Cora Mae May (Fisher) – January 2, 2018

Dansville/Livonia: January 2, 2018 at age 91. Predeceased by her husband Warren “Bing” May, her parents Francis & Doris Fisher, son-in-law Jason Dobbs, and her three sisters and their spouses. Survived by Wanona Dobbs of Long Meadow, MA; Cameron (Mahogany) May of Wilmington, DE; Penelope (Edwin) Lawrence of Arkport, NY; and Fr. William L. May CSB, of Toronto, Canada. Also survived by her brother Roy (Mari Jo) Fisher of El Paso, TX; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-granddaughters, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Cora Mae was born on April 25, 1926 in Springwater, NY. She married Warren B. “Bing” May in the Springwater Methodist Church on her birthday in 1943. She attended the United Methodist Church of Livonia where she was a Sunday School Teacher, helped prepare Rotary dinners, and was on hand to help as needed with church functions. She worked for 33 years at the Livonia School District in many different capacities.

Friends may call on Saturday, January 13th, from 12noon-1pm at the United Methodist Church of Livonia, 21 Summers Street, Livonia, NY where her Memorial Service will be held at 1pm following calling hours. Private burial Union Cemetery, Livonia. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Livonia Methodist Church – Pastors Fund, 21 Summers Street, Livonia, NY 14487 or Lakeville UCC – Steeple Fund, 5687 Big Tree Road, Lakeville, NY 14480. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:


14 thoughts on “Cora Mae May (Fisher) – January 2, 2018

  1. Penny, Wanona, Cameron, and Bill: I am so sorry to hear of your sadness in the passing of your mom. She was certainly a delightful woman. I remember her cheerful smile and twinkling eyes. You couldn’t help but smile when she was around. She always reached out to people with grace and love. What a light for Jesus she was in my life. We are all blessed to have known her.

  2. Cora Mae’s laughter was contagious. She and Bing were both beautiful people who genuinely cared about others and lived their lives in that manner. Our sincere condolences go out to the May family.

  3. Penny & Ed, so sorry we missed your Mom’s service. Your mom and dad were a treasure to have here at Rolling Hills for many years. Did not matter where we saw either of them they always had a smile.

  4. Dear Wynona, Cam, Penny and Bill
    I am in Florida right now. So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. We were neighbors on West Avenue for many years. The Mays on one side and the Emerys on the other. What great folks! Your Mom and Dad were our church’s youth leaders for many years. They were our chaperones on our trip to NYC for the World’s Fair back in the 1960s. That was a great time. They were always there with a smile. They were the happiest married couple I ever knew. It is hard to let them go but they are in heaven with their friends. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Dear Penny, Cam, and Wanona,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I was unable to come to calling hours as we were snowed in until late afternoon. Your mother and father were always kind to me and my siblings. I know you will miss your mother but know she was a wonderful lady.

  6. I am so sad to hear of your Mother’s death.The Blessing is She is now with your Dad which she has wanted for a long time . She was so blessed to have such loving caring family with Penny and her Husband visiting most days and her son Billy {Father Bill} visiting as often as possible and probably praying every day with Great Love for Her to be at Peace with GOD and Bing.

  7. I want to express my sympathies to all of you in the passing of your Mom. She was always a very special lady, sweet, full of joy and happiness, as was your Dad. I have fond memories of both of them. Blessings to each of you and may the Lord bring comfort to you.
    Joyce (Pease) Blowers

  8. Dear Penny & Family,
    We we sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. She will be missed by many as is your Dad they were two happy loving people and we were blessed by knowing them. May all your happy memories bring you peace and comfort in the future days ahead.
    Gene & Sue Nietsche

  9. So sorry to hear about your mom. What a great girl she was! So full of fun. And your dad was one in a million. All of you have that great gift they both had.
    Although I can’t be with you on Saturday (bit of a hike from Florida) I’ll certainly be with you in spirit, and wish I could be there. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

  10. To Penny and Family…I was so shocked and saddened to see your Moms” passing. She was such a wonderful lady. And I know You will miss her greatly. She always had a smile or kind word to brighten your day. I know she is with your Dad now just as it used to be! Good thoughts and Prayers to All of You. Many regards and Love. Donna Johnston

  11. Your mom was the greatest. Your dad as well. They cared about all of us when we were growing up. Always happy to see us, always gave us a big smile. How lucky to have known them and for you to have had them as parents!

  12. Saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was a wonderful lady with a smile that would light up the world! She’s definitely in heaven with the love of her life! No matter where we crossed paths she gave the best hugs too! Thinking of all of you.

  13. To all of you, I just heard about Cora May. I am so so sorry. I feel like I lost another mom, your mom and dad were very special people. I have so many wonderful memories of them. Your mom was always such a happy person with a great sense of humor. They both brought out the best in my parents.
    Please take comfort in the many memories you have and know that your parents are dancing the time away in heaven, the dance partners are together again. And all our parents are together again, planning their next adventure.
    My love and prayers are with all of you. God Bless.
    Lynda Robinson (Van Der Meid)

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