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Thomas Funeral Chapels: A Compassionate and Professional Funeral Home in Rochester, NY

When faced with the loss of a loved one, it can be overwhelming to navigate the funeral planning process. At Thomas Funeral Chapels, located at 4545 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY, 14612, their dedicated team is committed to providing compassionate and professional services to guide families through this difficult time.

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With a long history of serving the Rochester community, Thomas Funeral Chapels has built a reputation for trust, excellence, and dedication. Their experienced staff understands the importance of creating a personalized and meaningful tribute to your loved one, and they strive to exceed expectations in every aspect of their services.

Thomas Funeral Chapels

Address: 4545 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY, 14612
Phone Number: (585) 663-3837
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Thomas Funeral Chapels

Address: 4545 Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14612
Phone Number: (585) 663-3837
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Robert Kellman - January 21, 1920 - July 07, 2022

Departed: 07/07/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: July 7, 2022, at age 102. Predeceased by his wife Shirley. Survived by his children, Joyce (Doug Williams) Kellman, James (Nancy), William (Mary Ann), Nancy (Charles) Signorino, Marie (Chris) Michaels; grandchildren, Chris Williams, Michael Newton, James Kellman Jr, Daniel Kellman, Kristin Henry, Kari Russell, Charlie Signorino, Stacey Signorino, Rebecca Signorino, Matt Michaels, Brie Michaels, Christopher Michaels; 16 great-grandchildren; many relatives & friends. Robert was a proud WWII Navy Veteran & Retiree of Eastman Kodak. Funeral Mass Monday July 11th 9:30am, St. Lawrence Church, 1000 N. Greece Rd, 14626. Interment & Military Honors Holy Sepulchre Cem. No prior calling.
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Amy Rettberg - August 10, 1965 - June 25, 2022

Departed: 06/25/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: June 25, 2022 at the age of 56. Survived by her son, Craig Jr (his father, Craig Sr); father, Peter (Tometa) Anderson; brothers, Jack (Sonja) Anderson, Christopher (Joel) Anderson; sister, Connie (Joseph) Estevez; many relatives and friends. Predeceased by her mother Harriet (Duffy) Anderson. Family and friends may call at Thomas Funeral Chapels, Friday July 1st, 11am-1pm. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
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Alvin Gravesandy - August 28, 1941 - June 21, 2022

Departed: 06/21/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: Passed away June 21, 2022 at the age of 80. Alvin was born in Jamaica on August 28, 1941; son of Clifford & Lucille Gravesandy. He is survived by his sons, Alvin Gravesandy Jr, Alvin Gravesandy II, Alexander Gravesandy; siblings, Collin (Lorna), Raymond, Hermine, Phyliss; many nieces & nephews, family and friends. Alvin will be remembered for his love of the arts especially painting. Family & friends may call at Thomas Saturday July 2nd from 12-3:30pm. Prayer Service 3:30pm, Rev. Dr. Robert Spratt officiating. Graveside Service, Sunday July 3, 11am, White Haven Memorial Park (meet at cemetery gate 1050am)
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Luigi Feola - June 24, 1946 - June 18, 2022

Departed: 06/18/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: Luigi G. Feola "Louie"Passed away June 18, 2022 from cancer. Born in Rochester June 24, 1946. Predeceased by his loving parents, Dominick & Jennie Feola; sisters & brother in laws, Angelina (Edward) Mattiolli, Lena Carrera, Samuel Battaglia; nephews, Gino Mattioli, Ramon Colon; niece, Maria Pannoni. Louie is survived by his wife, Jeanne; step children, Rick (Julie) Culotta, John Culotta, Julie Culotta; brother, Angelo Feola; sisters, Teresa Battaglia, Marguerite Ruff, Louise (Carmello) Colon, Judy (Eddie Colon) Feola; grandchildren, Jordan, Josh, Cara, Jeana, Ricky, John, Julianna; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral Mass Wednesday June 22nd, 1pm, St. John the Evangelist Church - Greece, 2400 W. Ridge Rd. No prior calling.
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Lydia Diaz - December 06, 1949 - June 15, 2022

