Minta Mae (Aaron) Rawleigh, 66, of Town of Niagara, NY, died on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family while under the care of Niagara Hospice. Minta was born on May 5, 1946 in Niagara Falls, NY. She was born to Betty (Bowser) and the late Wilson Aaron, and raised by Betty and William Vicaire of Niagara Falls, NY.
Minta was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, NY, and attended local schools. On February 10, 1962, Minta married Jack L. Rawleigh, Sr. at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Niagara Falls, NY. Mr. Rawleigh predeceased her on May 13, 2008. Minta was employed as a Nurses Aide at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and retired in 2010 after thirty-seven years of service. Bingo and winning at the Casino were among Minta's favorite pastimes. But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling to California to visit her son.
In addition to her mother and step-father, Minta is survived by four children, Jack L. (Tina) Rawleigh of Victorville, CA, Joseph S. (Roseann) Rawleigh, Tammy P. (Richard, Sr.) Lamar, both of Lewiston, NY and Tina M. Gonzales of the Town of Niagara; nine grandchildren, Matthew (Tonya) Rawleigh, Jennifer (David) Thurlow, Joann (Jeremy) Pollow, Elizabeth Rawleigh, Michelle Rawleigh, Samantha M. Lamar, Richard B. Lamar, Jr., Nicholas Gonzales and Anthony R. Gonzales; five great-grandchildren, Aaron, Gered, Braeden, Dominick and Elijah; one brother, Gary (Patricia) Aaron of the Southern Tier; one sister, Robin A. Vicaire of Niagara Falls, NY; her mother-in-law, Thelma (late Hugh) Rawleigh. She was a special aunt of Kristen (Gary) Hill and Gary and Cody Hill. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by one brother, Ray Aaron.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-8 PM at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 21st at 10:30 AM with Rev. Daniel Mann officiating. Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. Flowers are graciously declined. Memorial donations may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.
Visit www.mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online guest register.