Mae Kathleen (Sexton) Assalone
Mae Kathleen (Sexton) Assalone, 92, of Horseshoe Drive, Penfield, died May 5, 2012 at home following a short illness. She was born Jan. 18, 1920 in Penfield, daughter of the late Frank R. and Albertine Estella (Mix) Sexton. On Feb. 3, 1940 she married Patsy James Assalone; he preceded her in death in January 1989. She lived all her life in Penfield at the same address and graduated from Huston Township High School on May 28, 1937. She was formerly a member of Penfield United Methodist, and was currently attending St. Peter's United Church of Christ. Over the years, she worked with many area groups. She formerly volunteered as an EMT with the Bennetts Valley Ambulance, where she had served as secretary, was on the Board of Directors, and had dispatched for many years; was a former treasurer of the Huston Township Water Authority; was a former treasurer of the Penfield United Methodist Sunday School; was a former member of the Huston Township Cemetery Association; was a former longtime member of the Penfield Firemen's Auxiliary; and had formerly served as an answering service for the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home for many years.She enjoyed spending time with family, knitting, crocheting, cooking, camping, word search puzzles, gardening, and traveling. She is survived by a daughter, Tammy (Robert) Newell of Penfield; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Seduski; a granddaughter, Debbie Seduski; four brothers, Elery Mix, Orville Mix, and Howard and Francis Sexton; and three sisters, Ellen Sexton, Hellena Woodring, and Ruby Ogden. Funeral services for Mae Kathleen (Sexton) Assalone will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8 at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home in Penfield. Interment will be in Morningside Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Hoome in Penfield today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Bennetts Valley Ambulance, DRMC Hospice, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, or to the American Red Cross.