Departed: 06/15/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: Lydia E. Osorio DiazRochester: June 15, 2022. Predeceased by her grandchildren, Juan Cruz & Krystal Cruz. Survived by her husband, Cesar Diaz Sr; children, Jose Rodriguez, Miguel Adorno, Carmen Adorno, Juan Osorio, Maria Cruz, Olga Diaz, Caser Diaz Jr; many loving grandchildren & great-grandchildren; dear relatives & friends. "Sundays will not be the same without you".Family & friends may call at Thomas Funeral Chapels Monday June 20th from 6-8pm. Funeral Service Tuesday 11am HOPAR Church, 545 Hudson Ave. Interment Riverside Cemetery.
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Dean Prevost - December 23, 1928 - May 30, 2022

Departed: 05/30/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: May 30, 2022 at the age of 93. Predeceased by his wife Patricia. Survived by son, Greg (Carol) Prevost; daughters, Deana (Mike) Curtis, Ann Prevost; nieces & nephews. Services private.
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Dennis Martin - July 26, 1970 - May 27, 2022

Departed: 05/27/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: May 27, 2022. Survived by his loving wife, Myra; sons, Jason (Sarah) McBride, Robert (Amanda) McBride; daughter Heather (Danny) Freeman; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; parents, Daniel & Wanda Martin; brothers, William, Daniel, John Martin; sister Connie (Walter) Leach; many dear relatives & friends. Dennis was a Coach for Greece Police Athletic League for 14 years. He was an avid Buffalo Bills football fan. Family requests attendees to wear football jerseys of their favorite team for Visitation Wednesday June 1st 4-7pm. Graveside Service Riverside Cemetery Thursday 11am. Please meet at the cemetery gate 10:45am to form a procession.
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Lorinda Doane - June 09, 1955 - May 26, 2022

Departed: 05/26/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: Survived by her daughter, Teresa; son Shawn; family and friends. Predeceased by her son Shane; daughter, Dawn. Visitation at Thomas Wednesday June 1, 11-1pm. Interment to follow, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
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John Golding - March 25, 1966 - May 15, 2022

Departed: 05/15/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: May 15, 2022, age 56. Graveside Service Wednesday May 18th 10am, Riverside Cemetery. Meet at cemetery gate 9:50am.
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Fern Hilsinger - March 17, 1950 - May 05, 2022

Departed: 05/05/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: MSAOM, MSA, BSN, NST, RN, REV.Rochester: May 5, 2022, at the age of 72. Predeceased by her parents Harry & Fern Hilsinger. Survived by dear family & friends. Fern Mary was a well respected, and highly credentialed, nurse with 45 years experience in her industry. Fern loved to learn, and had more than 5 degrees, and 25 certifications in health and wellness. She became a JIN SHIN JYUTSU practitioner in May of 1996, when she graduated from the JIN SHIN JYUTSU INSTITUTE, she also graduated from the U of R with her BSN-magna cum laude in April 2004. She had a passion for Chinese & Oriental medicine, and she then went on to start her own private practice called FERN'S TCM HEALING CENTER, where she practiced acupuncture and reiki, just to name a few, along with maintaining a full-time nursing job. She was also a spiritual advisor, who also became an ordained minister on her life's journey. She belonged to various organizations such as STTE- National Nursing Honor Society, NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN RELIEF, NCCAOMM-acupuncture and oriental medicine, an ordained minister for the Lilydale-Spiritualist Church, an educator for COMPEER, and a rescuer for BUFFALO GREYHOUND ADOPTION, among many other accolades. Her hobbies included horseback riding, donating to various animal organizations, and sitting down with a good book. She was a lover of animals, and had a fondness for rescues. Family & friends may attend her Memorial Service at Thomas Funeral Chapels, Saturday May 21st, 2pm.
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Louis Marcello - Unknown - May 02, 2022

Departed: 05/02/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, May 2, 2022 at the age of 85. Predeceased by his mother, Clara; father, Bruno; brothers & sisters James, John, Marty and Mary. Lovingly remembered by his children, Michael (Sharon) Marcello, Michelle (Jamie) Rogers, Marie (Bill) Kuitems, Marc (Sarah) Marcello, Jon Marcello, Jeremy (Kimberlee) Ryan, Kate Robbins, Rose Ryan and Heather Ryan along with Chris (Stacey) Parke; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Lou was always the life of the party, put a smile on everyone's face and made everyone laugh everywhere he went. He loved playing cards, cooking, traveling and being with his family. Lou lived a full life as he served in the Army and was stationed in France during his time in Service, co-owned a hair salon in the village of Spencerport, co-owned a restaurant with his twin boys in California and enjoyed his later years by traveling to visit his children all over the States. Cheech loved and advocated for all animals.
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Donna Waterhouse - July 17, 1952 - April 30, 2022

Departed: 04/30/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: April 30, 2022. Predeceased by her husband, Richard Sr. Survived by her sons, Gary & Richard Jr (Amber); grandchildren, Dustin, Adrianna, Alexis, Jackson, Samantha, Garrett; relatives & friends. Family & friends may call at Thomas Funeral Chapels, Saturday May 14th from 2-4pm.
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Anthony Gingello - January 29, 1941 - April 13, 2022

Departed: 04/13/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: April 13, 2022. Survived by his wife, Valerie Gingello (Smith); son, Jason; daughter, Jo Ann; loving granddaughter of "Bampa", Sophia; brothers, Robert (Lee), Leonard Jr (Mara); niece, Marisa; nephew, Lenny III; dear relatives & friends. Family & friends may call at Thomas Funeral Chapels, Friday April 22 from 4-7pm. Prayer Service Saturday 4/23, 1pm, White Haven Memorial Park. Please meet at the cemetery gate at 12:50pm to form a procession to the All Seasons Chapel.
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Margaret Dee - October 03, 1924 - April 09, 2022

Departed: 04/09/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: April 9, 2022 at the age of 97. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph; daughter, Juanita Fornataro. Survived by her son, Joseph (Carol Buckmann); daughter, Margie Stavalone; son in law, Joseph Fornataro; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Contributions in Margaret's memory may be directed to St. Ann's Home, Services private.
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Debra Unell - February 13, 1962 - March 16, 2022

Departed: 03/16/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: March 16, 2022. Predeceased by her mother, Joyce Matties; father, Thomas Corbran Jr; brother, Barry Corbran. Survived by her brother, Tom Corbran (Laurie); daughters, Shawna Stubbe, Brittany (Justin) Watley, Kristen Corbran, Kaylin (Christopher) Devealt, Briana Morse, Desiree Flugel; many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Debra was currently on the Dean's List at Bryant & Stratton College, working on her degree; and volunteered with ACES Community Organization of Rochester Family and friends may call at Thomas Funeral Chapels, Saturday March 26th from 1-2:30pm, service at 2:30.
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Gerald Teall - August 28, 1959 - March 04, 2022

Departed: 03/04/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: March 4, 2022 at the age of 62. Survived by sister, Bonnie Blier; brother, Tom Teall, loving family, dear friend, Kelly Schmidt; friends, and his Arc of Monroe family. Family & friends may call at Thomas Funeral Chapels, Thursday March 10th, 11am-12:30pm; Prayer Service 12:30pm. Interment Riverside Cemetery.
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Jennie Roncone - November 29, 1928 - February 20, 2022

