Rolande Gaertner Minichillo, 96, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2020. Mrs. Minichillo was born in Nancy, France, came to the U.S. after World War II and was a homemaker and beautician.
She was predeceased by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Victor Gaertner, her sister and brother in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Georges Guillon, her niece and nephew-in- law, Mr. & Mrs. Pierre Henry, and great nephew, Francois Giummelly, all from France. She was also predeceased by her husband, Francis R. Minichillo, and in-laws, Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Minichillo (Syr.), Mr. & Mrs. Charles Brennan (PA), Ms. Mary Minichillo (Syr.), Mr. & Mrs. Joseph McGrath (PA), and nephew, T.J. Minichillo (FL).
She is survived by her children, Nancy Livingston and Michael Minichillo, both of Georgia, grandson, Gregory Matos (Wash., DC area), sister in-law, Ms. Jean Minichillo (Syr.), niece and husband, great nieces and nephews both in France and the U.S. Burial will be private in Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery.