She spent the last years of her life in the Rochester Friendly Home and died of a cerebral hemmorrha…
She spent the last years of her life in the Rochester Friendly Home and died of a cerebral hemmorrhage at the age of 75. According to their Web site: In 1849, a group of benevolent women formed the "Rochester Society for the Relief of Friendless and Homeless Females". As the Society grew, an old tavern was purchased on the corner of East Avenue and Alexander Street in downtown Rochester for its new location. The Society was then incorporated under the name "The Rochester Home for the Friendless." As the mission of the organization evolved and the need for services increased, the Home moved to its current location at 3156 East Avenue in Brighton, and became known as "The Rochester Friendly Home." Later the name changed to simply "The Friendly Home", as it is known today (2008). Although the name has changed over the years, the sentiments and philosophy that first inspired the original Society have remained constant. From an organization that sheltered homeless women to an organization that is committed to providing a continuum of care to older adults, The Friendly Home has always been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of those they serve.