Murray Lester Washburn – March 31, 2015

Honeoye: March 31, 2015 at age 90 years. Predeceased by parents Murray & Pauline (Jarrett) Washburn, sister Irene Blair, and his brother Charles Washburn. Survived by his brother Jack (Joanne) Washburn and sister Shirley Lanphear both of Honeoye. Many nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews.

Lester was born on January 26, 1925 at the family home in Honeoye, NY. He served in the US Army at the end of WWII and was stationed in Saipan. Lester worked for the NYS DOT in the 1950’s and later worked at the Hemlock Agway.

At Lester’s request services will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be made to the Canandaigua VA Hospice, 400 Fort Hill Terrace, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Livonia-Honeoye. To send a condolence please visit:

Joyce Ann (Hammer) Blaker ~ March 21, 2015


Caledonia: March 21, 2015 at age 83 years. Predeceased by her parents Leon & Lucille Hammer and her brother Ronnie Hammer. Survived by her husband of 64 years Howard L. Blaker and children; Danny Blaker of KS, Janet Blaker of Batavia, Larry Blaker of Caledonia, and Steve (Susan) Blaker of Wayland. Grandchildren; Donnie, Carl, Cindy, Sherry, Jason, David, Sandy, Christopher, Matthew, and 3 great-grandchildren. Sister Phyllis (Bill) Barlow of FL, and several nieces & nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 27th, 2015 at 11am at Mumford Rural Cemetery, Mumford, NY. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Mabel M. Graf ~ March 16, 2015


Mabel M. Graf of Lake Road, Avon died Monday, March 16, 2015 at age 95 years. Predeceased by her husband George W. Graf. Survived by her daughters, Jeanne (Robert) Jemison of Bay Shore, LI and Patricia (Jay) Pruiett of Hemlock. 5 grandchildren, Kristin Cathcart, Eric Seyfried, Jonathan Jemison, Laura Kollappalil, Robert Jemison, Ashley Pruiett.

Mabel was born in Brooklyn September 7, 1919 the daughter of Stewart Glen Robertson and Cornelia Watson Robertson.

Friends may call Thursday 12 Noon – 2 pm at the Kevin W Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Routes 15 & 20A, Livonia where services will follow calling at 2pm. Spring Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo. Memorial Contributions may be made to Palliative Care Program at Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 687, Rochester, NY 14642. To send a condolence or for further information please visit:

Mary A. Predmore – March 12, 2015


Fowlerville: March 12, 2015 at age 82 years. Predeceased by her husband; Lewis and son Gary. Survived by children; James (Colleen) Predmore, Thomas (Amy) Predmore, Robert (Patty) Predmore and brother Claude (Linda) Austin. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends and family may call on Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 4-6 pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street Rt. 15 & 20A, Livonia where services will follow at 6:00 pm. Spring burial Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Fowlerville. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

William E. Brizzee Jr. – March 12, 2015


Livonia/Bloomfield: Bill lost his courageous battle with cancer on March 12, 2015, at age 44 years, at home with his loving family by his side. Predeceased by his maternal grandparents John & Eleanor “Ellie” Kennedy, great grandmother Rose Kennedy and paternal grandparents Elton & Lois Brizzee. Survived by his loving wife Christine (Taylor) Brizzee, his parents; William (Nancy) Brizzee Sr. and mother Karen Brizzee all of Livonia. Children; Brooke Brizzee, Amanda Perry-Brizzee, Tyler Finley, Savanah Buschang, Celeste deKramer, and Danielle White. Grandsons Jacoby and Remington, and Aunt Donna Parmele.

Bill was born on December 23, 1970 in Geneva, NY. He grew up in the Bloomfield-Ionia area worked at several local farms. He later moved to Livonia where he was a devoted father to his daughter Brooke. Bill was a very active father that was involved in every aspect of Brooke’s life. His greatest joy was coaching her cheerleading squad. Bill was active in the community and around Conesus Lake. He was an avid hunter and had a great love of the outdoors. Bill had one of the biggest hearts; throwing a benefit for one of his cheerleaders and doing Secret Santa every Christmas for someone in the community. Bill was a man of faith and believed in God Almighty and that the soul departed in the Lord does not die, it returns to God, who is the Giver of Life. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered and loved by his family and many friends.

