ROCHESTER, NY - Colleen Cleary Bavosa MD. Age 53.
Born in Rochester, NY, Colleen is predeceased by parents E. Garrett Cleary and Patricia Cleary.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Anthony Bavosa of Cumberland, Rhode Island. Colleen will be greatly missed by her siblings, Mark (Kathryn) Cleary of Rochester, NY, Mary Patricia (Pete) Bianco from St. Paul, MN, Peter Cleary, Amy (John) Mealey, James (Pam) Cleary, of Pittsford, N.Y., and Kathleen (Tom) Bannan, Jr. of Chicago, IL. She was the favorite aunt to all of her 17 nieces and nephews.
Colleen graduated from Ithaca College Magna Cum Laude in 1981, and SUNY at Stony Brook Medical School in 1986. She was in private practice as a family physician for over 20 years in Pawtucket, RI. Colleen was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She served as President of the Rhode Island Academy of Family Physicians from 1995-1997, and was the American Medical Association alternate delegate from October 2000 - May 2005.
Calling hours will be Friday, August 17, 2012, from 4pm-8pm at The Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket RI 02860. Funeral will be at 11:00 am at Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus, 358 Newport Ave, Pawtucket, RI, on Saturday August 18, 2012. Private burial will be in Rochester, N.Y., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Our Lady of Mercy High School, 1437 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY 14610 in Colleen's memory. For online condolences please visit
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