Departed: 02/20/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: Jennie L. Roncone (Adamo)Charlotte: February 20, 2022, at the age of 93. Predeceased by her husband, Peter (2004); sisters, Josephine DiMauro, Margaret Micciche, Sarah Gallo; brother, Angelo Adamo; son in law, Joe Basi. Survived by daughters and sons, Cathy Basi, Terry Roncone (Fred Laurin), Joey Roncone, Deborah Roncone, David Roncone; daughter in law, Renee Roncone; grandchildren, Janine Rossi (Coop), Cristy (Shawn) Murray, Rachael (Dave) Recino, Laura (Dave) Collier, Jesse (Sierra) Roncone, Jeremy (Gracie) Roncone, Brandon Roncone-Patterson; great-grandchildren, Mariyah, Wyatt, Collin, Skyler, Emma, Braelynn, Natalie, Dominic, Asher; many dear relative and friends. Family & friends may call at Thomas Funeral Chapels, Wednesday February 23rd from 3-7pm. Funeral Mass, Thursday February 24th, 10am, St. John the Evangelist Church-Spencerport, 55 Martha St, Spencerport, NY 14559. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
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Coreene Murphy - October 03, 1961 - February 13, 2022

Departed: 02/13/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: Charlotte: Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on February 13, 2022 at the age of 60. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph & Marsha Murphy; brothers, Brian & Scottie. Survived by her loving husband, Michael Anthony Zicari Sr of 43 wonderful years; daughters & sons, Rachel (Steve) Gingo, Jessica Zicari, Michael Anthony Zicari Jr (Janelle), Jason Zicari, Jamie Zicari (Matt Carter); grandchildren, Marissa Rose, Nicholas, Stevie, Matthew, Michael Anthony III, Amelia, Miles; brother, Joseph (Bonnie) Murphy; sister, Beatrice Murphy; many nieces and nephews, beloved Hellis & Murphy cousins; and many dear friends. Family and friends may call at Thomas Funeral Chapels, Saturday February 19th from 4-6:30pm with prayers at 6:30pm.
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Betty Hendry - April 05, 1924 - February 12, 2022

Departed: 02/12/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: Passed peacefully on February 12, 2022 at the age of 97. Beloved mother, grandmother, and aunt. She is predeceased by her husband Thomas; son, Thomas; grandson, Alex; Betty has gone to join her nine brothers and sisters who passed before her. Betty is survived by her daughters & son, Deborah (Tracy) Smith, Donna Stassen, Karen (Bob) Lamb, John Hendry; daughter in law, Diana Moore; grandchildren, Joshua, Heather (Mike), Zackary, Tracey (Jeremy), Stephen (Ashley), Theresa (Casey), Max; seven great-grandchildren; many adoring nieces & nephews; dear relatives and friends. Funeral Mass Thursday Feb 17th, 10:30am, Holy Cross Church. No prior calling. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
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Henry Ogrodowski - April 11, 1950 - February 10, 2022

Departed: 02/10/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: February 10, 2022 at the age of 71. Predeceased by his father, Henry E; brothers, Jim & Andy. He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra; mother, Helen; nephews, Jared & Josh; 5 step-children, Charles (Elizabeth) Curry, Jimmy (Erica) Prather, Sophia Nelson, Ann (Tony) Brown, Donnell (Alexandria) Curry; grandchildren, Gianni, Gi'Na, Mirakle, Regina, Lamont, Terrance, Devon, Chad, Chauncey; sisters in law, Kathy Gravino, Shirley Russell, Magnolia Davis, Mahalia Curry, Bertha Clancy; brother in law Charles (Debra) Russell; special friend, Duane Prahoda; host of cousins, great grand nieces & nephews relatives & friends. Family & friends may call at Thomas Saturday Feb 19th from 12-1pm, with a Service at 1pm.
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Daniel Appleby - February 25, 1958 - January 30, 2022

