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YANATSIS, Mary Rita (Barrett)

YANATSIS, Mary Rita (Barrett)

YANATSIS - Mary Rita
(nee Barrett)
Peacefully on June 29, 2018; beloved wife of the late Dean A. Yanatsis; loving mother of Julie Elizabeth (Charles) Rocco, David Dean (Amy Goldman) Yanatsis and Tara Suzanne (William) Brees; grandmother of Cameron and Tyler Rocco and Dylan and Connor Brees; sister of Thomas (Suzanne) Barrett, James Barrett, Patrick Barrett and the late Gerard Barrett; survived by nieces and nephews and longtime companion Cecil Moore. Family and friends may call Monday from 4-8 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 9:30 AM at Christ the King Church, 30 Lamarck Dr., Snyder. Please assemble at church. Mary Rita was born in Lackawanna and was a longtime resident of Amherst, NY, where she was an elementary school teacher in both Lackawanna and Amherst school districts. She also resided in Citronelle, AL and Rochester, NY. Mary Rita enjoyed gardening, reading and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to St. John's Senior Living and Care of Rochester, NY. Please share online condolences at

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