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Obituary Notice – Olive R. Small

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SmallOIRVING:  Olive R. Small, 85, of Rt. 5&20 Irving, died Saturday, February 11th, 2017, at Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, following a short illness.  She was born in Irving, on May 11, 1931, the daughter of the late William and Marjorie (Billings) McClenathan.

Mrs. Small worked as a waitress for several area restaurants.  She was a former member of Silver Lodge Chapter #288 Order of Eastern Star, Silver Creek, was a former Girl Scout Leader, and Delivered Meals on Wheels.  Mrs. Small loved playing Pinochle, having games on Saturday nights, was an avid snowmobiler, enjoyed bowling, doing ceramics, stained glass, knitting, crocheting and traveling.  She traveled both on motorcycle and in the motor home, taking her grandchildren many times.  Mrs. Small also traveled to Ireland.  She raised several seeing-eye dogs and was an avid dog lover all her life.  “Max” and “Noble” were her last 2 very special boys.

Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Willis P. Small of Irving, whom she married on October 16, 1948, in Irving.  three daughters, Paulette Barreca, of Sheridan; Patricia, (Bob Wilcox) Small, of Titusville, FL; and Kathleen Small, of Bradford, MA, 2 grandchildren Nicole Barreca and Jason (Jamie) Barreca and 2 great grandchildren Jacob & Sophia.  Also surviving are several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by 4 brothers Irving, Donald, Maynard & Harold McClenathan and by 5 sisters Edith Skrzypek, Anna Mae Leitten, Alice Taylor, Marjorie Jane McClenathan and Naomi Boguhn.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday morning from 11am-12pm, from where A Memorial Service will follow at 12 PM, with Rev. Yvonne Fancher officiating.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Sunset Bay Fire Dept., 12798 Allegany Road, Sunset Bay Irving, NY 14081.  To post condolences go to



  • Cynthia Willenborg
    Posted February 14, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Kathleen and family,

    Our deepest sympathy! You will be in our prayers and thoughts!

    God Bless!

    Cyndi and Chuck

  • Diane Brown
    Posted February 14, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Sending comforting thoughts and condolences to the Small family. Your Florida friends are thinking about you at this sad time.
    Diane Brown

  • Joe Slizis
    Posted February 14, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    We are sorry to hear about your mom. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Love Joe Rod Johanna and Pattie

  • Donald A. Taylor
    Posted February 16, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Uncle Paul; Paulette; Patti; Kathleen and family. Deepest sympathy to all of you at the news of the death of Aunt Ollie. A wonderful person, so hospitable and happy, that is how I always will remember her. Also, so many happy memories of childhood there at the house in Irving. I wish all of you sympathy and comfort today in taking her to her rest, and remembering her. I have made a donation in her name to the Fire Department as requested. Thinking of all of you tonight. Love Always; Donald A. Taylor, Florida

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