Dolores McAvaney

Obituary of Dolores M. McAvaney

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Dolores M McAvaney (Degnan) - April 19, 2022 at the age of 89

Predeceased by loving husband, William P. McAvaney, son-in-law, Jeffrey Linza and brother, John Degnan Sr.    Survived by 5 loving children, who had the honor of caring for her the last 3 months.   Bill (wife Margo), Jim, Mary, Margaret (husband John), Maureen (husband Paul).   Also survived by special nephew who is like a son to her, Jim Degnan.   

Grandchildren Rick, Ryan and Rob Steinmetz, Jesse McAvaney, Justin and Nickalus Linza, Amber Kossow, Christopher, Danielle and Corey Sauers, Victoria Ackart, Monica and Briana Grisdale; 16 great grandchildren, with one on the way; 8 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Dolores was born in Montrose, PA where she lived for many years on Irish Hill.  Dolores, Bill and family moved to Rochester, NY in 1965 for employment with Eastman Kodak Company.   She always said because of Kodak they were able to provide a Catholic Education for their children, which they were very proud of.  Blessed with an early retirement, Mom and Dad were able to create many memories with their camping gang.   She was dedicated to her Catholic faith and attended mass.  Her daily routine included listening to mass and praying the rosary.

Special thanks to the Rochester Regional Health Hospice for their compassionate care shown to our loving, sweet mother and our entire family during this time.

Calling hours will be held Sunday, April 24 (1-4 pm) at Farrell-Ryan Funeral Home, 777 Long Pond Road. Memorial mass Monday, April 25 9:30 am at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester, NY. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Dolores’ wishes are for donations to be made to Joseph’s Place (food pantry).  Checks made out to Joseph’s Place 296 Flower City Park, Rochester, NY. 14615; Marion Food Pantry. Checks made out to William McAvaney, 3955 Ridge Chapel Road, Marion, NY 14505; Palmer Opera House.  Checks made out to Palmer Opera House, 12 W. Main St., Cuba, NY 14727

Sunday
24
April

Visitation at Funeral Home

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 24, 2022
Farrell - Ryan Funeral Home
777 Long Pond Road
Rochester, New York, United States
Monday
25
April

Final Resting Place

Monday, April 25, 2022
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Lake Ave.
Rochester, New York, United States
Monday
25
April

Mass

9:30 am
Monday, April 25, 2022
Sacred Heart Cathedral
296 Flower City Park
Rochester, New York, United States
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