Clarence obituaries for the week of Jan. 20
QUENNEVILLE, Loretta, 82, of Williamsville, passed away Jan. 7; Retired teacher of English at Lancaster High School, died at home after a time battling lung cancer. A graduate of University of Buffalo, Mrs. Quenneville attended St. Mary Magdalene Elementary, Holy Angels Academy and D’Youville College. She began her career teaching at Riverside High School for several years. Later, she continued teaching English, grades nine through twelve, at Lancaster High for another twenty years, acting as Senior Class Advisor from 1974 to 1980. After retiring in 1986, she enjoyed traveling to Europe and Mexico and was present with high school and college alumna in Rome for the canonization of St. Marguerite D’Youville in 1991. Mrs. Quenneville was a member of Clarence Book Club for many years and recently served as assistant treasurer until her illness, happily welcoming members who attended the monthly meetings. Her love of books led her to volunteer at Clarence Library for many years. Earlier, she was active in establishing the Amherst Branch of the American Association of University Women, serving as Treasurer for ten years while participating in book discussions and other club activities. She is survived by her husband, Valence, of 48 years, sons Jerome Droney, Timothy (Maraya) Droney, Patrick Droney, Bryan Droney, and daughters Mary Kay (William) Deyo and Elizabeth (Gerald) Mowry. She is survived also by her beloved granddaughter and namesake, Emma Loretta Mowry, and nine other grandchildren as well as six great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Carlo and Loretta Gulino, and her brothers Frank Gulino and Vito Gulino.
DRAVES, Judith Lee of Clarence, passed away Jan. 9; survived by her beloved children Richard C. (Lynn) Draves, Jr., Brenda L. (Raymond) Chatt, Denise A. (John) Schnier, Thomas M. (Kimberly) Draves and their father Richard C. Draves, Sr.; cherished grandmother of 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; also survived by her special family at Brothers of Mercy.