Departed: 01/30/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: Charlotte: January 30, 2022. at age 63. Predeceased by his mother, Frank & Margurite Appleby; sister, Patricia Stein. Survived by his daughter, Hailey Marie Appleby; brothers & sisters, Laurie (Ray) Dickerman, Debbie Ellsworth, Paul (Debbie) Appleby, Dave (Anita) Appleby, Pam (Rob) Appleby, Mike (Sheree) Lentz; several nieces & nephews; good friends Bonnie, Drew, & Dan. Family & friends may call at Thomas Funeral Chapels, Friday February 4th from 4-6pm.
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Virginia Allen - May 24, 1925 - January 27, 2022

Departed: 01/27/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: Virginia Allen, 96, of Avon NY, passed peacefully away on January 27, 2022 surrounded by family after a battle with Covid.Virginia was born on May 24, 1925 to Italian immigrant parents Felice' Tortora and Concetta Lachiusa in Rochester, NY. After graduating from East High School, she landed her first job in the optics department for Kodak. Virginia met Fred Allen and they wed in 1945 going on to have seven children. Virginia was predeceased by children: Sandra Allen, and Lawrence Allen; husband Fred Allen; sons-in-law, James Kunkel, Jon Porter; and grandchildren, Sheryl Lynn Allen and David Clukey. She is survived by her children Judy Porter, Gregory Allen, Mark (Lesley) Allen, Barbara Allen-Clukey and Jeanmarie Kunkel. When Virginia had her first born, Lawrence, she decided to dedicate her life to being a fantastic and wonderful mother. Virginia excelled at supporting her children through the many passions and difficulties of their lives. Family was the number one priority in her life. As the children grew older, Virginia found a new passion when she wasn't filling her home with warmth and kindness, she could be found working in the electronics industry. Virginia worked at Transmation as a circuit board assembler and later she moved on to Kodak as an electronic technician. She loved working, earning her own pay and her new found independence. Virginia was also a talented seamstress like her mother, was an avid Monday night bowler with the girls, and in her later years could often be found singing in the Greece Senior Community Center choir. Her children lovingly remember the smell of her Sunday morning sauce simmering prior to noon Mass.Anyone who knows Virgina, knows of her vivacious laugh and her ability to make people smile. She was very proud. of her Italian heritage speaking the language with her 3 brothers and 4 sisters whenever she did not want her children to hear her conversation: Angelina (Anthony) Randazzo, Gaetana (Mack) Liotta, Dominick (Josephine) Tortora, Maria (Paul) Cuminale, Frank/Chic (Frances) Tortora, and Gino (Francis) Tortora. Virginia was the youngest of the Tortora clan. With Virginia's passing, she was the last of the generation of the Tortora's that endured the Depression and fought in WWII; The Greatest Generation That Ever Lived. We will miss her dearly. Virginia is also survived by her 16 grandchildren: Lawrence (Naomi) Allen Jr, Adam Porter, Aaron Porter and Jonmichael Porter, Melissa (Benji Baskin) Allen, Amanda (Stephen) Campe, Phillip (Katie) Allen, Lindsey (Steve Marciano) Allen, Thomas (Shalom) Allen, Michael (MaryBeth) Paulick, Matthew Paulick, Andrew Kunkel and Alexander (Amanda) Kunkel. Virginia will be greatly missed by her 12 great-grandchildren: Kennedy, Ramsey, Peyton, Cameron, Grayson, Lennon, Nathan, Aubrey, Riley, Emma, Sophia, and Chase. She is also survived by countless nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center for their caring and devotion to Virginia in her final days and hours.
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Elizabeth Bracken - June 08, 1959 - January 26, 2022

