Joan M. Barrett ~ December 31, 2013


Joan M. “Grammie Joan” Barrett of Avon, December 31, 2013, at age 80. Survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Arthur; her daughters: Patricia Webb, Connie (Tom Moran) Ryan, Linda (Tom) Freeman, Sandy (Jim) Schillinger and Betsy (Lyle) Findlay; sons: Bill(Maria) Barrett, Jim(Patti) Barrett, Chris (Heidi) Barrett. Grandchildren: Robbie(Carrianne) Coyne, Peter(Becky Anderson) Ryan, Ashley(Steve) Comeau, Jessica(Adam) Soucy, Tommy(Katherine) Freeman, Brandon(Joelle)Freeman; Chad, Justin and Ali Schillinger; Taryn Webb; Olivia and Lucas Findlay; Fallon, Chris, Marissa, Anna, Julia, Nicholas and Evan Barrett. Great-Grandchildren: Abigail and Brayden Coyne; Jack and Owen Johnston; Barrett and Cameron Comeau; Finnegan Soucy ; her cousin Marty Stowell; many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her beloved dogs Dee-Dee and Zoey. Predeceased by daughters: Sharon, Victoria and Judith Barrett; Brothers: Milo and Kenneth and Sisters: Marion and Marjorie.

Joan was born in Rochester, NY and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from RIT. She worked at RIT for 25 years, and retired as the Associate Director of Admissions in 1998.

In addition to raising a large family, Joan spent countless hours sewing dresses for proms, weddings and other special occasions as well as costumes for Halloween. Each birthday brought a unique cake for every child. Joan created a strong family community for all. She was a proud supporter of all of her grandchildren’s endeavors. She will be missed by all of those whose lives she touched.

Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, 21 Big Tree Street, Routes 15 and 20A, Livonia. Services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, Avon, NY. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Golisano Children’s Hospital, 300 East River Road, PO Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627. To send condolences, visit:

Laurena (Connie) Herrington ~ December 27, 2013


Livonia: December 27, 2013 at age 90. Predeceased by her parents Henry and Mary Sauders Wyffels. Connie was born in Canandaigua, residing in Cheshire, NY and a long term resident and business owner in Livonia.

She is survived by her son Hank (Wendy) of Venice, FL; grandson Scott (Heather) and great grandson Finch of Haddonfield, NJ; grandson Brett of Mount Laurel, NJ.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Livonia-Honeoye. To send a condolence please visit:

Laurena “Connie” Herrington
When “Connie” was born on November 25, 1923, her loving parents named her
Laurena. She grew up as their only child during the great depression, living in the beloved
Bristol Hills in upstate New York. There are a collage of memories which she shared from
her childhood which include wearing hats, her dad shooting an owl out of the air as it was
headed in to snatch a candy bar from her hand, collecting eggs from the chickens and
filling 5-gallon buckets with eggs, learning how to drive a tractor, helping her mother in
the kitchen, helping her father with chores, and getting her nick-name “Connie” from a
character she portrayed in a school play. She grew up to be an expert marksman, and went
hunting well into her 70’s.

There were many joys in her life, which included her family, her cousins by the
dozens, her friends, her private get-a-way in the Bristol Hills, her rock garden, flower beds,
Harry Lauder Walking Stick tree, her red-and-white trimmed house, and her beloved
“Junique Antique” shoppe. And of course, she fondly loved collecting hats, amassing over
1,200 hats which she lovingly catalogued and placed in her bedroom.
I’ll never forget the first time she showed me her hat collection. It was a day that
she had agreed to let me come and photograph her hat collection for a book titled
“Connie’s Dream” that I was making for a photography class in 1998. As I entered her
bedroom, it was as if I had entered a special sanctuary that had a quiet reverent hush over it
because everywhere I looked, I saw hats! It inspired me to write a whimsical poem that
was included throughout the book that was sprinkled with photographs paying tribute to
her love for collecting and wearing her hats! It was always easy to shop for Connie- the
formula was simple- start at a hat shop and then find the most beautiful hat! I’ll never
forget finding a pink flamingo hat and sending it to her. She not only loved the unusual
hat, but she wore it in her shop! She shared with me how she would start each day. She
would open her eyes, then look up at the hundreds of hats hanging overhead from the
ceiling, and those placed strategically around the room to see which one caught her eye as
the “hat of the day.” She used to say that was the biggest decision of the day- deciding on
which hat to wear. Then, she would go through her clothes closet to find the appropriate
outfit to match with her hat of the day. She often would get stopped in the grocery store or
WalMart by people asking her where she got her beautiful hat! It’s no wonder that many
in the area have referred to her as the “Hat Lady.”

Connie took great pleasure running her “Junique Antique” shop, which until lately,
was open 6 days a week. She would open the shop each day and often sing as she brought
eye-catching antiques outside to display. She always seemed to have time to stop and have
a chat, and would often remind me to stop and smell the roses. In between customers,
when it was not winter, she would tend to her rock garden, her flower gardens and her
indoor houseplants. During the winter she enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, spoiling Mittens
and tending to her many house plants and a huge Christmas Cactus that faithfully bloomed
every year. She also loved her heritage to Holland which inspired her to visit her relatives
there and to live in her red house with white trim, and to drive red and white Ford cars
throughout the years. So today I want to say, thank you Connie for your friendship, your
prayers, your faith in God, your encouragement, your listening ear and inspiring me to dare
to wear a beautiful hat! You’ve made a difference in my life! And yes, I will continue to
wear hats and stop and smell the roses!

Photographs and tribute by Connie’s friend, Gloria Dingeldein.
In Loving Memory of Connie 12/27/2013.

Donald F. Green – December 29, 2013

Buffalo/Avon: December 29, 2013 at age 94 years at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home, Livonia, NY. Predeceased by his wife Catherine J. Green in 2008. Survived by his children Robert (Kyle Anne) Green of Avon and Bill (Marie) Bamberg of NC, 8 grandchildren, many great and great-great grandchildren, and brother Ronald Swim of TX.

Donald was a veteran of the US Marine Corps serving during WWII. He was a supervisor at NFTA Metro, Buffalo, NY for many years.

No prior visitation and services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Livonia – Honeoye. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Faith A. Bailey – December 27, 2013

South Lima: December 27, 2013 at age 69 years. She is survived by her husband Ronald Bailey of South Lima. Sons, Scott Bailey of South Lima & James (Lara) Bailey of Windsor, CT. Sisters, Joyce (Jim) Berkbeck, Gail (Vic) Solomon, Maralyn (Jim) Claycomb, and Caralyn Turner. Brother-in-law John (Barbara) Bailey, sister-in-law Betty Lou (Paul) Tilly, and nieces & nephews.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Hearthside Cats, PO Box 282, Geneseo, NY 14454 or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Livonia – Honeoye. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Amy M. Bartholf – December 23, 2013

Geneseo: December 23, 2013 at age 45 years. Survived by her husband Dan; children, Caitlin Bartholf & Andrew Bartholf both of Geneseo. parents, Steve Fedorko of Lampeter, PA. & Mary Smith of Liverpool,NY. brother, Steve Fedorko of Hawaii. Step brothers, Matthew of CA, Mark & Todd of Liverpool,NY. Step sisters, Traci & Gretchen both of PA. aunts,uncles, nieces, nephews. Amy took great pride and thoroughly enjoyed teaching young children.

Friends may call Saturday Dec. 28,2013 from 2 -4 PM at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. 21 Big Tree St. Routes 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY where funeral services will follow visitation at 4 PM. Memorial contributions to Geneseo Fire Dept. Ambulance Fund, PO Box 428, Geneseo, NY 14454 or the American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14620. To send condolences, visit:

Patricia J. Keihl ~ December 20, 2013

Geneseo: Patricia J Keihl, 79, Friday, December 20, 2013. Predeceased by her husband, Bruce K Keihl on June 2, 2011. She is survived by her children; David Keihl of Livonia, Molly Nesbitt of Geneseo, Bill (Sherry) Keihl of Geneseo. Sisters; Mary Jane Thompson of Rochester, Barbara (Michael) Murray of Pittsford. 9 Grandchildren. Nieces & nephews.

Friends may call Saturday, January 4, 2014, 11-1PM at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Routes 15 & 20A, Livonia, where services will follow at 1 PM. Burial, Temple Hill, Geneseo. Memorials may be made to Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd, Geneseo, NY 14454. To send a condolence please visit:

In Memoriam of Vincent & Clara Farruggia – 2013

In Loving Memory of Vincent & Clara Farruggia (3/18/2013 & 4/23/2013)

Mom and Dad – Merry Christmas it’s only been few months for you both that you where called to go home with the Lord.

