1931 Lovina 2022

Lovina L. Staring

July 12, 1931 — April 15, 2022

WATERVILLE: Lovina Patricia (Lallier) Staring, 90, of White St, On the morning of Good Friday April 15, 2022 she peacefully went to lay with the angels in heaven along with her beloved husband who she has longed to be reunited with, at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born July 12, 1931 in her Grandmother’s home in Sauquoit, the daughter of Wendel and Viola Smith Lallier and attended Sauquoit schools. On January 27, 1951 she married her sweetheart Adrian “Pal” Staring at St. Patrick’s Church in Clayville NY. They shared a loving marriage of 54 years. Lovina was a very active Avon lady for 25 years, as well as volunteering at Harding Nursing Home for 25 years and was also a member of the Red Hat Society. She was a devoted member of St. Bernard’s Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, assisting in distributing Sacrament Wine during Mass. She loved family reunions and summers at camp and holiday dinners at home with all her family.

Surviving are her children; Lynn (Barb) Staring of Oriskany Falls, Diane (Greg) Rizzo of Utica, Brian (Marcie) Staring of Waterville, Debra Dean (Fred) of Sauquoit, Lorrie Gridley of Madison, Cindy Harris (Scott) of Waterville, Kyle Staring and son (Jadin) of Waterville; daughter-in-law Ruth Staring of Waterville; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her brothers and sisters; Herbert (Penny) Lallier, Beverly Prye, Eunice (Robert) Derouin, Peter (Joan) Lallier, Jeanette (Ray) Hollenbeck, Linda Crowe, Ida (Gary) Sheppard, Carol (Fred) Bowee, Alfred (Patty) Lallier, Kirk Lallier; sister-in-law, Nancy Lallier, brother-in-law, Bill Howard; many nieces, nephews and cousins and a special couple as close to her heart as her own children, Bobby and Gloria Sheppard and family. She is predeceased by her sweetheart “Pal” in 2005 and her sons Wayne in 2010 and Craig in 2015, granddaughter Ashley Lovina Dean in 1991, a sister, Joan Howard, brothers, George, David, Clarence, (Sonny), son-in-law Pete Gridley, brothers-in-law, Darwin Staring, and Daniel Prye; and sister-in-law Gail Lallier.

There will be no calling hours. In keeping with Lovina’s wishes, a Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 11:00am (All are welcome to Mass at St. Bernards church) followed by interment in St. Bernard’s Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special Thank you to Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. – “The Caring Angel’s Home” along with Frieda Stoltzfus, and Veronica Matteson who were deeply appreciated for their loving care for Lovina. and all the others who came and helped care for Lovina L. Staring.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413, or St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church, 199 Stafford Ave., Waterville, NY 13480.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 210 E Main St., Waterville.

To send a condolence online go to www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Mass

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

St Bernard's Roman Catholic Church

199 Stafford Ave, Waterville, NY 13480

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