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The Rev. Seraphin Tirone, a former area resident who studied in Italy and served at St. Lawrence Friary in Beacon, died Tuesday (Oct. 7, 1997) in the friary's infirmary. He was 81.

Father Tirone attended grade school locally before attending the College of St. Lawrence in Beacon. He then studied in Florence and other cities in Italy before the outbreak of World War II.

He became an ordained priest in 1940.

Surviving is a brother, Angelo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Lawrence Friary.

Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery, Beacon.

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