Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Thomas P. Mulhern

Pittsford - Passed away February 8, 2021 at age 96. Predeceased by his siblings, Peggy Byrne and James Mulhern, Jr. Tom is survived by his wife of 64 years, Maryann; sister, Jane Doran; children, Tom (Mary Ellen), Mike (Marti), Colleen (Greg) Teren, Terry (Karin), Sheila (Peter) Lang; grandchildren, Meghan, Brian, Shannon, Brendan, Patrick, Dillon, Shane, Mackenzie, Katie, Will, Elizabeth, Seamus, and Brigid; many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Tom served in the Rochester Fire Department for 32 years and in the US Navy during World War II. He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus for many years. The family is forever grateful to the staff of the Northfield and Fairport Baptist Home for their loving care and support. Due to COVID, there will be no calling hours. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, February 13, 10:30 AM at St. John of Rochester, 8 Wickford Way, Fairport. CDC COVID-19 protocols will be observed. To reserve a seat at church or to live stream the service, please visit: A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hope Hall, 1612 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY, 14624. To share a memory of Tom or send a condolence to the family visit

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Michael Louis Gentilcore

Rochester - Passed away on February 2, 2021 at the age of 90. Predeceased by his parents, Achille and Rose Gentilcore, wife, Margaret; daughter, Carol and son, Michael Gentilcore. He is survived by his children, Thomas (Victoria), Sharon, Anthony (Vincent Cruciata) Gentilcore, 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren along with nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael served in the Korean war and retired from the Rochester City fire department were he served as Lieutenant. Many thanks to the staff at Latta Rd West Nursing home and the nurses at Unity Hospital for their wonderful care. Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. please print the general online donation form and send to P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Frank A. Lobene Sr

Rochester - Passed away on February 2, 2021. Frank has long been a pillar of the Rochester community. He is widely known and recognized for his 30 years of service as a firefighter, his prominence as a successful businessman, and decades of commitment to Rochester's youth athletic programs. Frank is predeceased by his parents, Duvilio & Pasqualina Lobene, son-in-law, Joseph Rizzo; also several loving cousins, aunts & uncles. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Janet (Violante) Lobene; children, Janaraha Rizzo, Frankie Lobene, Matthew (Stephanie Bean) Lobene, Adam (Eleni) Lobene, Daniel (Angela) Lobene & John (Christine) Lobene; beloved grandchildren, Noah, Lucas, Marie, Eviana, Gabriella, Joey, Matteo, Audrielle, Marco, Ryan & Luca; brothers & sisters, Susan(Joe) Montesano, Antonio Lobene, Virginia Lobene & Thomas Lobene; loving nieces, nephews & cousins. For more information, visit As per NYS regulations, all are required to wear masks and sanitize hands at the funeral home and church. Frank's life story will be shared during visitation Friday, February 12th from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. His funeral service will be celebrated Saturday 10:00am at St. Pius The Tenth Church. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Armond Castrichini

Chili - Passed away peacefully on Sunday December 20, 2020 at age 97. Predeceased by his devoted and loving wife of 63 years, Carmel Castrichini; and his parents, Anthony and Carmel Castrichini. He is survived by his sons; Gary (Carol) Castrichini, Richard Castrichini, and Ronald (Sharon) Castrichini; sisters, Norma Corletta and Loretta Temperato; 7 grandchildren; Michele (Jim) Crider, Jaime (Todd) Walberger, Michael Castrichini, Richard (Kelsey) Castrichini, Gregory (Kelly) Castrichini, Ryan Castrichini (Samantha Falzone), and Rhett (Kelli) Castrichini); 12 great- grandchildren; Emily, Ashley, Madilyn, Jacob, Savanna, Brooklyn, Charlize, Kobe, Kroy, Kyra, Carter and Estella; several nieces and nephews. Armond was a proud WWII veteran who served in both the European and American theaters of operations. He was member of the U.S. Army 80th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star, and the Conspicuous Service Medal. Armond was a devoted family man who will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Among the many things that will be missed, are his telling of his life stories, his ability to sing a song for nearly every situation in life and his never wavering support of loved ones. We bid you Auf Wiederschen (until we meet again), as you always did to us, each time we said goodbye. Funeral services were held privately. Memorial Service will be held after Covid restrictions are relaxed. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars at or Lollypop Farm at

Sunday, January 24, 2021

RFD Retiree ID Card Info

The Rochester Fire Department has asked the RFBA to put the following message on our website for retired RFD members who would like to have a retiree ID card:

Please fill out the form at the link below to request a retired member ID Badge. You will be contacted via email and/or phone to schedule a time for you to get photographed and get your ID badge.


