Laura C. Mees, a retired legal secretary, died unexpectedly April 9 in her Buffalo home. She was 81.
A Lackawanna native, she was a graduate of Lackawanna High School and Bryant & Stratton Business Institute, and had an associate's degree from Buffalo State College.
She lived and worked as a secretary in Hawaii from 1966 to 1973 and also had temporary secretarial positions in Japan and Florida.
Miss Mees also was a legal secretary at Bethlehem Steel, Kelly Girls and several area law firms. She retired in 1975.
From 1950 to 1964, she was a member of the Buffalo Bridle and Saddle Club.
Survivors include two nieces and three nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday in SS. Peter & Paul Church, 66 E. Main St., Hamburg. Burial will be in the church cemetery.