Genevieve “June” D’Apice, of Hornell

HORNELL-Genevieve “June” D’Apice, 90, formerly of 7294 North Main St. Ext., died Saturday afternoon (March 14, 2015) at Hornell Gardens where she had resided for the past 3 years.


Born in Elmer, PA on June 3, 1924, she was the daughter of Charles & Jenny (VanPelt) Cole.


June grew up in the Canisteo – Adrian area and was a graduate of Canisteo Central School. She had been employed for several years at the former Dunn’s Drug Store where she served as manager of the fountain. She later worked in many capacities at Woolworth’s Department Store where she especially enjoyed decorating the Easter Candy. June had been employed at Modern Cleaners in Hornell and for about 14 years ran the Snack Counter at the Hornell Bowl. Most recently she helped out at D’Apice Market which was located on the corner of River St. & John St. in Hornell.


As an avid animal lover, June enjoyed feeding the neighborhood dogs & cats and also loved feeding the birds.


June was married on October 24, 1945 to Robert D’Apice who died December 2, 2008. She was also preceded in death by 2 grandsons, Matthew Luke D’Apice and Randy D’Apice; 2 brothers, Charles Cole & Walter Cole; 3 sisters, Marie Howland, Virginia Cotton & Maple Cole.


Surviving are 1 daughter, Anna Baker of Hornell; 3 sons, Robert (Pat) D’Apice of Arkport, Randy (Connie) D’Apice of Hornell and Andrew D’Apice of Arkport; 4 grandchildren, Peter Persichilli, Crystal (Rob) Henshaw, Deanna D’Apice & Daniel D’Apice; 2 great-grandchildren, Jacob Henshaw and Chloee Henshaw; several nieces & nephews including her “special niece, Sue Campbell.


The family of Genevieve “June” D’Apice will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY, where funeral & committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 PM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating. Burial will be in the VA Cemetery, Bath, NY.


June’s family request that memorial contributions in her name be made to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.


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