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Dolores M. Mcavaney

July 8, 1932 — April 19, 2022

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

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Service Schedule

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Visitation at Funeral Home

Sunday, April 24, 2022

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farrell - Ryan Funeral Home

777 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14612

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Mass

Monday, April 25, 2022

Starts at 9:30 am (Eastern time)

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Final Resting Place

Monday, April 25, 2022

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