I still hear your voice…
It echoes the canyons….
It whistles over the tree tops,
and dances with the wind.

It moves in harmony with the clouds
skating the sleet blue sky…
Still I cry.

It chases the waters…
In oceans of green … and owns the majesty
in the sound of rain.

It catches the snow
and the leaves in fall…
It claims a path,
down my beating heart.

It’s a whisper on my shoulder
and a promise unspoken…
It unfolds my day
like petals of a rose…
It lingers by, Still I Cry…

Merry Christmas
Love Mark and Maggie

Richard M. Brindisi Esq. ~ December 19, 2013

Richard M. Brindisi of Victor, December 19, 2013 at age 79 years. Predeceased by his parents Angelo and Carmela Brindisi.Also, Brothers Thomas & Donald. He is survived by his wife Cecile; sons: Richard Brindisi of Pittsford, and Joseph Brindisi of Victor; 4 grandchildren; nieces & nephews.Prior to retirement he was a practicing attorney at Connors and Corcoran, Attorneys at Law.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, 10 AM. at St. Patricks Church. Victor, NY. Burial, Holy Sepulchre. Memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1200-A Scottsville Rd, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14624. Arrangements entrusted to Kevin W Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Livonia-Honeoye. To send a condolence please visit:

James W. Brown Sr. – December 21, 2013

dad-santaLivonia: James William Brown Sr. died on December 21, 2013, at Strong Memorial Hospital, at age 61 years. He is predeceased by his parents William & Evelyn Brown and his sister Marianne. Survived by his companion of over 25 years Lesley Wonsey. Children, James W. Brown Jr. of Prattsburgh, Lisa Rillen of Colorado Springs, CO, Diana Brown of Hinsdale, and Christine (Daniel) Cratsley of Hemlock. Siblings; Beverly, Robert, and Richard. Grandchildren; Annette, Emily, Kada, Mariah, Cody, Jessie, Gabriel, and Logan. Jim was employed at Kraft General Foods in Avon, NY for over 20 years. He was a member of the Sons of The American Legion, Conesus, NY for many years.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Livonia – Honeoye. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Robert E. Pattison ~ December 18, 2013


Robert E. Pattison of Lima, December 18, 2013, at age 71 years. Survived by his wife Marjorie “Sam”; children, Jacob (Mary) Pattison of Lima, Lucas (Bridgette) Pattison of Lima, Rebecca (Wayne) of Hemlock. 6 grandchildren. Brother, James “Chuck” (Ann) Harvey of Canandaigua. nieces & nephews.

Friends may call Friday 4 – 6:30 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, 8624 Main St., Route 20A, Honeoye where services will follow calling at 6:30 PM. Burial, Richmond Center Cemetery. To send condolences please visit:

Heather M. Wester ~ December 17, 2013


Heather M. Wester of Conesus, December 17, 2013, surrounded by her loving family, passed peacefully after 53 incredible years of life. Heather faced her battle with Leukemia much like she lived her life; with faith, determination, humor and seemingly impossible grace. She is predeceased by her parents Robert Sr. & Patricia MacKenzie. Survived by her beloved husband Donald Wester; children, Faith and Nathan Wester. Brother Robert (Robin) MacKenzie Jr., brother-in-law Charles (Laurie) Wester and sister-in-law Deborah (David) McNicholas. Many nieces & nephews and friends

A lover of the outdoors, on any given day, Heather could be seen waterskiing on Conesus Lake, kayaking the Genesee River, skiing the slopes of mountains across the country, cycling with the Livingston Cycling Club, snowmobiling through the woods, hiking with her children, walking with neighbors, tending her beautiful flower gardens or simply enjoying the warm sun on her deck with loving family and friends. Heather also loved back road adventures, top down in the convertible, hand in hand with her best friend and husband, Don.

Her energetic personality and passionate nature extended into her career as well. Earning a Masters Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University, she worked for Hillside Family of Agencies for over 25 years and was also a private Mental Health Provider. Heather was known to stand up for what she believed in and displayed unwavering dedication to her life’s work.

