May Torrey-Passenger

May Torrey-Passenger

May Torrey-Passenger, 78 of Falconer, formerly of Sinclairville, passed away Sunday June 16, 2024.

Born Sept. 6, 1945 in Jamestown the daughter of the late Andrew S., II and Elaine Diers Passinger. She was a 1963 graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central School.

May was employed as an Inventory Manager and Inspector for MRC/SKF for 28 years and then owned and operated the Witch Kitch Bar in Sinclairville for over 10 years.

She was an associate member of the Herman Kent American Legion 777 , a D.A.R., and with the N.R.A.

May enjoyed crafts, painting, sponsoring dirt track racing and helping out at the Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village. In her younger, years she enjoyed bowling and softball.

Wife of the late Burt Torrey; mother of Darren Burnside of Falconer and Elaine (Gary) Hrivnak of Cranberry Township, PA; grandmother of Bryce, Meagan and Emily Hrivnak and Samantha Cote; twin sister of Catherine (late Francis) LeBarron of Jamestown and the late Andrew Passinger, III. Also survived by her adopted son Kevin (Kathy) Weise of Stockton and nieces.

Visitation 11 A.M.- 1 P.M. Saturday in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville, with funeral services commencing at 1 P.M. in the funeral home. Burial in Gerry Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Chautauqua County Humane Society or CASA of Chautauqua county.

Condolences to jordansinclairville.com

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