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Anna C. Giaquinto, 95, an active volunteer and the first female recipient of the St. Joseph the Worker Award at St. Leo's Catholic Church, died Tuesday (Aug. 25, 1998) in DeGraff Memorial Hospital, North Tonawanda. She had been transferred from Northgate Manor Nursing Home, Wheatfield.

Mrs. Giaquinto, of Laur Road, was born Anna Campisano in Florence, Pa. Her family moved to Niagara Falls when she was 4, and she had lived in the Town of Niagara since 1938.

She was a production worker at the Bell Aircraft plant in Wheatfield during World War II and then worked as a cook at the former Liggett's Drug Store in Niagara Falls from 1945 to her retirement in 1965.

Mrs. Giaquinto was past president and treasurer of the St. Leo's Altar and Rosary Society and a 30-year volunteer in the bingo kitchen at St. Leo's recreation facility. She enjoyed knitting and baking.

Her husband, Theodore R. Sr., died in 1938.

Mrs. Giaquinto is survived by two sons, Louis T. of Napa Valley, Calif., and Theodore R.; three daughters, Marie Guariglia, Josephine Nickoloff and Doris Maietta, all of Niagara Falls; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Otto Redanz Funeral Home LaSalle Park Chapel, 2215 Military Road. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston.


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