Departed: 01/26/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: "If Love could have saved her, She would have lived forever-" "Patsy Simmons aka Patsy KlineElizabeth "Liz" J. BrackenJune 8, 1959 - January 26, 2022Our warrior Liz fought a courageous battle. She passed on January 26, 2022 surrounded by her family at home. Predeceased by her Parents, James and Dorothy (Ferraraccio) Bracken; Brothers, Paul (Bonnie), James (Alice), and Richard; Sister, Rosemary (George) Pringle; Aunts, Cecilia (Bracken) Kellar and Helen ( Ferraraccio) Panepinto; and several aunts and uncles. Survived by Sisters, Margaret (Mark) Cutler, Dorothy Bracken, and Theresa (Scott) Best; Nieces, Valerie Holberton, Maria Cutler, Morgan Bracken; Nephews, Frank Holberton, Jamie (Mollie), Joshua (Kaitlin), Timothy (and their mother Joanne Bracken), Mario (Dulce) Sanchez; Joshua (Kathleen) Sanchez. Gabriel (Brianna) Quintana and Gavin (Kita) Pierce; Great Nieces, Heather Markowski (Mike), Rylie Holberton, Autumn Bracken, Alexis Thompson Samara Quintana, Kimberly Sanchez and Dallas Poles; Great Nephews, Drew Holberton, Michael Jr. Markowski, Josue and Emmanuel Sanchez, Joshua Jr., Noel and Nicolas Sanchez. Many Bracken and the Ferraraccio cousins. Special admiration for cousin Anna Marcoccia-Robertson. Life long family friends: special admiration for Mary (McKeown) Velard, Greg Lewis, Francis Shattuck. A host of long time friends with special admiration for BFF Anne Villaini, Susan Norwood, Beth (Amy) Sheldon, Colleen Hughes and Deb Martin. Too many others to mention.Beloved daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Liz's sense of humor made her the highlight of any party. She adored all the children in her family and earned the nickname "baby whisperer" because of the immediate bond and soothing ability she had with babies. She cared for many children as a daycare provider and could often be found wrestling on the floor or running around the house playing games with the kids.Liz was a caring and generous person. She would come to the aid of anyone who needed help and do all she could to make them feel better. Liz worked for several years as a home health aide through C.D.R.(Center for Disability Rights). She championed the fight for equal rights with the local chapter of A.D.A.P.T.(American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today).She spent her spare time enjoying many nature walks and visiting with family and friends. She enjoyed shooting pool and won several tournaments. She also loved playing softball, camping, fishing, gardening and yearly vacations with her sisters and Aunt Fran in the Adirondacks.Liz's family would like to acknowledge all the attendants from Blossom Modern Home Care Solutions and thank them for their dedication and compassion.We would also like to thank Alex and Zeneida Rojas from A and Z transportation for their caring services and professionalism.Family & friends may call ,Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 6pm - 8pm at Thomas Funeral Chapels, 4545 Lake Ave., Charlotte, NY. Donations can be made in Liz's memory to aid in the fight for equality amongst those with disabilities; Rochester Chapter of A.D.A.P.T (American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today) graveside memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Jeanne Sweeney - March 14, 1931 - January 26, 2022

Departed: 01/26/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: Jeanne, the daughter of the late William Raymond and Mary Adele Dorlac, was born in DeSoto, Missouri on March 14, 1931, where she was raised in a large and loving family. She graduated from the St. John's Hospital School of Nursing in Saint Louis in 1953 and went on to complete her BSN magna cum laude at Boston College in 1959 while working in various capacities as a maternal and child health nurse. She married Dr. Thomas R. Sweeney in 1954 and, after he completed further training and military service in Buffalo, Quantico (VA), and Boston, moved to Rochester, New York in 1960. She helped Tom open the first Obstetrics practice in Greece, New York and went on to raise three children in Irondequoit. She was a prayerful and active member of her parish, who was happy to help however she was needed. She served as president of the Rochester Area Right to Life Committee for eight years and was awarded the Leo Holmsten Human Life Award in 1999.She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Thomas R. Sweeney, their children Tom (Anna Maria), John (Maura Louise), Maura Anne (Kevin), six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, her brother Jerome (Patti) Dorlac, sister-in-law Dorothy Dorlac, brother in law Joseph Sweeney and many nieces and nephews.She is predeceased by her parents William Raymond and Mary Adele Dorlac, her infant daughter Jeanne Marie and eight of her siblings.Calling hours will be held at Thomas Funeral Chapels, Monday, January 31, 2022 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 10:30 am. Private burial to follow.
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Jane Stephan - April 29, 1950 - January 16, 2022

Departed: 01/16/2022 (Rochester)
Obituary Preview: Jane A. Stephan (MaMoone)Greece - January 16, 2022, at the age of 71. Predeceased by her parents, Peter & Susie MaMoone; brothers, Martin & Peter. Survived by her husband, Don Stephan; son, Philip (Lynn) Lombardo, daughter, Crystal Stephan; grandchildren, Jacob, Gianna, Gino, Dominic; many relatives & friends. Jane was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be remembered as the caregiver for the family. A Funeral Service will be held Monday January 24th, 11am at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1549 Dewey Ave. No prior calling. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
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A Wide Range of Funeral Services

Thomas Funeral Chapels offers a comprehensive range of funeral services to cater to diverse needs and preferences. From traditional funerals and memorial services to cremations and celebrations of life, their team will work closely with you to design a customized ceremony that honors your loved one's memory.

In addition to these core services, Thomas Funeral Chapels also provides support with obituary writing, funeral arrangements, and bereavement resources. Their goal is to alleviate some of the burden associated with funeral planning, allowing you to focus on grieving and celebrating the life of your loved one.

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As an increasing number of families opt for cremation, Thomas Funeral Chapels has developed a range of cremation services to meet this growing demand. From direct cremation to cremation with a memorial service, their team will guide you through the process, ensuring that your loved one is treated with dignity and respect.

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The facilities at Thomas Funeral Chapels are designed to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for families and friends gathering to pay their respects. The chapel features ample seating, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, and tasteful decor that creates a sense of serenity and peace.

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Thomas Funeral Chapels is deeply rooted in the Rochester community, with strong ties to local organizations and charities. Their team participates in various initiatives and events throughout the year, demonstrating their commitment to giving back and making a positive impact on the community.

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Bereavement Support

Losing a loved one can be a devastating experience, but it's essential to remember that you're not alone. Thomas Funeral Chapels offers bereavement support services designed to help you navigate the grieving process. From counseling sessions to support groups, their team is dedicated to providing guidance and comfort during this difficult time.

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Located at 4545 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY, 14612, Thomas Funeral Chapels is easily accessible from major highways and public transportation routes. Their team is available 24/7 to answer questions, provide guidance, or simply offer a listening ear during a difficult time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an obituary?

An obituary is a written notice that announces the death of a person, typically including their name, age, date of birth and death, and a brief biography. It may also include information about their surviving family members, funeral or memorial service arrangements, and any charitable donations in lieu of flowers.

Why are obituaries important?

Obituaries serve as a way to inform friends, family, and community members of a person's passing, allowing them to pay their respects and offer condolences. They also provide a sense of closure and help to celebrate the life of the deceased.

Who typically writes an obituary?

The task of writing an obituary usually falls to the family members or close friends of the deceased. In some cases, a funeral home or mortuary may assist with writing the obituary or provide a template for the family to use.

What information should be included in an obituary?

A typical obituary includes the person's name, age, date of birth and death, place of residence, occupation, hobbies, and surviving family members. It may also include information about their education, military service, awards or achievements, and any notable accomplishments.

How long should an obituary be?

The length of an obituary can vary, but it's generally recommended to keep it concise and focused on the most important details. Aim for around 150-200 words, depending on the publication's guidelines.

Can I include photos in an obituary?

Yes, many publications allow you to include one or more photos with the obituary. This can be a nice way to personalize the tribute and make it more meaningful to readers.

How do I submit an obituary to a newspaper or online publication?

The process for submitting an obituary varies depending on the publication. Some may have online forms or email addresses where you can send the obituary, while others may require you to contact them directly by phone or in person.

