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Mary Rita Yanatsis (nee Barrett)

April 12, 2021

Visitation: MONDAY, July 2, 2018: 4-8 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.
Service: TUESDAY, July 3, 2018: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am at Christ the King Church, Snyder. YANATSIS – Mary Rita
(nee Barrett)
Peacefully on June 29, 2018; beloved
wife of the late Dean A. Yanatsis; loving
mother of Julie Elizabeth (Charles)
Rocco, David Dean (Amy Goldman)
Yanatsis and Tara Suzanne (William)
Brees; grandmother of Cameron and
Tyler Rocco and Dylan and Connor
Brees; sister of Thomas (Suzanne)
Barrett, James Barrett, Patrick Barrett
and the late Gerard Barrett; survived
by nieces and nephews and longtime
companion Cecil Moore. Family and
friends may call Monday from 4-8 PM
2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated
on Tuesday at 9:30 AM at Christ the
King Church, 30 Lamarck Dr., Snyder.
Please assemble at church. Mary
Rita was born in Lackawanna and
was a longtime resident of Amherst,
NY, where she was an elementary
school teacher in both Lackawanna
and Amherst school districts. She also
resided in Citronelle, AL and Rochester,
NY. Mary Rita enjoyed gardening,
reading and was an avid Buffalo
Bills fan. Flowers gratefully declined.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s
Senior Living and Care of Rochester,
NY. Please share online condolences


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