Agnes Macauley Moore – October 30, 2016


Leicester, New York: Agnes Macauley Moore (Feb. 24, 1917-Oct. 30, 2016) passed away peacefully at the age of 99. She is survived by her three sons: Gary D. Moore of Leicester, Dennis L. Moore (Marilyn) of Leicester, and Gregory J. Moore (Grace) of Tidioute, Pennsylvania; four granddaughters: Mari Beth Merriman (Scott) of Pewaukee, WI, Ann Jones (Andrew) of Annapolis, MD, Kristin Bosko of Youngsville, PA, and Kimberly Thomas of NC; two grandsons: Clint Moore (Misty) of Youngsville, PA, and Patrick Moore of Leicester, NY; sister-in-law, Helen Macauley, four great grandsons, three great granddaughters, one niece, one nephew, two great nieces, and six great nephews. Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Lester D. Moore; parents, David and Matilda Macauley; two brothers, James and Clair Macauley; daughter-in-law, Toni Ann Moore.

She was blessed to have a long life spending time with family and friends and she truly loved life, especially living on the family dairy farm. Agnes was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary (The world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization.) Some of her favorite childhood memories were of her friendship and adventures with Barbara Woodward, especially the time they met Amelia Earhart at the Leroy Airport. In later years, Agnes enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a loving and proud daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. She had a passion for crochet, reading, baking, swimming, horseback riding, travelling and tending to her rose garden. Her father David (a professional horse trainer for The Woodward Family of Leroy, NY, as well as journalist, Arthur Brisbane, of Manhattan, NY) owned a farm and multiple racehorses of his own, which contributed to Agnes having a lifelong love of horses. She will be remembered by all who knew her as always having a positive outlook on life. Even during times of adversity her motto was, “This too shall pass.” Agnes also believed that you should never go to bed angry, breakfast was the most important meal of the day, and her personal faith in God was her daily guide for living.

A private memorial will be held by her family at a future date. Memorials may be made to The EquiCenter, at The William & Mildred Levine Ranch, 3247 Rush-Mendon Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. To send a condolence please visit:

Marion S. Gieseke – October 27, 2016

Conesus: October 27, 2016 at age 78 years. Survived by her husband Norman R. Gieseke, her children, Elizabeth Speranza of Buffalo and Aaron (Kyle) Gieseke of Livonia. 4 Grandchildren; Austin, Kalyn, Alexis, and Austin. Sister Eleanor (Donald) Brown of Rochester. Nieces, Laurie, Linda, & Wendy and nephew Rick.

Friends may call Sunday, October 30th, from 4-7 at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Big Tree St., Routes 15 & 20A, Livonia. Private Funeral and Committal Services will be held at White Haven Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 1301 Vintage Lane, Rochester, NY 14626. To send condolences please visit:

Anthony C. West “Bud” – October 26, 2016


Lakeville: Unexpectedly on October 26, 2016 at age 84 years. Predeceased by his wife Gail in 1997 and his brother Frank in 1976. Survived by children; David (Sue) West of Atlanta, GA, Michael (Shari) West of Livonia, Richard (Carolyn) West of Honeoye Falls, and Debbie (Mark) Moran of Osprey, FL. 14 grandchildren & 12 great-grandchildren; sister Ann Nesbitt of Geneseo, brother James West of Lakeville, nieces, nephews, special friend and neighbor Mike Roth, and many friends.

Bud was born June 18, 1932 son of Samuel and Josephine Vallone. He was a graduate of the Livonia Class of 1951 and Morrisville State College for auto mechanics. During the Korean War, he was stationed in Japan for 18 months. He formed Rowland & West in 1958 selling Fords. In 1976 when his brother Frank died, Bud assumed the General Management position at West Beer for nearly 20 years until his retirement in 1995.

Bud was a member and past president of the Livonia Rotary Club, member of the Hemlock Fair Society, Harrison-Lee American Legion, founder of the Livingston Antique Automobile Club, Lifetime member and Past Chief of the Livonia Fire Department, charter member of the Livonia Ambulance, and he raised Clydesdales for Anheuser Busch.

