Niagara Gazette


July 13, 2013

Thelma I. Rawleigh


Thelma I. (McHenry) Rawleigh, 96, of Niagara Falls, NY, died on Wednesday, July 10th at Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Alfred Station, NY, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Viva (Walldorff) McHenry.
Thelma graduated from Alfred High School in Alfred, NY and in 1936 she married Hugh Rawleigh in Dansville, NY. In 1941, she and her husband came to Niagara Falls, NY. Mr. Rawleigh predeceased her on December 10, 1981. Thelma was employed as a clerk in the Central Service Department at N.F. Memorial Medical Center in Niagara Falls for twenty years. In her leisure time, she enjoyed gardening, crocheting and traveling. But most of all, Thelma loved spending time with her family.
Mrs. Rawleigh is survived by three daughters, Phyllis (Arthur) Horton of Alfred, NY, Anita (late John) Skrzypek of Niagara Falls, NY, Marcia (Dale) Burley of Canisteo, NY and was predeceased by two children, Jack (late Minta) Rawleigh and Patricia Janese. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Michael (Judy) Janese, Kelly (Arthur) Roberts, Jack (Tina) Rawleigh, Sherri (Joe) Milone, Joseph (Roseanne) Rawleigh, Laurri Janese, Lisa (late Jim) (Mike Jones) Robins, Tammy (Richard) Lamarr, Stephanie Skrzypek and Tina Gonzalez; twenty-two great-grandchildren, eighteen great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one grandson, Dale E. Burley, Jr.; one great-grandson, Michael G. Maye, Jr.; two sisters, Marjorie (late Alvin) David and Pauline (late Basil) Perry.
Visitation will be on Monday, July 22nd from 5-8 PM at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, concluding with a funeral service at 8 PM. Interment at the convenience of the family will be in Alfred Rural Cemetery, Alfred, NY. Memorial offerings may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094 or to Alfred Station 7th Day Baptist Church, PO Box 7777, Alfred Station, NY 14803.
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