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Vincent P. Masterson, 90, a member of the Buffalo Common Council from 1952 to 1959 and a foreman in the city's Streets Division before and after his service as a councilman, died Friday (Jan. 22, 1999) in St. Benedict Home, Niles, Ill.

The Buffalo native attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help School and Canisius High School.

He was a foreman in the Streets Division for 15 years before his election as South District councilman. He returned to his Civil Service job after he left office and worked until his retirement in the early 1970s.

Masterson was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, Knights of Equity, the Blackthorn Club, Columbian Retreat League, Southside Men's Club and South Shore Country Club.

He also was a member of Local 264, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and Local 235, Ticket Sellers, Ticket Takers, Doormen and Ushers.

Survivors include his wife, the former Anne O'Malley, and a daughter, Sally Pryor of South Barrington, Ill.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Benedict Home, Niles. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Palatine, Ill.


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