Allegany – Reva M. DeArmitt "Loving Mother and Nanny"
Reva M. DeArmitt, 94, of 2207 St. Christopher Dr., passed away Friday, March 6, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Reva was born July 24, 1925 in Salamanca and was a daughter of Giovanni and Mary Louise Marinari Agnelli. On May 22, 1946, at St. Patrick's Church in Salamanca, she married her husband of 23 years, Edward, D. DeArmitt, who predeceased her on March 2, 1970.
Reva was a 1943 graduate of Salamanca High School. She worked at a number of jobs, including, Clark Brothers as a key punch clerk. Reva then started working at Allegany Central School as a bus driver in 1954, where she worked for 37 years retiring on Sept. 28, 1991. In addition to driving bus, she also worked at St. Frances Hospital in Central Supply for many years. Reva started her own advertising business called C & R, which specialized in restaurant placemat ads, for which she was well known.
Reva was a member of the St. Bonaventure Church. She served on the Altar & Rosary Society and volunteered extensively, even receiving "The Francis Medal" in grateful appreciation for her contributions. Reva was also a member of the Allegany American Legion Auxilliary. She served as chairperson for the St. Jude's Children's Hospital Miracle Mile Walk for 6 years. Reva was fondly known as "Ma DeArmitt" by many people.
Reva is survived by; 2 children, Cookie L. (Philippe) Yates of Allegany and John W. (Mary) DeArmitt of Wilmington, NC; 4 grandchildren, Edward M. (Jennifer) Baldwin of Allegany and their daughters, Madison and Isabella, Gina (Scott) Behnen of Versailles, KY and their children, Lucas and Gabriella, John A. DeArmitt and Angela DeArmitt both of Wilmington, NC; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, including Mary Ann Metka of Salamanca; and close friends, Steven and Fawn Tang and their son Jeff Tang.
Along with her loving husband, Reva was predeceased by; her parents; and 5 siblings, Josephine Metka, Francis Bess, Carl Agnelli, Albert Agnelli, and Peter Agnelli.
Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc.,646 East State Street, Olean, on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bonaventure Parish at 9:30 am. The Rev. David E. Tourville will celebrate. Burial will be at St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Allegany, NY. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to St. Bonaventure Parish, 95 East Main Street, Allegany, New York 14706, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, or to the Cattaraugus County SPCA, 2944 Route 16 North, Olean, New York 14760.