Niagara Gazette


December 3, 2012

Georganne McAvoy

LOCKPORT — Georganne (Alvers) McAvoy, December 2, 2012, at home, after a lengthy illness, with her loving family at her side, while under Niagara Hospice. Born August 25, 1947, she was a daughter of the late George William Alvers and Pauline Anne (Schotz) Alvers of Wilson.

Georganne attended local schools and attended Trott Vocational where she earned her Licensed Practical Nursing degree. She met Michael McAvoy in 1966, and they married in 1970. Georganne was an LPN at Newfane Inter Community Hospital until she retired in 1987, worked at the Ransomville Nursing Home, Summer School Nurse at BOCES, Dr. Huges' office in Wilson, and ran an after school program for home work at  Wilson School.

A member at Exley where she sang in the choir, she later joined Our Lady of the Rosary and enjoyed knitting, reading, sporting events and spending time with family.

Surviving, besides her husband and mother, are mother-in-law, Emily (late Gerald) McAvoy; daughter, Shannon (William) Santana of  Wilson; son, Brennan (Connie) McAvoy of North Tonawanda; three sisters, Mary Ellen (Dan) Foster of GA; Patty (Joe) Paprocki of TX; Pam Basil of GA; a brother, Paul (Darlene) Alvers of Wilson; grandchildren, Ryan, Annalysse and Evan McAvoy; Kiernan, Alex and Manon Santanna; brothers and sisters-in-law, Patricia (John) Nicolosi of Rochester; Barbara (James) Oliphant, Gerald (Diane) McAvoy, Anne (Peter) Oliphant, all of  Lockport; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at the Hamilton and Clark Funeral Home, 270 Young Street, Wilson, Tuesday, Rosary at 6:30, and 7-9 PM; Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Prayer services will be Thursday 10 AM at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Brendan on the Lake Wilson. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Wilson Free Library.

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