ALESSANDRA, Agnes - In all the years you've been gone, life has never been the same for me. You were the most wonderful mother to all of your 8 children and you made each of us feel special. You're the one person who could bring tears to my eyes in single second. You were too young to go & I miss you so. See you in Heaven. YOUR LOVING DAUGHTER LOUISE
<![CDATA[HOEGLMEIER - Rita L. (nee Panasiewicz) January 6, 2017. In Long Island, NY formerly of Buffalo, NY. Beloved wife of Dr. Leonhard M. Hoeglmeier; dearest mother of Leonhard (late Martha) of Lancaster, NY and Erich Hoeglmeier of Lockport, NY; also survived by four grandchildren; sister of the late Edwin (late Barbara) Panasiewicz; dear aunt of Elaine (Craig) Pressing and many cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial June 10, 2017 at 12 noon in the St. Jude Center, 760 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY on November 11, 1929, daughter of the late Roman and Lottie Panasiewicz, Rita attend PS 40 and East High School. Upon graduation she entered the work force, first at Acme Markets and then at the Ellicott Drug Company. Following in her father's footsteps she applied for and was accepted at the University of Buffalo's School of Pharmacy. There she met her future husband Leonhard, and they wed after his graduation in 1955 from the University of Buffalo's School of Dentistry. After residing in Portland, Maine during Leonhard's tour with the Public Health Service (Coast Guard) they moved to his family home in Laurelton, Queens. In 1959 they moved to Franklin Square, Long Island. Rita was always involved in the community where she resided. In Franklin Square, she was a Cub Scout Den Mother as well as member and eventually president of the PTA at Willow Road Elementary School. Upon moving to Dix Hills in 1968 she continued her involvement with the PTA in the Half Hollow Hills School District eventually serving as President for 2 years. Rita became involved with the Town of Huntington Youth Bureau, the Huntington Women's Club (of which she was president from 1987-1989) and a Meals on Wheel volunteer for 35 years. Rita had always been a spiritual individual and was involved with her home parish at St. Elizabeth RC Church, belonging to the Rosary Society prayer group there. She was always very concerned with the financial fate of her birth parish Corpus Christi Church in Buffalo, NY being a substantial donor. Rita loved Christmas, annually putting up 5 themed Christmas trees as well as collecting different Dept 56 villages for each. She also had a passion for traveling, especially to Europe, Atlantic City, Wood Loch Pines, Mohican Suns, Niagara Falls and any place there a casino. She enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, hundreds of them, and upon completion, donating them to various charities. Buffalo fish frys and polkas from the 40's and 50's were also a favorite of hers.