Obituaries

Shirley A. Vasile

February 29, 1944 - November 23, 2014

Age 70, of Portageville, died on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw following a long and courageous battle with heart disease.

She was born February 29, 1944 in Bristol, NY, daughter of the late Ernest and Jesse Mitchell Tilton. She worked for many years in housekeeping at the Houghton Nursing Care Center. In earlier years she was employed at Letchworth State Park. Shirley had been a member of the former Church of the Assumption in Portageville and was a member of St. Isidore’s Parish, St. Mary’s Church site in Silver Springs. She enjoyed crocheting, crafts and drawing.

Shirley was an eighteen year breast cancer survivor; because of her leap year birthday considered herself a “leap year teenager” and was known in her family as the official Vasile meat packager. Her family fondly remembers Shirley as a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is predeceased by her husband, Joseph L. Vasile who died in 1994.

Surviving are her daughter, Shelly (Greg) Popovice of Perry; her sons, Shane (Jody Taylor) Vasile of Warsaw, Tom Vasile of Portageville, Chris (Nicole) Vasile of Silver Springs; her grandchildren, Brandon Popovice, Kylee Vasile, Mikayla Popovice and Brett Vasile; her sisters, Marie Carney of Nunda, Kathy (Denny) McGinty of Hunt; her brothers, Ed (Cindy) Tilton of Nunda, Bob (Barb) Tilton of Hunt; her sisters-in-law, Rose DeFranco of Rochester, Mary Henson of Illinois, Rose Vasile of Portageville; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Wednesday, November 26 from 3 – 7 PM at Harmon-Watson Funeral Home, 35 N. Main St., Castile. Shirley’s funeral mass will be held Saturday, November 29 at 11 AM at St. Isidore’s Parish, St. Mary’s church site in Silver Springs. Private burial will be in Assumption Cemetery, Portageville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 101 John J. Audubon Pkwy., Amherst, NY 14228 or American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241 or Pike Rescue Squad, Pike, NY 14130 or St. Isidore’s Parish, St. Mary’s church site, 8 Park St., Perry, NY 14530.

Important Dates

November 26, 2014 : Calling hours for Shirley A. Vasile - 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

November 29, 2014 : Funeral mass for Shirley A. Vasile at St. Isidore’s Parish, St. Mary’s Church site, Silver Springs - 4:00 PM

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Nov 25.14 from Shelley Fox:
Shirley will be remembered for her warm heart, always ready to lend a hand! We shared many laughs and good times over the years! You will be missed by all! Our family enjoys reminiscing over times we shared together.

Nov 25.14 from Barry & Sharon True:
Dear Family, We are so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a loved one but she left her memory in everyone's hearts. Celebrate her life and it will make your hearts mend. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Nov 25.14 from Denise Rader:
I'm saddened by the fact that I didn't come and visit your mom more...she was such a sweet lady...however all those times I stayed at your home the memories I will treasure....Know that my heart and prayers are with you all and if any of you need anything please do not hesitate to ask!! Love you all!!