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Sophie Lelonek, co-founded insurance and real estate agency
Jan. 4, 1919 -- Jan. 3, 2007

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sophie Lelonek, co-founder of an insurance and real estate agency, will be offered at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Josaphat Catholic Church, William and Peoria streets, Cheektowaga.

Born Sophie Wieszczecinski in Cheektowaga, Mrs. Lelonek died Wednesday in her Cheektowaga home after a long illness. Her death came one day before her 88th birthday.

She was a graduate of Sloan High School.

In 1945, she and her husband established Lelonek Agency in Cheektowaga. She continued to work there until age 85. The business is operated by her sons.

Mrs. Lelonek was an associate member of the Greater Buffalo Board of Realtors.

Her husband, Edward J. Sr., died in 1985.

Survivors include four sons, Lawrence, Frank, Edward Jr. and Thomas.


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