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PATSY ARCURI

Patsy Arcuri, 80, who was wounded on D-Day at Omaha Beach, died Monday (Dec. 20, 1999) in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after a lengthy illness.

Arcuri, a Niagara Falls native, had lived in Sanborn for the past 10 years. Before that, he lived in Youngstown for 21 years.

He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps for three years before joining the Army in May 1940.

Besides earning a Purple Heart in the Normandy invasion of June 6, 1944, he received the American Defense Service Medal with a bronze star, the American Service Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

After the war, Arcuri worked for 27 years in the receiving department and on the loading dock at Allied Chemical Co., Ransomville. He retired in 1978.

He enjoyed hunting, cooking and gardening.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, the former Beverly J. Hannon; a son, Patrick L.; a brother, Carmen of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and three sisters, Laura Shearer and Rita Smith, both of Niagara Falls, and Celia Coney of Ransomville.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Hardison Funeral Home, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville. Burial will be in Oakland Rural Cemetery, Porter.

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