Honeoye/Livonia: Rachel passed peacefully on November 9, 2019 at age 88 years. Predeceased by her first husband Leon E. Harris and her second husband Victor E. Thayer, her parents Ralph and Teresa (Powell) Angelo, and her siblings Fran Van De Bogart and Tom Angelo. Survived by children; Harold (Robyn) Harris of Lima, Joann (John) King of Lakeville, Scott (Peggy) Harris of Honeoye, and Todd Harris of Pittsford; step-children Alice (Tom) Mann of CA and Victor (Amy) Thayer of Mendon; 6 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ann Schunk, Ralph Angelo, Bill Angelo, Rick Angelo, Jake Angelo, and Kathi Czebatol. Rachel is also survived by many other loving family and friends including many nieces and nephews. Special thank you to Nancy Angelo and Connie Gilderhus for their loving kindness in Rachel’s final days.
Rachel was an LPN for 42 years, finishing her career as a nurse at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home. She enjoyed watching sports and actually attended nine Super Bowl games. Her love and caring for others continued when she began to reside in Senior Living Homes as she would often take others less fortunate under her wings and make sure that they felt special each day. An incredible Mother to all who knew her, Rachel had an amazing way of making everyone feel loved and of value. From the Pinehurst to the Highlands of Pittsford to Heather Heights to the Jewish Home and finally to the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital, Queen Rachel could be found holding court with residents, staff and nurses always mesmerized by her strength, wisdom and the love for life that she displayed. Matthew 25:21 describes her welcome into heaven: “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
Family and friends may call on Thursday, November 14th, from 4-8PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte. 20A, Livonia, NY. Rachel’s Funeral Mass will be held at 10AM on Friday, November 15th, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Rte. 20A, Livonia, NY. A luncheon will follow her mass followed by Burial at Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, NY.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave. # B1, Rochester, NY 14620.
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