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MARIE GANEY, RETIRED TEACHER, BUSINESSWOMAN

A memorial Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1029 Delaware Ave., for Marie Ganey, a retired teacher and businesswoman who was an active church and community volunteer.

Mrs. Ganey, 93, died Oct. 2, 1997, in the Episcopal Home on Delaware Avenue. She was a native of the city and had lived for many years on Highland Avenue.

The former Marie Rick was a 1921 graduate of Nardin Academy. She attended State Normal School, the predecessor of Buffalo State College, then taught for more than 30 years in Buffalo schools.

The widow of George T. Ganey, who died in 1977, she also ran the M.R. Ganey Insurance Service on Church Street downtown.

Mrs. Ganey was a longtime volunteer at Nardin and a volunteer at the American Red Cross, Goodwill Industries and Blessed Sacrament Church, where she was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Altar and Rosary Society.

Surviving are six sons, John of Marston Mills, Mass., Thomas of Springfield, Va., Joe of Herndon, Va., Charles of Vernon, Conn., Mike of Spokane, Wash., and George T. Jr.; four daughters, Joan Klawitterof Aurora, Ohio, Phyllis Jamieson of Amherst, Susan Miller of Reading, Maine, and Judith Charters of Spokane; a sister, Agnes Sippel of Fort Lauderdale Fla.; 46 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

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