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James A. Falletta, retired workers’ comp attorney

Aug. 6, 1951 – Feb. 11, 2016

James A. Falletta, of Wheatfield, a retired attorney, died unexpectedly Thursday in Buffalo General Medical Center. He was 64.

Born in Buffalo, he attended Bishop Dougherty High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Canisius College. He graduated magna cum laude from the George Mason University Law School.

Mr. Falletta was associated with Cigna Insurance and Ace Insurance and worked in workers’ compensation insurance.

He retired young, in 2008, to enjoy time with family and friends.

Known to everyone by his childhood nickname, “Cougar,” he was the first president of his neighborhood home association.

He enjoyed traveling the world with his family, playing cards and hosting an annual Kentucky Derby party.

He was an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, the former Rebecca A. Parrigan; a son, James C.; a daughter, Amy; a sister, Kathleen; and two grandsons.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday in St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 1525 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda.

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