Read recent and archived obituaries and memorial notices from Niagara Gazette. (2024)

Ruth Dal Porto 1931 - 2024Ruth Dal Porto, 92, a resident of New Mexico since 1961, passed away on June 17, 2024 in Rio Rancho, NM. She is survived by 4 children: Maureen, Darryl, Dawn, and Paul. She has nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She has a sister Mary Ann, who lives in Florida and many nieces, nephews, and...Obituary
Albert Attwood 1931 - 2024Albert G. Attwood, of the Town of Wheatfield, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Mount St. Mary's Hospital. He was born in London, England, on April 8, 1931 the son of the late Ellen Clement. Mr. Attwood served with the British Army. He moved to Canada in 1956 and later to Niagara Falls, NY in December of...Obituary
Cheryl LaMar 1948 - 2024Minister Cheryl D. LaMar, 75, of Grand Island, NY was called home to her eternal rest after a lengthy illness on June 9, 2024, surrounded by her husband Walter LaMar and family. A celebration of her life and faith will be held at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1334 Calumet Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY on...Obituary
John Panattoni 1942 - 2024John Robert Panattoni, of Niagara Falls, NY, age of 81, passed away on June 18, 2024. Born on November 11, 1942 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Mario and Rosella (Ciccone) Panattoni. On July 12, 1969, John married Karen Post in St. Joseph Church. John served in the United States Army, until his...Obituary
Lawrence Hartwig 1955 - 2024Lawrence A. Hartwig, age of 68, passed away on June 17, 2024. Born on July 20, 1955 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late John and Catherine (Allen) Hartwig and husband of the late Diana (Shaw) Hartwig. Lawrence graduated from Niagara Wheatfield High School and retired from Walmart. He was an avid...Obituary
Robert Buzzelli 1931 - 2024Robert Edward Buzzelli, retired engineer and loving husband and father, passed away from a brief illness on Sunday, June 16, 2024. A lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, he attended local schools and was a 1953 graduate of the University of Buffalo. After a two-year stint in the U.S. Army, he began what would become...Obituary
Melvin Parkes 1945 - 2024Melvin A. Parkes, of Niagara Falls, NY; age 79; Beloved husband of Florence I. (nee Promowicz) Parkes. Devoted father of Kirk (Cindy) Parkes, Bryan Parkes, Kathleen (Richard) Maslach and Stacey (Robert) Marielle. Cherished grandfather of Monica, Elizabeth Maslach, Megan (Andy) Hultz, Chelsea (John) Strachan, Hannah...Obituary
claudia broderick 2024Claudia Broderick passed away quietly in her sleep on June 13th. Originally from Niagara Falls she is survived by her husband John, her children Darla Broderick-Breit (Roger), Patti Sanders (Errol), James (Desiree), David and Christin Fenn (Mike). Her grandchildren Katie and Roger Jr. Breit, Jonathen Broderick,...Obituary
Catherine Perri 1959 - 2024Catherine J. Perri, age 65, of Niagara Falls entered into rest suddenly on Sunday, June 9th, 2024, at home. Catherine was born May 7th, 1959, in Baltimore, MD. She grew up in California and later moved to the Lewiston area where she started her family. She is the daughter of William Horne and the late Elizabeth...Obituary
Todd Brennan 1965 - 2024Todd M. Brennan, of Lewiston, NY, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport, NY. He was born in Niagara Falls, NY on January 14, 1965, a son of the late Cal and Mary Lucille [Hoff] Brennan. Todd graduated from Lew-Port and was a retail salesman with the Seneca Niagara Casino for...Obituary
Rebecca Henderson 1954 - 2024It is with deep sadness that the family of Rebecca Diane Henderson announce her passing following a brief but courageous fight against the insidious thief, cancer. Rebecca and her husband Timothy were only one year shy of their fiftieth wedding anniversary. A life that included a daughter Kristen and a son Ryan, who...Obituary
Bruce Hansen Sr. 1939 - 2024Bruce Andrew Hansen, Sr., 84, of Denver, NC, formally of Huntersville, NC, passed away quietly, on April 2, 2024. Born April 19, 1939, in Lewiston, New York, Bruce was a successful businessman, but in his spare time, he was an avid fisherman, sailor, and enjoyed racing cars with his son. As a devoted father and...Obituary
