Paulette D. Willemsen, 63, went home to be with the Lord Friday, April 13, 2018, at Wilmot Cancer Center, surrounded by family and friends.

Friends may call  from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 20 at King’s Catering and Party House, 4031 Rtes. 5 & 20, Canandaigua. A Celebration of Life Service, officiated by Bishops Andrew Binda and Steven Smith, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 21 at King’s.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Flint Creek Church of God, 3584 Flint Rd., Stanley.

Paulette was a 1973 graduate of Marion High School. On June 30, 1973, she married Russell I. Willemsen. She was the “First Lady” of the Flint Creek Church of God for 38 years. Paulette was on the Women’s Discipleship Board for the New York State Church of God.

Paulette was the Administrative Assistant of the Dean of the Education Department at Keuka College. She was a member of the Staff Advisory Council at Keuka College, and was voted the Supervisor of the Year at Keuka on April 11.

Paulette’s family was her world. She was considered a second mom of many of her children’s friends, and of many Keuka students. Her chocolate chip cookies were legendary.

Paulette is survived by her husband of 44 years, Russell I. Willemsen Sr.; three children, Autumn (Robbie) O’Bryan, Anthony Willemsen, and Russell (Sarah) Willemsen Jr.; four grandchildren, Tatum O’Bryan, Lily Katherine O’Bryan, Anthony “A.J.” Willemsen Jr., and Jaxson Willemsen; her father, Paul D. Mooney; four sisters, Lynda (Richard) Billings, Laura (Jerry) Storey, Kathy Boerman, and Peggy (Robert) Dentico; two sisters-in- law, Karen Willemsen and Becky Collins; two brothers-in- law, Dennis Willemsen and Brian Willemsen; and many aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Paulette was predeceased by her mother, Catherine Mooney; brother, Paul Mooney Jr.; nephew, Richard Billings Jr. and in-laws, Isaac A. and Dolores E. Willemsen.

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