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MACALUSO, Barbara J. (Dale)

MACALUSO - Barbara J. (nee Dale) Age 78, of Grand Island, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2016 surrounded by her family; she was the loving wife for 56 years of Joseph F. Macaluso; devoted mother of David (Lisa) Macaluso and Christine (William) Horne; and adoring grandmother of Amanda and Jason Horne. Barb was a caring and generous woman who had boundless energy and enthusiasm for life; she was always thinking of others and had a tremendous wit. She nurtured hundreds of children through the years as a nursery school teacher and later built a successful career as a computer programmer/analyst at Buffalo State College; she loved traveling, music and theatre, was a member of East Park Garden Club, Tattler Club, and had 15 hours of solo airplane flying. Despite nearly 20 years of health issues, Barb proved to be a fighter by beating the odds and making the most out of that time. Friends may call Tuesday, December 6, 4-8 PM at Kaiser Funeral Home, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island. A memorial to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, December 17, 11 AM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island.

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