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M. Elizabeth 'Libby' Natali

March 2, 2016

Mary E. NataliMary E. "Libby" Natali, 94, of Clayton passed away at her home on Wednesday morning, March 2, 2016.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 7, at 11AM at St. Mary's Church with Rev. Arthur LaBaff, pastor, presiding. Burial will take place in the spring in St. Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton. The family will receive friends from 1 - 5PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, James St., Clayton after the funeral.

Libby was born in Clayton on November 18, 1921, daughter of Ernest P. and Bertha A. Sullivan Loveland. She graduated from St. Mary's High School, Clayton.

On October 25, 1947 she married Donald J. Natali at St. Mary's Church with Rev. George E. Racette officiating. Mr. Natali died November 28, 2014.

She had worked in the cafeteria at St. Mary's School and as a caregiver. She then met her future husband when she waitressed at the C-Way Tourinn, which he and his brother started in 1946. Libby also had operated the El Rancho Motel on East Line Rd., Clayton. She retired as Vice President of the C-Way Resort, which included a new restaurant that was built in 1954, and later expanded with a motel and golf course.

She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a member of its Altar & Rosary Society. She was a member of the auxiliaries of both the Colon-Couch American Legion Post 821 and Knights of Columbus Council 350. She enjoyed golfing and bowling and participated in several leagues.

Libby is survived by her five children, Patricia E. Natali and husband, Ken Kinnard, San Francisco, CA, Anne M. and John Lefevere, VA, John E. Natali, Joseph P. and Constance J. Natali and Mary C. and Gary L. Denesha, all of Clayton; eleven grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Kathy Loveland, FL and Marilyn Natali, Clayton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her husband, Don, she was predeceased by her brother, Ernest P. Loveland, Jr. and five sisters, Rita Good, Lucy Swart, Katherine Cupernall, Margaret Moore and Betty Loveland, in infancy. The family would like to send a special thank you to her caregivers over the past few years.

Donations in her name may be made to St. Mary's Church, 521 James St., Clayton, NY 13624. Online condolences to Libby's family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

Comments  

#29 Butch 2016-07-16 18:39
Aunt Libby you and Uncle Don were the best. You were my home away from home when I came up to visit family. I'll never forget my life I had at the El Rancho home. God bless you.
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#28 Ann MARSHALL Laymon 2016-03-09 18:48
Pat, Anne, Joe, John & Mary,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother.
She always met you with a smile and a
hello. One of the nicest ladies in town.
My heartfelt condolences to your whole
family.
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#27 Brian moore 2016-03-08 11:11
Sorry to hear of the passing of aunt Libby...I have many fond memories of her and spending time at the C-way..Made many trips with her to Watertown to pick up supplies for the motel and resturant..she will be greatly missed..
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#26 Trudy Riley 2016-03-07 16:34
Aunt Libby,
You will be greatly missed your smile was infectious.
My prayers go out to the family and friends. I wish I could have made it up there.
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#25 Ellen Schnauber 2016-03-07 16:24
John and entire family. So saddened to hear of your mother's passing. However, at 94 she certainly lived a very long, full life. So, so many fond memories of her and that laugh. No amount of time or distance can ever take away my love for the Natali family and many, many good times shared at your home in Clayton and at the restaurant. My thoughts are with you all. Love, Ellen
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#24 Debra Brickey White 2016-03-07 12:37
Aunt Libby, you will be missed. Love and prayers to the family.
Debbie
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#23 Ted Webb 2016-03-07 11:06
To Libby's family
Will miss seeing Libby when we get to NY this June. So glad we got to see her last summer. She was a special 1st cousin. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
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#22 Lance & Karla 2016-03-06 19:26
Natali family, thoughts and prayers to you all. Don and Libby together again.
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#21 Cathy, Tom Dartnell 2016-03-06 14:34
Libby was such amazing and inspiring person. She was blessed with a loving husband and a warm loving family. She was the best person to golf with and I looked forward to when we played. Prayers and warm memories to all of you.
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#20 Jane Bryant 2016-03-06 09:13
So sorry to hear of Libby's passing. She will be missed but the memories we all have of Libby will remain in our hearts and bring a smile to our faces. She was a grand lady and I had the privilege of having her on my golf team several times through the year
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