Florence M. DiMartino



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Greece: Saturday, July 16, 2011 at age 86, passed away peacefully at Unity Park Ridge Hospital. She was the first of nine children born to John and Mary Roethel on July 5, 1925. A life long resident of Rochester NY, she was a graduate of St Joseph’s Commercial School. She retired from Jackson’s Bakery on Stone Road after more than 40 years of employment. She enjoyed volunteering at the Town of Greece Community & Senior Center, taking day trips with her good friend, Shirley Hillyard, and eating out. Florence ,enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by son Thomas (Theresa) DiMartino, Grandchildren Mary Beth (Brad) McAdams and Scott (Jessica) DiMartino, Great Grandchildren Connor, Aly, Meghan, and Jake, and 8 surviving siblings: May Roethel, Marilyn Fose, Laurel Roethel, James (Judy) Roethel, Barbara (Bob) Bassage, Gerald (Dixie) Roethel, Donald (Beverly) Roethel, Tina (Richard) Farden, and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Tuesday (July 19th) 4-7 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 10:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment, Grove Place Cemetery, 2772 Chili Ave. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the America Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org in her memory. For more information or to sign Florence’s guestbook please visit MeesonFamily.com.


  1. Rebecca (Bassage) Groff on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Aunt Floey was always happy to see me with her smile. 🙂 Of course the goodies from Jackson’s bakery were the BEST! (Sorry mom!) I am sure we will ALL remember those white bags filled with cookies and donuts! I am also thankful Aunt Flo opened her home as a B&B for me when I was commuting to college at Brockport. It was always great to visit! What a wonderful woman! I will miss you Aunt Flo!

  2. Rhonda Roethel on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I’m so sorry that I can’t be there with the all the family to share in the great memories of Aunt Flo. My favorite memory was as a kid visiting her at the bakery and watching her making roses to decorate a wedding cake. She’d always load me up with doughnuts and cookies for the trip home. Heaven is surely getting an angel.

  3. Anne Fitzsimons Ryan on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Tom and family, I was saddened to learn of your mom’s passing. Mrs. D was always so kind and generous from the very first day we met. Your mom played a huge role in my life and certainly your childrens’ as well. I will cherish the wonderful memories I have of our many times together. May you find comfort during this difficult time.

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