In Memory of




Obituary for Janine F. Torcello

Janine F. Torcello, age 69, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening Oct. 15th, 2022 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Janine was born Oct. 9, 1953 the only child of Kenneth and Dorothy Werner in LeRoy, New York.

Janine was preceded in death by her parents and her late husband John F. Torcello. She is survived by her daughter Brooke Tubbins (Deson) grandson Deson (DJ), granddaughter Ayla, and extended grandchildren Sariyah, Ayvianna, Maliyah, and Jalen, special friends Gayle Young, Maggie O’Brien, Anne Nenni, Dorothy, and Steve Reamer.
Janine was a 1971 graduate of LeRoy Central HS where she was active in the pep club, AFS, the GAA, Model UN, the Honor Society, the Quill and Scroll, the school newspaper (the Red & Black), the mixed chorus (the Oatkanaires), and the school yearbook (the O-At-Kan) where she was sports editor her senior year. She was an avid bowler, a member of the girls HS Bowling Team, a score keeper for the wrestling teams and track teams. Janine was a quiet and shy person who did not like to be on stage but was very active backstage with the wardrobe and make-up crews. Janine graduated with honors with a Regents diploma and Regents scholarship. She attended SUNY Brockport where she studied journalism, library science, and English, graduating in 1975 with a BA in English.

After college Janine worked at Sylvania until its closing and then as a Buyer/Purchasing Agent at Lapp Insulator in LeRoy for several years. Janine suffered a life threatening brain injury in her later years which required month’s long physical therapy where she had to relearn how to speak, write, and walk eventually requiring her to leave the workforce earlier than expected. Janine loved the Bills and the Sabers, her soap operas, reading romance novels and People Magazine, never without a cup of coffee. She loved everything Pumpkin, coffee, muffins, pie, etc.. She loved to go to the Windmill in Penn Yan with her friends and the Fall Arts Festival at Letchworth State Park. She loved her grandchildren and would babysit often and when days were frustrating you would always hear her shout, “Calgon, Take Me Away”.

Friends may all Monday, October 24, 2022 from noon-2:00 P.M. with her Funeral Service to follow at 2:00 P.M. at the Cameron Brady & Steuber Funeral Home, 111 Wolcott St., LeRoy. Following her service there will be a reception at the LeRoy Country Club.