Keeping close family ties, Bud, his sister Ann and brother Jim would meet once a month for dinner.

Friends may call on Friday, October 28th, from 4-8pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia. Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, October 29th, at 10:30am at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Rte 20A, Livonia. Burial St. Michael’s Cemetery, Livonia. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hemlock Fair Association, PO Box 263, Hemlock, NY 14466 or Livonia Ambulance, PO Box 8, Livonia, NY 14487. To send a condolence please visit:

Connie Irene Hill – October 26, 2016

Geneseo: Unexpectedly on October 26, 2016 at age 65 years. Predeceased by her parents Donald & Edna Hill, her brother Kenneth Hill, brother-in-law Bubba Day, and honorary parents Morris & Ruth Harvey. Survived by her siblings; Bonnie Day and Lyman (Wendy) Hill both of Medina, and several nieces & nephews. Extended family; Vickie (Mike) Moore, Justina (Jerry) Mathews, and Robin Hoffman (Joe Perkins). Honorary grandchildren; Bryanna, Shayla, Kendra, and Kierin. Also survived by many friends at her Geneseo Country Lane community.

Connie was born on February 21, 1951 in Medina, NY to parents Donald and Edna Hill. Connie was a loyal friend and a valued family member. Connie never had children of her own but our children were her children.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 42 East South Street, Rte 20A, Geneseo, NY 14454 at a date and time to be announced. Private burial West Ridgeway Cemetery, Medina, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Ellen J. Paluch – October 15, 2016

Depew/Honeoye Lake: October 15, 2016 at age 66 years. Survived by her husband of 46 years, Kenneth F. Paluch; her children, Kimberley (Tony) Parker of West Seneca, & Kevin Paluch of Lockport. 6 grandchildren, Matthew, Austin, & Nicholas Parker. Amber, Margaret, & Ryan Paluch. siblings, David (Jeanie) Kranz of NC., James (Joanne) Kranz of Rochester, Deborah Gallozzi of Angola, Barbara Kurowski of Buffalo. nieces & nephews.

Friends may call Saturday October, 22, 2016 from 10 AM. to 11 AM. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 8624 Main St., Honeoye, NY where services will follow calling hours at 11 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Research, Att: Donor Relations and Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. To send condolences please visit:

Barbara Jean McKeown (Ferris) – October 15, 2016


Livonia: October 15, 2016, unexpectedly at age 77 years, surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her parents Donald & Martha Ferris, her sister Alice Scharlau, her brother Robert Ferris, and James J. McKeown. Survived by her children; Michael (JoAnn) McKeown, Kathleen (John) McManus, Marlene (Sean) Hanna, Theresa (Barry) Hooper, and Debra (Robert) Czudak. Grandchildren; Allison, Shannon, & Jack McKeown, Kevin (Jessica), Matthew & Patrick McManus, Kathryn Shulman & Aidan Hanna, Kristen Vetrano & Kelly (Michael) Atkins, Adam, Lauren & Erin Czudak, and great grandson Henry Vetrano. Siblings; Edward (Mary Jane), Donald (Patricia), David (Tamara), and Greg (Nancy) Ferris. Also survived by many nieces & nephews and dear friends.

An artist at heart, Barbara was a devoted mother and grandmother. She worked for many years at Camp Stella Maris, enjoyed volunteering at the Genesee Country Museum, and was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers.

