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HOFFER, Marcella A. (Kirsch)
HOFFER - Marcella A. (nee Kirsch) Of Grand Island, born June 9, 1923, passed away peacefully after a short illness May 9, 2015. She was the last surviving daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Schmidt) Kirsch's seven children. Marcella was married to the late Robert F. Hoffer for 67 years and is survived by her two children Marsha A (Joseph P.) Pinzotti and Robert W. Hoffer; grandmother of Marcella (Brian) Panaro, Christine (Shawn) Lodovico and Mary (Christopher) Burns; great-grandmother of Joseph, Louis and Vincent Lodovico, Dominic and Tessa Panaro, Christopher and Mia Burns. Marcella grew up in Buffalo, graduating from Sacred Heart Academy in 1941. She was a dedicated volunteer who donated countless hours to the Kenmore Mercy Hospital Guild. She enjoyed reading, bowling, watching sports and her game shows, but her true joy was spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 AM at St. Stephen's Church, 2100 Baseline Rd,, Grand Island. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stella Niagara Sisters of St. Francis.