Joseph Delio “Joe” – April 25, 2013

Cohocton: April 25, 2013 at age 89 years. Survived by his wife Freida M. Delio, Children; Lorraine (Richard) Weber of Cohocton, Mickie (Tom) Platten of Livonia, Stephen Delio of Corning, Mary Louise (Raymond) Bisig of Rochester, Joseph P. (Judy) Delio of NC, Christopher (Laura) Delio of FL, David Hopkins, Barbara (Gurden) Barnett, Robert (Laura)Hopkins, Steven Hopkins, Donald (Linda) Hopkins, and Sharon (Steve Coniglio) Hopkins. 10 Grandchildren, 11 Great-Grandchildren, Nieces & Nephews, and friends.

Born on March 6, 1924; Joseph “Joe” Delio, lived his early years on Wilcox St in Cohocton, N.Y. In his teens Joe left school behind to work for the Erie-Lackawana railroad. Joe said this was to help the family in tough times. Joe joined the military towards the end of WW II. He became a chef on a Merchant Marine vessel. After service he returned to the railroad. He also took a job part-time at Mc Connell Manufacturing in Prattsburg, N.Y. as a welder and at the Bath, N.Y. VA hospital. Joe eventually left the VA hospital and settled in a job at Foster Wheeler Energy in Dansville, N.Y. He continued to weld at McConnell Manufacturing and stayed at Foster Wheeler Energy until retiring. He loved the outdoors, fishing, and hunting. Joe was also a volunteer fireman and a member of the American Legion in Cohocton, N.Y. with over 50yrs of service. His retirement also included a hobby; where he traveled to Pennsyvania and all over western N.Y. to buy wholesale produce. He would then set up at the farmers markets, farm auctions and flea-markets locally to sell his produce. Joe loved spending time with the family; especially grand and great grand children. You could tell he was happiest when we’d get together for home cooked meals, conversation, and drinks (wine and sometimes hard cider that was homemade in his basement). He enjoyed life, liked people in general and got along with most. We’ll miss him being there, but we also know he had a rich and fulfilling life.

Friends may call on Friday May 3, 2013 from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 &20A, Livonia. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 1pm at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 5015 Lakeville Road, Rte 20A, Geneseo, NY 14454. Burial services to be held at a later date at Bath National Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Timothy Lutheran Church or the Livingston County Hospice, 2 Murray Hill Dr., Mt. Morris, NY 14510. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Froso Palaistis – April 28, 2013

Avon: April 28, 2013 at age 86 years. Predeceased by husband John Palaistis and granddaughter Alexis Spaker. Survived by daughter Sevaste Spaker of Avon, grandson William (Sarah) Spaker of Fairport, and great grandchildren; Karma & Azale, nieces & nephews. The family deeply thanks the caring people at Teresa House for their love and care of Froso.

No funeral services will be held. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Ave., Geneseo, NY 14454. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Livonia – Honeoye. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Marie J. DeCosta (Sheridan) – April 25, 2013


Geneseo: April 25, 2013 at age 84 years. Formerly of New Jersey and a resident of St. John’s Home for the past five years. Predeceased by her husbands; Richard J. Sheridan in 1982 and Anthony T. DeCosta in 2006. Survived by her children Richard (Sally) Sheridan of New Bern, NC, Rose (Greg) Hanafin of Livonia, Anthony (Susan) DeCosta and Sal (Mary) DeCosta all of NJ. Grandchildren; Ryan, Scott, & Timothy Sheridan. Elizabeth (Chad) Kukla, Joseph, James, and Paul Hanafin. Jennifer and Chris (Sarah) DeCosta, David and Brian Kirpan Great Grandchildren CJ & Sophia. Sister in law Margie Lester of FL, Niece Kathy Whitney and Nephew Eddie Whitney.

The family wishes to thank Marie’s friends at St. John’s Home for being so good to her. A special thank you to Susan and Gregory for all their warm love.

Friends may call on Tuesday April 30, 2013 from 9-10:30am at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY 14487. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11am at St. Matthew Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Rte 20A, Livonia. Fr. Larry Gross will be the celebrant. Burial and a graveside service will be held on Wednesday at 10:30am at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River, NJ. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John’s Home, Garden Club, 150 Highland Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Kenneth O. Johnston – April 24, 2013


Dansville: Kenneth O. Johnston, 71 years, of Groveland Station Road, in Dansville, NY died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Vincent House in Wayland. He was born in Warsaw, NY, June 14, 1941 the son of Otis and Ruth Lindsay Johnston. He served 4 years in the US Air Force from 1960 through 1964.Prior to retirement he was employed as a security officer with Eastman Kodak Co. and also Brinks Inc. in Rochester.

Ken is survived by his wife Joeen Johnston; his sons, Kevin (Rebecca) Johnston of Liverpool, NY. and Jeffrey (Kristin) Johnston of Geneseo. his aunt, Helen Johnston of Livonia; 4 grandchildren, Lauren, Ashley, Caleb, & Caroline. his brother, Martin (Sharon) Johnston of Conesus. His sisters, Patricia Collister of Mt. Morris, Collette McTarnaghan of Mt. Morris, Valva (Robert) Bradshaw of Nunda, June (William) Mills of Dansville. special nephews, Mark Johnston of NC and Brian Hiler of FL. Several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by brothers, Ivan and Robert Johnston. Also his sister, Sheila Hiler.

Friends are invited to calling hours at the family residence on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 2 – 5 PM followed by a Memorial Service at 5 PM, with Rev. David Hotchkiss officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Vincent House,310 Second Ave. Wayland, NY 14572. Arrangements, Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Livonia – Honeoye. To send condolences please visit:

Clara M Farruggia ~ April 23, 2013

Retsof: Clara M Farruggia, April 23, 2013 at age 87 years. Clara was born March 4, 1926 to Joseph and Rosalie Restivo. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband Vincent Farruggia, granddaughter Toni Ann; Her brothers, Steve, Joseph, Tony Restivo; Sisters, Mary Gumina, Josephine Lacaia, Carrie Gumina, Libby Finocchario, Rose Cottone, Mamie Termini, Jenny Ruta.

She is survived by her sons; David (Geri) Resof, NY, Vincent (Karen) Jupiter, FL, Ronald (LuAnn) Gates, and Mark (Maggie Boyle) Retsof. 9 grandchildren. 15 great grandchildren. Sister, Louise Ciufo. Brother in law; Al (Joanne) Farruggia. Sister in laws; Lois Farruggia and Annie Farruggia. One aunt; Mary Grossi. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Friends may call Thursday, April 25 from 3-8 at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc, 21 Big Tree St, Routes 15 & 20A, Livonia. Funeral Mass will be held Friday 10:30 AM, at St Lucy’s Church in Retsof. Burial St Mary’s Cemetery, Geneseo. Memorial contributions to Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo, NY 14454. To send condolences, please visit:

Richard M Shepard ~ April 22, 2013

Livonia : Richard M Shepard, age 57, April 22, 2013. Richard was predeceased by his parents Robert and Grace (West) Shepard. He is survived by his wife Eileen (Backus) Shepard; Sons, Justin Shepard of Canandaigua, and Westen Shepard of Livonia; Step Sons, Brandyn Walton, and Phillip Kyle, Jr. of Livonia. Sisters, Mary Jo (Tom) Helles of Conesus, and Marcia Shepard of Livonia. Aunts, Uncles, Nieces & Nephews & Cousins.

Friends may call Friday, April 26 from 1-3 at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree Street, Livonia. Services will follow visitation at 3PM. To send condolences please visit:

Kathleen L Romanyshyn ~ April 15, 2013


Kathleen L. Romanyshyn of South Bristol, April 15, 2013 at age 79 years. Survived by her husband Nicholas; sons, George (Diane) Romanyshyn of South Bristol & Charles Romanyshyn of Avoca. Grandchildren, Callea & Chase. Sister, Barbara (Carl) Thompson of Delaware. Nieces & nephews.

Friends are invited to her Funeral Mass, Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11 AM, at St. Mary’s Church, Route 20A, Honeoye. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or charity of choice. Arrangements, Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home,Inc. Honeoye – Livonia. To send condolences, visit:

Bruce S. Bonino – April 13, 2013

Honeoye: Bruce S. Bonino, 75 years, of Honeoye died Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was a retired Eastman Kodak employee who attended Faith Bible Church in Honeoye.

He is survived by his sister, Janice Clemens of NJ., nephews and many dear friends.

Funeral Services at Faith Bible Church will be announced by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. 8624 Main St. Honeoye. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Bible Church. To send condolences, please visit:

Evelyn M. Smith – April 10, 2013

Livonia: April 10, 2013 at age 95 years. Predeceased by her first husband, Donald Northem and daughter Sandra DeFisher. Survived by her husband Elywn “Smitty” Smith; daughter, Linda (Donald) Parkhurst of Livonia. son-in-law, Norris De Fisher of Rochester. granddaughter, Megan Kane of Tonawanda.

