Virginia C. Lawton

Virginia C. “Babe” Lawton died February 14, 2013 at the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk, N.Y. 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, Patricia Criscone (Tho-mas) Bollow, Charles R. (Nelda) Conti, Charlotte Criscone (Samuel) Messi-na, Barbara Ann Semina-tore (Michael) Mawhir and Mr. Joseph C. Seminatore, as well as several great nieces and great nephews, and a special niece, Julie Mawhir (Elmer) Vaughn who considered her as “Grandma” and affectionately called her “Grandma.” 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. Fun-eral Service, officiated by the Reverend Joseph Zalac-ca, pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk, N.Y. on Tuesday (Feb. 19, 2013) at the Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82 E. Main St., Fredonia, NY.

Interment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Fre-donia, NY.