Friends may call on Saturday, March 21st, from 10am-12noon at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street (Rte 15 & 20A), Livonia, where services will follow at 12noon. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Clifford J. Finch ~ March 9, 2015


Conesus/Camden, NY: Clifford John Finch died peacefully at home in Conesus, NY on March 9, 2015 at age 93. He is predeceased by his parents William & Maugerite (Chase) Finch and siblings Beverly, Howard, Floyd and Carl Finch. Clifford will be dearly missed by his entire family, including his wife of 73 years, Arlene Finch, son Stephen Finch (Fran Whitney) of Vernon, NY, granddaughters Reneé Finch and Erica Edwards and grandson-in-law Robert Edwards. Clifford will also be missed by his great-grandson, Chase Finster, sisters-in-law Maxine and Kay Finch as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Clifford John Finch was born on January 18, 1922 in Camden, NY to William and Maugerite Finch. Clifford graduated from Camden High School in 1939 and met his wife-to-be, Arlene Parker, shortly thereafter. The couple was wed on October 29, 1943 at Trinity Church in Camden, NY. Cliff and Arlene adopted their son, Stephen, three years later.

During WWII, Clifford volunteered for naval service where he studied diesel mechanics and served honorably as a water tender until his discharge in 1946. Clifford supported his family over the next twenty-five years using his diesel mechanic skills as the owner-operator of a freight transport company based in Bernhards Bay, NY. During this time, Cliff also enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles, building projects, tinkering with things and camping. Clifford became “Grampa” in 1975 and again in 1977. Over the next years, Cliff and Arlene toured the United States on camping vacations, often with their young granddaughters. Upon retirement, they moved to Bouse, AZ and enjoyed life socializing with numerous friends, gardening, camping and exploring the desert. Their close family visited often and everyone greatly enjoyed their times together under the blue desert sky. In their later years, Cliff and Arlene moved back east, first to Greeneville, TN where they lived for five years, and then to Conesus, NY to live with their granddaughter and grandson-in-law. Clifford enjoyed his final years visiting with family and gardening, even building a rock wall when he was 88 years old. He enjoyed crossword puzzles until he lost his sight in 2013, after which he enjoyed petting the family German Shepherds and rocking in his chair. Cliff was delighted to become “great-grampa” in August of 2014. Clifford wished to remain at home, with family, until his final breath. It was our honor to make that possible and we could not have done so without the unwavering commitment of close friend and caretaker Lynn Stotz of Avon. Special thanks also to everyone at Hospice of Livingston County. Clifford leaves behind a legacy of love. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Hospice, 2 Murray Hill Drive, Mt. Morris, NY 14510 or the Springwater Center for Meditative Inquiry, 7179 Mill Street Ext., Springwater, NY 14560. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Livonia-Honeoye. To send condolences and for further information please visit:

Mary A. Robbins – March 1, 2015


Conesus/Honeoye Falls: March 1, 2015 at age 81 years. Predeceased by her husband Eddie Robbins in 1984. Survived by son Dan (Darlene) Robbins of Dansville and daughter Dawn (Steve) Landon of Conesus, NY. Grandchildren; Owen Landon of Lockport, Adam Landon of College Station, TX, Cody Robbins of Newark, and Katie (Terry) Cratsley of Hemlock. 3 great-grandchildren; Terry Jr., Jozlynne, and Gage. Sister-in-law Ginny Robbins, several nieces & nephews, and beloved pets Sydney & Sophie.

Mary was born on May 6, 1933 in Fairport, NY to parents Charles & Ella Allen. She worked for many years as cleaning supervisor at the Honeoye Falls-Lima School. Mary had a gift for growing anything, especially beautiful orchids. Because of her love of flowers and plants the family would graciously appreciate them as a part of her life celebration.

A service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, March 7th, at 1pm at the Lima Legion, 2475 Route 65, Bloomfield, NY 14469. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Livonia-Honeoye. To send a condolence and for further information please visit: