Greece: Saturday, February 18, 2012, at age 89. Predeceased by her sons, Richard and Douglas Paliani; her parents, Leon and Retta Naylor; 2 sisters, Marion Benkert and Kathryn Prevost. Survived by her loving and devoted husband of 70 years, Arthur M. Paliani Sr.; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, David and Wanda and Arthur Jr. and Doris Paliani; 6 grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Michelle, Kimberly, Kathy & Scott; 9 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews; close friends, Ann and Phillip Randazzo, and many other close and dear friends. Laura was a devoted wife and mother who also had a deep love for her family dogs. Friends may call Tuesday, 4-7 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing can make contributions to the Cottages at Unity Hospital or to Lollypop Farm in her memory.

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  1. Dear Art & Family, Was so sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. I can only think of all the laughs we had when all of us were together at all the Watkins affairs. I hope this poem will give you a little comfort in your loss. It did me when I lost my husband & also Rick. WHEN I MUST LEAVE YOU
    When I must leave you for a little while
    Please do not grieve and shed wild tears And hug your sorrow to you through the years. But start out bravely with a gallent smile; And for my sake and in my name Live on and do all the things the same, Feed not on
    your lonliness on empty days, But fill each walking hour in useful ways,Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near; And never . never be afraid to die, For I am waiting for you in the sky. You are all in my thoughts and prayers Carol Bowers

  2. Dear Art and Family,

    The Greenfield family was so blessed to have Lee in our lives. She was a kind, sweet, caring, gentle, devoted friend, with a laugh that filled your heart with joy.

    We hope that your precious memories will help each family member and dear friend, find peace and comfort at this time.

    Love, Max, Jeff and Johanna, David and Sue, and Derek, & Lindsay, Mark

  3. Dear Mr. P, Uncle Dave, Auntie Wanda, and all of Mrs. P’s family. Mrs. P will always hold a special place in my heart and I’m sending prayers to all of you. As a child, traveling to Rochester was often the highlight of my summer-and the ‘P’s’ were a huge part of that anticipation. They were like grandparents to me and I have always loved them dearly. There are people who change your life by their very presence…the Paliani family has done that for me. One day, we will all be together again. Until that day, I will think of her often and miss her lovely smile.
    ‘Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,
    Missing me one place search another,
    I stop somewhere waiting for you.’ -Walt Whitman

  4. To Dave and Wanda,
    I am sorry for your loss. Your mom looked like a real nice lady.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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