December 23, 1984 ~ September 30, 2020

Born in: Seoul, Korea
Resided in: Penfield, NY

Ariana C. Infantino

Penfield:  Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at age 35 is finally at rest.  She is survived by her father, George (Sheila) Derue; mother, Ann DeRue (Bill Sirianni); her loving husband and childhood sweetheart, CJ Infantino; her pride and joys, Grace, Charlie and Cam; brother, Jack DeRue; sister-in-law, Kristin (Nate) Ferri; brother-in-law, Jared Polizzi; mother-in-law, Elaine (Joe) Polizzi; nephew, Luke Ferri; niece, Emily Ferri; aunts, uncles, cousins, loving family and dear friends.  She is predeceased by her father-in-law, Charles Infantino.

Ariana was born in Seoul, Korea on December 23, 1984.  She came to America on May 4th at 4 months old which she celebrated every year as Airplane Day.  She fiercely loved her kids and her family. She had a love for Christmas; a passion for baking, eating, cooking and making a home for her family.  She traveled the world. She was epitome of strength and will be deeply missed by all.

Ariana’s visitation will be held Friday, October 9th 3-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece.  Her Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 10th at 11:30 AM at All Seasons Chapel of White Haven Memorial Park 210 Marsh Road, Pittsford NY (please meet at chapel).  In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to Grace, Charlie and Cam’s educational fund.  All proceeds may be sent to Charles Infantino c/o Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626 in her memory.  For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit


Visitation: October 9, 2020 3:00 pm - October 9, 2020 7:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Celebration Of Life @ All Seasons Chapel: October 10, 2020 11:30 am

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Ariana C. Infantino 's name.

Grace, Charlie and Cam's Education Fund

c/o Vay-Schleich & Meeson

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  1. Dear CJ, children, Elaine and all, we are so very sorry for your loss!

    Very Sincerely,
    John and Barb Seniuk

  2. Ariana,
    Bill and I have so many memories of you hanging out at our house and raiding our refrigerator. God Bless you!!! No one will forget you because your short lived life was full of laughs, love, Family and friends. I can’t wait to spend eternity with you❤️ Rest In Peace beautiful lady. You rock!!! Your children will know how awesome you are because so many lives were touched by you❤️

  3. Dear CJ,
    Sincere condolences to you and your family.
    I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the service for Ariana, I will be out of town during those times.
    I did purchase a sweatshirt in honor of Ariana, that I had planned to wear to the service. I did not know her but, knew that you and her created a beautiful family together, there’s nothing more important in life.
    Cousin Debora Pellegrino

  4. One of my first childhood friends, gone way too early ❤ rest in peace love. Never will you be forgotten.

  5. RIP Ariana. I remember you all through middle school and high school and there wasn’t ever a time where your didn’t have a huge smile on your face or laughing. I will always remember your signature laugh. It was contagious and always full of passion with whatever you were laughing at. The world is going to miss you. I’m happy knowing you are at least at peace.

  6. CJ-
    It’s been a long time. The love you had for Ariana was always admired by everyone. It could be seen in every picture and by anyone that knew you two. Your children are beautiful. I wish you well my friend.

  7. Ariana, you didn’t realize how many lives you touched . May god be with you so you can now Rest In Peace no more fight now♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🙏🙏🙏
    Kellie and Leonard Wright

  8. Dear CJ, please take comfort in knowing Ariana is with all of our Angels and that she is with you always. Ariana had an infectious laugh, and a beautiful smile. She is with you always . Our prayers will continue ❤️🙏🙏

  9. CJ & Family,

    Our deepest condolences go out you all! We pray that God will provide you peace, comfort, and strength!

    Rob & Pam Carbone & family

  10. Dear C.J. and family:
    We were blessed to be at your wedding and to meet your beautiful bride. Even though our paths haven’t crossed much since, we feel that we got to know you, Ariana, and the children through your numerous Facebook and blog postings. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all. R.I.P., Ariana.

  11. Dear CJ and family, I always enjoyed you and your family at pre school pick up and drop off. You are such a special family, full of love, joy, patience, and a true sense of what is important in life. And probably the truest and most personal example of this for me was when I was in my fight with cancer, you both came to my home loaded with tons of homemade food, encouraging words, and advise. You gave me a precious gift of hope and encouragement and I am forever grateful. You are all on my heart and in my prayers❤️

  12. Sweet Ariana,
    may you now rest in the loving arms of Jesus. No more pain and suffering. I am thankful for the moments that I shared with you and your loving family
    Your beautiful smile rests in my mind and heart. Forever sweet memories I will miss your cookies and laugh and your sense of humor and so much more
    Praying for peace and comfort For CJ and Your sweet children, and family ❤️

  13. Rest easy in Heaven your pain is over, thank you for being the wonderful mother, wife , daughter, sister and most of all a great friend to your wonderful community.

  14. Dear CJ, Grace, Charlie and Cam.
    My deepest condolences for your loss of Ariana, such a wonderful wife and mother.
    Although my visits with you have been infrequent, the love and closeness of your family was apparent on your wedding day and any time I had the pleasure to visit with you since.
    Ariana was an inspiration from afar in the way she battled her illness from the beginning and persevered for so long most certainly due to the love she felt for you all.
    I know she can never be replaced in your lives though I trust that her love and inspiration will stay with you always.
    Peace and love to you all. Sincerely,
    Don Procopio, Raleigh, NC, first cousin of CJ’s mother

  15. Our prayers go out to you CJ and the kids. If we can help out just ask.
    Mary Ann & Doug
    3 Cardogan Square
    Rochester, NY 14625

  16. We want to extend our deepest condolences to CJ & Family, George, Shelia & Jack DeRue, and Ann DeRue. We’ve known Ariana since she was a little girl and she was such a great child and then a great wife and mom to her beautiful children. She will remain forever in our hearts. Love to all, Sharon Marlin and Steve Clark
    73 Pin Oak Lane
    Rochester, NY. 14622

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