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Antonina "Ninetta" Forgione, 99, of Cedar Avenue, formerly of Ashland Avenue, died Tuesday (Sept. 14, 1999) in Niagara Geriatric Center.

Born Antonina Cammarata in Villalba, Caltanisetta, Sicily, she received her education in her native land and came to Niagara Falls in 1920.

In the early 1920s, Mrs. Forgione worked at the former Fife Canning Factory in Wilson.

She was the recipient of a Pine Avenue Business Association Special Citizen Award in 1994.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and its Senior Society as well as the Madonna Del Perpetuo Socorso Society.

She also was a member of the 13th of the Month Club at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Lewiston.

She enjoyed crocheting, baking and cooking, giving bread and pizza to her neighbors. She also enjoyed playing bingo and playing the horses once in a while.

Her husband, Arcangelo, died in 1967.

Survivors include four sons, Adolph of Hamburg, Frank, Joseph and Angelo; three daughters, Jennie, Josephine LePage and Sara; 16 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Church, 1413 Pine Ave., after prayers at 8:45 in M.J. Colucci & Son Funeral Chapel, 468 19th St. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.


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