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Constance M. Teresi, traffic controller, artist
Aug. 8, 1952 -- Feb. 17, 2006

Constance M. Teresi, a Town of Tonawanda resident and traffic controller, died Friday of pancreatic cancer in the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Cheektowaga. She was 53.

Born Constance Manuse in Niagara Falls, she attended Madonna High School in Niagara Falls and Niagara County Community College for two years.

Mrs. Teresi worked in human resources for Cannon Design for 16 years before becoming a traffic controller at Sihi Pumps on Grand Island, where she worked for the last 10 years.

She was a member of the Nickel City Roadrunners and a former officer and longtime member of the Buffalo Erie Marathon Association and helped organize the Buffalo Marathon. She also was an active volunteer for many other causes. She enjoyed watercolor painting, traveling and participating in craft shows.

Survivors include her husband, Salvatore J.; two daughters, Kimberly M. Dunn of Lockport and Rachelle of the Town of Tonawanda; a son, Salvatore J. Jr. of South Buffalo; her mother, Anne M. Manuse of Grand Island; two sisters, Joanne M. Cinti of East Amherst and Marilyn J. Claydon of Bloomington, Ill.; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Stephen Catholic Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


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