Obituary for Joseph W. O’Byrne GENEVA – Joseph W. “Bill” O’Byrne, 88, of Larchmont St., passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, December 20, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Friends may call at the DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home, 181 N. Main St., Geneva on Sunday, December 23, 2018, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Members of the Nester Hose Co. will meet at 4:00 PM for a service for their departed brother; members of the Winnek post 396 American Legion will meet at 4:30 PM for a service for their departed brother; and members of the Knights of Columbus will meet at 4:45 PM for a prayer service for their departed brother. A prayer service will be held at 9:30 AM on Monday, December 24, 2018, in the funeral home and a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 AM on St. Stephen’s Church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions, in his memory, may be made to Our Lady of Peace Parish. Bill was born in Geneva and was a lifelong resident. He was the son of the late Joseph and Nancy Frain O’Byrne. He was a graduate of DeSales High School and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War in Japan. He was appointed to the Geneva Police Department on January 1, 1957 and eventually was appointed Sergeant in 1974. He retired in 1981. He was affiliated with the DeVaney family in the funeral business for over 60 years, serving three generations of DeVaney’s. He was a life member of the Nester Hose Company of the Geneva Fire Department, a life member of the Geneva Council #272 Knights of Columbus, a member of Winnek Post #396 American Legion, VFW Post 2670, and Our Lady of Peace Parish. He loved spending time with family including his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his son, Joseph W. O’Byrne, Jr.; his daughters, Joanne (Robert) Reed of Waterloo, and Patti Alvaro of New York City; his sister, Peggy Nagle of Baldwinsville; his brother, John P. O’Byrne of Geneva; his grandchildren: Betsy (Jeff) Dunham, Neil (Molly) Agrasto, Shea Alvaro, and Adam Alvaro; his three great-grandchildren, Claire and Jackson Dunham and Madelyn Agrasto; along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years by 18 hours, Mary DePasquale O’Byrne, and his sister, Kathleen Flynn. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Joseph W. O’Byrne please visit our Sympathy Store. Upcoming Events Calling Hours DEC 23. 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home 181 North Main Street Geneva, NY, US, 14456 Nester Hose Co. Memorial Service DEC 23. 4:00 PM DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home 181 North Main Street Geneva, NY, US, 14456 Winnek Post #396 American Legion Service DEC 23. 4:30 PM DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home 181 North Main Street Geneva, NY, US, 14456 Geneva Council #272 Knights of Columbus Service DEC 23. 4:45 PM DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home 181 North Main Street Geneva, NY, US, 14456 Mass of Christian Burial DEC 24. 10:00 AM St. Stephen’s Catholic Church 48 Pulteney Street Geneva, NY, US, 14456 www.ourladyofpeacegeneva.org Cemetery Details Glenwood Cemetery 1000 Lochland Rd Geneva, NY, 14456 © Stadia Maps, © OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap Get Driving Directions
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Joseph W O’Byrne December 20 2018.
Death notice for the town of: Geneva, state: New York