Diane (Peters) Spavento 1955 - 2024Diane M. (Peters) Spavento, age of 69, passed away on June 9, 2024 at Buffalo General Medical Center. Born on May 20, 1955 in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late James and Helen (Rutkowski) Peters and the wife of the late Perry J. Spavento, MD. Diane was a lifelong area resident. She graduated...Obituary
Robert Michael PresuttiRobert Michael Presutti, 85, of North Tonawanda, NY, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2024 living a life full of family. Born in Niagara Falls, NY on March 18, 1939, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Muoio) Presutti. Bob is survived by his wife, Joyce Pollard, his children Rebecca (Gerry) Goris and...Obituary
Sister Frances Clare Perry, OSF 1930 - 2024Sister Frances Clare Perry, OSF (formerly Sister M. Majella), born in Buffalo, NY on March 11, 1930, died on June 11, 2024 at the Stella Niagara Health Center, Stella Niagara, New York. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna (McMahon) Perry. After graduating from Sacred Heart Academy, Buffalo, NY, Sister...Obituary
Jacelyn Hamilton 1956 - 2024JACELYN D. HAMILTON Jacelyn built a family grounded in love, faith and respect. She was a nurturing mother to Christopher and Kenny Hamilton and the late Airrion Shine. She was an adoring grandmother to Voniqual, Egypt, Destini, Zaria Shine, and Kamiyah Hamilton, who will forever carry her legacy of kindness and...Obituary
Heather Tace 2024Heather J. Tace passed away peacefully on June 5, 2024, in Virginia Beach, VA. She was preceded in death by her parents George C. Jamieson and Dorothy H. Jamieson (Hartzner), husband Col. Stephen A. Tace, USMC, and son Marc S. Tace. She leaves a legacy through her daughters Holly T. Cuellar (CAPT Al Cuellar, USN...Obituary
Rose Farnham 1933 - 2024Rose A. Farnham of the Tuscarora Nation, Black Bear Clan, passed away June 10, 2024. Born in Niagara Falls, NY on August 28, 1933, daughter of the late Andrew and Mamie [Mt. Pleasant] Printup. She was a lifelong member of the Tuscarora Baptist Church, where she served as janitor, Awana Director of sparks and...Obituary
Michael D. Fraser 1951 - 2024I was born in Niagara Falls Ontario on April 9, 1951, son of the late Ralph and Flora (Holmes) Fraser and brother to Judy. The following story documents my life journey to the USA. I grew up in a small village called Stamford Center, later becoming part of Niagara Falls, Ontario. I remember as a child I would...Obituary
Robert Clive, Jr. 1976 - 2024Robert J. Clive, Jr., age 47, passed away June 4, 2024. Bobby was the son of Robert , Sr. and Lorraine (Cochrane) Clive of Youngstown, N.Y. and sister of Nicole Newton (Kevin) of Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee. His brother, Timothy Clive, predeceased him last Nov., 2023. Survivors include several cousins, aunts and...Obituary
Sherry MurraySherry Murray, 72, of Youngstown, NY, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 6, 2024 at Niagara Hospice House in Lockport, NY. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Neil and Helen (Davis) Murrell, and the wife of the late Robert Murray. Sherry is survived by her children, Courtney...Obituary
Emma Jones 1935 - 2024Emma L. Jones, 88, formerly of Niagara Falls, NY, departed peacefully on June 4, 2024 under the care of Hospice in Covington, Ga. Born in Gantt, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Preston and Ollie Coleman. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 15th in Gantt. Interment privately by the...Obituary
Lillian Dinato 1937 - 2024Lillian Dinato, 87, formerly of Niagara Falls passed away on May 31, 2024 in Sun City, Arizona; the daughter of Lillian (Gibson) and Ernest Bourgon of Niagara Falls. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Donald Dinato (2012). Also she was preceded in death by her sister Judith Bourgon. She is...Obituary
Thomas Robins 1934 - 2024Thomas Edwin Robins, age 90, passed away peacefully at home on June 4th, 2024, holding his Savior's hand walking in the beautiful gardens of Heaven, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born March 29th, 1934 in Niagara Falls, NY. He graduated from Niagara Falls High School and went on to serve in the United States...Obituary
Dolores Westcott 1934 - 2024Dolores A. Westcott, of the Town of Cambria, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at her residence under the care of her family and Niagara Hospice. She was born in Buffalo, NY, on February 3, 1934, a daughter of the late Albert and Helen [Durand] Batterson. Dolores was an Avon lady before becoming the accounts...Obituary

