FREDONIA - John Falcone, 90, a resident of Fredonia Place, Howard Street, Fredonia, formerly of Main Road, Silver Creek, died Sunday, May 5, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, following a short illness. He was born in Fredonia, on January 11, 1923, the son of the late Joseph and Laura (Polvino) Falcone.
Mr. Falcone was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1940 and graduated with a Bachelor's in Arts Degree in Chemistry from the University of Buffalo in 1944. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946. He started as a fruit and vegetable farmer with his father and brothers as Joseph Falcone & Sons; then with his son, grandson and brother as Falcone Farms, Inc. Mr. Falcone was a member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr O'Connor Council #5356, Silver Creek, the Faith Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Silver Creek, Tri-County Country Club, Forestville and PROFAC Commodity Committee. He was a former member of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville, served on various Agricultural Committees, at one time was on the Advisory Board of M&T Bank and was one of the original founders of the former American Massage, Silver Creek. Mr. Falcone enjoyed his children, grandchildren, golfing, hunting and raising Springer Spaniels.
Survivors include his wife Rose M. (Bue) Falcone, of St. Columban's on the Lake, Silver Creek, whom he married January 3, 1948, in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Silver Creek; a son, Joseph C. (Jane) Falcone, of Silver Creek; four daughters: Patricia (Charles) Nebral, of the Villages in Florida; Susan (Robert) Stenstrom, of Alpharetta, Georgia; Linda Falcone, of Forestville; Gail (Richard) Mott, of Trumansburg, N.Y.; a sister, Lillian (Joseph) Fischer, of Liverpool, N.Y. and a brother, Joseph A. (Virginia) Falcone, of Mayville. Also surviving are seven grandchildren: John Falcone, Stephen Falcone, David Nebral, Laura Gooding, Sarah Mott, Lindsay Mott and Rachael Mott, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Charles Falcone, and by a sister, Minnie Falcone.
Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church, 165 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, with Rev. Daniel Fiebelkorn, pastor officiating (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Silver Creek.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to St. Columban's On The Lake Retirement Home, 2546 East Lake Road, Silver Creek, NY 14136 or to Fredonia Place, 50 Howard Street, Fredonia, NY 14063. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com