Olga Fava Dean

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 May 2020 at 10:19 am

Olga DeanOlga Fava Dean, 92, formerly of Oakfield, passed away peacefully at The Villages of Orleans Health & Rehab Center in Albion, joining her granddaughter, Marcy Mruczek, in Heaven. She was born Nov. 10, 1927 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Guglielmo and Antonietta (Minello) Fava.

She raised a family of seven children. Olga worked for many years at Fisher-Price in Medina, where she made many close friends. Olga was a parishioner of the former Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church in Medina. She enjoyed playing bingo and was a constant prize winner. An amazing cook, Olga will be remembered for her amazing lasagna and tasty fruit pies. Her sweet smile, jokes, and maternal love will be affectionately remembered by her loved ones. A biography could not possibly tell all of her tales and travel trips that she so enjoyed.

She is survived by her seven children, Donna Dean (Arthur M.D.) Mruczek of Batavia, Paul Dean of Venice, Fla., Diane Muzychenko of Cleveland, Ohio, Jerry (Carolyn) Dean of Morristown, Tenn., Denise (Christopher) Melcher of Elizabethtown, Ky., David (Mayo) Dean of Jacksonville, Fla., and Matthew Dean of Jacksonville; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister in-law, Anna Fava; and grandson-in-law, Patrick Basior.

She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Marcy (Mruczek) Basior in 2010; husband, Donald L. Dean in 2004; and brothers, Gino Fava and Edwin Fava.

A private graveside committal service will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date.

The family would appreciate any donations in Olga’s memory be made to Orleans County Office for the Aging, 14016 Rt. 31 West, Albion NY 14411.

Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.