Lancaster Obits for the week of Sunday, July 22
RYGOWSKI - Stella (nee Blaszak) of Lancaster entered into eternal rest at the age of 97, Friday, July 13, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Severyn; devoted mother of Joyce (late Ken) Gerlach and Nancy (James N.) Offhaus; loving grandmother of Michael "Scott" Gerlach, Suzanne Sitarek, Cynthia (Tim) Gerlach-Yetzer, Gregory (Tanya) Offhaus, Jeffrey Offhaus Ret. USAF, James M. Offhaus, Timothy (Kim) Offhaus, late Kevin Offhaus; ten great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren; predeceased by sisters and brothers; survived by nieces and nephews. Visitations were held Monday at the Cichon-Borgosz Funeral Home, Inc., in Depew, where prayers were held Tuesday morning followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Lancaster.
BERARDI - Josephine (nee Agro) of Lancaster died Saturday, July 14, 2012. Beloved wife of 47 years to Antonio Berardi; cherished mother of Dr. Domenico (Maria) Berardi and Rosanna (Jack) Falsone; cherished Nonna of Anthony, Matthew, Gabriella Berardi and Salvatore Falsone; devoted daughter of the late Michael and Carmella (nee Esposito) Agro; loving sister of Gaetano (Danielle) Agro, Anne Marie (Richard) Rambach, Michael Agro, Jr. and the late Salvatore (Barbara) Agro; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family was present to receive relatives and friends on Tuesday morning at the Melvin J. Sliwinski Funeral Home Transit Road. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Lancaster. Entombment St. Adalbert Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made to either St. Jude's Research Hospital or the Parkinson's Association of Western New York. Josephine had a life of laughter and love and will be missed by all. Expressions of sympathy shared at www.sliwinskifuneralhome.com.