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Charles P. Candella, 75, of Porter Road, who owned and operated the Home Stretch Lounge on Military Road for 19 years, died Monday (Dec. 29, 1997) in his home.

He was born in Jamestown and came to Niagara Falls as a child, graduating from Niagara Falls High School.

Candella served in the Army during World War II.

He enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Candella worked in machine repair at Bell Aerospace for 30 years, retiring in 1987. He ran the Home Stretch Lounge until 1993.

In addition, he previously owned and operated Niagara Washing Machine with his brother Al for about 20 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Magliazzo Candella; a daughter, Deborah A. of Niagara Falls; a sister, Margaret Perriman of Niagara Falls; and two brothers, Joseph and Alfred, both of Niagara Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Leo's Catholic Church, 2748 Military Road. Prayers preceding the Mass will be said beginning at 9:15 in the Spallino-Amigone Funeral Home, 1300 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Niagara Falls.


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