Lucy T. Wisniewski, a retired housekeeper at the West Seneca Developmental Center and a past president and chaplain of the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 8113, Veterans of Foreign Wars, died Saturday (Sept. 4, 1999) in Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Lackawanna, after a brief illness. The West Seneca resident was 79.
She was a riveter at the Curtiss-Wright Aircraft Corp. during World War II and a packer for Dan-Dee pretzels and potato chips in Buffalo in the late 1950s. In the early 1960s, she worked as a cook at Metzger's, a restaurant on Seneca Street in West Seneca.
Born in Buffalo, the former Lucy Priore graduated from what was then Hutchinson-Central High School. She lived in the city until 1960, when she moved to West Seneca with her husband, Edward S.
From 1971 to her retirement in 1986, Mrs. Wisniewski was a housekeeper at the West Seneca Developmental Center. She also worked over the years as a volunteer at the developmental center.
In addition to being active with the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 8113, she was a former member of the ladies auxiliaries of AMVETS Post 8113 and the Reserve Hose Fire Company in West Seneca.
She held a production award for her work as a riveter at Curtiss-Wright and was known for her baking -- for family, friends and the organizations to which she belonged.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Victoria M. Bogacki of Rochester; a son, Michael E. of Sicklerville, N.J.; two sisters, Anna Rizzo of Delray Beach, Fla., and Carmella Giangrisostomi of the Town of Tonawanda; a brother, Jerry Priore of Orchard Park; and two grandsons.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, S. 3148 Abbott Road, Orchard Park, following prayers at 9:45 in Curtin Funeral Home, 1340 Union Road, West Seneca. Burial will be in St. Matthew's Cemetery, West Seneca.