Natalie Milliner, 85, formerly of Falconer and Jamestown, passed away Friday (Oct. 19, 2012), in Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center.
A lifelong area resident, she was born Dec, 25, 1926, in Jamestown, the daughter of the late Anthony and Sarah Mesi Patti.
Natalie was a graduate of Falconer High School, and in earlier years was employed by the National Worsted Mills and Pejo's Restaurant. Along with her husband, Lewis, they had owned and operated Natalie's Bar & Hotel. She had also been employed by various restaurants in Falconer and Jamestown.
She was a member of Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church, Falconer Moose and Senior Citizens Bowling League. Natalie en-joyed playing bingo, dancing, going to the casino and bowling.
Natalie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. Her door was always open and she was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. Natalie was a great chef, enjoyed life and people and spending time in Boston. She had a per-sonality that was loved by all and will live in the hearts of everyone that knew her.
Surviving are three sons: Stephen (Natalie) Milliner of Deerfield, Fla., Lewis B. (Martha) Milliner Jr. of Jamestown, and Anthony (Julie) Milliner of Lutz, Fla.; four daughters: Dolores (Robert) Prince of Falconer, Lillie (Jack) Bernard, and Sarah (David) Tracy, all of Boston, Mass., and Alma (Tim) Garcia Shutt of Ripley; 11 grandchildren: Christine Arnone, Kimberly Irons, Cassie Durnell, Stephen Milliner Jr., Brandon Mil-liner, Nicole Milliner, Jonathan Thain, Jake Thain, Audrey Milliner, Abbey Milliner and Alex Milliner; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Santina Stohl of Kennedy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis B. Milliner Sr., whom she married Nov. 29, 1947, in Our Lady of Lore-to Catholic Church, Falconer, and who died Jan. 19, 2004; four sisters: Ida M. Angilella, Jessie DeMaio, Josephine Cu-simano, Angeline Scar-damaglia; and two broth-ers: George Patti and Ross Patti.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph Janaczek will be celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Friends will be received by the family from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Falconer Funeral Home. A Chris-tian Wake service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be donated to the Alzheimer's Association Of Western New York, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williams-ville, NY 14221-7380.
Visit our website at www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.