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Marguerite Serio, longtime Niagara Wheatfield teacher

Feb. 17, 1945 - Aug. 29, 2017

Marguerite "Marge" Serio, a reading specialist who taught for more than three decades in the Niagara Wheatfield School District, died Tuesday at Niagara Hospice House, Lockport. She was 72.

Born Marguerite Kishmoian in Niagara Falls, Mrs. Serio graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1963, then received her bachelor's degree in teaching from SUNY Brockport in 1967. She later received her master's degree from the University at Buffalo.

She worked most of her career as a reading specialist. She retired in 2002.

Mrs. Serio began teaching in 1967 at Colonial Village Elementary School, and subsequently taught at the former Military Road School, and then Errick Road Elementary School, all in the Niagara Wheatfield school district.

She married Frank Serio in 1969. The couple lived in Grand Island before moving to North Tonawanda, where they lived for 35 years before moving to Wheatfield five years ago.

Mrs. Serio was a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa teaching sorority, the Armenian Relief Society and St. Peter's Episcopal Church of Niagara Falls, where she was on the Alter Guild & Vestry committees.

She played organ at St. Hagop's Armenian Church in Niagara Falls for over 50 years and also played at the St. Sarkis Armenian Church in Niagara Falls.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Serio is survived by two daughters, Deanna Morris and Dana Serio; a sister, Rose Capp; a brother, Michael Kishmoian, three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

"She loved unconditionally and saw good in everyone she met," her daughters said.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 140 Rainbow Blvd.


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