Marie L. Paxhia


FRIENDSHIP - Marie L. Paxhia, 92, of 2957 Route 275, passed away Wednesday (June 26, 2013) at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born Aug. 7, 1920, in Alden, N.Y., she was the daughter of Leon and Anna Hartsburger Zoeller. She married Emmanuel A. Paxhia on Nov. 24, 1945, in Buffalo. Mr. Paxhia preceded her in death.

Marie was a graduate of the Clarence High School. Along with her husband, she owned and operated the Belmont Hotel from 1970-1979. Marie was an avid gardener and iPad user, card and Scrabble player, bookworm and loved being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Surviving are four children, Cynthia (Clyve Ferguson) Paxhia of Friendship, Anna Paxhia of Churchville, N.Y., Tess (Eric) Zuber of Byron, N.Y., and Frank (Sue Anthony) Paxhia of Salt Point, N.Y.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Katie Paxhia on July 4, 1998; three brothers, Leon Zoeller, Chester Zoeller and Benjamin Zoeller; two sisters, Rose Kross and Betty Zoeller.

There will be no prior visitation. Private family services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Allegany County Cancer Services, 100 Highland Ave., Wellsville, NY 14895 or to SPCA serving Allegany County, Route 19, Wellsville, NY 14895.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc., Bolivar.