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Isabelle VanDeWater, 82, 1108 Farnsworth Rd. S., Rochester, formerly of Watertown, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Woodside Manor in Brighton, NY.

Mrs. VanDeWater was born April 9, 1930 in Watertown a daughter of Anthony and Concetta Leonzio Piattelli. On June 19, 1949 she married John C. “Jack” VanDeWater at St. Anthony’s Rectory with Msgr. Claude Sechi officiating. Mr. VanDeWater died January 23, 2001.

Mrs. VanDeWater was employed with M.H. Fishman’s Variety Store in Watertown. She retired from F.W. Woolworths as an office manager in Penfield, NY on January 16, 1994. After her retirement she was a part time office manager for the Home Place in Penfield. She was a member of the Penfield Antique Gun Club and enjoyed gardening, antiques, reading and her family.

Surviving are a sister and her husband, Edith and Roy Heaslip, Watertown, three nephews and a niece in law: Steven Heaslip, Manlius, Scott and Anne Greene, and Alan Greene, all of Rochester, a niece and her husband Kathleen and David Lunman, Watertown, four great nieces and nephews, Shannon Heaslip, Adam Greene, Lucas Heaslip and Melissa Greene, a great great nephew, Chase Koch. A nephew Jeffrey Heaslip in 1995, a brother Vincent Piattelli in 1951 and a sister Amelia “Mollie” Greene in 1985 all died before her.

Calling hours will be Friday from 4-7 pm at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A prayer service will be held Saturday at 12:30 pm at the funeral home with Reverend Donald Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Precious Blood Monastery, 400 Pratt Street, Watertown, NY . Condolences may be made to

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