How much does it cost to publish an obituary?

The cost of publishing an obituary can vary widely depending on the publication, its circulation, and the length of the obituary. Some newspapers may charge by the word or line, while others may offer package deals or discounts for online publications.

Can I write my own obituary in advance?

Yes, some people choose to write their own obituary in advance as a way to ensure that their life story is told accurately and with dignity. This can also be a therapeutic exercise in reflecting on one's life and accomplishments.

What is the difference between an obituary and a death notice?

A death notice is a brief announcement of someone's passing, usually including only the most basic information such as name, age, and date of death. An obituary, on the other hand, provides more detailed information about the person's life and legacy.

Can I include humor or anecdotes in an obituary?

Absolutely! Obituaries don't have to be somber or serious. Including humorous stories or anecdotes can help to celebrate the person's life and personality.

How do I handle sensitive or difficult information in an obituary?

If there are sensitive or difficult aspects of the person's life that you're not sure how to address in the obituary, it's best to err on the side of discretion and tact. You may want to consult with other family members or friends to determine what information is appropriate to share.

Can I include quotes or poems in an obituary?

Yes! Quotes, poems, or lyrics that were meaningful to the deceased can add a personal touch to the obituary and provide comfort to those who are grieving.

What if I need to make corrections or changes to an already-published obituary?

If you need to make corrections or changes to an already-published obituary, contact the publication directly as soon as possible. They may be able to issue a correction or reprint the revised obituary.

How long does it take for an obituary to be published?

The time it takes for an obituary to be published can vary depending on the publication's schedule and deadlines. Online publications may be able to publish the obituary within hours or days, while print newspapers may take longer.

Can I republish an obituary from another source?

If you want to republish an obituary that has already been published elsewhere, be sure to obtain permission from the original publisher or author first. You may also need to provide attribution or credit to the original source.

What if I'm not comfortable writing an obituary myself?

If you're not comfortable writing an obituary yourself, consider asking a friend or family member for help. Alternatively, some funeral homes or mortuaries may offer assistance with writing the obituary as part of their services.

Can I include information about charitable donations in lieu of flowers?

Absolutely! Many families prefer that donations be made to a favorite charity or cause in lieu of sending flowers. Be sure to include specific instructions on how donations can be made.

How do I ensure that my loved one's online presence is respected after they pass away?

Talk to your loved one about their online presence before they pass away, and make sure you have access to their accounts and passwords. You may need to notify social media platforms, email providers, and other online services of their passing.

What if I'm dealing with a complex family situation or conflict when writing an obituary?

In cases where there are complex family dynamics or conflicts involved, it may be helpful to seek guidance from a trusted advisor or mediator. Remember that the goal of an obituary is to honor and celebrate the life of the deceased.

Can I include information about memorial services or celebrations of life?

Absolutely! Including information about memorial services or celebrations of life can help ensure that friends and family are aware of opportunities to pay their respects and celebrate the person's life.

How do I preserve my loved one's memory after they're gone?

There are many ways to preserve your loved one's memory after they're gone. Consider creating a memory book or scrapbook, planting a tree or garden in their honor, or establishing a scholarship or charitable fund in their name.

What if I'm struggling with grief after losing a loved one?

Losing a loved one can be incredibly difficult. Don't hesitate to reach out for support from friends, family, or professional counselors if you're struggling with grief. There are also many resources available online and through support groups that can help you navigate this challenging time.

Can I write multiple versions of an obituary for different audiences?

Yes! You may want to write different versions of an obituary tailored to specific audiences, such as friends, colleagues, or community groups. This can help ensure that each group feels seen and acknowledged in their relationship with the deceased.

How do I balance honesty with tact when writing an obituary?

Balancing honesty with tact is crucial when writing an obituary. Strive to tell the truth about your loved one's life while still being respectful and considerate of their memory and those who will read the obituary.

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