Benjamin      C.
Rochester: passed, Friday, November 18, 2011 at age 92. Ben was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a proud soldier of the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. Predeceased by his brother, Raymond; sisters, Jeanette & Margaret. Ben is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Mary Jollie; his children, Pamela (Charles) Napieralski, Benjamin (Michelle) Jollie, Arthur (Cookie) Jollie, Mary Ellen (Thomas) Van Velson; grandchildren, Michael (Julie) Napieralski, Yolanda (Patrick) Gallagher, Jeffrey (Heather) Napieralski, Fawn (William) Doran, Benjamin Paul (Jena) Jollie; several great-grandchildren; several nephews; cousin, Dorothy Abel. Ben's family would like to thank Saharha, Jennifer, Kathy and the staff at the Jewish Home of Rochester for their loving care and friendship. No prior calling. His Memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday 9:30 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment, Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jewish Home, 2021 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14618 or to the Alzheimer's Association in his memory. For more information or to sign Ben's guestbook please visit

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  1. Dear Jollie Family,
    We were saddened to learn of Mr. Jollie’s passing. He was such a great guy and we are so sorry for your loss. He had a great sense of humor and always seemed so happy and full of life. He will be missed very much by all who knew him.

  2. Maryellen, Art And Ben,

    I am so sorry to hear of you father/grandfather’s passing. Hold onto your memories and cherish them. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow in your lives. He was a great man, kind and genital.

  3. May all of your loving and wonderful memories of your father help you through this time of sorrow. I,too, am in Florida visiting Michal or I would be there.


  4. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your families. I am in Florida for Thanksgiving week or I would be with you at this time.


  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Our thanks to Ben and Mary for your kindness and all the wonderful times we had at your home during our high school years.

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