Holy Cross Cemetery
Belfast, NY
Update submitted April 2005 by Gayle Thomson
Updates from Eleanor Schwalb


This is a partial listing. It contains primarily recent burials. A more complete listing is on Find A Grave


ATHERTON, Elmer S.. Spouse of Viola McCarthy. Born 3-29-1891, died 1/30/1969 - Son of Willard and Nettie Elmer Atherton
ATHERTON, Viola Ann (McCarthy). Spouse of #1 Lynde Spencer Chamberlain, #2 Elmer S.. Born 3-17-1894, died 2/16/1974 - Dau of Frederick W. & Katherine M. Durnein McCarthy b. Belfast NY,
BAGINSKI, Michael C.. Born 5/11/1971, died 6/10/2009 - Son of Lawrence & Mary Adamowicz Baginski b. Buffalo NY d. Costa Mesa CA - Post-Vietnam Vet, USMC
BETTINGER, Doris M. (Brainard). Spouse of Lloyd Martin. Born 11/19/1900, died 10/9/1988 - Dau of Edson & Mary A. (Coughlin)Brainard b. Belfast NY, d. Olean NY.
BETTINGER, Lillian M. (O'Boyle) Brainard. Spouse of #1 Ernest Brainard, #2 Lloyd M. Bettinger. Born 4/5/1901, died 6/10/2004. Age: 103y - Dau of James & Margaret (McAndrew) O'Boyle, b. Belfast NY, d. Allegany NY. Wed Lloyd 11-9-1966 in Belfast NY, he d. 10-9-1988
BETTINGER, Lloyd Martin. Spouse of #1 Doris M., #2 Lillian (O'Boyle) Brainard. Born 11/19/1900, died 10/9/1988. Age: 87 - Son of John & Elizabeth Schneider Bettinger b. Langford PA, died in Olean NY. Wed Lillian 11-9-1966 in Belfast NY
BRAINARD, Ernest Joseph. Spouse of Lillian M. O'Boyle. Born 3/12/1900, died 8/6/1949 - Son of Edson & Mary A. (Coughlin)Brainard b. &.d in Belfast NY
BRANDES, Daniel M.. Born 2/15/1946, died 9/21/2003. Age: 57y - Son of Willis J & Helen J Foley Brandes - Cold War Vet, US Navy 1958-1962 with the Atlantic Fleet aboard USS Waccemaw. Crossed the Atlantic 14 times, served during the Bay of Pigs Invasion
BRANDES, Helen J.. Spouse of Willis J. Born 1/12/1912, died 10/8/2002. Age: 90y - Dau of William & Alice McNeil Foley - WW II Vet, Women's Army Corps
BRANDES, Willis J. Spouse of Helen J. Foley. Born 2/15/1902, died 12/6/1958 - Son of John & Elizabeth (Heers) Brandes b. in Caneadea NY, d. in Wellsville NY. Wed 7-5-1934.
BUTLER, Richard D.. Born 7/27/1934, died 9/14/2006. Age: 72y - Son of Clifford D. & Velma L. Rollins Butler b. Fillmore NY d. Scio N.Y - Cold War Vet, US Army
BUTLER, Velma L.. Spouse of Clifford D.. Born 8/17/1916, died 3/9/2006. Age: 89y - Dau of Charles Henry & Arlie May Vincent Rollings b. Town of Allen, NY d. Wellsville, NY Wed: 12-2-1933 in Belfast, NY
CANNON, Mary (Rock). Spouse of Peter. Born 1802, died 4-11-1887 - Born in Ireland; lived in Belfast, NY. At least five children.
CANNON, Peter. Spouse of Mary (Rock). Born 6-16-1778, died 12-22-1896. Age: 118y - Born in Bowen Westport Town County Mayo, Ireland; died in Angelica, NY. At least five children. (NOTE: Dates from Geneanet)
COCCARI, Andrew Salvatore Sr.. Spouse of Arlene M. Welker. Born 1924, died 2/26/2014. Age: 89 - Son of Bruno M. & Maria Theresa (Rovito) Coccari b. & d. Belfast NY. Five children.
COCCARI, Arlene Mary (Welker). Spouse of Andrew S. Sr.. Born 6/13/1923, died 1/8/2005 - Dau of Ernest & Marjorie (Day) Welker b. Darien Center, died in Babylon. Five children.
COLLOPY, John W. Sr.. Spouse of Marguerite M. Grimble. Born 10/4/1922, died 2/1/2010. Age: 60 - Son of William & Beatrice Rose Collopy b. Lockport NY, d. Wellsville NY. (Marguerite d. 2-10-2009)
COSTELLO, Anne Marie (Grabowski). Spouse of #1-William Costello; #2-Joseph Jarvo. Born 6-23-1936, died 10-5-2023. Age: 87y - Dau of Leo & Marion (Pavlock) Grabowski. Born in Salamanca, NY; lived in Salmanca, NY; died in Olean, NY. Active in County and State government. Three children.
CRAMER, Helen E.. Spouse of Renell J.. Born 10/11/1923, died 11/30/2003. Age: 80y - Dau of John & Mary Korvat Cook. Wed 1-16-1959 in Buffalo NY
CRAMER, Renell J.. Spouse of Helen E., died 11/17/1991 - Wed 1-16-1959 in Buffalo NY
CURCIO, Amanda Nicole. Born 10/17/1989, died 5/19/2007. Age: 17y - Dau of Joseph P. & Deborah L. Nesbitt Curcio b. Saratoga Springs NY d. Belfast NY
CURCIO, Domenic P.. Spouse of Dorothy B. Warner. Born 9/21/1911, died 3/24/2000. Age: 88 - Son of Joseph & Catherine (Procopio) Curcio b. and d in Belfast NY. A teacher. Wed 3-31-1937 in Belfast NY
CURCIO, Dorothy B. (Warner). Spouse of Domenic P.. Born 4/21/1913, died 4/24/2014. Age: 101 - Dau of Harry B. & Ethel M. Lyon Warner b. Angelica NY d. Befast NY Wed 3-31-1937 in Belfast NY
CURCIO, Philip W.. Spouse of Annette M. Stewart. Born 12/30/1942, died 7/3/2022. Age: 79 - Son of Domenic P. and Dorothy (Warner) Curcio. Born and lived in Belfast NY, died in Rochester NY. Worked 38 years for NYSDOT. Wed 9-27-1969 in Belfast, two sons. (Spouse survives) - Vietnam Vet, US Army, 25th Inf, 65th Engr Bn. 1964-1966
ELLIS, Frances M.. Spouse of John E.. Born 5/10/1926, died 5/23/2011. Age: 85 - Dau of Frank & Clara (Berthold) Delaney b. Java Center NY d. Houghton NY. Wed 4-5-1951 in Arcade NY
ELLIS, John Edmund. Spouse of Frances M. Delaney. Born 12/31/1916, died 1/30/1974. Age: 57 - Son of Garfield B. & Margaret H. (Whalen) Ellis d. Rushford NY. Wed 4-5-1951 in Arcade NY
FARWELL, Mildred C. "Millie". Spouse of Richard D.. Born 11/13/1923, died 4/5/2006. Age: 82y - Dau of John & Adeline Meteger Streicher b. Strykersville, NY d. Wellsville, NY Wed: 6-19-1943 in Montpelier, VT, eight children Loving Mother
FARWELL, Richard D. "Dix". Spouse of Mildred C. Streicher. Born 1/17/1923, died 1/23/1984. Age: 81 - Son of Richard & Beryl M. () Farwell d. Cuba NY Wed 6-19-1943 in Montpelior VT, eight children.
FLEMING, Marion B. (Baker). Spouse of Paul R.. Born 10/24/1926, died 11/21/2022 - Dau of Earl and Hazel (O’Boyle) Baker. Born in Olean NY, lived in Belfast NY, died in Salamanca NY. A receptionist for 27 years. No children. Wed Paul 11-25-1970, (Spouse d. 12-7-2013)
FLEMING, Paul R.. Spouse of Marion B. Baker. Born 5/15/1922, died 12/7/2013. Age: 91 - Son of Timothy A. & Ora V. Clark Fleming b. Kinney PA d. Houghton NY Wed 11-25-1970 in Belfast NY - WW II Vet, US Navy aboard USS Tyrell in the Pacific
FOLEY, Alice C. (O'Neil). Spouse of William B.. Born 1881, died 11-20-1924 - Dau of Michael J. and May (Cullen) O'Neil. Wed 1-8-1908 in Belfast NY, eight children, also one adopted son.
FOLEY, Berniece (Kottwitz). Spouse of Francis W., died 2-5-2020. Age: 89 - Dau of Irvin and Mary Jane Kottwitz. Lived in Belfast NY, died in Wellsville NY. Wed 11-10-1949 in Belfast, six children.
