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Rose M. Scrivani, retired Erie County Water Authority clerk

Sept. 17, 1920 - July 6, 2016

Rose M. Scrivani, longtime Erie County Water Authority clerk, died Wednesday in The Bristol Home, Buffalo. She was 95.

The former Rose Saia was born in Buffalo and graduated from Hutchinson Central High School in 1939.

In 1943 she married Dr. Stephen P. Scrivani, a general practitioner and radiologist. While her husband served in the Pacific Theater of World War II, she was a real-life Rosie the Riveter, working at the Curtiss-Wright plant in Buffalo.

She raised nine children, and upon the death of her husband in 1971, enrolled in the medical secretarial program at Bryant & Stratton Business Institute and returned to the workforce.

In 1976 she began work as a clerk at the Erie County Water Authority and worked there for 15 years, retiring in 1991.

Mrs. Scrivani was a longtime parishioner of St. Vincent DePaul Parish, where she served as president of the Mothers Club, while her children attended parochial school there.

After her children were grown she joined Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Buffalo.

Mrs. Scrivani was predeceased by her husband of 27 years.

Survivors include four sons, Frank A., Joseph V., Stephen P. and Mark T.; and four daughters, Gemma T. Donnellan, Petrina Z. Roberts, Maria and Rosa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Blessed Sacrament Church, 1035 Delaware Ave.

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