Rebecca Ann Ozzella of 1435 Chigwell Lane, formerly of 134 South 12th Street, Olean, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 shortly after arrival at the Rochester General Hospital following at short illness.
Rebecca was born on Jan. 4, 1939 in Coldspring NY and was the daughter of Herbert A. & Greta M. Stone Covert. On July 27, 1959 in Olean she married Raffaele N. Ozzella, who survives.
Rebecca was a 1957 graduate of Randolph High School. She worked as a telephone operator before going to work in her husband's restaurant "Raffaele's" in Allegany. Rebecca then worked at How's Veterinary on West State Street in Olean and began grooming pets in her home where she continued for about 20 years. She then began working at Interfaith Care Givers and retired in about 2002. Rebecca was a active member of the South East Bible Baptist Church in Penfield and was formerly a member of the Allegany Baptist Church.
Rebecca enjoyed genealogy but most of all she loved her family and enjoyed being with them.
In addition to her loving husband of 58 years, Rebecca is survived by four children, Gina M. (Pete) Scroggins of Webster, NY, Anna M. (Tom) Morreale of Penfield, NY, Mike G. (Shannon) Ozzella of Olean and David R. (Carol) Ozzella of Allegany; eleven grandchildren, Jared, Joseph, Maria, Kristine, Madison, Anthony, Sheena, Dominick, Joey, Lorie & April;
ten great grandchildren; three siblings, Shirley M. (David) Palmer of Jekyll Island, Georgia, Anthony E. (Patricia) Covert of Nebo, Mo and Susie M. (Roger) Harrower of Jamestown; and several nieces & nephews.
Friends will be received in the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., #646 E. State Street, Olean on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at which time a Memorial Service will held. The Rev. James Krohn, Pastor of the Southeast Bible Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association of Buffalo 5488 Sheridan Dr Ste 300, Buffalo, NY 14221.
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