March 10, 2013
HORNELL-Rose M. Sheridan, 73, passed peacefully, in the presence of her loving family, early Friday morning (March 8, 2013) at her home on Pardee St. Born in Bath on April 18, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Thelma Smith Sheridan. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by her son, James “U.J.” LaVerde; her former husband, Ronald K. LaVerde, Sr. and her nine brothers and sisters.
A lifelong resident of Hornell, Rose was a graduate of Alfred-Almond Central School and before her retirement, she was employed for many years for ACES at SUNY Alfred. Rose was a member of the Hornell Association, the Canisteo American Legion and the Hornell Moose Lodge No. 210. She was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and loved to bowl and enjoyed playing cards and gardening, especially flowers and she cherished the time she spent with her family.
Her family includes her three children, Terri LaVerde, Ronald LaVerde, Jr. and Lynn LaVerde all of Hornell; also several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her sister, Donna Sheridan of Florida and her brother, Donald Sheridan of Hornell; as well as her nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours are from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.
Private committal services and interment will follow at Rural Cemetery, Hornell.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St., Johnson City, N.Y. 13790. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.
Online condolences or remembrances of Rose are welcomed at www.bishopandjohnsonfuneralhome.com.