Isabelle VanDeWater

December 26, 2012       

WATERTOWN, N.Y.  —  Isabelle VanDeWater, 82, of 1108 Farnsworth Rd. S., Rochester, and formerly of Watertown, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, at Woodside Manor in Brighton, N.Y.

Mrs. VanDeWater was born April 9, 1930, in Watertown, a daughter of Anthony and Concetta Leonzio Piattelli. 

She married John C. “Jack” VanDeWater on June 19, 1949, at St. Anthony’s Rectory with Msgr. Claude Sechi officiating. Mr. VanDeWater died Jan. 23, 2001.

Mrs. VanDeWater was employed with M.H. Fishman’s Variety Store in Watertown. She retired from F.W. Woolworth's as an office manager in Penfield on Jan. 16, 1994. After her retirement she was a part time office manager for the Home Place in Penfield. 

She was a member of the Penfield Antique Gun Club and enjoyed gardening, antiques, reading and her family.

Surviving are a sister and her husband, Edith and Roy Heaslip, Watertown; three nephews and a niece-in-law, Steven Heaslip, Manlius, Scott and Anne Greene, and Alan Greene, all of Rochester; a niece and her husband, Kathleen and David Lunman, Watertown; four great nieces and nephews, Shannon Heaslip, Adam Greene, Lucas Heaslip and Melissa Greene, a great great nephew, Chase Koch. 

A nephew, Jeffrey Heaslip, in 1995, a brother, Vincent Piattelli in 1951, and a sister, Amelia “Mollie” Greene, in 1985, all died before her.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A prayer service will be held 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the funeral home with Rev. Donald Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. 

Contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Precious Blood Monastery, 400 Pratt St., Watertown, NY. 

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Information provided by D.L. Calarco Funeral Home and, Watertown.