Filomena Santangelo, 95, formerly of 15th Street, died Saturday (Sept. 4, 1999) in Mount St. Mary's Nursing Home.
The former Filomena Cafarella, known as "Fannie," was born in Italy and moved here with her family at age 6.
She attended local schools, including St. Joseph's School. Because of her mother's early death, she raised her four siblings.
For a time many years ago, Mrs. Santangelo was a saleswoman at the former Nubone Corsets.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Mrs. Santangelo enjoyed baking, cooking, knitting and crocheting.
Her husband, Bartolomeo, known as "Ben," died in 1986 after 65 years of marriage.
Survivors include her five sons, John, Frank, Richard, Robert, and Ben; a brother, John Cafarella of the Town of Tonawanda; a sister, Jennie DiRocco of North Tonawanda; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Church, 14th Street and Pine Avenue, following prayers at 8:45 in Spallino-Amigone Funeral Home, 1300 Pine Ave. Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery Mausoleum.