lhotsky, Timothy (Beth) Farley, Cathleen (Vit) Babuska, Michael (Michael Resnick) Farley, Patrick (Kelly) Farley and Peter (Erin) Farley; 18 grandchildren; and one great granddaughter, all living throughout Maryland, Virginia and New Mexico. Jim was a 1952 graduate of Elmira Catholic High School and served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve from 1956-1962, including a two year active tour of duty in Germany. He earned his B.S. in Psychology-Philosophy from the University of Scranton, and a M.S. in Personnel Administration from George Washington University. Jim retired after a long and distinguished career in Executive Personnel with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). He began his civilian federal career in the early 1960s as a Position Classification Specialist at the Peace Corps, followed by a transfer to the Bureau of Training at the U.S. Civil Service Commission (CSC). He then became an agency contact at the Bureau of Executive Manpower in establishing and classifying "Super Grade Positions" in other government agencies. He was part of the implementation team in establishing the Senior Executive Service when the CSC became OPM in 1976. With his twinkling blue eyes, Irish wit and charm, Jim persuaded Carol to follow him to Germany, where they were married in Böblingen on May 5, 1956. Most of their life together was spent in Maryland, first in Laurel and then in Grasonville. Jim moved full-time to Venice, FL, in 2009. A dedicated family man, Jim worked hand in hand with his wife to provide a secure and happy environment for their children. They accomplished their goal of supporting and celebrating each child's unique personality, potential and contribution. Favorite past times over the years included sailing, high performance cars, using the latest electronic gadgetry, investing, staying current on politics, playing his Irish drum, and hoisting a pint or two of Guinness with family, friends and neighbors while watching the sun set over a calm sea. "Pop Pop" was quick with a true tale or tall tale. He never let the truth get in the way of a good story. A celebration of his life will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, November 2, 2012 at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W Water St., Elmira, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, with interment immediately following at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Jim's memory to the Vasculitis Foundation, P.O. Box 28660, Kansas City, MO. Star Gazette – October 20, 2012
FARNSWORTH –MRS. FLORENCE CONKLIN of Breesport, Sunday, March 17, 1963. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Ada Latterell of Elmira; brother, Ellis Farnsworth of Wolcott, N.Y. Body at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home. Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there 8:30 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. Peter and Paul’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/18/1963
FARR Mary C. Farr
Our beloved Marry Farr went to be with the Lord on September 12, 2012 at the age of 95. She was predeceased by her parents Henry and Annie Farr and her brothers, Bill and Francis Farr. Mary Lived in Elmira for her entire life and worked for Remington Rand for many years. She had many hobbies and was an avid bowler. She was dearly loved by her many cousins and numerous friends. She spent much of her life caring for her family members and demonstrating kind acts to others. She was the first one to lend a hand to those in need. She had an incredible Irish wit and loved her Irish heritage. Mary visited her relatives in Ireland many times and hosted them in her home as well. She was a member of the ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians and a loyal communicant of St. Mary's Church, Southside. In recent years she lived at the Chemung County Infirmary and was loved by all who had the opportunity to come in contact with her. She came to consider the staff and residents as her family. Mary's family truly appreciates the kindness and love shown to Mary by the 6th floor nurses and staff. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Sunday, September 16, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment, with committal prayers will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Mary with a donation to Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Officers and members of the Ladies Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will meet at the funeral home on Sunday, at 3:45 p.m., to conduct a service for our sister Mary. Signed, Patricia Call, President. Star Gazette – September 14, 2012
FAUL ALICE O'DONNELL
Alice Faul Gaffey, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, August 18, 2007 in Charleston, SC. She was a resident of Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community in Charleston. Mrs. O'Donnell was born November 3, 1914, a daughter of David and Mary Loretta (McInerny) Faul. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas M. and Constance (Watkins) Gaffey of Delray Beach, FL and Wyckoff, NJ; her daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen (Gaffey) and James M. Ramich of Kiawah Island, SC; her grandchildren: J. Michael Ramich and his wife Christine (Warren), of Charlotte NC; Claire Elizabeth Ramich of Durham, NC and David Faul Ramich of Charlottesville, VA; her great-grandchildren: James and Catherine Ramich of Charlotte, NC; her sister and brother-in-law, Mary (Faul) and H. Kenneth Leach of Port St. Lucie, FL. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry J. O'Donnell; her brother, David L. Faul and her first husband, Thomas M. Gaffey. Alice O'Donnell was a graduate of Elmira College. She was a retired 6th grade school teacher with the Horseheads New York Central School District. For many years she was a volunteer at the West Elmira Library and the Elmira Office of the Aging. Mrs. O'Donnell was a member of St. Patrick's Church and Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmira, NY, and Church of the Nativity in Charleston, SC. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 10:30 AM at Church of the Nativity in Charleston. Interment will be at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY, on September 4, 2007, at a time to be announced. The family will provide their own flowers. Remembrances may be directed to Our Lady of Mercy Outreach, P.O. Box 607, Johns Island, SC 29455 or Bishop Gadsden Resident Assistance Fund, One Bishop Gadsden Way, Charleston, SC 29412. Arrangements by McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Charleston, SC and McInerny Funeral Home, Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/21/2007.
FAUL - O'DONNELL Alice Faul Gaffey
Formerly of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, August 18, 2007 in Charleston, SC. She was a resident of Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community in Charleston. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Family and friends will gather at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., at 1:00 p.m. to process over to the cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/31/2007 - 9/2/2007.
FEATHERS - DUNLAP, Marie F.
Of Elmira, NY, Was born April 11, 1932 in Gillett, PA, the daughter of the late Roger and Bernice (Palmer) Feathers, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 76. Her sister, June Costello, also predeceased her. In January of 1966, Marie married Raymond F. Dunlap in St. Mary's Church; they have enjoyed 42 wonderful years of life and love together. Her survivors include her beloved Ray; loving children, son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Colleen Dunlap of Elmira, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and James Prichard of Stonington, CT; brothers, Lavere (Barbara) Feathers of Waverly, NY, Melvin (Joan) Feathers of Gillett, PA; adored grandchildren, Ryan Dunlap and Kelvin Waiksnis; along with several nieces and nephews. For several years, Marie was a dedicated employee of the Marine Midland Bank, starting as a teller and finishing her employment as Administrative Assistant. At her request there will be no prior visitation. Mrs. Dunlap will be laid to rest privately at the convenience of her family in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the SPCA Animal Shelter, Route #352, Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/7/2008 - 5/8/2008.
FELDMANN William "Bill"
Age 68, of Elmira, died Friday, July 6, 2007, after a long and courageous battle with heart disease, surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born August 27, 1938, a son of the late George and Margaret Keating Feldmann. He was married to Julie Cleary Feldmann. In addition to Julie, Bill is survived by his daughter, Jackie Feldmann of Elmira, with son, Mario; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Audrey Feldmann of Harrisburg, NC with daughter, Molly. Also surviving are brother, James Feldmann; sisters, Sara Scholfeld and Peg Sheehan, all of Elmira; sister-in-law, Mary Feldmann of Buffalo; along with many nieces, nephews and extended family. He is predeceased by his brother, George Feldmann and grandson, William Feldmann III. Bill retired from the hardwood flooring business in 2000. He then was able to enjoy spending time with his children, and grandchildren, in Florida and North Carolina. Bill enjoyed cooking and woodworking, making several dollhouses for his children, grandchildren and friends. He will be missed, but never forgotten. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, July 8, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, July 9, 2007 at 8:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Bill's memory may be directed to the Heart Institute at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira NY 14905. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/7/2007.
FENNELL –M. MADELINE EARLE, 78, of 65 W. South Avenue, Canton, Pa. died Monday, October 29, 1984, at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa. Mrs. Earle was born on August 29, 1906 in Elmira, N.Y., Chemung County, a daughter of James and Minnie Sweeney Fennell. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton and its Altar and Rosary Society. Mrs. Earle was also a member of the Canton Moose Lodge 429. Survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, J. Russell Earle, on July 13, 1970. Friends may call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the funeral home with the Rev. Stephen McGough, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y. The Women of the Moose will conduct a memorial service for their departed sister Wednesday evening at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
FENNELL Thomas Wyckoff Age 96, of Dundee, NY, died Monday, October 3, 2005. Thomas was born September 26, 1909 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Thomas Francis and Sibyl Wyckoff Fennell. After graduating high school, he continued his schooling receiving a BS from Mount St. Mary's College, a Masters degree from Cornell University, and also attended NYU, Catholic University of America, and Arizona State University. Mr. Fennell served in the U.S. Armed Forces as a Medical Officer during the Korean War. His working career varied having been employed by W.J. Sloans and Sachs Fifth Ave. in New York City; he taught English at St. John's Indian School in Phoenix, AZ for 30 years returning to NY every summer; and most recently owned and operated the Jemima Wilkinson Antique Shop in Dundee. He was a respected member of Dundee Area Historical Society. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Beverly Fennell of Little Rock, AK; three nieces, Fianna Fennell Combs, and Deborah Fennell, both of Reno, NV, Bridget Fennell Farris of Little Rock; four nephews, Harvey Fennell of Reno, Thomas M. Fennell of Little Rock, Shane Fennell, of Wevertown, NY, and Charles Slocum of Newport, Washington; and dear friends, Francisco Dudero and Edna Kent, both of Dundee. He was predeceased by two brothers, Ernest Fennell and David C. Fennell; two sisters, Peggy Samuels and Florence Slocum. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 8) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, where a funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. with Father John Gathenya officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 153, or the Dundee Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, 14837.
Harold W. Age 76 OF Elmira, NY, died Saturday, December 29, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital. His loving wife, Clarabell "Kirby" Ferraro, survives him. Also surviving are Sons, Daniel (Michele) Ferraro, and Vincent (Janice) Ferraro all of Elmira, NY. Grandchildren: Andrea Tanner, Carmen, Sara, Rachel and Matthew Ferraro. Several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and 10 sisters and brothers. Harold was a communicant of St. Peter & Paul's Church. He retired from the Elmira Housing Authority, was a United States Navy Veteran of WW II serving on the USS Trenton, and was an avid Giants football and Yankees baseball fan. Harold was also known to enjoy winning a poker game or two with his sons. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Wednesday, January 2, 2002 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM with a Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 10:00 AM in St. Peter & Paul's Church, E. Market St. Pastor Pat Connor, Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Box 3704, 505 North Parkway, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Peter & Paul's Church, 161 High St. Elmira, NY 14901 in Harold's memory.
FESH - KOZLOWSKI, Lucy Ann (Fesh)
On St. Valentine's Day, February 14, 2010, the angels in heaven were lonely and called one more angel home to them. At age 68, Lucy Ann Fesh Kozlowski of Apalachin, NY died suddenly at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City, NY. Lucy was born October 14, 1941 to John Fesh and Angeline Ponzi in Elmira. Lucy is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Richard M. Kozlowski; children, Julianne (Gregg) of Batavia, NY, Cathrine of Endicott, and Richard W. of Endicott; grandchildren, Matt, Jim, Leanndra, Erik, Kaitlyn; great-granddaughter Maddison; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Kathy Fesh of Toledo, OH; cousins – "sisters", Dee (Bill) Cotterill, Angie (John) Barbito, Jo (Don) Blide, Toni (Charley) Blide, Cathy (Ed) Jadoski; along with several nieces, nephews, and too many friends to mention. Lucy was retired from New York Telephone, however, she stayed active working various part time jobs over the years. But, she always left time to indulge in her favorite pastime – visiting casinos near and far. Lucy was an avid reader and people watcher. Mostly though, she loved sitting around drinking coffee and laughing with her family. Lucy is loved and will be missed terribly by all. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.- Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.16.2010
FESH Stephen Of Palmetto, FL, formerly of Elmira, died on April 28, 2005. Steve was born on February 10, 1918 in Yonkers, NY, to Fiodyr Fesh and Anastasia (Urban) Fesh Hatala. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Linda, with whom he lived; brother, Harry Hatala of Elmira; and sister-in-law, Sophie Hatala of Lowman. He is also survived by granddaughters through marriage, Desiree (Gerald) Collins of Elmira and Shannon (Michael) Cooch of Temperance, MI; and numerous nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces. He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Florence Saginario Fesh, on September 5, 1994. Brothers John Fesh, Steve Hatala, and Michael Hatala also preceded him. Steve proudly served his country, first in the Coast Artillery in the Panama Canal Zone from 1936 to 1938, then during WWII, in the Military Police with the 8th Army Air Corps in England, France, and Germany. Upon discharge, he worked for J.P.&M. Sullivan furniture. In 1952 he began work at the then Hardinge Bros., from which he retired in 1977. In his later years he enjoyed the warmth of Florida in the winter and the serenity of Seneca Lake in the summer. He was given a good and full life. He will be laid to rest aside Florence, and Peter and Mary Saginario Maher, with whom he shared a plot at Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery. A graveside service will be conducted on or about June 13th, which would have been Steve and Florence's 63rd wedding anniversary.
FIENO, Angelo F.
Age 63, of Elmira Heights, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 25, 2007. Angelo was born in Brooklyn, NY, and is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, Peter Fieno and Christopher (Keri) Fieno; daughters, Lisa Fieno and Kathleen Fieno; two stepsons, Adam Wood and William Wood; mother, Catherine Fieno; grandchildren, Joshua Fieno, Joseph Fieno, Sky Stage, Shawnee Stage, Madeline Fieno, Dominick Mancuso and Nico Mancuso; sisters, Carol Perrault, Dolores (John) Fisher, Camille (Greg) Baker, Mary Ann Fieno; brothers, Steve (Connie) Fieno, Michael Fieno, Anthony Fieno; numerous friends, including close friend, John Manfredi. Angelo was predeceased by his father, Frederick Sr.; and brothers, Peter and Frederick, Jr. His passion was music and he was a well-known musician who wrote and played his own music. Angelo was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church, former employee of Hires Turner & Lyman D. Gridley/Hartman's Lincoln Mercury dealership. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Friday, April 27, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer service there Saturday, 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Church. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
FIENO, Fred Loving Husband and Father An accomplished Musician and Artist Age 43 of Elmira, Thursday, June 15, 2000. Survived by Wife, Debbie; Daughter, Avalon, Step-son , Andrew Wittig; Mother, Catherine Fieno, Elmira Heights; Brothers: Angelo (Mary) Fieno, Elmira, Steve (Connie) Fieno, Veteran, Michael (Evelyn) Fieno, Elmira, Anthony (Liz) Fieno, CA; Sisters: Carol Perrault, MI, Dolores Fieno & Fiancee, Charles Miller, Elmira, Camille (Greg) Baker, Horseheads, Mary Ann Fieno & Fiancee, Jim Peet , Elmira; Several Nieces, Nephews & Cousins; Several Aunts & Uncles; Mother-in-law & Father-in-law: M & M Glenn House, Elmira,; Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law: Michael (Amy) House, Elmira, Donna (Earl) Mullen, Elmira, Laurie Ann House, Nunda, NY and many friends. Fred was well known in the Twin Tier area as a talented Musician, Song writer and carpenter. His passion for music inspired & influenced many local musicians both Professional & Amateur. Fred's youthful spirit & creative energy will be missed by those who knew & loved him. Pre-deceased by his father, Fred and brother Peter. Family will receive Relatives & Friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Prayer service there Monday 8:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in St. Charles Borromeo Church. Burial will follow in St. Peter & Paul Cemetery
MICHAEL FILIPPONE, 61 of 108 W. First St. Friday, July 29, 1955. He was a Lackawanna Railroad employee for 34 years, World War I veteran, communicant of St. Anthony’s Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Pauline Filippone. Body at James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St. where friends may call tonight from 7 to 10 and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. Prayer service there Monday at 9:30 a.m., Solemn High Requiem Mass at 10:30 in St. Anthony’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/30/1955
FINN - Elmira Star Gazette - Feb. 1937 John P. FINN of 505 Magee St. (Elmira) died Sat. Feb. 27, 1937 at 8 A. M. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Moore of Elmira, Mrs. Ralph Webster of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. James McCarthy of Morristown, N. J.; two nieces, Violet and June CONROY of Elmira; a nephew Harry MOORE of Kenmore, NY. The body is in the Hughes funeral home where the funeral will be held Monday at 8:15 A. M. and in the St. Patrick's Church at 9 o'clock. Burial in SS Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
JAMES FINNELL, 60, whom removed to Canton, Pa. from Elmira 18 years ago died at the family home in Canton Sunday (March 13, 1932) following several years of failing health. Mr. Finnell served as a conductor on the Lackawanna Railroad for 15 years. He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Miss Madeline Finnell of Elmira; two sons, James and Robert of Canton; a sister, Mrs. M. J. Hurley of Elmira. The funeral will be held in the St. Michael Church, Canton, Pa. Wednesday at 9 a.m. Burial in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Elmira. The Rev. J. J. King of Canton will officiate. (Elmira Star-Gazette 3/15/1932 (Note: Descendants spelled surname FENNELL.)
FINNELL John J. Age 87, of Elmira, died Tuesday,
September 26, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital. John was born November 30, 1918, a
son of Patrick and Kathryn Reagan Finnell. He is predeceased by his wife Jean
Thompson Finnell; brother Thomas Finnell and sisters, Anne Finnell and Patricia
Mockler. John is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Patti J. and Dan
Kamas of Elmira; sons and daughter-in-law, David E. Finnell of Elmira, and
Kevin T. and Nanette Finnell of Batavia, NY; grandchildren, H.R. Domineske,
Kelli (Jeff) Edwards, both of Elmira, Michele (Nick) Kicior of Olean, NY,
Lauren and Colin Finnell of Elmira, Allison, Patrick and Timothy Finnell of
Batavia, NY; great-granddaughter Makena Edwards; along with several nieces and
nephews. John was a U.S. Army Air Corps. veteran of WWII. Friends are invited
to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, September
29, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held
Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira.
Interment, with full military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's
FIORE Grace F. Kunzinger
Elmira: Age 89, died Friday, March 16, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Grace was born August 14, 1922, a daughter of Frank and Pauline (Greco) Fiore. She is predeceased by her son Paul Kunzinger, sister Ida Fiore, brother Matthew Fiore and sister-in-law Audrey Burton. Grace is survived by her loving family…..her husband of 64 years Edward L. Kunzinger, Jr.; children, with their spouses, Ed and Kathy Kunzinger of Austin TX, Fran and Joe Cerio of Elmira, Steve Kunzinger of Syracuse, David and Teresa Kunzinger of Norwich NY; daughter-in-law Ann Kunzinger of Katy TX; grandchildren, Jeremy (Tammy) Kunzinger of Austin TX, Gloria Kunzinger of Austin TX, Morgan Cerio of NYC, Natalie and Amy Kunzinger of Katy TX, Daniel and Andrew Kunzinger of Syracuse; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Amirah, and Autumn Kunzinger of Austin TX; sisters and brother-in-law, Nettie Fiore, Marie and Jerry Isoldi, all of Waretown NJ; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Perry Fiore of Staten Island NY, Howard and Jean Kunzinger of Bradenton FL, Fred and Joan Kunzinger of Virginia Beach VA, Joan and Tom Litwin of Stony Brook NY, Phyllis Kunzinger of Point Lookout NY, and Tom Burton of Bradenton FL; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Grace studied fashion design, and after graduating from high school she worked in the fashion industry, for several years, in NYC. Her passion for sewing stayed with her throughout her life. In 1965 Grace and her family moved to Elmira. She was recruited by the late Father Paul McCabe to the job of Rectory Cook at Our Lady of Lourdes, a position that she held for 27 years, retiring at the age of 87. Grace was a long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Grace's Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Grace with a donation to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 50 Briar Hollow Lane, #310W, Houston TX 77257-0127. Star Gazette – March 17, 2012
ALBERT J. FISCHER, 57 of 319 E. Water St. died unexpectedly at 9 a.m. Monday, July 20, 1942. Member of Elmira Lodge, 62, BPOE, United Commercial Travelers and proprietor of Fischer Advertising Co. Survivors; wife, Mrs. Mary Fischer; son, Pvt. Frank M. of Camp Croft, S.C.; two sisters, Miss Jeanette J. Fischer and Mrs. Warren T. Howland, both of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Funeral at the Charles F. Hughes and Son Funeral Home, Thursday at 8:15 a.m. and at 9 at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church. SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/20/1942
FISHER - SHAPIRO Blanche Chappell Age 88, of
Horseheads, NY, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.
Blanche was born January 20, 1917, the daughter of Joseph and Agnes Donovan
Fisher. She is survived by her sons, with their children, John Chappell of
Villanova, PA with son Eric (Dara) Chappell and daughter Jennifer (Douglas)
Paradis, both of Wayne, PA; James J. Chappell of Horseheads, NY with children,
Michelle (James) Newkirk of Centerville, VA, Michael Chappell of Tabor City,
NC, Monica Chappell of Loris, SC and Mark Chappell of Charlottesville, NC;
great-grandchildren, Nicole, Naomi and Drew Paradis, Jordan and John Newkirk,
Joshua and Kayla Chappell, and Bryon Chappell; cousins, Mary Margaret (John)
Petzke and Patricia (James) Howland, of Elmira and William Donovan and Mary
Elizabeth Donovan of Gillett, PA. Blanche was an assembler at Eclipse/Bendix in
Elmira Heights for many years. She was a long time communicant of St. Mary Our
Mother Church in Horseheads. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home,
corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, July 31, 2005 from 2:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 1, 2005 at
10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. Interment will follow
in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
FISKE Richard F.
Age 79 of Elmira, NY. He was born July 22, 1932 in Sayre,
PA, son of the late Alpheus and Doris (Steinmetz) Fiske and died Monday, March
12, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his sons Rick and
Daniel Fiske and brother John Fiske. He is survived by his life partner of 45
years, Amelia Caporiccio of Elmira; sons Clarke and Jeff Fiske both of Sayre,
PA; daughters Anna Scow, Nancy Cook and Bonnie Flandro all of UT;
daughter-in-law Sandy Fiske of Waverly, NY; Amelia's children John (Nettie) and
Joseph Caporiccio both of Elmira, Jason of Syracuse, NY, James of Middletown,
NY, Judd Caporiccio of PA and Julie Beechey of VA ; brothers Charles and Robert
along with several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Richard was employed
with American and Ward LaFrance; was past president of their union; retired
from Zurenda Enterprises; was a U.S. Army veteran serving during Korea and was
an avid NY Yankee fan. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent
Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, March 18th
from 2 to 6 pm, Prayers will be offered there on Monday, March 19th at 9:30 am,
followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Ss. Peter & Paul
Church. Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will
follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – March 15,
Miss Catherine Fitzgerald
The funeral of Miss Catherine Fitzgerald will be held at the home of her sister, Mrs. Clarence Richards, 453 Oak street today at 8 a. m. and at 9 o¹clock in the SS Peter and Paul Church where a solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated. Burial in the SS. Peter and Paul cemetery. The Elmira Advertiser Monday Morning April 9, 1917 Page 7
The Fitz Gerald Inquest.
Coroner Hill's inquest with a jury to determine the cause of the death of the late David Fitz Gerald, resulted in the finding that he cut his throat while temporarily insane. It was shown that for a day or two before his death he had acted queerly.Elmira Daily Advertiser, Tuesday a.m. 12/9/1879, page 4
FITZGERALD Eleanor Smith Fox, age 92, of Towanda died on Jan. 1, 2001, at Towanda Memorial Hospital.. The daughter of William J. and Ellen SULLIVAN FITZGERALD. Mrs. Fox was the youngest of six children raised on the family farm in Herrick Township. After graduating from St. Agnes High School, she attended College Misericordia in Dallas, PA, before transferring to Fredonia State College in Fredonia, NY, where she received her bachelor's degree in 1930. After teaching five years in Perry, NY, she returned to Towanda to marry Dr. Wilson N. SMITH. Upon Dr. SMITH'S death in 1962, she returned to teaching in Towanda's public school system at the Mulberry Street School. She retired from teaching in 1970 to marry Gerald J. FOX of Wilkes-Barre and, after a years residence in that city, returned to Towanda , where they resided at the family home on Pine Street. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Mrs. Fox's first loyalty was to her family. She was a lifelong member of SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Towanda, was active in its Altar and Rosary Society, and was a strong supporter of St Agnes School. She also served on the Board of the Towanda Public Library for many years and was a member of the National Retired Teacher's Association. In her earlier years, she was an avid horse-back rider and golfer and, in later years, enjoyed reading and playing bridge with friends. Mrs. Fox is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, M. Roe and Bronwyn MELLQUIST SMITH of Newton, MA, and Gerald W. and Lesley FELTEN SMITH of Towanda; and four great grandchildren, Stacie M. SMITH of Winchester, VA, Mureen SMITH of Dallastown, PA, Jacqueline L. SMITH of Memphis, TN, and W. Manning SMITH of State College, PA. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Dr. Wilson N. SMITH (1962) and Gerald J FOX (1982); her sisters, Elizabeth GARRITY and Loretta O'BRIEN; and her brothers, William, Thomas and Francis FITZGERALD. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the SS. Peter and Paul Church in Towanda. Interment will be in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda. In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made to the St. Agnes School ( 106 Third Street, Towanda, PA 18848) and the Towanda Public Library (104 Main St. Towanda, PA 18848).
FITZGERALD - Mrs. Ellen F. Dickinson of 501 Oak St. The funeral was held at the family home this morning at 8:15 and 9 at St. Peter & Paul’s Church. The Rev. William J. Naughton celebrated the Requiem High Mass. The Rev. Philip E. McGhan and the Rev. Joseph E. Merkel were in the Sanctuary. Pallbearers: Charles F. and John Dickinson, Thomas, John, James and Michael Kane, all grandsons of the deceased. St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. [Unknown Elmira Newspaper]
FITZGERALD - Mrs. Ellen F. Dickinson
Mrs. Ellen F. Dickinson of 501 Oak St. This morning, Jan. 16, 1950. Survived by husband, George B. Dickinson; daughters, Mrs. Charles Hill, Mrs. Ann Kane and Mrs. Samuel Petti; sons, David A. and George T. Dickinson; sister, Mrs. Hannora Richards, all of Elmira; 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home, and late this afternoon will be taken to the family home where funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. and 9 at St. Peter & Paul’s Church. St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. The Immaculate Heart Society of St. Peter & Paul’s Church will meet at the home Tuesday at 8 p.m. for recitation of the Rosary. [Unknown Elmira Newspaper]
FITZGERALD Francis Henry "Frank"
Source: Steele Memorial Library, Elmira NY; microfilm newspaper collection
Paper: Elmira Gazette, 02 September 1913
Subject: Francis Henry Fitzgerald
Frank Fitzgerald - Frank Fitzgerald died at the home of his uncle, Thomas Fitzgerald, 701 Jay Street, Sunday at 3 p.m. He is survived by his widow and two sisters, Mrs. N. Foran of Hartford Conn., and Mrs. Louise Miller of this city. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at the home of his uncle, Thomas Fitzgerald, 701 Jay street at 9 o’clock and 10 o’clock at SS Peter and Paul’s Church. Burial in SS Peter and Paul’s cemetery. Ed. note: Frank, i.e Francis Henry Fitzgerald, is the son of Francis Fitzgerald and Rose Papineau. According to SS. Peter and Paul church records he was born 07 May 1879 making him 34 not 32. His widow is Essie Whitlock Fitzgerald. His sister “Mrs. N. Foran” was born Ellen Fitzgerald in Elmira NY.
Source: Steele Memorial Library, Elmira NY; microfilm newspaper collection
Paper: Elmira Gazette, Elmira NY, 20 August 1900
Subject: Frank Fitzgerald
Frank Fitzgerald died at 5:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon at his home, No, 162 East Third street. He is survived by one son, Frank Fitzgerald of Hartford Conn, one daughter, Mrs C. Wenzel of Elmira; two sisters Mrs P Leary and Mrs P Canaan, and two brothers Thomas Fitzgerald and John Sullivan of Elmira. The funeral was held this morning at 9 o’clock at the residence of his brother, Thomas, No 701 Jay street, and at 10 o’clock at SS Peter and Paul’s cemetery. The following gentlemen acted as pall bearers: John Darling, Peter Buss, J. Cronin, Frank Fitzpatrick, James Clancy and James Cronin. Ed. note: There are several errors in this article. He was survived by three children, Frank and Louise of Elmira NY and Ella of East Hartford Conn. He had one surviving sister, Katherine (Mrs. Patrick) Leary; one half-sister, Mary Ann (Sullivan) Cannan; one brother Thomas Fitzgerald, and a half-brother John Sullivan. Mrs. C. Wenzel is his sister-in-law, Mary (Papineau) Wenzel/Wincel, sister of his deceased wife Rose (Papineau) Fitzgerald who died in East Hartford Conn. in 1894. Frank Fitzgerald lived with his sister-in-law and her husband, Charles Wenzel/Wincel.
FITZGERALD Katherine Leary
Source: New York State Library, microfilm newspaper collection
Paper: Elmira Star-Gazette, Wed., March 24, 1943
Subject: Katherine (Fitzgerald) Leary
MRS. LEARY DEAD AT 89 - Mrs. Katherine Leary, Eastside resident for many years, died Tuesday evening at her home, 505 E. Market St., after a long illness. She was 89. The widow of Patrick Leary, a well-known cigar maker of years ago, she resided with her family on Jay St. for many years. She was a sister of the late Thomas Fitzgerald, partner in the cigar firm of Gradwell and Fitzgerald whose shop was located on E. Church St. Mrs. Leary had enjoyed good health until a breakdown about a year ago, and with a remarkable memory easily recalled persons and events of Elmira history in the Civil War days and the Chemung Canal period. A member of SS. Peter and Paul’s Parish, she attended its school at the time the late Msgr. James J. Bloomer, acted as parish administrator before he was given the assignment to build St. Patrick’s Church. Her life was marked by devotion to her family and church and loyalty to her friends. Ed. Note: Katherine was born in Chemung County NY, the daughter of Francis Fitzgerald and Nancy/Ann Flynn. She was the mother of eight: Catherine (Leary) Holleran, Mary Theresa Leary, Ann Leary (no.1), John Leary, Loretta Leary, Thomas F. Leary, Anna S. (Leary) Cooklin, and Francis S. Leary. Daughters Catherine, Theresa, Ann (no. 1), and son John predeceased her. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Thomas and Francis Fitzgerald.
FITZGERALD, Mary C.
Age 91 of Elmira, died Thursday, June 25, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mary was the daughter of the late Thomas and Myrtle Collins Fitzgerald. She was a graduate of Elmira College. Mary was a medical technologist for Dr. Alfred A. Mitchell for many years before going to work at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center from where she retired. Mary was a life long, and very active, communicant of St. Patrick's Church. She was a member of the Ladies of Charity. Mary is survived by several cousins and many good friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery on Monday, June 29, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Please use the Franklin Street entrance. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/27/2009
MISS MARY J. FITZGERALD of Elmira and Snedekerville, Pa. Body at Hughes Funeral Home. Calling hours today 7 to 10 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Prayer service there Thursday (June 1, 1958) at 8:15 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. Mary’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/29/1928
MICHAEL J. FITZGERALD SR. of Snedekerville,
Pa. Prayer service was held at the family home this morning at 8:15
followed by Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. Mary’s Church, Elmira. The Rev.
Alfred J. Horr was the celebrant and the Rev. Thomas J. Toole was in the
sanctuary. Pallbearers: John Snedeker, Merle Wolf, Gerald McInerney,
Ralph Buck, Maurice McGee and Thomas Blake. The Rev. …. Walsh conducted
the committal service in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Elmira. –Elmira
FITZGERALD Richard E.
Age 76 of Elmira, NY. He was born June 27, 1935 in Elmira, son of the late Peter and Katherine (Killea) Fitzgerald and died Saturday, February 11, 2012 unexpectedly at home. He was predeceased by his brothers John and William Fitzgerald and is survived by his brothers Robert of State College, PA and Peter of Penn Yan; nephew Christopher and great nephews William, Andrew and Peter. Dick was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish. He retired from Conrail; was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during Korea; was a member of the American Legion Post 154 and the V.F.W. Post 6083 both in Elmira Heights; member B.P.O.E. #62, Horseheads Moose, Hibernians and was a 4th degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, February 16th from 4 to 7 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Friday, February 17th at 12:30 pm, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 1 pm in Sts. Peter & Paul Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – February 14, 2012
FITZGERALD Peter J. Jr.
Age 78 of Penn Yan, NY. He was born April 10, 1934 in Elmira, son of the late Peter and Katherine (Killea) Fitzgerald and died Monday, August 13, 2012 in Geneva, NY. He was predeceased by his brothers John, William and Richard Fitzgerald and is survived by his brother Robert of State College, PA; nephew Christopher (Elizabeth); great-nephews William, Andrew and Peter; companion Margaret Ingalls of Bolivar, NY, friend and former wife Mary Fitzgerald of Elmira, NY and special friends Jessica and Howard Ellis, Jr. of Elmira, NY. Peter was a a retired NYS corrections officer, a veteran of the US Air Force and a member of Harry B. Bentley American Legion Post 443 and VFW Gordan W. Hoover-John J. Wantuck Post 6083. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, August 19th from 4 to 7 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, August 20th at 9:30 am followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – August 19, 2012
FITZGERALD Thomas Fitzgerald
of 315 West Clinton Street, died Saturday evening after an extended illness. Born in Ireland, he came to Elmira when two years old, and was educated in the SS Peter and Paul parochial School and lived here his entire life. During his entire business career Mr. Fitzgerald was a member of the firm of Gradwell & Fitzgerald on East Church Street, manufacturers of cigars. He was one of the pioneer cigar makers in this city and retired about 15 years ago. Mr. Fitzgerald is survived by his widow and a sister Mrs. Katherine Leary of 505 East Market street. The funeral will be held at the family home Tuesday at 8 am and in the St Patrick church at 9 o’clock. Burial in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery. Ed. note: Thomas’s widow is his second wife, Bridget Josephine (Daly) Looney Fitzgerald. His first marriage was to Mary Flannagan who died in 1920. Thomas is buried with his first wife. He had no children.
FITZPATRICK –MRS. ANNA MCCARTHY of 117 W. Miller St. Saturday, July 29, 1950 after a brief illness. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Survived by husband, Myles McCarthy; daughters, the Misses Anne Delores, Jeanne Marie and Mary Madeline McCarthy; son, Adrian McCarthy; father, Patrick Fitzpatrick; sister, Miss Mary Fitzpatrick; brother, Francis J. Fitzpatrick, all of Elmira. The body is at the family home where funeral will be held Tuesday 8:30 a.m. and 9 at St. Mary’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society will meet at the family home today at 8 p.m. for recitation of the Rosary. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/31/1950
FITZPATRICK G. William (Bill)
Age 91, of 1440 Caton Avenue, Apt. C15, Elmira, NY, formerly of 1055 College Avenue died on Saturday, August 29, 2009. William was born on June 19, 1918, son of the late William and Florence (Robinson) Fitzpatrick. William was also predeceased by his first wife, Florence Cristofro Fitzpatrick in 1979; his 2nd wife, Margaret Morningstar Scheck Fitzpatrick in 1979; sister, Harriet Hanley. William is survived by his loving companion of 27 years, Madelyn Caslin; son, William J. Fitzpatrick of Riverview, FL; brother, Joseph (Ruth) Fitzpatrick of Anderson, SC; granddaughter, Andrea Rose Marie Fitzpatrick of Riverview, FL; brother-in-law, Joseph Hanley with daughter, Joanne Hanley and son, Larry Hanley, all of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins. William is also survived by stepson and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. John Glover, Bonnie Lease, Mrs. Andrea Faller, Chuck and Carl Caslin, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Marshall; special granddaughter, Julie Glover, all of Elmira. William had a combined 53 step grandchildren. William loved golfing with his buddies, Don Sawyer and West Hall, and the late Harold (Ann) Walburn. William was a toolmaker and worked for 40 years at Harding Inc. He was an avid bowler, golfer and a member of the Hardings Hall Of Fame. Bill was a member of the Horseheads Elks Post # 2297, Horseheads Moose #6476, Elmira Eagles. He was a life member and past commander of the Heights VFW Post #6083 and a 32nd Degree Mason of Codley Lodge #95, Kalurah Temple of Endicott, NY, Kalurah Shiren PNA White Eagles. William also served in the US Navy and received an honorable discharged in January of 1946. William served aboard on the USS Mitchell in the Pacific, along with Pearl Harbor during WWII. William shared his stories with others and was always connected to his Military roots. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, September 1, 2009, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment will take place on Wednesday, September 2, 2009, at 10 a.m. in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, with full Military Honors. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/30/2009