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Retired Rochester Firefighters’ Benevolent Association (RFBA) Members

To our retired Rochester Firefighters’ Benevolent Association (RFBA) members:

The RFBA sends dues invoices out to our retired members at the beginning of each new year. This year we’re hearing from a number of retired RFBA members who think they have already paid their RFBA dues, when in fact they’re confusing the RFBA with the retiree association. The retiree association operates independently from the RFBA and has no formal affiliation with the RFBA. The RFBA has its own policies and procedures and they are not connected in any way to the retiree association. If you have any questions about this or any other matter concerning the RFBA, please visit the RFBA website ( or call the RFBA office at 585-325-4949.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Dominic A. Cuiule

Greece: Passed away peacefully on January 1, 2021. Predeceased by his wife Jeanette M. (Santillo) Cuiule; parents, Anthony & Elizabeth Cuiule. Don is survived by his children Donna (Robert ) Gray, Nancy (George) Blais, Mary Ellen (John) Diamantopoulos and Jeannine (Jim) Ryan; grandchildren, George Blais, Brian (Subina) Gray, Nicole Blais, Alane (Andy) DiMartino, Andrew (Lauren) Gray, Jennifer (Rolando Rodriguez) Blais, Christopher Diamantopoulos, Nick (Rachel) Ryan, Andrea Blais, Michael Gray, Greg Ryan, Anthony (Krisha) Diamantopoulos & Seany Ryan; 10 great-grandchildren. Don was a retired City of Rochester Fireman. As per NYS regulations, all guests are required to wear a face mask and hand sanitize at the church. Don’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00am on Saturday, January 9th at St. Lawrence Church, 1000 North Greece Rd. Inurnment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14620 in Don’s memory.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

As most of you know, this year marks the 57th Anniversary the Rochester Fire Department has participated in a Christmas celebration with the Holy Childhood. Every year firefighters participate in a fire truck parade, take the children up to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus to receive gifts, enjoy lunch with the kids and finally play an indoor floor hockey game to end the day. It’s a tradition that members of this department have proudly kept going for over half a century. Unfortunately, for the first time in fifty-seven years we will only be able to participate in the outdoor fire truck parade due to COVID-19 restrictions. Initially there was not going to be any celebration, but the Holy Childhood staff and the RFBA would still like there to be some kind of safe interaction with the students and adults who attend and work there. The children eagerly look forward to this party each year and love nothing more than seeing the firefighters with Santa. Although it will be different this year, the least we can do is send them some holiday cheer during this unfamiliar time. The procession to the main entrance will begin at 9:00am at the corner of Hollybrook Road and Groton Parkway on Friday, December 18, 2020. Plan to arrive by 8:45am so that we may start the procession on time. All members will line up outside with masks on. The firefighters will proceed around the circle in front of the main entrance and wave to the children on the sidewalk. I know that we are all busy during the holiday season but please make every effort to attend this event if you are interested.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Angelo M. Maddalena

Rochester - Passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on November 11th 2020 at age 83. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Joyce; children, Lori (Victor) Scipioni; Paul Maddalena; 5 grandchildren & 10 great grandchildren; many cousins, nieces & nephews. Angelo was proud to be a retired City of Rochester Firefighter. Calling Hours will be held from 3-7 PM on Tuesday, November 17th at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 2636 Ridgeway Ave. Angelo's Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Wednesday, November 18th at Parish of the Holy Family at St. Jude Church, 4100 Lyell Road. Interment to follow at White Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Red Cross. To leave the family condolences, please visit:

Vincent E. Farsace

Rochester/Green Acres, FL - Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at age 85. Predeceased by his parents, Michael and Anna Farsace; brother, Frank M. Farsace. He is survived by the mother of his children, Mary Farsace; children, Michele (Michael) Grabowski, Frank V. (Rita) Farsace, Michael (Patrizia) Farsace; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; special niece and nephew, Ann (Mark) Cassara, Michael (Karen) Farsace; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Vince was a retired City of Rochester Firefighter and an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He also owned and operated the Embassy Lounge. Friends may call FRIDAY from 4-8PM at the DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc., 219 Spencerport Rd., Gates. On Saturday, November 14, all are invited to attend his Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Ave. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to VA Medical Center, 7305 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 in his memory.

John Lebeau

Survived by his son John W. LeBeau Jr., daughter Laurie LeBeau-Bartoo; grandchildren Leah LeBeau, Riley Bartoo and Brady Bartoo. Friends and family are invited to call on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 4-6 PM at James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Rd. Rochester, NY 14624.