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LENA M. CORIERI, RENOWNED AS BAKER

Lena M. Corieri, 84, of 10th Street, who was locally renowned for her baking skills, died Saturday (July 26, 1997) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness.

A native of Milford, Mass., the former Lena DiGirolomo moved to Niagara Falls with her family at age 12 in 1924 and attended local schools.

She married Rosario J. Corieri in 1944. He died in 1965.

During World War II, Mrs. Corieri worked in production at the former Union Carbide Corp. plant. From 1951 until the 1970s, she worked at the former Warder Paper Box Co. and was a union representative.

Besides baking for her family and friends, Mrs. Corieri also supplied baked goods to Lewiston's St. Jude Shrine for use in its fund-raising activities. She was a charter member of that organization.

She was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and a member of the Socialites at the John A. Duke Senior Center. For many years, she was a bingo caller at Spallino Towers, a senior-citizen housing complex. She also enjoyed sewing.

Survivors include a daughter, Geraldine Wagner of Lawrence-ville, Ga.; a son, Rosario Jr.; a sister, Violet LaRosa; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's Church, 1413 Pine Ave., after prayers at 8:45 in M.J. Colucci & Son Funeral Chapel, 468 19th St. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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