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Lawrence Chirico Jr. Oct. 3, 1929 -- Feb. 7, 2006

Lawrence Chirico Jr. of Cheektowaga, a retired bricklayer and former Cheektowaga town employee, died Tuesday in a one-car accident on Bloomingdale Road in Newstead. He was 76.

Mr. Chirico was born in Buffalo and attended local schools.

The lifelong area resident worked as a bricklayer with local companies for about 50 years. He also worked for 17 years with the Town of Cheektowaga Sanitation Department. He retired in the early 1990s.

Mr. Chirico was a member of Local 49 of the Bricklayers Union and a longtime member of the U-Crest Fire Department in Cheektowaga.

He enjoyed bowling and was a fan of the New York Yankees and the Buffalo Bills.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, the former Anna Frischholz; three daughters, RoseAnn Kasprzak of West Seneca, Jean Swipes of Williamsville and Diane Leidolph of Cheektowaga; two sons, Lawrence J. of Cheektowaga and Thomas J. of Chicago; two sisters, Christine Schiavone of San Diego and Millie Clark of Sloan; three brothers, Dominic of Las Vegas, Anthony of Alden and Joseph of Boston; and seven grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, 4125 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Burial will follow in the church mausoleum.


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