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Lily C. Taddeo, former Lewiston town clerk Sept. 9, 1925 -- Jan. 30, 2006

LEWISTON -- Lily Campbell Taddeo, who served three terms as Lewiston town clerk, died Monday in Mount St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness. She was 80.

Born Lily Campbell in Dumbarton, Scotland, she was raised in nearby Clydebank, a suburb of Glasgow, where she graduated from high school.

She married John F. Taddeo, an American serviceman she met in Scotland, in 1944.

In 1949, with two small children, the family moved to Niagara Falls from Central New York. They later lived in the Town of Niagara and moved to Lewiston in 1963.

A graduate of Niagara County Community College, Mrs. Taddeo did volunteer hospital work, was an elementary school administrative assistant and later worked as an administrative secretary for the New York Power Authority.

She also taught a writing course at Niagara County Community College, eventually joined a writers guild and occasionally wrote articles or poems for publication.

While serving as deputy Lewiston town clerk, she was appointed acting town clerk in 1987. She won election to that post in 1988 and retired in 1998. She was a member of the Niagara County Town Clerks Association.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Ian of Syracuse and John S. of Niagara Falls; a daughter, Sheila Jane Lowery of Tucker, Ga.; and six grandchildren.

Entombment will be in Riverdale Cemetery Mausoleum.


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