Heather’s impact, and selflessness was seen in every avenue of her life. Her success in her career was overshadowed however, by her success as a mother, wife, and friend. A warm smile, a tender hug, and endless love awaited all who had the pleasure of sharing in her company. She valued trust, honesty, courage, commitment, and family. She showed us how to love openly without judgment, how to let go of grudges and preconceived notions, how to appreciate each individual’s uniqueness, and above all things, how to love unconditionally. Forever a mother and friend to us all… SHMILY

Friends and family may call Friday 4-8 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Routes 15 & 20A, Livonia. Heather’s Funeral Mass will be on Saturday at 10:30 AM at St. Matthew Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Route 20A, Livonia, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Wilmot Cancer Center, Box 704, PO Box 23029, Rochester, NY 14692-9804. To send a condolence, please visit:

Lucy Finocchario (Cicero) – December 10, 2013


South Lima: Lucy (Cicero) Finocchario of South Lima Road died on December 10, 2013 at her home at age 90 years. Predeceased by her husband of 62 years Natale (Sam) Finocchario in 2005 and son Samuel Finocchario in 2008. Brothers and sisters: Joseph, Jennie, Grace, Josephine, Thomas, Elizabeth, Rose, Frank, Anna, and Samuel, many brothers & sisters-in law, nieces and nephews. Survived by her daughters: Catherine and Christine Finocchario, Marylu (William) Bean and daughter-in-law Donna Finocchario. Grandchildren; Billy (Sondra) Bean, Sam (Christy) Bean, Mark (Sandy) Bean, Matthew (Nichole) Bean, Nicholas (Jen) Finocchario, and Melissa (Thomas) Fires. 10 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Rosemary Cicero, and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Thursday December 12th from 4-8pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree St., Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia. Funeral mass will be held Friday at 10:30am at St. Matthew Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road (Rte 20A), Livonia. Fr. Ed Dillon will be the celebrant. Burial St. Michael’s Cemetery Livonia. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Matthew Church, PO Box 77, Livonia, NY 14487 or the Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris, NY 14510. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

William W. Gaylord ~ November 26, 2013

HONEOYE — William W. Gaylord, age 87, was sent home to the Lord on Nov. 26, 2013, in Stuart, Fla. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara A. (Traudt) Gaylord of Richfield Springs, N.Y.; wife, Grace M. (DePaolo) Gaylord of Carlisle, N.Y.; daughter, Grace Blakeney of Boynton Beach, Fla.; and son, Martin James Gaylord of Margate, Fla.

He is survived by his brother Carl Gaylord of Boynton Beach; and his children, Carol Roles and husband Larry of Honeoye, Jeffrey Gaylord and wife Joan of Spencerport, Susan Kimball and husband Paul of Clarkson, N.Y., Bill Gaylord and wife Kim of West Palm Beach, Fla., Hugh DePaolo and wife Eileen of Monrovia, Calif., Nancy Pattarini and husband Steve of Utica, N.Y., Carol Primiano of Stuart and David Gaylord and wife Debbie of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla; and son-in-law, Charles Blakeney of Boynton Beach. He leaves 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

William was a U.S. Army veteran who served as a paratrooper in World War II. He retired from Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company as a superintendent of two natural gas facilities. His career there spanned from 1943 to 1987. A spiritual man, he dedicated his life to his family, church and community. He served as a member of a number of organizations dedicated in service to his fellow man, including the Knights of Columbus, Elks and Rotary Club.

William and his wife Grace resided in Boynton Beach for 23 years. He recently returned to Florida after living in Honeoye. He will be missed as a father, friend, teacher and leader.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Kevin W Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 8624 Main St., Route 20A, Honeoye. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Route 20A, Honeoye. Condolences, may be sent to

Joseph W. Watson ~ November 30, 2013


Joseph W. Watson of Honeoye, November 30, 2013 at age 90 years. Predeceased by wife Mary; son, Robert Watson & brother, Lawrence Watson.Survived by children, Mary Jo Watson of Honeoye & Rita (Hal) Rosser of Naples, FL. grandson, Luke (Emily) Rosser of Charlotte, NC., 2 great-grandchildren Tommy and Ella. sister, Gladys Tilton of Bloomfield; brother Fred Watson of FL.; nieces & nephews.

He was a member of the Honeoye Eagle Masonic Lodge, the Shriners, Webster & Pittsford Fire Dept. Bands, Honeoye-Hemlock American Legion Post, the 40 and 8’s, & Richmond Fire Dept. Exempt’s.

Friends may call Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 1 – 3 PM at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. 8624 Main St., Route 20A, Honeoye where funeral and masonic services will follow calling at 3 PM. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Richmond Ambulance Fund, PO Box 469, Honeoye,NY 14471 or Lakeview Cemetery, PO Box 43, Honeoye,NY 14471. To send condolences, please visit: