Elizabeth Widman


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Willard H. Scott Funeral Home
12 South Avenue
Webster, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
St. John Of Rochester
8 Wickford Way
Fairport, New York, United States

Obituary of Elizabeth Widman

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Rochester:  Was called home to our Lord on November 23, 2021.  She passed away in hospice at St. Ann’s Community.  Liz received a bone marrow transplant in 2004 and was able to enjoy many good years, and some difficult years of illness.


Liz graduated from Hornell High School and entered the Sisters of Mercy order of nuns.  She received her Master’s Degree at Nazareth College.  She was a wonderful teacher and taught in Catholic Schools for 21 years.  She was known as Sister Mary Clement.  Liz then joined the staff of Rochester City Schools where she taught at 36 and 28 Schools for a total of 20 additional years.


Known as “Sis” by many, she had the gift of a wonderful sense of humor.  All who knew her enjoyed her humor, generosity and her love for children and animals!  Liz was a practicing Catholic.  The Church was a huge part of her life.  When she was well, she was a daily communicant.  Her nephews use to say “she was in charge of foolishness!”  Her dog friends knew she would have a pocket full of biscuits.  She never missed her nephews’ sports games or practices, music events or plays.  She got to enjoy all of it again upon the arrival of great-nephews and nieces.


Liz is predeceased by her husband, Commander John A. Widman (USN Retired), and brother James O’Brien.  She leaves her sister, Rosemarie McNelis;  sister-in-law, Ann O’Brien;  nephews, James and John O’Brien, Gregory and Paul Wilson;  Step nephew, Mark (Maria) Wilson;  step-nieces, Kathleen Wilson and Meagan (Matt) Bertand;  great-nephews, Daniel, Thomas, Patrick, Brandon and Colin O’Brien. 


The family would like to thank the staff at St. Ann’s Community for the wonderful care she received during her recent illness.


Friends may call 1-5 PM Tuesday, November 30 at Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, 12 South Ave., Webster.  Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 1 at St. John of Rochester Church, 8 Wickford Way, Fairport.  The Mass will also be livestreamed at www.stjohnfairport.org.  Private burial.  Contributions may be made to Sisters of Mercy, 1437 Blossom Rd., Rochester, NY 14610, or Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Rd., Fairport, NY 14450.

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