Funeral arrangements have been announced for the Yorkville woman and her daughter who died from injuries sustained in a house fire last week.
Just after 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, a fire broke out at 95 Campbell Ave. in Yorkville. Heather Mishlanie 41, and her daughter, 6-year-old Taylor Mishlanie, were pulled from a second-floor apartment. Taylor was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s hospital that night, and her mother, who was initially listed in critical condition, remained on life support until Tuesday, Jan. 23.
Family and friends are invited to visitation from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at Dimbleby Funeral Homes, located at 40 Main St. in Whitesboro. A prayer of incense will be offered at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm. Friday, Jan. 26 at St. Louis Gonzaga Church in Utica, located at 520 Rutger St., followed by a burial in Grandview Cemetery in Whitesboro.
According to her obituary, Heather Mishlanie was born in New Hartford and graduated from Proctor High School. She worked as a nurse at the Central New York Psychiatric Center in Marcy.
“Heather was a compassionate soul who looked to help anyone and everyone in need,” her obituary reads. “She was adored by her friends and family and always knew exactly what to say to bring a smile or laugh in their time of need.”
Taylor Mishlanie was born in Syracuse and she was a student at Marcy Elementary School. State police initially reported that she was seven years old, but her obituary states that she is six years old.
According to her obituary, Taylor was an outgoing, friendly girl who loved to sing, play soccer and dance with her friends.
Donations in Taylor and Heather’s names can be made to the Marcy Elementary PTO for the Taylor Mishlanie Memorial Fund.