Beatrice Gotowka of Fredonia, N.Y., died Thursday (March 28, 2013) at the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk, N.Y.
She was born on April 30, 1927, to the late Peter and Petrina Ingavo. She worked as a LPN at Brooks Memorial Hospital and then at the Chautauqua County Home where she retired in 1982.
A member of St. Joseph's RC Church, she enjoyed serving on numerous committees throughout her life.
She is survived by three sons, Thomas and Christina (Jenkins) and their children, Erin, Brendan, Adam, Kerry and Devan of Conn., Allen and Jane (Dewey) and children, Matthew, Sarah and Andrew of Rochester, N.Y., and Walter and Carol (Kaminski) and children, Ryan, Tyler and Cory of Dunkirk; one daughter, Patricia Mead and her children, Leonard Barry and Lindsey of Fredonia; great-grandchildren Christian and Haley Mead; her sister Phyllis of Williamsville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Leonard J. Gotowka, whom she married Nov. 30, 1946; her four brothers, John, Charles, Joseph and Russell; and four sisters, Lucy, Josephine, Mary and Grace.
A memorial service will be held at the family's convenience. Arrangements by the Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82 Main St., Fredonia, N.Y.