O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Theresa C. Bateski

Theresa C Bateski, age 81, of Salamanca, NY died late Friday evening, November 4, 2011 at her home, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born April 6, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Walter and Catherine Smith Bzdak., She married on July 4, 1948 in Holy Cross Church to Mr.Leo Kosinski who predeceased her Dec. 20, 1972. On September 22, 1976 in Holy Cross Church she married Edward Bateski, who survives.

Mrs. Bateski was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign War John F. Ahrens Post #5296 and the Holy Cross Athletic Club. She enjoyed Bingo, and lived life to the fullest, spending time with her family & friends including Poncho.

Surviving besides her husband, she is survived by 4 daughters, Marcia (Kevin) Hill; Judith (Bernard) Mattson; Deborah (Leo) Maley; and Beverly (Jeff) Pond, all of Salamanca, NY; 3 sons, Leo (Shelly) Kosinski of Salamanca, NY; Larry Kosinski of Cattaraugus, NY and Thomas (Erycka) Kosinski of Pavilion, NY; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by 2 brothers; Raymond Bzdak and John Bzdak and 2 sisters; Pauline Blehar and Frances Dutkiewicz.

Friends may call Monday, from 3 to 7 pm at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

A prayer services will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday at 9:30 AM followed by a Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM with the Rev. Patrick Melfi Pastor as Principle Celebrant, assisted by Rev. Walter Matusik, retired priest.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Home Care and Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.