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A Mass of Christian Burial for Carl J. Lauria, 49, a sales representative, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Angels Catholic Church, 348 Porter Ave., after prayers at 8:45 in Amigone Funeral Home, 1132 Delaware Ave. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

Lauria, of Cheektowaga, died unexpectedly Wednesday (Dec. 22, 1999) while playing horseshoes in Hamburg, a game he played regularly with friends.

He graduated from Bishop Fallon High School in 1968 and Gannon College in 1972. At Gannon, he was honored for his contributions.

With a degree in social sciences, Lauria went to work caring for people with special needs.

His first job was as a social examiner with Erie County in the early 1970s. He then became a case manager from the mid-1970s until 1985 at the former Allentown Industries, where he helped mentally retarded adults.

Since 1985, he worked as a regional sales representative for Boise Cascade Office Products in Buffalo.

His hobbies included boating, playing horseshoes, camping and playing basketball. He also was a drummer.

Survivors include his wife, the former Camille Andreana; his mother, Constance; his father, James of Lake View; and a brother, Alan J. of Anaheim, Calif.


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