Violet C. Szymanski

SOUTH DAYTON, N.Y. Violet C. Szymanski, 86, of Cottage Road, passed away Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013 at Buffalo General Hospital.

She was born Feb. 10, 1927 in Gowanda, NY, the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Gominiak) Chzanowski.

She is married to Major Szymanski, who survives.

Mrs. Szymanski worked as a Nurse’s Aide at JN Adam Developmental Center for many years, retiring in 1983.

She was a member of St. John Fisher RC Church in South Dayton, NY and its Altar and Rosary Society. She loved flower and vegetable gardening, sewing, crocheting, cooking and baking.

Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 sons, William (Deborah) Szymanski of Forestville, NY, Robert Szymanski of Ashville, NY and Richard Szymanski of Forestville, NY; 1 granddaughter Jennifer and 2 great grandsons, Alexander and Nathan. Also surviving are a sister Rose Decker of Springville, NY and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by 4 brothers, John, Frank, Stanley and George Chzanowski and 4 sisters, Laura Gomienek, Josephine Brecht, Helen Willis and her twin sister Virginia Barlow.

Friends may call on Saturday September 14, 2013 from 10-11 a.m. from Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 105 East Main Street in Gowanda, NY.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. from the funeral home.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Gowanda, NY.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of the donor’s choice.