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Michael D. Rhoney

July 25, 1942 ~ March 3, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Michael Rhoney Obituary


Of Lewiston, NY, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2023, at his residence, under the care of his family and Niagara Hospice.  He was born in Niagara Falls, NY on July 25, 1942, a son of the late D. Vincent and Gertrude [Braas] Rhoney.

Mr. Rhoney was a graduate of Bishop Duffy High School and the McAllister School of Mortuary Science in New York City.  He was a licensed funeral director in his family's business, the Rhoney Funeral Home in 1965 and went on to become President from 2001 until his retirement in 2011.

Mr. Rhoney was an active member of the Erie-Niagara Funeral Directors Association where he served as President and a long standing member of the board of directors.  He was also a member of the New York State Funeral Directors Association, servicing as District Governor  and Vice President of the Association.

He was an actively involved with many organizations in the Sanborn and Niagara Falls area,  a founding, charter, board member and president of many social, professional, religious and civic organizations over the years. He also served as Chairman of many programs.
He enjoyed spending his time with his family, traveling with Gadawski's annual Notre Dame trip and vacationing in Florida and will be remembered for always trying to stir things up!

Michael is survived by his wife of  52  years Cynthia (Carver) Rhoney, his sons Dennis G. (Ellen) and Kevin P. (Corey) Rhoney, a daughter in law Deanna Rhoney, grandchildren Isabella, Caroline, George, Francis, Jack and Grace, two sisters Sr. Colette Rhoney, OSF and  Mary Alice (William) Wonsiewski and was the brother in law of Patricia Rhoney, Karen (James) Diodate, Timothy Carver and Christopher (Dr. Virginia Keane) Carver, also many nieces and nephews.

He was the father of the late Matthew M. Rhoney, brother of the late James V. (Angeline) , Paul J. and Vincent (Carol) Rhoney.

His family will be present on Tuesday from 4-8 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 901 Cayuga Street LEWISTON, NY.
Everyone is invited to attend his  Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at St. Peter's Church, 620 Center Street, Lewiston, NY,  with Rev. Cole Webster officiating.

Flowers are gratefully declined . Memorials may be made in his name to  the Francis Center or to Love Heart and Soul.  

Interment in Gate  of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, NY.

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March 7, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rhoney Funeral Home, Inc.
901 Cayuga St
Lewiston, NY 14092-1734

Mass of Christian Burial
March 8, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Peter's R.C. Church
620 Center Street
Lewiston, NY 14092


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