Friends may call on Monday, October 17th, from 5-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 18th, at 10:30am at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Livonia, NY. Private interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Rexville, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Camp Stella Maris, 4395 E. Lake Road, Livonia, NY 14487 or Genesee Country Village and Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY 14511. To send a condolence please visit:

Lois L. Gfeller (Batzel) – October 14, 2016

Livonia: October 14, 2016 at age 78 years. Predeceased by her husband Donald E. Gfeller, her parents Dean and Louise Batzel, and her brother Gary Batzel. Survived by her children; Kimberly (John) Grab of Conesus, Mark Gfeller of Lakeville, Todd Gfeller of Ft. Myers, FL, Kyle Gfeller of Livonia, Keith (Liza) Gfeller of Livonia; grandchildren, Brett Bishop, Jennifer Swift, Carrie Cole, Josh Gfeller, Felicia Sakitis, Amanda Dale, Alyssa Gfeller, Jeffrey Sego, Lily Gfeller; great-grandchildren, Brady & Jared Bishop, Chloe & Logan Swift, James Jr. (LJ) & Bentley Sakitis, Dimetrius, Kendra, and Kerress. Also survived by her brother Dick Batzel of Avon, sister-in-law Kay Gfeller of Livonia, and several nieces & nephews.

No prior calling hours. Lois’ Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 19th, at 11am at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St., Livonia. Burial, Union Cemetery, Livonia. Memorial contributions to Benincasa Hospice, 3880 Rush-Mendon Road, Mendon, NY 14506. To send condolences or further information, please visit:

Elsie M. “Scottie” Emery – October 7, 2016


Geneseo: Elsie (Scottie) McPhail Emery, age 82, of Geneseo, passed away on Friday, October 7. She was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts to the late Pauline and J. Roy McPhail, and was preceded in death by her sister, Debbie (Joe) Glaser of Colorado. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends.

Scottie’s family was her passion. She is survived by her sons Jim (Mary Anne) of Ellicott City Maryland, and Jon of Creedmoor, North Carolina. She was loved dearly by her grandchildren, Caitlin, Jacob, Meghan, Bryna, and Annie, great grandson Levi, numerous nieces and nephews, and dear friends.

Scottie lived her early life with her family in many places. She graduated from Fairmont High School in Minnesota. Livingston County was her home for all of her adult life. She worked at Kodak as a young woman, and in 1960, she served as the Matron of the Livingston county Jail. Scottie was the Special Events Planner for 20 years at SUNY Geneseo, and was given the honor of Emeritus upon her retirement. Scottie was a member of the Association for the Preservation of Geneseo, and served on the Village of Geneseo Planning Board, which she chaired for a time. In later years, she was the owner and proprietor of MacPhail House Bed and Breakfast on Lakeville Road.

Scottie’s talents were many. She had a keen eye for antiques and was an expert needle worker. Her home was always open to family and friends, especially at Christmas, and she loved to cook and entertain. For Scottie, it was a great pleasure to pass the time in a car, traveling the back roads of Livingston County, stopping to shop for antiques, and noting the beauty and changes in the landscape and architecture along the way.

Calling hours will be at the Kevin Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Livonia, on Friday, October 14 from 4pm to 8 pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday Morning at 10:30 am at the same location, followed by a private burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Geneseo.

Contributions in Scottie’s memory may be made to Geneseo Parish Outreach Center Inc, 4520 Genesee St., (Route 63), Geneseo, NY 14454. To send a condolence please visit:

George E. Collins ~ October 2, 2016


South Lima: George E. Collins at age 67 on Sunday, October 2, 2016 of complications from a cardiac episode. George was predeceased by his parents George and Gertrude Royce Collins, wife, Connie, and brother, Jerry (Mouse) Collins. George is survived by his son, Richard Collins and daughter Linda Collins both of San Diego, California; brothers Bruce Collins, of Texas, Royce (Debbie) Collins of Rochester; and sister in law Regina Collins. Additionally, George leaves behind his loving nieces and nephews: Brandi Collins (Dan Zenner), her son, Cliff Struble (Autumn Johnson) and daughter Daisy.

George was born in Canandaigua on December 16, 1947, one of four Collins’ boys: Jerry, Bruce, George, and Royce.

A memorial gathering will be held at the Conesus Lake Sportsman’s Club, 5883 Stone Hill Road, Lakeville, NY on Thursday, October 6th from 4-6pm. Contributions in memory of George, may be made to Livonia Ambulance, PO Box 8, Livonia, NY 14487. For further information or to send a condolence please visit: