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Obituaries published the week of June 15, 2006
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Father Thomas H. Bond
Father Thomas H. Bond, 99, a Trappist Monk residing at the Abbey of the Genesee Monastery in Piffard, died there June 10, 2006. He was born July 18, 1906 in Washington, D.C. the son of Oswick and Ellen Ryan Bond. Funeral services were held June 13 at the Abbey of the Genesee with burial to follow in the Abbey of the Genesee Cemetery. Arrangements by Rector-Hicks Funeral Home Inc. in Geneseo.
Charles J. Duffy
Leicester/Ontario - Charles J. Duffy, 93, died June 3, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Eleanor Nickerson Duffy; and daughters Roxanne Feeney of Manchester, Conn., Maxine (Edward) McDonald of Ontario and Sharyn Duffy of Geneseo. Mr. Duffy is also survived by brothers, Thomas and Cornelius (Catherine) of Fairport and sister, Rita Duffy King of Avon. He had six grandchildren, Stephanie (Robert) Mahonsky, Connie (Gary) Juda, Matthew (Amy) McDonald, Duffy McDonald, Nicholas McDonald, Anne Feeney; 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Mary Sexton Duffy and sisters, Sr.Agnes Rita, SSJ, Beatrice Gerace, Mary Nolan and Kathleen Mills. Mr. Duffy belonged to the OX5 Aviation Pioneers and the Glenn Curtiss Wing of the same organization. He first flew at age 16 and owned an American Eagle biplane at age 20. Mr. Duffy was a former Special Deputy Sheriff, charter member of the Livingston County Sheriff's Association, longtime member of the Livingston County Highway Traffic Safety Committee, Justice of the Peace and volunteer fireman for the Town of Leicester, and represented Leicester as a member of the Livingston County Republican Committee. He was a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus of Mt. Morris and Sun City Center, Fla. He gave 39 years of service to the Craig Developmental Center, Groveland and retired as Chief Safety Supervisor in 1969. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Leicester at 10 a.m. on July 1. Family will receive family and friends one half hour before and after Mass. Memorials may be directed to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 150 French Rd., Rochester NY 14618.
Specialized Printing retiree
Marie Glover, 91, a retired lithographic stripper for Special Printing in Caledonia, died June 9, 2006 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris where she resided. Mrs. Glover was a longtime resident of York prior to her entry into the nursing home. She is survived by her children Joyce Merle of Perry, Virginia (William) Boyd of Retsof, Cherry (Richard) Dutton of York; eight grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Oliver of Arkport, Charlotte Pryor of Arkport, Daisey Eldred of Arkport, Laura Chapman of South Carolina, Pauline Daubert of Florida, Ruth Harding of Caledonia, Marion Hoskins of Caledonia; brother William (Joyce) Sager of Castile; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Glover and her son-in-law Donald Merle. She was born June 7, 1915 in Perry, N.Y. the daughter of Ross and Myrtle Palmeter Sager. No prior calling hours. Funeral services were held June 12 at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo with Rev. Neil Frood of York United Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in York. Memorials may be made to the York United Presbyterian Church, 2662 Main St., P.O. Box 41, York NY 14592.
William C. Palma
Mt. Morris resident
William C. Carmen Palma, 74, of 12 Lake St. in Mt. Morris, died June 10, 2006 at his home. He was born the son of William and Rose (Gimmeresi) Palma on Oct. 8, 1931 in Buffalo, N.Y. He was employed as a chef at Marvin's Country Club in Macedon. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church. He is survived by his children, Vicki Lynn Palma of Dansville and Joe (Lisa) Palma of Florida; two stepchildren, Judy Ward and Donald Kelly; three grandchildren, Lauren, Katlin and Nicole; two brothers, Jack (Sadie) Palma of Dansville and Lawrence (Johann) Palma of Geneseo; many nieces and nephews; also his former wife Trudy Palma of Dansville. No prior calling. Prayers were said Tuesday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408) in Mt. Morris followed by his Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church in Mt. Morris. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery, Mt. Morris. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
Frank J. Passamonte Sr.
World War II veteran
Frank J. Passamonte Sr., 88, of 78 Murray St. in Mt. Morris, died June 13, 2006 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born the son of Thomas and Frances (Cosimano) Passamonte on March 26, 1918 in Mt. Morris. He was a life resident of Mt. Morris. Prior to his retirement in 1980 he was employed at the Mt. Morris Post Office as a letter carrier for over 25 years. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Mt. Morris American Legion and the Passamonte brothers' Italian Troubadours band. He is survived by his wife Ava; three sons, Frank J. Passamonte Jr., Thomas (Lynn) Passamonte and Gary (Linda) Passamonte, all of Mt. Morris; seven grandchildren, Vinnie Passamonte, Valerie (Joseph) Zambito, Janice (Darren) Hamilton, Mark (Sally) Passamonte, Amy (Jim) DiSalvo, Tara (Vince) Fasso and Jaime (Scott Kelly) Wadams; 14 great grandchildren; one brother Nicholas Passamonte of Avon; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his granddaughter Janine Harris in 1997. Friends called Wednesday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408) in Mt. Morris where Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mt. Morris Ambulance Fund or one's favorite charity. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
Clifford D. Robinson
World War II veteran
Clifford D. Robinson, 82, a retired salesman for Reynolds Foods in Rochester, died June 12, 2006 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris. Mr. Robinson resided on Temple Hill Acres in Geneseo. He is survived by his wife Ruth Parrish Robinson; children, James (Ann) Robinson of Canandaigua, Susan (James) Paul of Hemlock, Scott (Belinda) Robinson of Greenville, S.C.; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sister and brother, Thelma and Charles Robinson; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Debra Drouin-Rose and Sandra Robinson. He was born March 4, 1924 in Birmingham, Mich. the son of Reginald and Lillian Houghtaling Robinson. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of VFW Post 5005 and American Legion Post 271, both in Geneseo. Visitation, at Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Services, following calling at 7 p.m. with Lucille Kane officiating. Burial, South Lyons Cemetery, Lyons NY. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo NY 14454.
Jacqueline M. Trojanoski
Jacqueline M. Jackie Trojanoski, 70, of Warner Road in Geneseo, died June 12, 2006 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Mrs. Trojanoski had recently been a resident of The Highlands in Rochester. She is survived by her husband Zenon Zeke Trojanoski Sr.; children, Deb (James) Daggett-Pagano of Geneseo, Cathy (Steve) Thompson of Liverpool, N.Y., Kim (Norm) Peterson of Geneseo, Zeke (Diane Trimble) Trojanoski Jr. of Geneseo; grandchildren, Julie (Mark) Bennett, Ben Daggett, Sean, Mark and Chris Peterson, Shane Thompson; sisters, Marjorie (James) Van Niel of Spencerport, Susan (Jack) Southcomb of Caledonia; brothers, Harvey (Darlene) Walters of Henrietta, Arthur (Beverly) Walters of Spencerport, Raymond (Arlene) Walters of Rochester; many nieces and nephews. She was born June 15, 1935 in Rochester the daughter of Raymond and Marion Brown Walters. Jackie was the Disaster Chairman for the Livingston County Chapter of the American Red Cross. She was also a waitress at Georges' Restaurant in Geneseo. Visitation will be held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. where Funeral Services will be held Friday June 16 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Beth Godfrey of the Central Presbyterian Church in Geneseo officiating. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, 6 Court St., Geneseo NY 14454 or Highland Hospital, 1000 South Ave., Rochester NY 14620.