Friends may call Friday 4 – 7 PM at KEVIN W. DOUGHERTY FUNERAL HOME,INC., Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia where services will be held Saturday at 11 AM. Burial, St. MIchaels Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11 Murray Hill, Mt. Morris, NY 14510. To send condolences, visit:

Kathleen M. Shoniker “Shonnie” “Kathy” – April 9, 2013

Leroy: April 9, 2013 at age 70 years. Survived by her children; Willard Jr. “Bud” (Tammy) Prevost of Leroy, Ann Francis (Tim) McGlashon of Scotia, Mary Anita (Martin Rehberg) Prevost of Groveland, and Timothy (Kimberly) Prevost of Moon Township, PA. Siblings; Patty Bowes of MA, Daniel (Peggy) Shoniker, Timothy (Barb) Shoniker, Mary Anne (Rick) Walker, and Michael (Mary Ann) Shoniker all of Rochester, NY. 10 Grandchildren; Jessica, Carl, Britany, Pat, Chelsea, Teresa, Willard III “Trey”, Linnea, Keira, and Xander. Nieces & Nephews, Aunts, Cousins, and many friends.

Kathleen was born on June 27, 1942 in Los Angeles, CA to parents Arnold and Anne (Burns) Shoniker. She was a true people person and always was there to be kind to others. She worked for many years at local bowling lanes including the Rose Garden Bowl in Bergen, NY. She has lived at the Village Square Senior Housing in Leroy, NY for the last several years. She will be missed by her family and friends.

At the request of Kathleen and her family there will be no calling hours and funeral services will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be made to the Girl Scouts of America, Western NY Chapter, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Livonia, NY 14487. To send a condolence please visit:

Harriet M. Lucas “MOM” – April 9, 2013

Naples: April 9, 2013 at age 88 years. Predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Wilbert E. “Bill” Lucas, son Billy Lucas, and siblings; Jessop, Donald L., Charles, Donald F., Howard, Delvin, Robert, and Barbara. Survived by children: Linda Leigh Lucas of Brighton, Sue Ellen Lucas of Honeoye, Tommy (Barbara) Lucas of Sarasota, FL, Gary (Sheryl) Lucas of Webster, Janice Kollman of Lake Crystal, MN, Delores Ione Hodapp of CO, and Judith Dahm of MN. Grandson Derek (Kelsey) Lucas and great grandson, Trent, her pride and joy. Kelly Modderman, Cletus Dahm, and Carla Gunderson. Several sisters in law and brothers in law and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 2pm at the Honeoye Masonic Civic Center, 4994 County Road 36, Honeoye, NY 14471. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Hospeace House, 7824 County Road 33, Naples, NY 14512. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Livonia –Honeoye. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Lloyd Allen Butler ~ April 4, 2013

Lloyd Allen Butler of Groveland Station, April 4, 2013. Lloyd Allen Butler of Groveland Station, died on April 4, 2013 at age 72 years. He is survived by his beloved wife Arlene, his children, Patrick (Cindy)Butler, Kim (Wayne) Rizzo, Wendy (Rick) Milbrandt, Colleen Osborn, Joy (Tony) Herbelin, Jay Butler and Amie Osborn and 11 grandchildren.

Lloyd worked for many years at the Livonia Gazette and Livingston Republican as a pressman and foreman. He was also an EMT for the Geneseo Ambulance for many years. Lloyd had several hobbies by far his favorite was serving his God, Jehovah.

A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses 1721 Pine Tavern Rd. Leicester, NY on Sunday April 7, 2013 AT 4:00 PM.

Donations may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. To send condolences, please visit:

Mary F Berardi ~ April 4, 2013

Mary F. Berardi of Rochester, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on April 4, 2013 at age 83. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Frank.

Mary is survived by her children, Mary “Fran” (Ralph) Shepard, Kathie (Ron) Clark, Frank (Sue), Steve (Nancy), David (Vicky Giusiana) Berardi and, Earl (Lori) Green. Grandchildren, Scott (Kim), Aaron (Robyn) and Dan Shepard, Amy (Brad) Francis, Courtney (Jeff) McKinney, Jeremy and Chris Clark, Carrie (Rick) Cardot, Jason (Sue), Paul, Matt, Chris, Alexis and Zach Berardi, 19 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She is remembered for love of family, animals and gardens.

A private family service will be held to celebrate her life. Memorial donations may be made to Anna’s Wish P.O. Box 27 North Chili, New York 14514. To send condolences, please visit: