Category: Obituaries

Frances A. Bordonaro

Frances A. Bordonaro went home to be with the Lord on February 16, 2021. She was born in Batavia, New York on August 25, 1925 to the late Luco and Settima (DiPietro) Palmiero.

Fran was a graduate of Jackson School in Batavia. She married Sebastian Bordonaro on June 7, 1952 and they shared over 68 wonderful years together. Fran was a dedicated worker all of her life. She started her first job working at Oliver’s Candy Company in Batavia and was owner/operator of Fran’s Sub Shop in Williamsville for 15 years. Most recently, she worked at Cipollina Restaurant..

She is survived by her loving husband of over 68 years Sebastian (Yano) Bordonaro. Fran is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She is predeceased by two brothers, Thomas Palmiero and Nicolas Palmiero and a sister, Mary Amoroso.

She will be laid to rest at St Teresa’s Cemetery. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a future date.  

Arrangements made by Ross Funeral Home, Akron

Carol M. Bosari

Carol M. Bosari, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 21, 2021. She was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts on February 14, 1941 to the late James and Francis (Grozenger) Bosari.

Carol was a mother of six and worked at Halliday in Plympton, MA. She enjoyed crocheting many useful and artistic pieces for people to enjoy. Carol loved dance music, seafood, and family. She will be dearly missed by her loving cat Annie.

Beloved mother of Lana Jean Carrea, Charles Manning Blanchard, James Michael Blanchard, and Jennifer Marie Smith; loving sister of Barbara Fratus; cherished grandmother of thirteen and great great grandmother of eighteen.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Carol is predeceased by a daughter, Kelly Leigh Levoie and a son, Timothy James Blanchard.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. 

Arrangements made by Ross Funeral Home, Akron

David John Bellman

David Bellman, passed away suddenly on February 9, 2021. He was born in Buffalo, New York, on November 28, 1959 to John Bellman and Susan (Bear) Potenza.

David graduated from Buffalo State College with a Bachelor’s Degree. He currently was owner-operator of Elder Assistance of WNY. He enjoyed keeping up with current events, sports, and politics. Loved listening to classic rock and had a great passion for anything to do with history. Family events and trips were always planned around historical sites.

He is survived by a daughter, Lindsay Bellman; his parents, Jerome (Nancy) Bellman and Susan Petenza; three brothers, Michael (Sandra) Bellman, Andrew (Denise) Bellman, Paul (Willa) Bellman; a fiancé Rebecca Burke. He is also survived by Barbara Bellman; two nieces, Danni and Emma; nephew, Justin and several other nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Ross Funeral Home of Akron. Memorial Donations may be made in David’s memory to Wadsworth Homestead, 4 South Street, Geneseo, NY 14454. 

Patricia J. Ground

Patricia J. Ground, passed away on January 26, 2021. She was born in Basom, NY on December 26, 1943 to the late Paddy and Violette (Sundown) Ground.

Patricia was a proud member of the Wolf clan and a member of the Salt Creek Women’s Singing Society. She worked for many years at the Adesa Auto auction. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and playing softball. She especially loved spending time with family and friends.

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