Laura A. Cornelia

laura cornelia

May 22, 1959 ~ December 26, 2019

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Laura A. Cornelia
Greece: Thursday, December 26, 2019 at age 60 went home to be with her parents, Walter and Marian Romashko and her brother, James. She was a loving and devoted mother to her children; Audrey (William) Shackelton, Kevin Cornelia, Ciara (Chris Coyne) Cornelia and Sean Cornelia; adored grandma to Evan Francica, Ever and Rebel Shackelton; father of her children, Michael Cornelia; dear sisters and brothers, Sandy (Cale) Herry, Walter (Candee) Romashko, Ron (Donna) Romashko and Sharon (Chris) Nau; many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Laura was a dedicated and amazing mother first and foremost. She treasured her children, grandchildren and embraced every moment with them. She was genuinely kind and selfless to all. She loved turning trash into treasure and loved the family cat and dogs who will miss her; Missy, Mia, Zeus, Ody & Cali. Laura will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.
Laura’s visitation will be held Friday, January 3rd 4-7 PM and Saturday January 4th 10 AM – 12 NOON at Vay-Schleich and Meeson 1075 Long Pond Rd., where her celebration of life will follow visitation Saturday January 4th at 12 NOON in the chapel of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Brindle Posse Rescue 153 Chesterfield Drive Rochester, NY 14612 or American Migraine Foundation 19 Mantua Road, Mount Royal, NJ 08061 in her memory. For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit
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Visitation: January 3, 2020 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Visitation: January 4, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Service: January 4, 2020 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Laura A. Cornelia 's name.

Brindle Posse Rescue

153 Chesterfield Drive Rochester, NY 14612

American Migraine Foundation

19 Mantua Road Mount Royal, NJ 08061

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  1. i,m so sorry to hear about lorrie. We all grew up together on electric avenue and she was in my wedding. She will truly be missed. Our prayers are with her and her family. Lorraine (Russo) Polatas

  2. Sending love, prayers, and hugs to all of you at this time. This is such unexpected news and I’m just flooded with so many wonderful times we shared. Please hold all of your memories close, especially during this time. And, please know we are here for you, just give a shout and we’ll come running.

  3. I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. She was a wonderful person and I will never forget all the fun we had together. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  4. Laurie was a kind soul and a genuine person. It was my pleasure to have meet her and have worked with her at GCSD. My sincere condolences to the family.

  5. So sorry to hear of Laurie’s passing. May the memories you have and support from friends and family help you through this most difficult time. She was a such a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Omg such a loss. I loved seeing your mom at garage sales. I enjoyed all of her posts w all of her roadside treasures given a new life. Audrey I am so sorry to hear about her passing. She was a wonderful person.

  7. Our deepest and most sincere condolences to Laura’s family. To Audrey and Bill we wish you peace and pray for healing and love for your family. When a loving family member is lost there are so many memories to for you to keep in your hearts.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. She was always warm and welcoming not to mention funny! She will be missed by many. I hope all the good memories you have will help your hurting heart.

  9. I am so sorry to hear this. Lori was a beautiful and wonderful woman, so much fun, so passionate, and loved her family so very much. I’m so sorry for your loss

  10. I am so sorry to hear about Lori’s passing. She lived just a street away from me. She was such a kind person..May she rest in peace.

  11. I’m so sorry to hear of Lori’s passing my gosh we just wished one another Merry Christmas. I’m in shock, I’ve known her since we were in school together, She will be truly missed. Prayers to the Family.

  12. So sorry to hear about Lori. We also were friends in high school and worked together at Kodak after school . So sad and feel very sad for the family .

  13. I send my deepest condolences to Laura’s family. I was fortunate to meet her through my friend Jim Ellwanger. She attended my son’s graduation party. Laura was beautiful and had a warm spirit. She left this world too soon… may she rest in peace…

  14. Momma, I will never forget you. I will always remember your beautiful smile and sense of humor. I am so grateful to have known you. Until we meet again, I love you. RIP angel.

  15. A woman who smiled through her pain, rejoiced in rainbows and danced at the sight of spring flowers working their way through the ground to taste the sunshine. She made beautiful all that she touched including the hearts of all who are reading this. Smile…You know it’s true. We’re all better people for knowing her. You’re adventure bound once again no doubt….God has your hand in his and will guide you now. Your unwavering faith has surely placed you in his care. You will be missed by so many Sweet Pea. I am grateful to no end that I had a chance to walk beside you for the years we shared.

  16. The news if Lori’s passing took my breath away. I’m deeply saddened by the loss of my dear childhood friend. My memories of growing up together on Electric Ave will always be in my heart. God Bless

  17. Lori’s Loving presence remains with us even though her physical being no longer is. That beautiful spirit that shined continuously brightens even the most sorrowful of times. Her kids know exactly what I mean. I will try to carry her loving kindness forward. Peace.

  18. Laurie was a great friend growing up on Electric Avenue. We made many happy memories with our group of friends, Chrisy, Susie, Ruthann, Nancy, Lorraine and myself. We were fortunate to reunite as a group a few years ago and share a lot of laughs. Laurie will truly be missed and my condolences go out to her children and her family. She was a beautiful woman and friend, never to be forgotten.

  19. Very shocked to hear of the loss of Lori. We met through ReHouse. She was always friendly , happy to see us and displayed our art work with respect. We enjoyed long talks with her, which always included something about her family and gardening.

  20. I worked with Laura at Kodak from 1978 – 1982. We always had a good time at work. She was a fun person to work with We had exchanged Christmas cards for years after I left Kodak and returned to the Army to finish my career. I just found this posting today 07/03/23.

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