Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Town of Ontario woman killed after dropping children off at bus stop

The Wayne County Sheriffs Office investigated a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 104 and Fisher Road in the Town of Ontario at 7:02 a.m. on Thursday (3/31).

A vehicle driven by Christine Defisher, age 31, of Knickerbocker Road in Ontario was northbound on Fisher Road. She had reportedly just dropped off her two children at a school bus stop. The Defisher vehicle failed to yield the right of way to a vehicle on Route104 by entering the intersection where she was struck by a Wayne ARC bus travelling east bound on Route 104.

The bus had five ARC passengers on it. The bus driver, Benedict Rinaudo, was transported to Rochester General Hospital for a non-life threatening injury. The passengers of the bus were not injured.

Defisher was transported to Rochester General Hospital were she later succumbed to her injuries. A family dog was also killed in the accident.

The Sheriff’s Crash Management Unit is continuing the investigation of the accident. Deputies were assisted at the scene by the New York State Police. Ontario Fire and Rescue and the Williamson Fire Department.

Christine is survived by her two children, Jenna & Gavin, her parents, Diane & Norris DeFisher; sisters, Carrie (Brad) Miller, Kelly DeFisher (Eddie Schafer); grandfather Ralph Moak; nieces & nephews (who called her TT) Cody, Alyssa, Drake, Drew, Jace, Morgan, Lauren, Aidan; special Uncle Moakie; cousins, Leslie, Ken, Lisa, Paul; many other friends including very special friend Casey Sullivan.

“She was a wonderful person, very inspirational to all of us. Her kids were her pride and joy.. She was a best friend to so many people,,” said Casey.

Christine was an LPN working towards her Registered Nursing level at MCC. She worked for the Aaron Nursing Home in Penfield.

Calling hours are Sunday (4/1) from 1-4 and 7-9PM at MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 1961 Ridge Rd., Ontario. Her Funeral Mass will be held 10AM Monday at St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, followed by her Committal Service at Furnaceville Cemetery.