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DULL, Bernice Ann (Dziduch)
DULL - Bernice Ann (nee Dziduch) Wife of the late Edmund J. Dull, passed away peacefully in her home in Angola NY on July 15, 2016 with views of her beloved flower gardens, many birds and surrounded by her family. She was born in Dunkirk, NY to the late George and Julia (Kalfas) Dziduch on August 26, 1932. She was the mother of Michael (Diane), Michele (Daniel) Coleman, David, Edward (Carla), grandmother of seven and Busia to 2 great-grandchildren. She was a sister to Andrew Dziduch and Florence Szopinski; and predeceased by brother Stanley and sisters Doris and Victoria (Vickie) Mikula, all of Dunkirk, NY. She is also survived by many very loving nieces and nephews. Bernice graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1951 in Dunkirk, NY, where she was on the Bells of St. Mary's newspaper and Yearbook committees. Her yearbook description was of a "tall, blonde giggly Bernie, trustworthy, genial, confident, determined, precise and exact. This carefree lass makes a superb companion." Those characteristics remained pervasive throughout her life. After graduating from St. Mary's, Bernice worked for American Locomotive in Dunkirk until she was married in 1957. After taking time off to raise her children, she rejoined the workforce in 1971 as a precise and speedy key punch operator for several years, before focusing her energy to starting and running a family farm that provided fresh produce, flowers and eggs to the Dunkirk and Buffalo Farmer's Markets for over 15 years. After her children left home, she reinvented herself and became a H & R Block senior tax advisor for 23 years. In her spare time, she became an active member of Most Precious Blood R.C. Church in Angola and was inducted into the Rosary and Altar Society. She travelled widely to more than a dozen countries and 30+ US States. During the last few years, she thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie of her many friends and pinochle game nights. Throughout her life, she was a devoted wife to her husband of 53 years. For hobbies, she loved gardening, was a meticulous seamstress, and baker. She was well known within her extended family for her famous pierogi, "German Sour Cream Twists", intricate ribbon Christmas decorations, wool braided rugs, reupholstered furniture, and pine cone and nut wreathes.
Visitation hours 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Tuesday, July 19 at the Latimore-Schiavone Funeral Home, 8434 N. Main Street, Angola. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 20 at 9:15am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Precious Blood Church at 10 AM. Interment will be at St. Hyacinth's RC Church Cemetery on Lake Shore Drive in Dunkirk, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Most Precious Blood R.C. Church St. Vincent de Paul Society.