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Josephine Rua, 94, of the City of Tonawanda, a longtime Niagara Falls resident, died Friday (Jan. 29, 1999) in her home after a brief illness.

Born Josephine Constantino in Cerda, Sicily, she moved to Niagara Falls with her family as a child. She attended local schools and continued to live in the city until moving to Tonawanda in 1989.

Mrs. Rua worked at Bell Aircraft Co. in Wheatfield during World War II and later worked for 20 years at Moore Business Forms in Niagara Falls, retiring in 1969.

She was a former parishioner of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Niagara Falls. She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening.

Her husband, Jose, died in 1979.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph of the City of Tonawanda and Sam of Superior, Ariz.; a sister, Carmela Spatorico of Niagara Falls; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's Church, 1413 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Niagara Falls.


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