Virginia C. Lawton

Virginia C. “Babe” Lawton died February 15, 2013 at the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk, NY. Mrs. Lawton was born in Coudersport, PA on February 12, 1917 to the late Charles and Maggie (Giambrone) Conti. On October 6, 1978, she married the late Bert O. Lawton at St. Anthony’s

Church in Fredonia, NY. After 15 1/2 years of marriage, Bert passed away on April 28, 1994. During her lifetime, Virginia was a member of St.

Anthony’s parish and had been employed by Van Raalte and Fredonia Seed Company. Virginia is survived by her nieces and nephews,

Mrs. Thomas (Patricia) Seminatore, Charles R. (Nelda) Conti, Mrs. Samuel (Charlotte) Messina, Mrs. Michael (Barbara Ann) Mawhir and Mr. Joseph C.

Seminatore, as well as several great nieces and great nephews. The family would like to especially thank Julie M. (Elmer) Vaughn who, because of

her kindness to Virginia, was considered Virginia’s “adopted” granddaughter. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Jeanne C. Barrows, Samuel R. Conti, Mary C. (Charles) Criscione, Julia C. (Samuel) Seminatore and Joseph (Angeline) Conti. According to the family’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Virginia’s 10:30 a.m. Funeral Service, officiated by the Reverend Joseph Zalacca, pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk, NY on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82 E. Main St., Fredonia, NY. Interment will be at St.

Joseph’s Cemetery in Fredonia, NY.