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Lucille Tarquini-Cuevas, barbershop, tavern owner

May 7, 1934 – June 6, 2014

Lucille Tarquini-Cuevas, co-owner of Ray’s Gay 90s Barbershop and Ray’s Antique Tavern, died Friday at Beechwood Continuing Care, Getzville, of complications from congestive heart failure. She was 80.

Born in Buffalo, Ms. Tarquini-Cuevas grew up on Myrtle Avenue on the East Side. She attended School 6 and Girls Vocational High School

In 1955, she married Raymond D. Cuevas, and they opened the barbershop and then the tavern, located on Bailey Avenue at Stockbridge Avenue.

Ms. Tarquini-Cuevas worked for many years as an office manager in the family-owned Eduardo’s Italian/American Restaurant on Bailey, owned by her late brother, Edward Tarquini.

Later, she also worked at the AM&A’s and Bon-Ton stores in Northtown Plaza for more than 20 years.

A member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Williamsville since 1988, she also enjoyed traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

Ms. Tarquini-Cuevas is survived by two daughters, Kim Cuevas and Carla Baran; a brother, Anthony Tarquini; and three grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. July 7 in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Main Street at Harris Hill Road, Clarence.

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