FOLEY, Francis W.. Spouse of Berniece Kottwitz. Born 3-26-1921, died 10-30-1996. Age: 75 - Son of William B. and Alice C. (O'Neil) Foley. Born in Belfast NY, died in Cuba NY. Wed 11-10-1949 in Belfast, six children. - WW II Vet, US Army, TEC5
GARTHWAIT, Alice. Spouse of Fred S.. Born 1/15/1909, died 4/13/2003. Age: 94y - Dau of Edward & Mary Ann (Whalen) Mountain, b. Rushford NY, d. Cuba NY, Wed 9-15-1929
GROTTANELLI, Dominic J.. Spouse of Antonette M. Farina. Born 7/20/1931, died 10/20/2008. Age: 77y - Son of Elmer & Amelia Gentile Grottanelli b. Lockport NY d. Bath NY. Wed 7-26-1953 in Lockport NY - Korean War Vet, US Navy aboard USS Randolph
HALL, Delores R. (Krsinski). Spouse of William A.. Born 8-30-1934, died 3-30-2023. Age: 88 - Dau of John E. & Rose (Bankoske) Krsinski; born in Buffalo, NY; lived in Belfast, NY; died in Houghton, NY; married 4-7-1956 in Buffalo, NY
HARRINGTON, Robert W.. Spouse of Marjorie A. Bailey. Born 7/30/1941, died 8/15/2003. Age: 62y - Son of Robert L. & Winifred Faulkner Harrington
HORNING, Margaret. Spouse of John Thomas. Born 1/14/1920, died 10/12/2005. Age: 85y - Dau of William & Mary Voss Schafer b. Buffalo NY d. Hinsdale NY. Wed: 5-24-1952
HULL, Frances E. (Smith). Spouse of Richard L.. Born 5/10/1917, died 10/27/2010. Age: 93 - Dau of Thomas & Alice Shevlin Smith b. Caneadea NY d. Houghton NY. Wed 6-8-1939 in Belfast NY, two sons
HULL, Richard Lyle Sr.. Spouse of Frances E. Smith. Born 11/27/1914, died 1/18/2000. Age: 85 - Son of Stanley and Sarah Peters Hull b. Perry NY. Wed 6-8-1939 in Belfast NY, two sons
JANN, Francis Fr.. Born 3/12/1922, died 12/31/2014. Age: 92 - Son of Frank E. & Marie E. Selesky Jann b. Buffalo NY d. Clarence NY Ordained into the Priesthood May 31, 1947 by Bishop John F. O'Hara
JELLESON, James A.. Spouse of Mary N. (Harrington). Born 4-30-1936, died 4-6-2022. Age: 85y - Son of Amos & Viola (Collins) Jelleson. Born in Friendship, NY; lived in Belfast, NY; died in Rochester, NY. Married 9-8-1956 in Belfast, NY. Four children. Vietnam era vet, US Army
JELLESON, Mary N. (Harrington). Spouse of James A.. Born 9-12-1936, died 6-12-2023. Age: 86y - Dau of Robert & Winifred Harrington. Born and lived in Belfast, NY. Married 9-8-1956 in Belfast, NY. Two children.
JERMAN, Arthur E.. Born 4/8/1924, died 11/4/2005. Age: 81y - Son of Homer E. & Martha M. Powers Jerman b. Rushford NY d. Olean NY - Korean War Vet, US Army
JOHNSON, Randall S.. Spouse of Donna Follett. Born 10/5/1959, died 12/16/2008 - Son of Kenneth & Joyce Custred Johnson b. Buffalo NY d. Rochester NY
LOFTIS, Carmelita (Kerwin). Spouse of Claude A.. Born 7-16-1892, died 1-24-1943. Age: 50y - Dau of Michael Kerwin. At least one child.
MCCUMISKEY, Mary Jane (Mountain). Spouse of Patrick J. Sr.. Born 6/17/1942, died 9/17/2022. Age: 69 - Dau of Edward and Margaret (Swift) Mountain. Born in Olean NY, lived in Belfast NY, died in Warsaw NY. An LPN for 52 years.Wed 11-10-1962 in Rushford NY, nine children.
MCCUMISKEY, Patrick John Sr.. Spouse of Mary Jane Mountain. Born 11/25/1938, died 3/30/2010. Age: 71y - Son of William & Jessie (Day) McCumiskey. Born in Buffalo NY, d. Belfast NY. Wed 11-10-1962 in Rushford NY, nine children.
MOUNTAIN, David J.. Spouse of Barbara Lee. Born 8/26/1939, died 3/30/2010. Age: 71 - Son of Edward & Margaret Swift Mountain b. Olean NY d. Cuba NY - Cold War Vet, USMC. 1956-1959
MOUNTAIN, James Afton. Spouse of Mary (Burr). Born 2-15-1934, died 12-21-2023. Age: 89y - Son of Edward & Margaret (Swift) Mountain. Born in Olean, NY; lived in Belfast, NY. Eight children.
PARKER, John J. I. Spouse of Maude G. Reddy. Born 3-23-1890, died 1/16/1942. Age: 51 - Son of William & Elizabeth (Evers) Parker b. Waterford Co Ireland, died in Caneadea NY
PARKER, John James "Jack" II. Spouse of Louise Sisca, Companion of Maureen Tobin. Born 10/10/1934, died 5/29/2011. Age: 76 - Son of John James & Maude Reddy Parker b. Caneadea NY d. Belfast NY Wed 1960 Uncategorized Vet, US Army Signal Corps
PARKER, John James III. Spouse of Kim R. Stack. Born 2/23/1961, died 7/1/2016. Age: 55 - Son of John James II & Louise M. (Sisca) Parker b. and d. Rochester NY. One son, mother unclear. Wed Kim 7-12-2008 in Rushford NY.
PARKER, Maud G.. Spouse of John J. I. Born 8-8-1898, died 7/16/1970 - Dau of Patrick A. and Mary Gannon Reddy
PIATT, Denver. Spouse of Ellen R. Coccari. Born 3/18/1905, died 10/24/1973. Age: 69 - Son of Robert Elwood & Mary (Parks) Piatt d. Buffalo NY. Wed 1-8-1948
PIATT, Ellen R. (Coccari). Spouse of Denver. Born 9/5/1914, died 7/18/2007. Age: 92y - Dau of Bruno H. & Maria T. Rovito Coccari b. Belfast NY d. North Tonawanda NY. Wed 1-8-1948
PIATT, Robert Joseph. Born 7/17/1950, died 7/17/1950. Age: 0d - Son of Denver and Ellen (Coccari) Piatt. Stillborn in Buffalo NY.
POWERS, John. Spouse of Mary. Born 1784, died 1864 - Born in Ireland. At least four children.
POWERS, Pauline. Born 6/14/1925, died 4/19/2022 - Dau of Peter and Leola (Balcom) Powers. Born in Rushford NY, lived in Hume NY, died in Warsaw NY. Houghton Postmaster for 38 years.
RAUHE, Mary Louise. Born 4/17/1927, died 6/13/2014. Age: 87 - Dau of Clinton & Isabel Dower Rauhe b. Buffalo NY d. Rochester NY
SADLER, Donald Joseph. Born 9/15/1982, died 10/29/2008. Age: 26y - Son of Donald L. & Sandra M. Hand Sadler b. Kilgore TX, killed in auto accident in Rushford NY
SCHULD, Eugene L. Sr.. Spouse of Joyce Ann Delancy. Born 3/19/1937, died 9/18/1981. Age: 44 - Died in Cuba NY. Wed 1957 in Wheatfield NY, four children
SCHULD, Joyce Ann. Spouse of Eugene L. Sr.. Born 6/13/1937, died 12/19/2009. Age: 72y - Dau of Thomas & Elizabeth Delancy b. DuBois PA d. Cuba NY. Wed 1957 in Wheatfield NY, four children
SMITH, Kay D.. Spouse of Robert Francis. Born 9/2/1932, died 9/11/2014. Age: 82 - Dau of Francis M. & Myrna E. (Schenck) Covert b. Cuba NY d. Wellsville NY Wed 12-27-1951
THORNTON, John W.. Spouse of Theresa J. Johnson. Born 9/26/1904, died 6/10/1977. Age: 73 - Son of Ernest & Jennie (Watkins) Thornton b. Pleasant Grove OH d. Cuba NY. Wed 10-17-1931 in Belfast NY, three children.
THORNTON, Theresa Jane. Spouse of John W.. Born 10/28/1911, died 4/28/2010. Age: 98 - Dau of James & Esther Bretour Johnson b. Birds Creek Canada d. Houghton NY. Wed 10-17-1931 in Belfast NY, three children.
WHALEN, Clarence S.. Spouse of Genevieve M.. Born 11/29/1903, died 3/10/1991. Age: 88 - Son of Michael J. & Mary B. (Butler) Whalen b. Caneadea NY, d. Wellsville NY. Wed 11-25-1937 in Belfast NY, three children.
WHALEN, Genevieve M.. Spouse of Clarence S.. Born 10/6/1918, died 11/29/2007. Age: 89y - Dau of Jesse & Sarah Smith b. Caneadea NY d. Wellsville NY. Wed 11-25-1937 in Belfast NY, three children
WUERSIG, Klaus. Spouse of Celeste M. (Curcio). Born 1939, died 12-2-2023 - Son of Gerhard & Charlotte Wuersig. Born in Gorlitz, Germany; died in Cuba, NY. Married in 1966. Three children.


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