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Anthony Vungaro, a retired Buffalo grain miller, died Wednesday (Sept. 24, 1997) in Buffalo General Hospital. He was 83.

Vungaro served in the Army Air Forces during World War II.

A longtime employee of the Pillsbury Co., he was a member of the American Federation of Grain Millers.

After his retirement, he took on the active role of "Papa" to his grandchildren, supporting his daughters in raising their children.

Survivors include his wife, the former Eve Villafranca; three daughters, Eileen Szymanski of North Evans and Rosanne Tabone of Pendleton and Pauline Cataldi; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Hertel and North Park avenues, with prayers at 10:15 a.m. in Perna Funeral Home Inc., 1306 Hertel Ave. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.


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