Regina M. Haxton, 89, of Batavia passed away on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Brothers of Mercy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center under hospice care. She was born in Pennsylvania to the late Joseph and Alice. Regina is predeceased by brothers; Leo (Delores) and Robert. In 1955, she married William R. Haxton, who predeceased her in 1997.
Regina was a graduate of Westbrook Business Academy in Olean. Her first job was at Cornell University and after marriage, she took time off to devote to her children. Regina retired from Shepard, Maxwell & Hale Insurance Agency in Batavia. Upon her retirement she had a strong desire to stay busy and make a difference. She spent many years volunteering for various activities at her church and Genesee County RSVP. As an avid reader, it meant a great deal to her to introduce youngsters to her love of reading by tutoring first graders.
She enjoyed traveling with Stone’s Traveling Seniors and Office for the Aging day trips. Regina also had a very memorable trip to Ireland.
She is survived by her daughters, Sheila (late Tod), Lois (Bryan), Cheryl (Thomas), Paula (Frederick); son, William (Lynne); 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; brother–in-law, John (Oleava) Haxton; along with many nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish 8656 Church St. E. Pembroke, NY 14056. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 18 West Main St., Corfu, NY 14036 or Hospice Foundation PO Box 590, Buffalo, NY 14240-0590 www.hospicebuffalo.com. To leave message of condolence, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.