Mary Polimeni of Hudson, Ohio, a longtime Buffalo resident, died Saturday in Hudson Elms Nursing Home after a brief illness. She was 96.
Born Mary Iacono in Eleanor, Pa., she moved to Buffalo after her marriage in 1930 and lived in the city until last year.
Mrs. Polimeni worked for Mark Leather Craft sporting goods as a lacer, and she also worked for Trico Products Corp. and American Palace Laundry before retiring around 1980.
A charter member of the West Side Senior Center, she was a member of Catholic Ecumenical Ministries and West Side Home Bureau. She enjoyed crocheting, bingo and baking, with pizzelles being her specialty.
Her husband, Fred, died in 1988.
Survivors include two daughters, Christine Dashiell of Salisbury, Md., and Virginia Gurreri of Northfield Center, Ohio; a sister, Jessie Ciccia of Williamsville; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered today in Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Burial was in Forest Lawn.