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How do I find a local obituary? ›

Many funeral homes publish obituaries on their websites. These can usually be located with a Google search on the person's name. Local genealogical and historical societies, public libraries, and some newspaper publishers maintain clipping files of obituaries.

How much does it cost to put an obituary in the Niagara Gazette? ›

Placing an obituary in the Niagara Gazette starts at $70.00.

What are the differences between death notices and obituaries? ›

Death notices are short and to the point—Name, date of death and where/when the services will be held. However, the obituaries highlight the deceased's community involvement, accomplishments, interests and survivor's names of the beloved.

What is the largest obituary website? ›

The Web site hosts obituaries and memorials for more than 70 percent of all U.S. deaths. hosts obituaries for more than three-quarters of the 100 largest newspapers in the U.S., by circulation.

How do you find a person who passed away? ›

Read The Paper or Watch The Local News

If you receive a physical newspaper, review the obituaries section to see who recently passed. Searching for someone who died more than 30 days ago? Turn to sites like Google News Archives, US News Archives, or International News Archives.

Is there an app for local obituaries? ›

MyObits: Obituary Listings on the App Store.

Why does it cost so much to put an obituary in the newspaper? ›

Why does it cost so much to post an obituary? Publishing an obituary in the newspaper is expensive because of the limited space papers have. Newspapers value every inch of each page, so they must charge to use that limited space for an obituary.

Does everyone publish an obituary? ›

No, obituaries are not legally required, but many choose to include them in their End-of-Life Plan as a part of their estate plan.

What does it cost to place an obituary in The New York Times? ›

How much does an obituary in The New York Times cost? Placing an obituary in The New York Times starts at $263.00. Package prices can vary depending on the edition of the paper (weekday, weekend, or Sunday editions) and other factors such as the length of the obituary. Where do obituaries placed with appear?

Why would a person not have an obituary? ›

Reasons a Family Might Not Want to Write an Obituary

Some may feel that it is too personal or private to share with the public, while others may not have the financial means to pay for its publication. Additionally, some families may prefer to grieve privately and not draw attention to the death.

What information should you never include in an obituary? ›

Obituaries should never be written in the first person as they're not a personal tribute. As stated above, avoid including any personal addresses or phone numbers. Also, the cause of death is not necessary, as careers and education are not necessary details to include as well.

Who normally reads the obituary at a funeral? ›

There is no hard and fast rule as to who should give the eulogy speech at a funeral. It's typically given by those who were particularly close, or had a special relationship with, the loved one who passed. It could be a best friend, a spouse, a child or grandchild, or even a co-worker.

What to say when an old person dies? ›

What do you say when someone dies?
  • "I'm sorry for your loss. I'm here for you."
  • "My condolences on your loved one's passing. May their memory bring you comfort.“
  • “I extend my deepest sympathy to you. ...
  • "Thinking of you, sending love and support.“
  • "We're saddened by the news. ...
  • "Heartfelt condolences. ...
  • "You're not alone.
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What does a good obituary look like? ›

Obituary Example: Announcing the Funeral

[Full name], [age], of [where they lived], sadly left us on [date of death] due to [cause of death]. They leave behind [list of surviving family members]. A service will be held in their honor at [time] on [date] at [location].

What is a good length for an obituary? ›

Most obituaries are around 200 words long, which means using as few words as possible to avoid going over the word count. It's a good idea to make a plan before you write to ensure you stick to the most important points about the person who died.

How do I find someone who died in California? ›

Two state-level California Death Indexes can be found at (a database anyone can access from any library branch and Central Library) or (a free internet database). California, Death Index, 1905-1939 provides the digitized index page, plus its transcription.

How do I find an obituary for a specific person in MA? ›

Obituaries in Massachusetts and other parts of New England can generally be found in the local town or county papers. Many obituaries for Boston and the surrounding area can be found in: Boston Athenaeum. Index of Obituaries in Boston Newspapers, 1704-1800.

How do I find obituaries in the US by name for free? ›

Using Online and Print Newspapers to Find Free Obituaries
  1. Use to Search for a Free Obituary. ...
  2. Newspaper Archive Sites. ...
  3. Look for Obituaries in Newspapers at a Public Library. ...
  4. and Its (Brief) Free Trial. ...
  5. MyHeritage Free Trial. ...
  6. FamilySearch. ...
  7. The Mormon Church Family History Library. ...
  8. Mennonite Archives.

How do I find an obituary for a specific person in Wisconsin? ›

Recent obituaries from the current year can be viewed, many without images, at the Wisconsin State Journal web site. Obituaries before the current year can be obtained by browsing the newspaper microfilm or can be requested (with a two-week date range) by phone, mail, or email.

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