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Rochester: November 16, 2014 at the age of 90. Predeceased by sister, Doris Payne. Survived by wife, Dorothy E. (MacNally) Payne; children, Sharon (Anthony) Cammarata, Deborah (Joseph) Janowicz, & James A. (Colleen) Payne III; grandchildren, James (Rachel) Novak, Christopher (Michelle) Novak, Jennifer (Christopher) Schwab, Jason (Holly) Janowicz, James A. (Emily) Payne IV; Ryan (Shannon) Payne, Michael Cammarata, Christopher (Jennifer Wallace) Cammarata & Lindsay (Kevin Roy) Cammarata; great-grandchildren, Alexis Schwab, Ella Schwab, Kalin Novak, Alexis Novak, Emily Novak, & Elizabeth Novak. James was a Deputy Chief of the City of Rochester Fire Department and 32nd Degree Mason. For more information about James, visit www.aliferemembered.com No Prior Visitation. James's Funeral Service will be celebrated SATURDAY, NOV 29 at 10 AM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (between 390 & Long Pond Rd). Interment White Haven Memorial Park. Donations may be made to Northeastern Boxer Rescue, PO Box 95, Sunderand, MA 01375-0095 in James's memory. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/democratandchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=james-alfred-payne&pid=173250030&fhid=
Greece: November 18, 2014. Predeceased by his parents, Leonard & Maria Nicola Palozzi. He is survived by his wife, Pia Josephine (Baliva) Palozzi; children, Jeff (Julia) Magone, Deborah (Mark) Magone-Fragale & Sandra (Phil) Sampognaro; grandchildren, Jana Magone, Jamie Magone, Marco Magone-Fragale, Nevasse Magone-Fragale, John Sampognaro & Jamie Sampognaro; brother in-laws & sister in-laws, Francesco & Carmela Baliva, Aneia & Danna Baliva, Sergio & Rita Pozzobon, Emma Egan, Frank & Grace Astrologo, Vincenzo & Anna Digiovanni in Rome, Italy. many nieces, nephews & cousins. Leonard was a retired City Of Rochester Fire Fighter. To light a candle of remembrance, visitwww.aliferemembered.com Leonard's visitation will be held 4-8PM on Friday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated 8 AM on Saturday at St. Mark's Church, 54 Kuhn Road. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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Greece: Thursday, October 30, 2014. Predeceased by his wife, Margaret M. Grace (Graham); sisters, Mary Cruttenden, Lorraine Robinson, Veronica Harrington, Anne Herzog; brother, Rev. Patrick Grace; grandson, Sean McKenzie. Survived by his children, George (Penny) Grace, Margaret McKenzie, Thomas (Deborah) Grace, Michael (Wanda) Grace, Daniel (Marianne) Grace, Gerard Grace, Joanne (John) Bonaldi; 26 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; special friend, Jan Smith; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Unity Cottages 100 for the special care given to George. Friends may call Monday (Nov 3rd) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday (Nov 4th) 9:30 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the School of the Holy Childhood in his memory. For more information or to sign George's guestbook, please visit www.MeesonFamily.com.
Friday, September 5, 2014
The RFBA is requesting and accepting donations from RFBA members and anyone willing to contribute to the family of Officer Daryl Pierson. Feel free to contact Fred DeNunzio or any other Benevolent board member to donate. Checks can be made payable to "RFBA Events Fund". Donations will be collected now through October 10th.

Details for Officer Pierson:
Calling Hours:
Bartolomeo and Perotto Funeral Home
1411 Vintage Lane
Rochester, NY
Monday, September 8, 2014 2-4pm 7-9pm
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 2-4 pm 7-9pm
Funeral Service:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11am
Blue Cross Arena 100 Exchange Blvd.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Come celebrate with us as we honor this year's Retirees, welcome our newest members, remember our fallen brothers, and acknowledge acts of benevolence!

October 10, 2014
6:00pm until 12:00am

ARTISAN WORKS
565 BLOSSOM RD.
 
TICKETS : $20/PERSON
NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR

 HORS D’OEUVRES / GRAZING STATIONS / OPEN BAR / DESSERTS

Band : SOMETHING ELSE
DJ : DJ FAYMOUS

 DRESS BLUES OR SEMI-FORMAL DRESS ATTIRE ONLY PLEASE HOTEL

ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE RADISSON (546-6400 RESERVED UNDER RFD)
SHUTTLE SERVICE 5PM-7PM AND 10PM-12AM

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Sunday, July 6, 2014
Greece: Richard "Dick" Gangale (Retired Lt. Rochester Fire Department) passed away July 2, 2014. Born May 21, 1936 in Rochester, NY. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Nancy, parents, Mike and Grace, brother, Louis, sisters, Wanda and Adelaide, stepson, Russell Thurston. He is survived by son Michael (Donna) Gangale of Las Vegas and stepson Richard Thurston of Milwaukee; 6 grandchildren, Andrea, Kayla & Jeffrey Thurston, Ricky, Jonathan & Elizabeth Gangale. Also survived by several loving nieces & nephews, along with many other relatives and many very special friends. Dick graduated from Aquinas Institute in 1954 and MCC in 1977. He married the love of his life, Nancy in 1962 and they shared 42 wonderful years together. Dick was a retired Lieutenant of the Rochester Fire Department after over 40 years of service. He also served as the Vice President of Rochester Firefighters Union, Local 1071. Dick enjoyed life to the fullest. Both he and Nancy were avid NY Yankees and Buffalo Bills fans and enjoyed watching the games on TV together. He and Nancy loved to travel. They went to Europe, took cruises and after retiring, spent their winters in Las Vegas, a place they both loved to be. Dick eventually made his permanent residence there, where he enjoyed spending time with friends, playing cards, and enjoying everything that Las Vegas has to offer. He also was a published author, loved taking flying lessons and volunteered his time coaching Little League baseball when his sons were young. Aside from all this, Dick's true love was his family, first and foremost. He was the consummate husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all in his life. He taught by example the importance of family throughout his life. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. His legacy of love will live on through them, as well as his extended family. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, July 10, from 5-8 PM at the DiPonzio Funeral Home, 219 Spencerport Rd., Gates. His Funeral Mass will be held Friday morning at 9:30 in St. Theodore's Church, 168 Spencerport Rd. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick's memory may be made to Villa of Hope Attn: Office of Agency Advancement, 3300 Dewey Ave. Rochester, NY 14616.

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Rochester, New York 14603-1764

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