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3068 Main Street
CALEDONIA, NY 14423
Phone: 585-538-6500
Fax: 585-538-2669
Germaine Bostwick

Germaine L. Bostwick (Lauwereins)

Tuesday, December 13th, 1927 - Monday, October 7th, 2019
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Germaine passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday October 7. Predeceased by her husband Robert Jay Bostwick and her brother Morris Lauwereins, she is survived by her daughters: Barbara (Mark) Quinn, Janet Bostwick, Joan Bostwick (Tom Hogan), and Nancy Jayne Bostwick (Jim Card); her grandchildren: Matthew, Michael and Brian Quinn, Katie and Lizzie Hogan; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Germaine was born to Eliza and Arthur Lauwereins in Rochester NY on December 13, 1927. She was a first-generation Belgian-American and was the last surviving grandchild of Elodie Colle who brought her six children to America from Belgium in 1909. Germaine grew up in LeRoy NY and graduated from LeRoy Central School and attended Rochester Business Institute. She helped establish the annual 50+ reunion celebration for LeRoy High School and continued to enjoy her friends and classmates up to her 73rd reunion last year. She married Robert Jay Bostwick on July 11, 1953 and moved to Philmore Avenue in Caledonia where she spent her entire life, only moving once to the house next door. Germaine and her husband Bob were active in the community serving a combined 73 years of service with the Caledonia Fire Department and Auxiliary. She volunteered at Jones Hall and worked at the election polls. She was active in the Rosary Society and several committees at St. Columba Catholic Church in Caledonia. Germaine worked at the Bank of Caledonia and then at the Genesee Valley Pennysaver. She worked in her final years at the Gigglin’ Pig and, because she never quit, still considered herself to be an employee.

Germaine embraced life to the fullest and gave her time and energy in many ways to her community and family. She was never the wallflower and always enjoyed life – celebrating as often as possible. She had an extended family that she adored – her cousins were like her siblings and their children her nieces and nephews. She spent time celebrating life’s fortunes with all of us and we have been blessed to have had her as part of our lives.

A special thank you to her caregivers, especially Molly Coyle and Laurie Trathen, for the wonderful care throughout the years and for making her final days so comfortable. For everyone who helped her, including Morgan, Sandy, and Wendy, thank you so much. You made it possible for her to stay in her home.

Friends may call Friday October 18 from 4-8pm at Alhart Funeral home. Her Funeral mass will be held Saturday October 19 at 11:00AM at St. Martin De Porres Parish, St. Columba Catholic Church 198 North Street, Caledonia, NY with burial at Mumford Rural Cemetery. There will be a celebration of her life at 1:00PM at Jones Hall in Caledonia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris, NY 14510-1619 or the Caledonia Library, 3108 Main Street, Caledonia, NY 14423.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 18th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 18th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Alhart Funeral Home
    Address
    3068 West Main Street
    CALEDONIA, NY 14423
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Martin de Porres Parish at St. Columba Church
    Address
    198 North Street
    CALEDONIA, NY
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    Officiant
    Rev. John Hayes
  • Interment

    Location
    Mumford Rural Cemetey
    Address
    George Street
    MUMFORD, NY 14511
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  • Reception

    Location
    J.W. Jones Hall
    Address
    366 Leicester Rd.
    CALEDONIA, NY
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    1 P.M.

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Lynne

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Janet and family, sending my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother Germaine. You are in my thoughts and prayers., with love and sympathy,
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Aunt Germaine will remain in our hearts forever... Don & Bonnie Kristin, Mark, Ayden & Cooper Kaitlyn Megan
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David Nottis

Posted at 08:18pm
sorry for your loss nancy and family your in our thoughts.
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With all our love, Jean Quinn, Peter and Lisa Knych, McKenna, John, Quinn and Maeve Wu, And Jack And Virginie Knych.
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