Melissa Rondenelli

Melissa Rondenelli, age 47, of Grand Island, NY, and formerly of Brocton passed away (Thursday December 5, 2013) at Buffalo General Hospital with her loving family by her side.

She was born in West-field on May 28, 1966 and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lois (Jenkins) Rondenelli.

She had at one time resided in Boston, Mass. and the Greater Buffalo area.

Melissa was employed as the Director of Education for the G.A.Kayser & Son Beauty Supply and Becker Beauty Store. She was a 1984 graduate of Brocton Central School and was a graduate of Alfred State College. Melissa was a happy and loving person to everyone she met and was a devoted animal lover.

She is survived by her loving partner, Mark Gioele of Grand Island; her brotherRobert E. (Sheila) Spellenberg of Eria, PA; and her sisters; Francine Rondenell of Fredonia, NY Stephanie Rondenell of Colorado, Julianna Rondenell, Maree Rondenell both of California and Gina Rondenell of Dunkirk, NY.

In addition to her parents Melissa was predeceased by her husband, Cary Speier, her brother, Rick Spellenberg, her uncle, John Rondenell, her aunt, Mary Lou Collier & her grandparents, Frank and Josephine Rondenelli.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013 at 11 A.M. from the Morse Funeral Home, 51 High-land Avenue, Brocton, NY. The Rev. Larry Morrison will officiate. Private interment will be in the Portland Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9, 2013.

Flowers gratefully declined. The family suggests memorials to UNYTS, 100 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14203, your local SPCA or to an animal shelter of one’s choice.