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Alice Sierzchula, 87, a former Girl Scout leader and longtime member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, died Saturday (Oct. 26, 1996) at her Buffalo home after a brief illness.

The former Alice Willard was born and raised in the East Lovejoy area. She became involved in Girl Scouts in the early 1960s and was the leader of Troop 87 in the late 1960s.

In 1967, the Diocese of Buffalo presented her the St. Ann Award, the highest award for Girl Scouting.

In 1987, she received the St. Joseph the Worker Lay Award from then-Bishop Edward D. Head.

She attended St. Agnes Church, where she was a Eucharistic minister and a member of the Earthen Vessels, the Ministry of Praise and the Altar and Rosary Society.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing.

Her husband, Stanley, died in 1979.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia McMahon of Amherst, Kathleen Mazurkiewicz of Lancaster and Frances Fachko;; two sons, Stanley of Swansboro, N.C., and Raymond of the Town of Tonawanda; a brother, Richard Willard of Sloan; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in St. Agnes Church, 194 Ludington St., after prayers at 8:45 in Church-Amigone Funeral Home, 998 Lovejoy St. Burial will be in St. Matthew's Cemetery, Gardenville.[hakes]

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