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Armeda A. Ramire

August 18, 1923 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 97)


Olean- Armeda A. Ramire, a lifelong Olean resident, passed away Tuesday (October 13, 2020) at the Pines Health and Rehabilitation Center in Olean, where she had been residing for many years.

Born August 18, 1923 in Olean, she was the daughter of the late, Sante and Elisa Rossetti Antonietti. On May 29, 1950 at St. John’s Church in Olean, she married Carl J. Ramire, who predeceased her.

Armeda was a graduate of Olean High School.  She was a longtime parishioner of St. John’s Church, serving on their Altar Society for over 70 years. Armeda spent thousands of dollars over the years, sending clothing to missions in Alabama and Alaska.  She was a longtime member and donor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital as well.

Surviving are three children; Jerry (Kathy Stead) Ramire of Olean, Mary (Paul) Gardner of Cuba, and Joseph Ramire of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren, Dale Gardner, Nicole Ramire, and C.J. and Shannon Stead; one great-granddaughter, Isabella; one brother, Reno (Jan) Antonietti of Rochester; her dear friend, Ann Ried; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two sisters; Lucy (Emer) Tiebor and Mary (Anthony) Mangine.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday (October 16, 2020) at 10am at St. John’s Church, 931 N. Union St. Olean. Burial will follow in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to; St. John’s Church, 931 N. Union Street, Olean or to St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 N. Main Street, Chamberlain, SD 57325.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean. Online condolences can be expressed at

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Mass of Christian Burial
October 16, 2020

10:00 AM
St. John&rsquo!s Church (N. Union St. Olean)

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